Posts Taged 2020

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Waterski & Wakeboarding Highlights Long Lake NY 2020

Shout out to the Turman Family for showing us how to make the most of their vacation of 2020! We may not have had the US Waterski Show Team visit us this season, (and they are slated for return in 2021) but we had the great showmanship and determination of the Turman Family!  Surprising folks all up and down the lake with their own family waterski and wakeboarding fun!  Check out this video featuring their favorite place in the world!  Long Lake, NY

 

Fireworks Guidance 2020

Scavenger Hunt & House Decorating Contest Announced

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!  Participants must register by emailing longlakeevent@gmail.com by Thursday, July 2nd at noon. Cash prizes. Please leave your lights on for the 4th of July.

4th of July Celebration
In 2020 things will look different in Long Lake & Raquette Lake. Long Lake’s beach will close earlier than normal, times to be announced.  

There will NOT be any traditional activities in the early evening.  There will not be live music, popcorn, strawberry shortcake, Penelope the Clown or a BBQ. We are so sad to see those traditions not happen in 2020, but we look forward to their return in 2021.

The Town of Long Lake has not announced any plans for fireworks at this time. NYS Guidelines on fireworks are pending. Currently there are no mass gatherings over 50. 

The Long Lake Town Beach will be closed to public gatherings at 6pm on July 4th.  No congregation will be permitted after the Beach is closed. Bathrooms will remain open for our temporary traffic and for boat traffic.  

In the event groups choose to gather in any public spaces all groups must be spaced out minimum of 10 feet.  

Raquette Lake Fireworks are 100% cancelled for 2020. 

For any and all events in public spaces and at our local area businesses please note all physical distancing protocols are in place. Maintain six feet apart and please wear masks/cloth face-coverings when visiting public spaces and businesses in our community when you are less than six feet apart from others.  

 

Got photos? We sure would love to see them and share them in our digital marketing!  Share your July 2020 favorites with us!

 

#518RAINBOWHUNT in Long Lake NY

If you’ve been to Long Lake in recent weeks you may have seen rainbows adorning many places in town.  

The 518 Rainbow Hunt has over 115,000 members in it’s Facebook Group.  The group, created in March 2020 shortly after the NYS Pause orders took effect and homeschoolers were stuck at home, scared, uncertain and afraid of what would come next, volunteers decided to shine a little light, hope and rainbows on an otherwise extremely unprecedented, scary, uncertain lock-down.

 

Families in the 518 area code and beyond placed handmade rainbows in their windows, doors and driveways. The goal is to create a rainbow scavenger hunt for kids who are cooped up inside for most of the day.

A local Long Lake resident and parent asked businesses and the Town of Long Lake if rainbows could be placed about to include Long Lake in this effort to bring smiles, positive vibes during the Coronavirus Lock down in New York State.

As the school year winds down, and parents start to close up their zoom aps and Microsoft Teams for the year, we just wanted to make sure everyone saw the cool rainbows that were placed around Long Lake. 

Spreading Rainbows, Good Vibes, & Positivity Worldwide from the 518.

Long Lake & Raquette Lake are Open and Ready for You!

Shamrock Motel & Cottages

Journey’s End Cottages

Sandy Point Motel

Motel Long Lake

The lodging properties are open and ready for you.  Memorial Day was the kick-off and property owners began the task of opening their doors for customers for the long holiday weekend.

Spend the night, weekend, week or longer!
Do book a stay at one of our traditional lodgings now open.  Check them out at

https://mylonglake.com/long-lake-lodging/ 


We are ready to go with desirable, affordable comfort, hospitality and lake side lodgings in our local motel rooms, cottages and cabins. Many places are offering a no-contact check in and some changes to their overall operations in order to keep your stay as safe as possible.  The best part of a visit to Long Lake and Raquette Lake is definitely the fresh air, the great outdoors  and waterways just outside your lodging room door.


 
Faqs
 
If you are traveling to our area – welcome, we are glad you are here.  Everyone wants to know what the rules and regulations are? 
 
We ask our visitors to be mindful of others, be patient and follow the Best Practice guidelines as we continue re-open. And please, ask questions if you need more guidance.
 
Do watch your health
·      Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
·      Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
·      Practice social distancing. Maintain 6 feet of distance from others, and do your best to stay out of crowded places.
·      Currently in NYS gatherings are no more than 10 people to a group.
·      Please wear a mask inside our local businesses and when you are less than six feet away from others.
·      Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer. We’ve provided hand sanitizer to our local businesses so be on the lookout when you visit.

Hoss’s

Raquette Lake Supply

 
Do visit our local merchants. 
Our stores are open.  Don’t miss a stop at Hoss’s, the ADK Trading Post, Another Paradise Cove, Northern Borne, Stewart’s Shops and Raquette Lake Supply for all the essentials. Everyone is working hard keeping everyone safe, and the doors are open.  All the business owners just ask that you please wear a mask when entering the store or if you are less than 6 feet away from others. 
 
Stop on by for goodies, souvenirs, fishing licenses, bait, food, snacks, t-shirts, clothing, outdoor gear and more.  
 

 

Adk Trading Post 

Turner’s Pizza

EAT!  A Lot! 
On Thursday June 4th our restaurants were permitted to seat customers in their outdoor dining areas. Restaurants have prepped their porches and decks with tables spaced six feet apart.  Menus are bulging with unique offerings and specials with a traditional array of eats and beverages to entice everyone.  Standard pub fare from homemade pizza, Buffalo wings, burgers, steak sandwiches, lobster rolls, Italian dishes to grilled, broiled, roasted and Fried Chicken specials, Taco Tuesday’s and Fish Fry Friday’s and ice cream.  Our outdoor dining and take-out options in our little corner of the world are everything you need for your stay and beyond.
 
Want current updates on who’s open?  Check out our Local Updates pages – updated daily.https://mylonglake.com/local-updates/
 
 
 
As we have started to see visitors return and come in for long weekends our lodgings are open and you will find we are ready to accept visitors. We ask our guests to do the best you can do and follow the directives by each individual property.


We are grateful we have so many open spaces! We also have lots of small local businesses that will be happy to welcome you and offer take out and groceries and no-contact social distancing shopping.
 
See you soon!


Raquette Lake Tap Room

Adirondack Growl & Grub

The Park Long Lake 

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub Long Lake

The Long Lake Diner

Donnelly’s Sunset Point

Ali Baba’s Liquor Store

Community Bank

Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation

Warren/Hamilton County Nutrition Site

Raquette Lake Supply

Cover Photo by Instagram@dirtandglass  

Courtesy of Motel Long Lake

Special Thanks to all our Essential Businesses that Stayed Open during the Stay Home PAUSE orders.
 
Community Bank, NA with no-contact banking
Warren / Hamilton County Office of the Aging Meals on Wheels
Hoss’s Country Corner for no-contact groceries
ADK Trading Post for no-contact groceries
Ali Babas Liquor Store & Laundromat
Northern Needles and Volunteers for making masks!
Stewart’s Shops
Long Lake Transfer Station
Raquette Lake Transfer Station 
Long Lake Central School Teachers & Chef Karl Geiger and his amazing staff and all the drivers for door to door delivering food to our students!
The Teaching Staff and Noelle Short for their continued commitment to the LLCS students
Adirondack Hotel for Takeout and  delivery of Saturday Meals for our most vulnerable population.
The Long Lake Lions Club for their financial support for the Saturday Meal delivery
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub and their Random Act of Kindness Gift Certificate promotions for our Essential Workers
The Long Lake Post Office and Kim!  And Jim Jennings and Bruce, Virginia and Skip for delivering the mail, packages and keeping everything running
Raquette Lake Post Office for letting us put out masks, posters and delivering packages!
Hamilton County Highway Department
Long Lake Highway Crews
Long Lake Water Department
Town of Long Lake
Long Lake Rescue Squad
Long Lake Fire Department
Raquette Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Raquette Lake Ambulance Squad
NYSEG & National Grid for keeping on the power
SLIC & Frontier for our INTERWEBS!
UPS and Gene
Our Fed Ex Drivers
Raquette Lake Tap Room
Raquette Lake Supply
The Long Lake Beach Bathrooms
 
To everyone else who closed their doors due to state requirements, we thank you for waiting out the storm! Now that we can turn on the valve and re-open our businesses, let’s stay and support our local businesses, the life-blood of our small town communities.
 
Camping –New York State has authorized the NYSDEC Camprounds to be open, but as of this writing, we don’t have confirmation as to when we can expect our area campgrounds to be open and ready to go. We know they have to staff-up, and get reservations in order in line and as soon as we know, we’ll let you know.
 
#buylocal
 
And if we forgot anyone please feel free to email a photo and update to longlake@mylonglake.com
 
 
 
From NYS Department of Health
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/travel-large-gatherings-and-quarantines
 
Quarantines
Local Health Departments (LHDs)  must utilize the following definitions in determining whether or not to institute a mandatory or precautionary quarantine: 
 
Mandatory Quarantine
·      Person has been in close contact (6 ft.) with someone who is positive but is not displaying symptoms for COVID-19.
 
·      Person has traveled to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea or Italy and is displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
 
Mandatory Isolation
·      Person has tested positive for COVID-19, whether or not displaying symptoms for COVID-19. 
·      LHDs must immediately issue an order for Mandatory Quarantine or Isolation once notified, which shall be served on the person impacted. 
 
·      Precautionary Quarantine- Person meets one or more of the following criteria: 
·      Has traveled to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea or Italy while COVID-19 was prevalent, but is not displaying symptoms.
 
·      Proximate exposure to a positive person but has not had direct contact with a positive person and is not displaying symptoms. 
 
·      Any person the Local Health Department believes should be quarantined that is not addressed through the interim guidelines, should contact the Department of Health.
 
Hamilton County Department of Public Health 518-648-5497 or email:
Erica Mahoney erica.mahoney.hcphns@frontier.com
 
Hamilton County Public Health and the North Country Chamber of Commerce have provided our area businesses with numerous webinars helping illuminate all the safety protocols, expectations and more just to help owners get a handle on how to greet the public while meeting safety protocols. Our businesses are working hard to go above and beyond the expectations!

Updated Hiking and Camping Info from NYSDEC

NY’s Outdoors Are Open
#RecreateLocal – Safely and Responsibly

For the safety of all visitors and to reduce the community spread of COVID-19, DEC and State Parks are undertaking steps to reduce public density:

DEC is closing access to DEC-controlled fire towers until further notice. Trails and the summits to the towers remain open, but the towers themselves present a potential risk with multiple people climbing the stairs, in close quarters, unable to appropriately socially distance, and using the same handrails;


Limiting parking. State Parks may reduce the number of available parking spaces on high visitation days. Please avoid visiting crowded areas. For visitor safety and the safety of others, do not park on roadsides and only park in designated parking areas;


Boat Launches and Marinas: Marinas and boat launch sites are open where conditions allow. Call the park or regional office directly for current status;
Swimming: State Park beaches and pools will remain closed to swimming through May 31. State Parks continues to review plans to reopen swimming facilities and will announce any change in status;


Camping changes: all state-operated campgrounds, cabins, pavilions, and cottages are closed to visitation through May 31. All visitors with reservations will be issued a full refund. New York State has suspended all new camping, cabin and cottage reservations for the 2020 season until further notice. Visitors who wish to cancel an existing reservation may do so and receive a full refund, or you can transfer it to the 2021 season;


Temporarily stop issuing permits for backcountry camping for groups of 10 or more, and for more than 3 days at one location on state lands;
Temporarily restricting lean-to- use to members of a single household at a time;

While enjoying outdoor spaces, please continue to follow the CDC/NYSDOH’s guidelines for preventing the spread of colds, flu, and COVID-19:

Stay home if you are sick, or showing or feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, coughing, and/or troubled breathing;
Practice social distancing. Keep at least six (6) feet of distance between you and others even when outdoors;


Wear a mask when you cannot maintain social distancing;
Avoid close contact, such as shaking hands, hugging, and high-five;
Wash hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available; and
Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and handrails.


DEC and State Parks also encourage visitors to state parks and state lands, and other parks to:

Stay local and keep visits short;
Visit in small groups limited to immediate household members;
Maintain a distance from others while in places where people tend to congregate, such as parking lots, trailheads, and scenic overlooks;
Avoid games and activities that require close contact, such as basketball, football, or soccer;

Do not share equipment, such as bicycles, helmets, balls, or Frisbees;

If you arrive at a park or trail and crowds are forming, choose a different park, a different trail or return another time/day to visit; and

If parking lots are full, please do not park along roadsides or other undesignated areas. To protect your safety and that of others, please choose a different area to visit, or return another time or day when parking is available.

New Yorkers over 70 years old or with a compromised immune system should not visit public spaces, including those outdoors. These New Yorkers should remain indoors or spend time in the backyard or other personal outdoor space, pre-screen visitors by taking their temperature, and require visitors to wear masks.

Visitors to the Adirondack and Catskill Parks are reminded to always follow the Hiker Responsibility Code and avoid busy trailheads. Find trails less traveled and visit when trails may not be as busy during daylight hours. DEC also encourages New Yorkers to be safe and sustainable when recreating outdoors. Learn more about how you can protect natural spaces when exploring outdoors by following the seven principles of Leave no Trace. Additional information is available on the DEC website.

Sporting Licenses – HOSS’S OFFERS SPORTING LICENSES.
Call 518-624-2481

To limit the community spread of COVID-19, DEC is encouraging hunters, trappers, and anglers to purchase sporting licenses online. Sporting licenses may be purchased online at any time, and anglers may use their privileges immediately by simply carrying their transaction number (DEC-LS#) with them while afield.

Anglers, hunters, and trappers may also use the HuntFishNY mobile app to display an electronic copy of their license. The HuntFishNY app is available for download through the Apple App or Google Play stores. Back tags and carcass tags must still be mailed, and customers should allow 10-14 days for receipt of their tags.

DEC will provide updates periodically via email, social media, and at www.dec.ny.gov. We will also be available to respond to questions or concerns regarding visitation opportunities at contact@dec.ny.gov

Helpful DEC Links
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7865.html

Back Country Info West Central ADKS
Back Country Info High Peaks
Back Country Info East Central ADKS

 

 

 

Link to Long Lake/Raquette Lake Hiking Info Descriptions for hikes below listed there.

Please do NOT rely on cell phone service. Download maps, preserve your cell phone battery.  Prepare for bugs, mud on the trail. Leave No Trace principals. Use registers, one person from party. Bring mask / cloth face covering on trails in case you cross paths with anyone.  

Be kind. 

Easy Hikes:

Buttermilk Falls – Long Lake
Death Brook Falls – Raquette Lake
Goodnow Mountain – Newcomb
Coney Mountain – county line between Long Lake & Tupper Lake
Lake Eaton Campground Loop
Catlin Bay Leanto – Off of Northville Lake Placid Trail – Long Lake
Mt. Sabattis/Northville Lake Placid 3 Brook Loop Trail – Long Lake

Things to Do to Keep you Busy

COMMUNITY UNITY BEAR-DECORATING

Calling all Long Lakers, the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a community “unity” event and encouraging any home who would like, to put a decorated cutout of a Long Lake bear in their front yard. The cutouts are available for FREE at the Geiger arena, beginning on Friday May 8th. The idea is to have as many homes as possible decorate a bear and place it in their yard by May 22nd.

Parks & Rec Department will go around about 4PM on May 22nd and take pictures of the different decorations. This is not a contest, just a way to bring back some sense of unity in this trying time of social isolation and quarantine.


We ask anyone going to pick up their cutout to follow all CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, sanitation, and masks. Please email longlakeevents@gmail.com to sign up so we don’t miss any decorations, or if you have any questions.

HAMILTON COUNTY MILE CHALLENGE

The “Hamilton County Mile Challenge”  is a family-led activity where kids (and adults) time themselves on a one mile course. On the honor system, participants submit their times to the Four Rivers Alliance of Hamilton County and the school PE teacher. Mile times would be posted on Facebook.

Timeline:  May 8—End of school year. 

The Course: 

Start in the school parking lot. There will be a sign indicating the start line. From the school participants will turn right to head towards Stewart’s (this is about a quarter mile). Staying on the sidewalk, when participants get to the intersection they will turn right Participants will continue on the sidewalk until they get to the road that goes behind the post office. They will turn right down this road, Owls Head lane until they get to the turn around sign which will be at half a mile. They will turn around, at the turn around sign, and venture back to the school to complete the one mile course. Runners and walkers are encouraged to improve their times over the Challenge’s scheduled timeline.

 


Participants will be entered in drawings in several categories at the conclusion of the event. 

The “Hamilton County Mile Challenge”  is a family-led activity where kids (and adults) time themselves on a one mile course. On the honor system, participants submit their times to the Four Rivers Alliance of Hamilton County and the school PE teacher. Mile times would be posted on Facebook.

Submit times and pictures to Miss Klossner at hannah.klossner@longlakecsd.com and 4riversofhamiltoncounty@gmail.com

ADKS We Will Be Here, Later. Covid-19 Updates

Strong is in our nature

 

Whether you live close by or on the other side of the world, we know the Adirondacks hold a special place in your heart. But unfortunately, now is not the time to visit. Now is a time to PAUSE, reconnect with loved ones, and find safe, healthy adventures close to home.

 

With that said, right now everyone deserves something to look forward to and find hope in. The Adirondacks, from the mountains to the lakes, the restaurants to the unique shops, will always endure. So rest assured, we will be here, ready to reconnect and welcome you back when the time is right. You can depend on that.

 

#WeWillBeHereADK

Strong is in our nature

Whether you live close by or on the other side of the world, we know the Adirondacks hold a special place in your heart. But unfortunately, now is not the time to visit. Now is a time to PAUSE, reconnect with loved ones, and find safe, healthy adventures close to home.

With that said, right now everyone deserves something to look forward to and find hope in. The Adirondacks, from the mountains to the lakes, the restaurants to the unique shops, will always endure. So rest assured, we will be here, ready to reconnect and welcome you back when the time is right. You can depend on that.

 

#WeWillBeHereADK

 

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From Dr. Rider – Update

Update from Dr. Rider:                                                                                   3/20/20


As of press time today, we are seeing increased numbers of Covid-19 infections across the state and in response, the Governor has increased the number of workplace reductions and restrictions. These announcements can provoke anxiety and fear about the virus.  Keep in mind the following:


·      Many people may acquire the Covid-19 virus, but most of those infections will be unnoticed or mild and the biggest threat that the infection holds is the threat to society by exposing the elderly or medically compromised.  Therefore, isolation is the most important action you can take to prevent the spread of the infection.


·      Some people are  getting  caught up in the numbers of confirmed cases in each county….do not get a false sense of security that your county may only have a few or no confirmed cases…..presume the virus is here (because it most assuredly is)…isolate, wash your hands, and when out getting necessities,  stay 6 feet away from others (especially the elderly). 


·      As of today,…. we have no reliable treatment for Covid-19, so even if you test positive for the virus there is nothing to offer you for the treatment of mild cases.  You should treat it like you would a cold…. stay in your home, isolate, monitor your temperature, wash your hands and seek medical treatment if symptoms worsen or you develop difficulty breathing.


·      Getting tested for a mild case is not necessary and as you may have seen, many places have limited testing to only those who are very sick or healthcare workers so they can return to work if negative.


·      In response to the Governor’s directive, many municipalities and counties are reducing staff, limiting access to buildings, and restricting visitors.  At my office we are limiting visits to “necessity only” and routine visits will be cancelled and re-scheduled later or conducted by telephone.  This is not only to protect you…but to protect me, my staff, and other patients from unnecessary exposure.

 
·      Please note that many offices, as well as my own, will have locked entrance doors and are asking people to call staff in advance so we can provide directions for entering the building.  We are taking the isolation/exposure issue very seriously and hope you are too!
 
We all need to take a deep breath, slow down and not panic over all the information and news we are getting thrown at us daily….our County and State Departments of Health are doing a great job in keeping us up to date on the latest information as they receive it,  and ensuring our residents are getting the care they need.


We will get through this together.  Well, actually…6 feet apart!
Russell E. Rider MD and Staff  


Other web pages being updated during this crisis.

Link is

Sign up for alerts
https://mylonglake.com/covid-19-local-alert-sign-up/
 
 
Public Health Updates & Info
https://mylonglake.com/our-town-government/public-health/
 
Local Business Updates/General Community Announcements
https://mylonglake.com/local-updates/
 
Town Board Meeting Updates and Special Government Announcements
https://mylonglake.com/agendas/
 


 

2020.03.20 Internet SLIC & Frontier Info

Here is a list of available Internet Web Providers in our Long Lake/Raquette Lake Area.  We will update it as more information becomes available.  

SLIC NETWORK SOLUTIONS
877-754-2266
https://www.slic.com/
 
New customers – Free Installation
SLIC is lowering the cost for additional bandwidth for the next several months to assist families with their increased online demands, including school.
877-754-2266.
$10 tier upgrade for existing customers.
 
FRONTIER INTERNET SOLUTIONS
855-881-6385 
https://www.frontierinternetoffer.com/index.html
Start up promotion Pricing for Frontier internet ranges from** all prices subject to change depending on location
70 Mbps $44.99
24 Mbps $34.99
6   Mbps $27.99
 
Verizon Cell Phone Service

https://www.verizonwireless.com/plans/

AT&T Phone/Wireless Service

https://www.att.com/plans/wireless/ 

 

 

 

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