Springtime in the Adirondacks is ice out, birds chirping, blossoms blooming and the awakening. Bears wake from their slumber. Fish start biting. Camps start opening. Explore the miles of trails and enjoy a scenic drive as the wilderness bursts forth with flora and fauna.
“On the very ridge-board of the vast water-shed which slopes northward to the St. Lawrence, eastward to the Hudson, and southward to the Mohawk, you can enter upon a voyage the like of which, it is safe to say, the world does not anywhere else furnish” William H. H. Murray
Kids Fishing Derby:
Always the 1st Saturday of June. Great Prizes. Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish & Game Club
Kids of all ages enjoy fishing on Jennings Park Pond located across from the Long Lake Town Beach. Prizes galore. For ages 16 and younger. The Fish and Game Club sponsors this annual contest at the Jennings Park Pond in Long Lake from 10am until 3pm. The pond is stocked with trout in the early spring. Prizes are awarded and a life-long Adirondack hobby is born!
Great Adirondack Garage Sale:
Saturday, May 23rd in Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Over 200 miles of Garage Sales stretching from Long Lake, Newcomb to Indian Lake, Inlet and Old Forge along Route 28, 28N and Route 30. The route stretches as far north as Malone, Paul Smiths and Tupper Lake. Each town has their own map available at area businesses. Deals galore, roads are open and treasures are waiting to be picked! 518.624.3077
For more info visit: Great Adirondack Garage Sale
Memorial Day Parade:
American Legion Post #650
Parade Departs Town Hall for Bridge at 8:30am
9:00am Parade from Long Lake Town Hall to Cemetery
May is the true beginning of spring when local residents start thinking about getting their boats ready for the up coming season. Flowers are being planted, summer residences opened for the season and the annual Memorial Day Parade is planned. Each year the Town of Long Lake recognizes the sacrifices of the veterans who have lived in Long Lake with a parade, a ceremony for those who died at sea and a ceremony at the cemetery. The parade ends at the Vietnam Memorial with the laying of a wreath.
Motorcycles make Long Lake a central destination on their tour of the Adirondacks. Long Lake is the crossroads of the Adirondacks where Route 30 connects with Route 28N. Riders can hop on the Theodore Roosevelt Scenic Byway through Newcomb, or head north towards Lake Placid. Point South from Canada and get caught up in our beauty and stay overnight in Long Lake. Book your launching pad right here. Great lodgings, ample parking and the open road. Gas up, grab a cup of joe, shop for souvenirs at our local gift shops, enjoy a meal, or be spontaneous and stay the night. Check out our Hot Deals Page for special deals. For maps and info call 518.624.3077.
Birding Festival: June 11th – June 24, 2020
Hamilton County Tourism and Aububon NY are pleased to present the Annual Birding Festival in Hamilton County June 7th – 9th. Long Lake and Hamilton County are designated IBA, Important Bird Areas. Bird watching is a celebrated Adirondack experience. In the Adirondack Wild, it is marked by the Adirondack Birding Festival, held annually in June. Nesting season comes late in our mountains because of the altitude and latitude.
Among the rare boreal birds found here are Bicknell’s thrush, spruce grouse, American three-toed woodpeckers and many kinds of raptors and water birds. For a rewarding experience, book a bird-watching trip with a licensed guide.
For more info visit our Hamilton County, NY Birding Festival Schedule of Events Page: Birding Festival Information