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!
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As of August 25, 2021 the Long Lake Town Beach is CLOSED.
No Lifeguards on are on duty. Swimming is Prohibited.
For more information about the beach rules and regulations please see
Subpart 6-2 of the State Sanitary Code which is also available at
Open Daily 10am – 6pm
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.
Coast Guard approved lifejackets are now permitted in the shallow area of the swimming area. Please see lifeguard. For any other accommodations please contact the Town Supervisor at 518-624-3001.
Swimming Lessons start Monday, July 12th, 2021
Sign up July 5th – July 9th at the Long Lake Town Beach
Lessons are free. Interested in lessons? Stop by the Long Lake Town Beach and see Lillian for registration information.
This event has been cancelled for 2021
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!
The Town of Long Lake will permit COAST GUARD APPROVED Floatation Devices ONLY in the buoyed designated Kiddie Area of the Town Beach ONLY. There will not be floatation devices permitted beyond the buoyed area.
Why not beyond the buoy’s?
Long Lake Beach has two designated areas for swimming. The kiddie area is a shallow section is for beginners and very young children.
Only strong swimmers who comfortably pass a test are permitted to swim in the deep end and to the swim dock but they will not be permitted to wear a floatation device beyond the Kiddie Area.
Please note: In areas where lifejackets are not permitted are for the following reasons.
-Life jackets provide a false sense of security by allowing a non-swimmer to enter an area that is too deep causing panic and possibly disaster.
-Without the flotation device(s) the attending adult will stay with the child.
-A non-swimmer would have a difficult, if not hazardous, situation attempting to regain buoyancy in deep water after slipping off, or out of, the flotation device(s).
-Use of Floatation Devices places a burden on the lifeguard, distracting from his/her guarding duties, to inspect and make sure that all straps and other devices are secure on the person entering the water.
-If one individual is allowed a flotation device, then everyone must be permitted to use one, and not everyone has “approved” equipment.
According to the Coast Guard’s website, life vests should be worn to prevent drowning, but can be useless if not worn properly.
Children panic when they fall into the water suddenly. This causes them to move their arms and legs violently, making it hard to float safely in a PFD (personal flotation device).
A PFD will keep a child afloat, but may not keep a struggling child face-up.
For questions or concerns regarding the Town of Long Lake’s Floatation Device policy please contact the Long Lake Town Supervisor at 518-624-3001