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!
We know you are anxiously awaiting a return to Long Lake, NY & Raquette Lake, NY in 2020 and we can’t wait to have you visit. We are working on our safety strategies now to best meet the safety needs of our visitors and second home-owners who are so vital to the heartbeat of our community that we just want to ensure everyone we are working hard to figure it all out.
With that said, everything is constantly evolving and we are working with our local Hamilton County Public Health Department and our North Country Region to bring you all the up to date information.
We know everyone waits all year for a special vacation in Long Lake and we are doing everything we can to have us up and ready for you with our best practices in place throughout our community for the summer season.
Thanks for you patience, be safe, get your masks packed and hand sanitizer ready for your suitcase and stay tuned.
4th of July:
DUSK (APPROX 9:30ISH) –Fireworks.
Please note: The Long Lake Town Beach is closed at 6pm. No congregation will be permitted. Fireworks should be viewed from inside vehicles, boats or your home or lodging. Please wear masks viewing fireworks in public spaces. Fire Department and law enforcement parking will be reserved. Please help us stay open by adhering to these measures for this outdoor event.
Ongoing: All physical distancing protocols are currently in place for all parks and public spaces in Long Lake & Raquette Lake. Maintain six feet apart and please wear masks/cloth face-coverings when visiting public spaces and businesses in our community.
4th of July:
JULY 4TH FIREWORKS IN RAQUETTE LAKE ARE CANCELLED! Announced Wed 6-24.
Long Lake is waiting for directives and guidelines from NYS re. 4th of July. State guidelines: Mass gatherings are currently maximum of 50. 6/24.
Please note: There will be no public gathering on the Long Lake Town Beach in 2020 to celebrate the 4th of July. No live music/band, no popcorn, no strawberry shortcake, no Fire Department BBQ.
Beach will be closed to the public at 6pm.
Long Lake kindly requests everyone to please stay six feet apart and wear cloth-face coverings in our public spaces. Any scheduled events in 2020 will follow the guidelines as outlined by the Hamilton Country Public Health & Nursing Department and New York State. Guidelines.
In the event of fireworks displays all viewing would be from boats or cars spaced six feet apart. No tying up of vessels permitted. There will be no permitted public gathering on the Long Lake Town Beach at all in 2020.
9am Kids & Family Scavenger Hunt * Pick up a Clue Sheet at the Long Lake Geiger Arena. This can be done by car, bike or foot. Prizes galore. All groups must stay six feet apart while completing the tasks and wear masks in public spaces while participating in this event when less than six feet away from others. Frequent hand washing and sanitizing recommended per CDC recommendations.
House Decorating & Lights Displays! Light up Long Lake & Raquette Lake with your most iconic display. Outdo the neighbors! Judging July 2nd at dusk. Leave the lights up for a 4th of July viewing of the best looking homes!
Light up the Lakes
Get in the spirit for the 4th of July! Join us in both Long Lake & Raquette Lake and decorate your house, camp, cottage or property with lights and ornaments, music and more to Celebrate July 4th.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PRIZES – please scroll down for sign up info!
It’s the first ever, two-community House/Camp Decorating Contest straddling both Long Lake and Raquette Lake. This is a chance for locals and seasonal residents to celebrate a holiday together during the warm weather season.
Decorate the side of your house most visible from the road, and show off your best, most creative look. The bigger, the brighter, the most lights, the most visible and the most creative will be in the running for the top prize.
This is a historical, once in a lifetime event to celebrate July 4th. All lights and decorations need to be on, and signs ups complete to be eligible for prizes. Judging will be on Thursday, July 2nd at darkness. All displays should be up and on through the 4th of July.
This will be a judged event with prizes for Raquette Lake and Long Lake houses, or camps.
More details to be announced on Facebook and mylonglake.com. Call 518-624-3077 to sign up or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Summer Concerts and Events at Saint Williams Long Point | Raquette Lake, NY
Concerts are happening in 2020 – but you must come by your own boat! Listen lakeside. Performances on the lawn!
Thursday, July 16th Dan Berggren
Thursday, July 23rd: Drand the Gold: Oona Grady and James Gascoyne
Thursday, July 30th: Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynne
Thursday, August 6: Shady Rill: Tom MacKenzie and Patti Casey
Thursday, August 13th; Brillhart & Smith: Jake Brillhart & Alex Smith
Thursday Evenings on the Lake programs will start at 6:30pm* new time for 2020!
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.
Road Rally, Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 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.
Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale:
Still happening in 2020
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 8, 2020 | Throughout Long Lake, NY
The following events are suspended until further notice. Please note:
All events subject to change WITHOUT NOTICE!
With that said you can anticipate that we will be creating and announcing more events as the summer progresses and as we start our phased reopenings. As of this writing, the max size of public gatherings is currently 50 people. Until we receive further updates, we wait.
****Also events may STILL be listed on other pages and we apologize in advance if you find info that is incorrectly listed. Please call 518-624-3077 to confirm events are still happening!
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Durant Days ** Suspended for 2021
Due to Covid-19 we ask you to check back
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 tour St. Williams on Long Point, Silent Auction and Concert by Wide Variety at 2pm at St. Williams. Boat Transportation provided from RL Town Dock
Boat Parade and Fireworks at Night
Sunday Visit St. Huberts Isle for the Annual Vespers Service.
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
Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day:
RL Craft Fair & RL Fire Dept Auction
Always the 2nd Saturday in August
10am Juried Craft Fair at the Raquette Lake School. Vendors including jewelry, pottery, photography, pen & ink drawings, wrought iron Adirondack Products, polar fleece, stained glass, handwoven clothing, rustic Adirondack Furniture, jam, jellies and so much more.
10am Annual Book Sale | Raquette Lake Library
11:30am Scavenger Hunt | Raquette Lake Village Green
6pm Annual Raquette Lake Fire Department and Ambulance Squad Auction on the Raquette Lake Village Green
Raquette Lake Tie Dye:
Wednesday in July closest to the 4th | 7pm | Raquette Lake Library
For $5 purchase a 100% all cotton tee-shirt and get busy with this annual Raquette Lake tradition. Fun for the whole family. Get creative!
Raquette Lake Mudsliders Softball Team Fundraiser
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Join the Ladies Auxiliary at 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the Raquette Lake Village Green for a fundraiser with live music with Matt 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 Chinese 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
Monday Night Soccer | Long Lake Ballfield | Monday’s 6pm
Monday Night soccer is a summer tradition in Long Lake. Join Coach Jim Piraino on the Long Lake Ball Field every Monday at 6:00pm to run drills and games. Kids entering 7th grade and up are invited to participate. It’s a great way to build skills, build on the fundamentals and gear up for the fall season.
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.
Loons, bears, fish, otters and more will be featured in the summer of 2020
Mt. Sabattis Pavilion
US Waterski Team Show and Exhibition:
Long Lake Town Beach 2pm. Rain or Shine!
If you’re looking for something completely different, you just found it. Welcome to the exciting world of Show Skiing.
We’re the U.S. Water Ski Show Team−an all-volunteer, non-profit, family oriented organization. Our goal is to leverage the diverse talents of our membership to produce and perform the highest caliber water ski shows available anywhere in the Northeast.
The team has delighted tens of thousands of spectators over it’s proud 40 year history: but we’re not resting on past achievements, we’re focused squarely on the future. Training and development programs, learn-to-ski sessions and community involvement are all core to our team values.
So if you’re just looking for a great way to spend an enjoyable evening with family and friends, or you’d like to be part of the action, you’ve come to the right place. Just take a minute to explore the site and by all means “enjoy the show!”
Date TBA | 2 p.m. | For More Info: 518.624.3077
Long Lake Paddling Olympics:
It’s fun, it’s cool and kooky! Boat races for all ages. Try your hand at wild, wet, fun aquatic navigational competition. Registration is free. Look for zany races including Bang and Go Back, Standing Paddling, Hand Paddling, Dress up Relay, Kayak Races, The Dipper, Back Paddling, Hurry Scurry and many more! Boats and Lifejackets provided. The Long Lake Lions Club sells a great BBQ and the lifeguards are on duty if you want to swim. Sponsored by the LL Association. Free registration 10:30am. Races start at 11am.
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 11, 2020 | Hoss’s Country Corner “Look for the tent”!
Long Lake Library Book Sale & Yard Sale:
Saturday, August 8th | 9am
Long Lake Central School Gym
Books galore. Get your favorite beach reads, history books, kids books, Adirondack books, self help, and so much more!
In addition look for the Library Yard Sale – inside the school! Plenty of items to choose from, furniture, knick knacks, kitchen gadgets, and surprises.
All proceeds to benefit the CVW Long Lake Public Library
To donate or more information 518-624-3825
Raquette Lake Busiest Weekend:
Book sale pending announcement
10 a.m., Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day will be held at locations throughout Raquette Lake. Come to Raquette Lake for a fun and busy day! Craft fair at 10am at the Raquette Lake Union Free School, Annual Book Sale starting at 10am at the library and annual fire department and ambulance squad auction at 6pm.
August 8th, 2020 | Raquette Lake, NY
Friends of Music Summer Concert Series:
All Concerts at the United Methodist Church, Thursday’s at 7:30pm
This concert series is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Call 518.624.2056 for more information