Swimming in the waters of Long Lake is a must for every summer vacation.  Long Lake boasts the best beach in the Adirondacks with unsurpassed views of the Seward Mountain Range.  A swim dock boasting a mini-trampoline, slide and rope swings. 

Red-Cross certified lifeguards on on site daily to surpervise swimming from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  Free swimming lessons by a WSI certified instructor are also available.  But don’t just take our word, dip your toe in, the water’s fine!  

We are very excited the phased re-opening includes the opening of the beaches in New York State, but please note:  The Long Lake Beach never opens until June anyway, because it could actually snow!  So we are looking forward to seeing you this summer!  Socially distanced, but enjoying the lakeside view and our iconic view of the Seward Mountains! 

Posted 5/15/20

Rope swings, a trampoline, and slide to get your adrenaline pumping. Swimming lessons are offered starting first week of July through August. Red cross certified lifeguards keep a professional and watchful eye on the water. Pass a swimming test and garner ultimate status and permission to use the dock. Just remember, follow the rules. If you use the rope swings you must let go. One person at a time on the tramp and no running on the dock. Sorry no doggie paddling to the dock. Don’t worry, the lifeguards will be happy to assist you better your strokes and get you swimming strongly out to our float in no time.

There are no floatation devices or lifevests allowed on the Long Lake Town Beach.  For questions or concerns regarding this policy contact the Long Lake Town Supervisor’s office at 518-624-3001. 

Free swimming lessons are available at the Long Lake Town Beach.  Whether you are here for the entire summer or just for a week vacation, our Waterfront Safety Instructor is available.  Group Lessons happen Monday through Thursday 10am – 12:30pm.  Stop by the Long Lake Beach in person on Monday morning and catch our head lifeguard.  You will sign up right at the beach and the swimmer will be tested to determine what level they are best matched with and a schedule will be set up.  

Swimming Lessons to be announced for 2020
Level 5 10am – 10:30am
Level 4 10:30am – 11am
Level 3 11am – 11:30am
Level 2 11:30am – 12pm
Level 1 12pm – 12:30pm

Lessons are free. Interested in lessons? Stop by the Long Lake Town Beach and see Lara for registration information.

This event has been cancelled for 2020

The Paddling Olympics are held every July and hosted by the Long Lake Association. For all youth.  These free races are a great place to develop traditional paddling skills, compete in Stand Up Paddling, and fun races.  No experience necessary.  

Events include Canoe Races, Hand Paddling, Back Paddling, Four -Person Relay, Stand Up Paddle Board Races, Kayak Races, Kayak Back Paddling and Canoe Tug-O-War. The Long Lake Lions Club will be on site serving up Hot Dogs, and Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches. There will be awards and recognition.

Participants in the past include visitors who have no experience paddling a watercraft and it’s a great way to learn a new skill and find a fun new activity while on vacation.

Novice Paddler? Don’t worry we have paddle expert, Caleb Davis the night before the event to teach the kids what to do. Kids that participate receive a coupon for an ice cream cone!

Please check back for more info.  All events subject to change without notice.

Year after year the US Waterski Show Team visits the Long Lake Town Beach the third weekend in July.  Their spectacular show features an original story, vibrant costumes and stunts to wow the crowd.  Barefoot waterskiing, ski-lines, pyramids, jumps and so many tricks.  This is a must see show and now a yearly event.  

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