Posts Taged 2016

Big Band Slated Veterans Day Weekend in Long Lake NY

The Joey Thomas Big Band hits the Long Lake Town Hall stage on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm to honor our Veterans. The Long Lake Town Hall is located at 1204 Main Street in Long Lake, NY, doors open at 7p.m. Enjoy Big Band Treasures and a Veterans Salute to say thank you to our Veterans for their service. The Great American Songbook and Big Band Swing are core to America’s musical heritage. In addition to tributes to the Dorsey brothers, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, in the air will be the sounds of Cab Calloway, Harry James and Frank Sinatra.

The Joey Thomas Big Band is an award winning seventeen piece Orchestra founded by Joey Thomas in 1992. Joey Thomas entered the U.S. Navy in June 1961. Assigned to a Navy Band, he served on five aircraft carrier cruises, including two on the U.S.S. Intrepid, which now serves as the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

Joey Thomas Big Band in Long Lake, NY November 12th

Joey Thomas Big Band in Long Lake, NY November 12th

As a member of Unit Band 146 out of Norfolk, VA, Joey served as an American Ambassador of Good Will performing concerts across Europe and the eastern United States. After his military service, Joey continued performing on the road with many Top 40 bands, one of which performed shows with Dick Clark’s Cavalcade of Stars in the late 60’s. After a decade on the road, Joey settled in New York’s Capital Region satisfying his love of music and maintaining his chops by playing with a number of Top 40 and party bands including The Kings Four and Morgan BLVD.

A part of the New York’s Capital Region professional music scene since 1972, Bob plays the three tier theater organ, piano, and trumpet. For many years he accompanied himself using keyboards, midi pedals, a drum machine and sound system. He is thrilled to be the featured male vocalist with The Joey Thomas Big Band .

Bob’ Father’s introduction to Joey Thomas was through his son George, then a member of The Joey Thomas Big Band trombone section. In 2000, Joey needed a vocalist to fill in for a gig, and thus their musical collaboration began. Bob has performed with The Joey Thomas Big Band throughout New York State in a variety of venues and for special events in New England, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and at Sealand in Florida.

Growing up in a musical family, Bob’s music life began at home. This exposed him to the great singers and songs of earlier generations and pop music of the day while fostering his love of music. He spent many of his early years playing the organ and directing his church choir. Bob’s first professional gig was at the age of 14 at Dante’s Steak House in East Greenbush.

Bob honed his skills working in many Capital Region clubs and has performed at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Proctor’s Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Egg in Albany, as well as the Spa Little Theatre and Saratoga Music Hall. In addition to performing with JTBB, Bob is also the featured singer with the local wedding and party band High Definition. He has also has sung with the Bud Bryer Big Band and the Yankee Doodle Band.

Bob is a graduate of Albany High School and Bryant & Stratton College in Albany, NY.

Under the leadership of Joey Thomas, the members of the Joey Thomas are dedicated to the perpetuation of these American treasures through performances of the classic arrangements used by the original hit makers to new works written specifically for the Band.

Tickets are $15 General Admission at the door, $10 for Veterans and Active Duty Military and children under 18. Cash or check only. Tickets are available in advance at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847. Call 518-624-3077 to make your reservations. Concert starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00p.m located at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street. For more information www.mylonglake.com

This project 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 administered by the Adirondacks Lakes Center for the Arts.

Fall Foliage is Peaking! Center of the Adirondacks Upstate NY Long Lake

Fall foliage report

Long Lake/Raquette Lake Central Adirondacks

Long Lake and Raquette Lake area leaves are currently at peak just in time for Columbus Day Weekend.

Vibrant color lines the highway corridors with exuberant reds, yellows and bright oranges mixed with the darker greens. Color will continue past the weekend contingent on weather and wind.

Best bets for weekend.

Fall foliage is peaking in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake, NY in the Adirondacks

Fall foliage is peaking in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake, NY in the Adirondacks

Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair 10a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30. Over 20 vendors, bounce house and pumpkin painting for the kids. Free Admission.

Looking for lunch and dinner options? Check out the Adirondack Growl & Grub, located behind Hoss’s Country Corner, Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub 1161 Main Street, Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street or the ADK Trading Post, 2301 Tupper Road. The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, located at 3 Kickerville Lane, will be open Friday and Saturday night at 4:30 p.m. All offering homemade food at reasonable prices. Make sure to ride over to Raquette Lake and have a bite at the Raquette Lake Tap Room.

Adirondack Growl and Grub offers craft beers .  Get a growler to go and full service deli.

Adirondack Growl and Grub offers craft beers . Get a growler to go and full service deli.

ADK Trading Post serves up warm panini's and home-made soup.  Pick up a bottle of your favorite wine at Ali Baba's Liquors

ADK Trading Post serves up warm panini’s and home-made soup. Pick up a bottle of your favorite wine at Ali Baba’s Liquors

Enjoy dinner at The Cellar!  Will be open on Sat. October 8th for dining at 4:30

Enjoy dinner at The Cellar! Will be open on Sat. October 8th for dining at 4:30

Long Lake Diner with deck overlooking the pond.

Long Lake Diner with deck overlooking the pond.

Warm cozy, and friendly. All our dining options offer a variety of soups, sandwiches, burgers, specials, and traditional fare for all! Find your favorite and let us know about it!

Get shopping in with gifts galore at Wide River Antiques, Hoss’s Country Corner, Northern Borne, the gift shop located at the Adirondack Hotel. Don’t miss Helms Village Store on NYS Route 30 with a great selection of furnishings, accessories and gifts. Continue north towards Lake Eaton and stop at 2301 Tupper Road. Grab a nice bottle of New York State wine for the weekend at Ali Baba’s Liquor Store and a gift at the Adk Trading Post.

Paddle along the water ways to capture unique sites

Paddle along the water ways to capture unique sites

Wide River Antiques on NYS Route 30 next to the LL Marina and Northern Borne Store

Wide River Antiques on NYS Route 30 next to the LL Marina and Northern Borne Store

Great gifts at iconic Hoss's Country Corner.

Great gifts at iconic Hoss’s Country Corner.

Adirondack Hotel serves lunch, dinner and offers a gift shop

Adirondack Hotel serves lunch, dinner and offers a gift shop

Harvest Craft Fair in Long Lake October 8

There is still time to get your leaf peeping in for 2016. Make Long Lake, NY your stop on your tour of the Adirondacks. Destination, the Long Lake Annual Harvest Craft Fair on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main Street Long Lake, NY from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Lawrence Duck Decoys

St. Lawrence Duck Decoys

Vendors will be selling their handmade crafts featuring: soaps, hiking sticks, keychains, etched tree fungus, wooden bowls, rolling pins and cheese boards. Herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, with Adirondack and home scents, rustic furniture, frames and décor, wooden decoys. Balsam cloth and wood filled crafts, children’s books and related board games, polished stone jewelry, books, rustic signage and woodcrafts, body butter, lip balms, bath salt, face and body scrub, hand sewn home décor, and knitted items.

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Vendors return year after year and it’s a great kick off to holiday shopping, adding rustic Adirondack touches your home decor. The small show packs a big punch with a variety of quality vendors, there is something for everyone. Vendors: Moose River Candle Company, Fauna on Flora, Chipman Woodworks, Santa’s Attic and Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, Rustic Creations, St. Lawrence River Decoys, Bunny’s Craftique Cottage, Thornapple Creek Books, Jenter Designs, Nancy Did It, Birch Pond Designs, Stream Valley Essentials, Adirondack Inspirations, Beagle Boy Beads and the Long Lake Ladies Auxiliary

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Kids activities will be available including a bounce house, pumpkin painting and games outside of the Town Hall.

There will be a raffle to benefit the Long Lake Ladies Auxiliary.

Admission is free.

Fall Foliage quickly heading towards peak.  Another weekend awaits for you to catch a glimpse of her beauty.  Long Lake, NY

Fall Foliage quickly heading towards peak. Another weekend awaits for you to catch a glimpse of her beauty. Long Lake, NY

Make a weekend out of your adventure. Lots of activities going on in the region. Leaves are at their mid-point and rapidly heading toward peak, so do not miss your opportunity to see mother natures finest work!


Best Best for October 5th – October 8th.

Wednesday October 5th:

Raquette Lake Navigation – Bus Lunch Buffet Cruise @ 12:30 – 2:30
For RL Navigation Reservations call 315-354-5532
Trivia at The Cellar Restaurant and Pub in Long Lake NY, 7pm

Thursday October 6th:
Raquette Lake Navigation – Bus Lunch Buffet Cruise @ 12:30 – 2:30pm
Bus Dinner Buffet Cruise @ 4 – 6pm

Friday October 7th:
Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake, NY – Mountain Music Weekend @ (4pm – Oct. 10 10am)

Saturday October 8th:

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Harvest Craft Fair, Long Lake Town Hall. 1204 Main Street. Free Admission 10am – 4pm. Over 20 vendors. Bounce House and pumpking painting for the kids.

Adirondack Museum: Hamilton County Bicentennial Bash 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Included with general museum admission. Reception at 4 p.m. featuring Live music with Alex Smith & Ryan Leddick.

Discover the people and places of Hamilton County from 1816 to 2016. Hear from regional historians, enjoy local talent, play old-fashioned games, and explore museum grounds and exhibits with a Hamilton County history hunt.

Raquette Lake Navigation – Lunch Bus Buffet Cruise @ 12:30 – 2:30pm
Saturday Fall Scenic Cruise @ 2:00 – 3:30pm

The Wild Center – Born to Be Wild. Open 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet the newest animal members of the Wild Center Family. The Wild Center welcomes new residents, including a porcupine, otter and turtles! There will be a few opportunities during the day to meet them and then make some baby animal crafts.

Sunday October 9th:
Raquette Lake Navigation – Fall Sunday Champagne Brunch @ 12:30 – 3pm
Sip N Sail N Paint @ 4pm
Monday October 10th:
Raquette Lake Navigation – Columbus Day $5 Cruise @ 11:30 – 1pm

For more information www.mylonglake.com or 518-624-3077

Road Rally on Wed July 27th

Ever funny-walked down the street, or done a handstand at the Long Lake sign? On Wednesday, July 27th at 7pm grab your camera or camera phone and race around Long Lake to compete for cash prizes in this year’s Long Lake Amazing Race Road Rally.

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Drive around Long Lake, following a ridiculous set of instructions and collect photographic evidence on completion of the tasks. Rules of the road apply and spies will be watching your every move! With a two hour time limit, this game is not about speed but accuracy and imagination. On vacation and not sure you will know where you’re going? Not a problem — these crazy rules even confound the natives!

Teams of 2 or more are required and there is $5 car fee. Cash prizes awarded to the top team!

There is a max of 25 cars allowed to be registered. Cars can start registering by 6:30pm. 1st come 1st served.

US Waterski Show Team 2016 Hits Long Lake NY

The US Waterski Show Team is coming to Long Lake NY at the Long Lake Town Beach on Saturday, July 16th. Demonstrations of pyramids, tricks and barefoot waterskiing begin at the Town Beach starting at 10am with the team performance at 3pm. The showcase will be along the waterfront in front of the Helms Aeroplane Base and the Long Lake Town Beach along NYS Route 30. Spectators are invited to enjoy a dazzling array of synchronized jumps and quadruple-decker pyramids and glittery costumes.

US Waterski Show team dazzles audiences with pyramids, barefoot waterskiing and more!

US Waterski Show team dazzles audiences with pyramids, barefoot waterskiing and more!

The US Waterski Show Team is a water-ski club based out of Scotia NY where they can be seen weekly on Tuesday nights in front of Jumpin’ Jacks Drive In along the Mohawk River.
The club was founded in 1968 and it is the only one in New York State. Members of the waterski club include schoolteachers, engineers, contractors and college students.

Other beach activities on July 16th include the Cardboard Boat Box Race Float Off Contest starting at 11am. Children of all ages build a boat out of cardboard and duct tape provided by the Town of Long Lake from 11am to 1pm. Pre-built boats are welcome to float, but boats must be made out of cardboard and tape. No floatation devices or styrofoam can be part of the construction of the boat. The Float Off competition starts at 1pm. The last boat floating wins prizes from local businesses. All activities are at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street, NYS Route 30, Long Lake, NY.

Save your appetites, the ADK Trading Post will be on site selling Chicken in a Cup. Taco in a Bag and North Country Kettle Corn will be on site selling yummy classic pop corn.

Free Parking is available at Long Lake Central School located on School Street off of Main Street, Route 30, along Becker Road behind the Town Hall. There will be a shuttle bus providing park and ride transportation. Limited parking available near the beach.

Cardboard Box Float Competition - Build at 11am - Float at 1pm.

Cardboard Box Float Competition – Build at 11am – Float at 1pm.

Best of Broadway on Friday, July 15th

ALSTF Season Logos 2016

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE – The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced the line-up for its 2016 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival, and this year the touring festival will feature a musical revue entitled The Best of Broadway, free outdoor performances of The Taming of the Shrew as its Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park, and a cabaret that will be the highlight of the Arts Center’s annual Great Arts Benefit. The Festival kicks off in Long Lake on July 15 through August 14.

The Best of Broadway features lesser-known musical gems by beloved Broadway composers like Charles Strouse (Bye, Bye Birdie and Annie) and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), along with hilarious sketches, including a spoof of Death of a Salesman by Mel Brooks. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for Arts Center members, and $10 for children 12 and under. Performance dates for Long Lake for the Best of Broadway is Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall.

The Taming of the Shrew is a brilliant 40-minute version of the Shakespeare comedy. Petruchio decides that Kate, the beautiful girl with the awful temper, will make a wonderful wife once she’s tamed. Kate wants nothing to do with any suitor. This madcap story of imperfect love is told in the Elvis-meets-I-Love-Lucy setting of the 1950s! Bring your lawn chair (indoor facilities available in case of weather). Performance date in Long Lake is Sunday, July 31st at 7pm at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, entrance located at the intersection of Deerland Road and South Hill Road at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Park.

The Great Arts Benefit Cabaret, to take place Saturday, August 13, at 7 p.m. on the ESF Newcomb campus, will be a mix of American songbook, musical theatre, and even some operetta and opera in a glamorous setting. This performance will be the finale of the Benefit, which will run through the afternoon. Ticket prices, to include the entire event, will be announced soon.

New Arts Center artistic director George Cordes will be doing double duty, directing all three productions and appearing in them, as well. North Country audiences know him from his appearances with Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake in the title roles of Man of La Mancha and Sweeney Todd, his performances with High Peaks Opera, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and Northern Lights Choir, and his work as stage director for the spring musicals at Tupper Lake High School.

The Arts Center is bringing in a talented group of actor-singers to spend the summer in Blue Mountain Lake and perform in all three Festival productions. They include two New York City-based performers who are also regulars at Pendragon.
Cassidy Dermott is a New York City-based actress and teaching artist with Shakespearean training. She is a company member of 8Players and has recently performed in Shakespeare’s Richard III and Henry VI with the Gallery Players. North Country audiences will remember fondly her versatile and vibrant performances with Pendragon Theatre as Chloe in Arcadia, Emma Goldman in Tintypes, Myrtle Mae in Harvey, Antonia in Man of La Mancha, and the Devil in The Soldier’s Tale (with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta).

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Lucky Cerruti, a native of Lake Placid, also has been a regular at Pendragon, featured in The Snow Queen, The Seagull, Man of La Mancha, and the title role in Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. With Camp Pendragon, he appeared in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Lucky is also an accomplished musician and studied at Berklee College in Boston. As a student in Lake Placid, he performed lead roles in several musicals, including Danny Zuko in Grease. He currently resides in New York City.

Brandon Bedore is a senior musical-theatre major at Catholic University in Washington, DC. He recently spent a semester abroad studying at the London Dramatic Academy. Brandon performed in several main-stage shows at Catholic University, appearing in Carousel, Sweet Charity, and as Clem in The Most Happy Fella. In 2015, he performed as Bernardo in West Side Story selections at the Kennedy Center. He previously appeared with the Arts Center in Shrek: The Musical.

Danielle LaMere is in her junior year at SUNY Potsdam with a double major that includes theatre. She also is a Pendragon veteran, where she appeared in Death of a Salesman and was assistant director of Camp Pendragon productions for two summers. Danielle has also appeared with Lake Placid’s Community Theatre Players in The Wizard of Oz and The Little Mermaid. At SUNY Potsdam, she has been involved with the Ten Minute and One Act Play Festivals as an actor, stage manager, and director and most recently appeared in the musical The Forbidden Planet.
Both Brandon and Danielle are also Tupper Lake natives and sang lead roles with the Red & Black Players there in Annie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Back to the 80s: The Totally Awesome Musical!
Besides this talented group of performers, Taming of the Shrew and the Great Arts Benefit Cabaret will feature other local talent, including community actors and singers from around the central Adirondacks. Auditions will be announced soon!

The Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival is supported by a generous grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is located at 3446 State Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake. For more information on these and other performances, events, and classes, go to adirondackarts.org, or call (518) 352-7715.

Youth Center Schedule Announced

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces the Youth Center line up for summer 2016. The Youth Center will be open 7pm – 9pm at the Geiger Arena/Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center located at 6 Pavilion Way, off of Deerland Road and South Hill Road. Days of operation will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s until August 10th. Ages 10 and up are welcome to attend. Children 9 and under need a designated caregiver or parent to accompany them.

Wednesday, July 6:

Youth Center 2016

Youth Center 2016

Movie Night & Pizza Night
Thursday, July 7: Craft Night
Tuesday, July 12: Game Night
Wed, July 13th: Free Chill Night & Basketball with Tim Helms
Thurs, July 14: Tie Dye Night
Tues, July 19th: Feeling Long Lake Kids Day 12pm – 4pm, Long Lake Ball Field. ** Special Event
Wed, July 20th: Sidewalk Painting and Drawing Night & Basketball with Tim Helms
Thursday, July 21: Bonfire Night
Tuesday, July 26: Water Fun Night
Wednesday, July 27th: Art Class with Louisa Wright of Incapahco Art Song Studio
Thursday, July 28: Picnic at the Beach
August 2: Harry Potter Night
August 3: Swim Races at Beach 10am ** Special Event
August 4: Yard Game Night
August 9: Movie Night
August 10th: Farewell Bash
August 11: Float Night at the Beach 5pm ** Special Event

Monday Night Soccer with Jim Piraino starts on Monday, July 11th at 6pm at the Long Lake Ball Field. Ages 7th grade and up are invited to participate.

Look for special Basketball Nights, Wednesday July 13th and July 20th with Coach Tim Helms. Hone your skills. For ages 10 and up! Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area

Swimming Lessons Announced

The Long Lake Lifeguarding staff will be offering Free Swimming Lessons for levels 1-6 starting Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 through August 4th. To sign up call Emily Waters at 518-637-7834 or go directly to the beach to register with a guard.

Best Swim Dock in the Adirondacks!

Best Swim Dock in the Adirondacks!

On vacation and won’t be here the whole summer, not a problem! Flexible lessons for a week at a time will be available if you come and go throughout the summer season. Everyone welcome to participate.

A friendly reminder, there are no life-jackets allowed on the beach or in the water to swim. If you want to swim to the dock, the lifeguards will assess your strength as a swimmer. If you pass, yahoo, you can go to the dock. If you don’t, don’t give up. Show the guards you are working hard and build up your swimming prowess and before you know it you’ll have permission to be jumping off the minitrampoline.

Long Lake’s Swim Dock boasts rope swings, a slide, mini trampoline and hours of beach entertainment. Come on by for the day and stay for the week! Best view in the Adirondacks.

All lifeguards are Red Cross Certified and trained in CPR, First Aid and lifesaving skills.

See you at the beach!

Spring Flings and Ideas

It’s Spring in the Adirondacks. There are things to do in the Raquette Lake/Long Lake region even before it’s warm enough to swim.

The Adirondack Lean-To Challenge is New for 2016

The Adirondack Lean-To Challenge is New for 2016

The Adirondack Lean-To Challenge
New for 2016 is the Adirondack Lean-To Challenge This challenge was established to encourage people to get out into the wilderness and enjoy the Adirondacks for more than just a day hike. Through this challenge you will hopefully get a chance to experience it’s true wonders. Spending an evening in an Adirondack Lean-to can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience.This unique challenge requires the participants to try all recreation in the Adirondacks. You’ll hike, paddle and camp in order to complete the challenge. There are three levels of this challenge, but the Regular Challenge requires a total of camping out in 5 lean-tos, do three hikes, two paddles, five nights and five wilderness areas. Got it? Well not to worry, check out the website for details on this new and exciting Adirondack camping challenge.
Hike or Paddle into a lean-to in five of the wilderness or canoe areas and spend the night.

Hiking Just for Hiking Sakes
Not quite up for the committment that the Adirondack Lean-To Challenge beholds, that’s ok. Hikers of all levels can take advantage of some great spring vistas a short distance from Raquette Lake/Long Lake during our bugless, leafless season. Popular favorites (and there are many) inlude, Death Brook Falls, Coney Mountain, Castle Rock and Sargents Ponds. All family friendly hikes a short distance from Long Lake or Raquette Lake depending on your home base. For more info check out hiking descriptions, and gear list check out our hiking page. We also have a list of upcoming Summer hiking expeditions that Joan Collins and Spencer Morrissey will be leading in 2016.
Hiking around Long Lake

You can even get a group of Adirondack Tourism Directors to raft down the river!

You can even get a group of Adirondack Tourism Directors to raft down the river!

Spring Rafting
Here’s a trick! Go rafting in the Spring when the water is high and the rapids are real. The rafting capital of the world launches from Indian Lake NY. There’s a variety of places to choose from. Make your reservation for your weekend and stay in Long Lake or Raquette Lake, both equidistant from the rafting launch. Check out Adirondac Rafting Adventure Sports Rafting Company
Or sign up with Square Eddy and have a unique experience at OK Slip Falls Square Eddy Rafting

Paddling Long Lake part of the Raquette River and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Paddling Long Lake part of the Raquette River and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Kiosk has a registration book in Raquette Lake

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Kiosk has a registration book in Raquette Lake

Paddling. Don’t forget your passport!
The ice is out and its an early season to start enjoying the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The 740 mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine. Both Long Lake and Raquette Lake offer up kiosks to register and read up on legs of the trip. Long Lake/Raquette Lake is also along the 140 mile Raquette River Blueway Corridor, so checking out the northern portions of the Raquette including Colton all the way north to Potsdam is another way to approach the journey.

Winding Down after the Spring Recreation.

Ok, not everyone is suited for the scrappy lifestyle of the forest floor or a lean-to. And we know sometimes you just want to kick back with your friends after an outing and have a bite to eat, a beer and a soft place to rest your head.

Check out the portraits at the Tap Room.  Look up!

Check out the portraits at the Tap Room. Look up!

Dining
Try Monday Night Pastabilities at the Raquette Lake Tap Room. Always warm, filling and a taste of homemade yummyness. Not to mention the right price and massive portions. Call 315-354-4581 for the specials. The Tap Room is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It’s small, quaint, great service and hearty food at a reasonable price. You can’t miss out on this true Adirondack icon.

Grab a growler to go at the new Adirondack Growl and Grub located behind Hoss's in Long Lake

Grab a growler to go at the new Adirondack Growl and Grub located behind Hoss’s in Long Lake

Lunch
Hungry after your hiking and rafting adventure? Long Lake offers unique spots. Stop into the latest addition to Long Lake’s eateries where a bite into the fresh, baked deli roll by Joe and a build-your-own sammy (well Joe will build it for you) while you indulge in a selection of delectable craft beers and cider. Joe and Ally know their beers, makers and the history. Don’t miss out on this cool, new bistro in Long Lake. Order a growler to-go as a memento of your awesome experience and share with your friends. Adirondack Growl and Grub Located behind Hoss’s Country Corner.

Panini couple with soup at the Post. Comforting post-adventure

Panini couple with soup at the Post. Comforting post-adventure

Don’t forget to check out the panini’s and soups up at the ADK Trading Post. You can get some fishing lures and worms while you’re at it! Panini selection is original and honors iconic Adirondack locations all while pleasing the palate. Panini’s are named for spots from the Pinnacle, Little Tupper, Lake Lila, Sagamore to Coney Mountain – yes, these are all sandwich names. Come down and try one for yourself and don’t forget the soup!

Dina Kennedy Reiki is a great way to heal, refresh your spirit and re-energize for your next spring adventure

Dina Kennedy Reiki is a great way to heal, refresh your spirit and re-energize for your next spring adventure

Healing in the Adirondacks
Let’s just say your are sore, tired, anxious and willing to try new way of experiencing relaxation. Not a massage, not accupuncture, but a virtual combo of different energy techniques are availbale at Dina Kennedy’s Reiki Studio. Dina is a healer, a teacher and a mentor and serves the community in and around the Long Lake area. Her clients love the healing of the Adirondacks region and it’s definitley worth the experience.
Located near Lake Eaton your one stop shopping mall in Long Lake offers Ali Babas Liquor Store, Dina Kennedy Reiki and the Laundramat too at 1601 Tupper Road.

Plenty of activities in the Spring. It’s a great way to come up and explore everything before the season begins. Take a scenic drive with your canoe tied down on top. Plan your own adventure and make sure you let us know how it is! Message us at longlakeinfo@yahoo.com or to the Facebook Page with stories and pictures of your springtime explorations!

Raquette Lake Tap Room in downtown Raquette Lake.  Friendly conversation and good eats.

Raquette Lake Tap Room in downtown Raquette Lake. Friendly conversation and good eats.

The Raquette Lake Tap Room is a do not miss experience.  Well worth a stop in for scrumptious delights

The Raquette Lake Tap Room is a do not miss experience. Well worth a stop in for scrumptious delights

Long Laker Griffin Farr Showcases his Snowboard Style

2016 turned out to be an awesome winter for seven-year old snowboarder Griffin Farr. He took advantage of the varied terrain at slopes all around the Long Lake area. His treks included Jay Peak, Gore, Oak, and Smugglers Notch in Vermont. He was so excited about his excellent winter that he put togehter a highlight reel to show his friends at the Long Lake Central School Talent Show. He’s an insipration and we are thrilled that he shared his mad skills with us in this fun video.

Griffin Farr showcases his favorite Long Lake logo on his snowboard.

Griffin Farr showcases his favorite Long Lake logo on his snowboard.

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