Best time of the year. Its the time that we wait for. The time that we pine for. The time that makes everything majestic. Blue skies, lush greenery, warm lakes and rivers. Activities galore. Summer is simply a magical time to experience Long Lake & Raquette Lake. It is a time for tradition. Like our 4th of July festivities celebrating our freedom. Summer is also a time to revel in the calming nature of the forest and trees. Want more action? Events galore pack our schedule. Recreation, hiking, biking, climbing, birding, swimming, boating. Make Long Lake & Raquette Lake your family’s summer camp!
4th of July 2021:
Long Lake Activities
10am. The Annual 4th of July Games will begin on the Town Ball Field, Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake. Games for all ages! Classic favorites include small children scavenger hunt, balloon race, sack races, the venerable egg toss, and three-legged race. Children enjoy collecting their winnings from our exclusive prize booth.
The following businesses will be open all day on July 4th serving up good eats:
Adirondack Growl and Grub Open until 7pm
ADK Trading Post Open at 10am
Adirondack Hotel BBQ Sunday July 4 Noon to 8pm. Sausage peppers and onions, Rib & Chicken. Mini plates and full dinners.
Another Paradise Cove Bakery. Open at 8am Serving Fresh Baked Goods and Coffee!
Custards Last Stand. Open 11am-10pm on July 4th
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub Open at 7:30am. Serving Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Long View Lodge Serving Brunch starting at 11am, last dinner seating at 7pm
The Park Open at 9am. Burgers, Fried Goodies, Ice Cream and more!
Turner’s Pop-Up-Shop 12pm to 9pm!! Individual take out and family meal packages available! Serving BBQ specials for the 4th of July Weekend.
6:30 p.m. the Annual 4th of July Celebration will begin at the Town Beach. Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake. Live music by Grit and Grace will be performed at the Town Beach.
Fireworks at dusk (kick off between 9:30/9:45) seen from the beach, boat or Mt. Sabattis. For more information, call 518-624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com .
In the event of rain, join us at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion for Live Music
In Raquette Lake visitors, families, guests are invited to the shores or from your boat to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show from “The Barge.” Find your favorite spot and enjoy the show and the magic that is Raquette Lake!
*Covid-19 – Per CDC guidelines unvaccinated guests are asked to please wear a mask if they are unable to stay six feet away from others. Thank you.*
Thank you to for the support:
Eastern Star Abenaque Chaper #645
George & Shirley Britton
Long Lake Diner
Raquette Lake Navigation
George Carruthers and Another Paradise Cove
A concert series on the shores of Long Lake, NY sponsored by the Town of Long Lake. For more details visit our Music by the Lake webpage
All concerts are Friday’s at 6pm unless otherwise noted. All concerts are Free with the exception of the Bob Milne Concert.
Friday, July 9 – Tom Hartland Collective. Ska, funk, soul
Friday, July 16 – Altered Tones. Local Rock band, covers and originals.
Friday, July 23rd – The Ultimates – formerly The Bad Chaperones. Ultimate Party band.
Friday, July 30th – Fenimore Blues – Blues Band playing Blues classics.
Friday, August 6th – NCPR Beat Authority on the Beach 3:06pm – 5pm.
West End Blend – Funk and Soul Band. **This project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Friday, August 13th. – Miller and the Other Sinners – Southern Soul Band from Buffalo, NY
Sunday, August 22nd – Music on Mt. Sabattis with the Cold River Revue, Yod Crewsy & John Weyl & Mike Nerney
Friday, August 27th – 7:30pm Bob Milne Ragtime Pianist, Long Lake Town Hall, $15
In the event of rain, join us at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion for Live Music
Covid-19 – Unvaccinated Guests are asked to please wear a mask if they are unable to stay six feet away from others. Thank you.
Raquette Lake Mudsliders Softball Team Fundraiser
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Join the Raquette Lake Mudsliders Softball Team at 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the Raquette Lake Village Green for a fundraiser with live music with KO Grainger. Vendors will be on site including: Mary Blanchard’s South Bay Jewelry, RC (David) Oster Painting, Pampered Chef, Life in the ADK, Pat Deyle’s Hand Carving, Local Artisan’s and the Knitting Ladies! All vendors to change without notice** This is a partial list of previous years vendors.
In addition to the live music, enjoy baked goods, a Raffle and a 50/50 to support the Raquette Lake Mudsliders Softball Team. More to be announced.
July 10, 2021 | 2 p.m. | Free | Raquette Lake Village Green
Kids Art Classes with Cindy Black | Wednesday’s | 1pm – 3pm
Kids draw iconic Adirondack Wildlife. All levels welcome to participate. $5 per class. All art materials are provided. Walk in’s are welcome.
Masks and social distancing required for unvaccinated students unable to socially distance.
Mt. Sabattis Pavilion
Classes Every Wednesday
July 14, July 21, July 28th, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25th
Farmer’s Market | Every Thursday | 10am – 2pm
A wide variety of local vendors gather at the base of Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area and South Hill Road for the weekly Farmer’s Market. Fresh fruits and veggies, wine, gifts, jewelry, wooden bowls, ice cream treats and more!
Trivia Nights | Wednesday | July 14th & August 11th | 7pm
Match your wits against the Trivia Tsar. Gather your team. Are you a history buff, entertainment aficionado or are you able to retain sports stats like no other? Gather your eclectic group of hive minds to join in the fun. Winners receive… a Home-made baked item and bragging rights, which is totally a thing here in Long Lake!
Bring your own snacks, brains and coolers!
Mt. Sabattis Pavilion
Summer Concerts and Events at Saint Williams Long Point | Raquette Lake, NY
Thursday, July 15th
Bruce Matthews – modern folk-rock music! On the water at St William’s Long Point – in your own boat.
Thursday, July 22nd Patchouli & Terra Guitarra -folk rock anthems with a touch of Spanish guitar in the Church
Thursday, July 29th Jamcrackers: Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynne – Adirondack folk music in the Church
Thursday, August 5th Bob’s Brother’s Band – classic rock and soul music! Inside the school
Thursday, August 12th Betty and the Baby Boomers – folk music, Americana roots and contemporary music styles from Pete Seeger &
Woody Guthrie to Bruce Springsteen. in the Church
Thursday, August 19th 60’s Shades of Gray – music from the 60’s. Bob Faulkner & other friends from the area are in the band.
On the water at St William’s Long Point – in your own boat.
These programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Please note: locations will vary this summer! Some will be on the water, like last year, where you bring your own boat. Some will be inside the church. One will be at the school. Concerts will last one hour, starting at 6:30pm. For inside concerts adults must be vaccinated or wear a mask. Check our website or Facebook for the latest info.
A not-for-profit lakeside retreat and cultural center
accessible by boat on Raquette Lake, New York
(315) 354 – 4265
The Saint Williams concert series is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Check out the website at https://www.stwilliamslongpoint.org or call 315-354-4265.
Road Rally, Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7pm | $5 per car
Teams and cars drive around Long Lake following a special set of cryptic instructions. Whichever teams returns to homebase the closest to the official time without going over… wins! Cash prizes.
Past events have included – Singing to a stuffed bear, singing in Hoss’s, playing leapfrog on the Long Lake Town Beach and discovering mysterious secrets of Long Lake.
Shakespeare in the Park/Twelfth Night
Thursday, July 29th | 7:00pm | Mt. Sabattis Pavilion | FREE
Fun for the whole family!
The tale of a young woman who disguises herself as a man and becomes entangled in the courtship of two local aristocrats upends conventions of romance and gender roles. First staged in 1602, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays.
Enjoy a unique rendition of this Shakespeare classic as performed by the stellar cast as they bring this story to life!
46 Pavilion Lane, Long Lake, NY
Durant Days **
July 30th – August 1st
Celebrating the Birth of Great Camps Architecture in Raquette Lake, NY
This is a weekend of activities in celebration of William West Durant, the inventor of the Great Camps Style Architecture, which was started right here in Raquette Lake.
Saturday, July 31
12pm Village Green. Dedication of the Raquette Lake Historic Signage** New for 2021
2pm Concert by Wide Variety at 2pm at St. Williams on the Village Green
Great Camp Sagamore offering 1/2 price tours at 10am and 1:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The tours begin at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required and can be booked at sagamore.org/tours. Visitors may also call us at 315-354-5311 ext. 1029.
Heart of the Park Craft Fair
Sunday, August 1st, 2021
Always the 1st Sunday of August. All American handcrafted items sold by over 50 crafters. $1.00 Admission. Penelope the Clown. Crafts ranging from T-shirts, homemade fudge, spices, handmade sweaters, pottery, photography, wind chimes, and gifts for the whole family. Get your holiday shopping done in Long Lake.
Located at the Mt Sabattis Pavilion, Always the first Sunday in August!
Rt 28N/30 Long Lake, NY 12847 | Call 518-624-3077 for more info
Dylan Perrillo Orchestra from Albany, NY performs
Tuesday, August 3rd | 7pm| Mt. Sabattis Pavilion | Free
Sponsored by the C.V. Whitney Long Lake Public Library
Complete with a six-piece horn section, violin, vocalist and rhythm section. Enjoy their unique interpretation of classic and not-so-classic, jazz-influenced compositions.
For More info call the Long Lake Public Library 518-624-3825
Outdoor Movie Night Featuring
“The Great Outdoors”
August 9, 2021, 7:30pm | Mt. Sabattis Pavilion | 46 Pavilion Lane | Free
It’s vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley (John Candy), along with his wife, Connie (Stephanie Faracy), and their two kids, Buck (Chris Young) and Ben (Ian Giatti). But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie’s obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig (Dan Aykroyd), his wife, Kate (Annette Bening), and the couple’s two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.
Author’s Night at Hoss’s Country Corner:
Always the second Tuesday in August at Hoss’s Country Corner. Adirondack Author’s converge under the big red tent to sign autography, showcase their work. Meet the Author’s. Purchase your favorite books, get your souvenir shopping in with a personalized writer’s touch. The wide range of authors include fiction, comedy, Adirondack Lore and history, maps, paddling, hiking. You name it, these author’s have lived it. Meet them and find out what inspired them to put pen to paper.
Enjoy live music and treats. A truly important event in Long Lake celebrating our authors. Come one come all.
August 10, 2021 | Hoss’s Country Corner “Look for the tent”!
Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day 2021:
RL Book Sale & RL Fire Dept Auction
Always the 2nd Saturday in August
10am Annual Book Sale | Raquette Lake Library
6pm Annual Raquette Lake Fire Department and Ambulance Squad Auction on the Raquette Lake Village Green
Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale:
Still happening in 2021
Always the second Saturday in August in Long Lake, NY. Traditionally buyers can find gently used 2nd hand furniture, boats, clothing, toys and so much more. Explore the side roads and uncover your treasure. Maps available at 1130 Deerland Road or at area businesses and at the sales too!
August 14, 2021 | Throughout Long Lake, NY
Long Lake Library Book Sale & Yard Sale:
Saturday, August 14th | 9am
Long Lake Town Hall
Books galore. Get your favorite beach reads, history books, kids books, Adirondack books, self help, and so much more!
All proceeds to benefit the CVW Long Lake Public Library
To donate or more information 518-624-3825