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 Games:
Everyone’s most favorite event. What don’t we do on 4th of July? Kids Games, Prizes for everyone and ice cream cones too. Egg Toss, Hula Hoop, Sack Races, Scavenger Hunt. It’s tradition and small town. Quaint and charming. The games begin at 10am still at the Long Lake ball field. The Long Lake Fire Department serves up traditional feast of Sausage and Peppers on the beach starting mid-afternoon. Live Music on the LL Town Beach at 6:30pm. Fireworks at dusk.
Get your game on!
Located at the Long Lake Town Ball Field, 10am, July 4th, 2020
Raquette Lake Tie Dye:
Wednesday July 1st, 2020 | 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 11, 2020
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 11, 2020 | 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
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.
US Waterski Team Show and Exhibition:
Saturday July 20th | 2pm
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!”
July 20, 2019 | 2 p.m. | For More Info: 518.624.3077
Raquette Lake Scavenger Hunt:
2020 dates to be announced !
Sunday, July | 11:30 am | Raquette Lake Village Green
Saturday, August | 11:30am | Raquette Lake Village Green
Fun family activity! Get your instructions and find the loot. The team that collects the most amount of loot in the specified time limit wins. Cash prizes!
Long Lake Paddling Olympics:
Friday, July 24, 2020. 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.
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.
Activities include: Boat Cruise with Raquette Lake Navigation.Tours of Great Camps- exclusive, these properties are not always open to the public. Call 315-354-5532 for reservations.
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 Tour Great Camp Sagmore and visit St. Huberts Isle for the Annual Vespers Service.
For more info click on our Durant Days Web Page.
Heart of the Park Craft Fair:
Sunday, August 2nd. 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.
To be considered for participation:Mail photo of handmade craft & NYS Tax ID
Long Lake Parks & Recreation
ATTN: Craft Fair
Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-3682 email: email@example.com
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
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’s Busiest Day:
Saturday, August 8, 2020
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
Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale:
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
Raquette Lake Busiest Weekend:
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
Summer Concerts and Events at Saint Williams Long Point | Raquette Lake, NY
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 7:00p.m. To catch a boat ride over, meet at the town dock at 5:30pm. More details to come.
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.