Posts Taged 2020

Downtown Raquette Lake from 1900's

Pomeroy Grant Awards Funding for Five Historic Signs

Raquette Lake Hotel – circa 1925 – photo courtesy Raquette Lake Historian

Five New York State Historic Markers were awarded to the Town of Long Lake
funded by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the New York State Historic Marker Program.
 
The five signs were awarded to commemorate four locations in Raquette Lake including the Raquette Lake Rail Bed, Raquette Lake Hotel, Raquette Lake Train Station and the Raquette Lake General Store and Supply.  The sign in Long Lake will commemorate W.W. Durant’s Buttercup Steamboat which was deliberately sunk in 1885 and recovered in 1959.
 
Grants were submitted by Alexandra Roalsvig from the Long Lake Tourism Department with collaboration, writing and research by Hamilton County Historian, Eliza Jane Darling.  Special thanks to Jim Dillon of Raquette Lake for working with the town to identify appropriate locations for the signs and for granting permission to have the signs installed on Raquette Lake Supply property. 
 
These historic signs commemorate a by-gone era of train and steamboat travel when both Raquette Lake and Long Lake were destinations for travelers heading to the restorative lakes, woods and mountains for grand summer vacations. In the event it is safe to gather there will be a dedication celebration slated for the summer of 2021.
 
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is a grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, N.Y. One of its initiatives is helping communities celebrate their history. The program commemorates historic people, places or things during the years 1740 to 1920. The Town of Long Lake received $5700 for five signs slated to be installed in the spring of 2021.  

Butter Cup launched on Long Lake

From – The Post-Star August 17, 1885

Raquette Lake Supply circa 1925 – photo courtesy Raquette Lake Historian

Historic Postcard of Raquette Lake featuring the train, hotel and RL Supply

Historic Postcard of downtown Raquette Lake featuring Raquette Lake Supply, Raquette Lake Hotel and the Train Station

Newpaper Clipping

Watertown Standard, February 1, 1927 – 

Shopping Local in Long Lake is happening on Black Friday 2020

Black Friday 2020 #shopadk

Shop ADK 2020 Keeps Adirondack Communities vibrant

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Look for unique holiday gifts.  Gifts for the home, the book worm, the outdoor recreationist, the hard to buy for.  Don’t forget clothing isn’t taxable in Long Lake & Raquette Lake!   
 
Visit these Facebook pages and websites for great gift ideas and sales. 
 
Send a gift card.  Get creative. 
 
Supporting Long Lake and Raquette Lake Businesses helps keep the doors open and the heat on!  We appreciate any of your support. 
 
Thanks in advance! 

Adilaska Dog Kennel – Gift Cards
https://mylonglake.com/adilaska-dog-kennel-its-a-dogs-vacation-in-long-lake/

ADK Trading Post  https://www.facebook.com/adktradingpost/photos/pcb.3219152591522759/3219152111522807/

Adirondack Hotel Gift Shop https://adirondackhotel.com/giftshop/

Ali Babas Liquors https://www.facebook.com/AliBabasLiquorAndWine

Chax Knives http://www.chaxknives.com

Chipman Woodworks https://www.facebook.com/Chipman-Woodworks-120102264704015

End of the Line Caboose Shop  https://www.facebook.com/End-of-the-Line-Caboose-Gift-Shop-107038353963430/

Great Camp Sagamore https://greatcampsagamorestore.square.site

Hearts Uplifted  https://www.heartuplifted.com

Hoss’s Country Corner https://www.facebook.com/hossscountrycorner

Keller Landscapes and Garden Shop https://www.facebook.com/Mowingadirondacks1
 
Raquette Lake Navigation https://www.facebook.com/raquettelakenavigation/photos/a.10151873817086476/10157939179721476/


 
Have another vendor we should include and list here, please send us a note!  Must be local and have brick and mortar store or vend in Long Lake or Raquette Lake!  Thanks in advance.  Email: longlake@mylonglake.com
 

Fall Foliage Update 9/24/20

In Long Lake and Raquette Lake, look for 50% change in the foliage this upcoming weekend. Leaves are transitioning quickly, with average to bright shades of orange and red rapidly appearing across the landscape. Red and gold leaves are of above-average brilliance and average shades of yellow and gold.

Check out the backroads in and around the area including Uncas Road/Brown’s Tract in Raquette Lake, Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake, North Point Road, Sabattis Road in Long Lake are great options for a quiet drive and scenic stops along the way.

Fun family hikes for leaf peeping include Lows Ridge off of Horseshoe Lake Road, Coney Mountain, Owls Head Mountain in Long Lake, Mt. Sabattis in downtown Long Lake, Goodnow in Newcomb or Check out the Cascades/Powerhouse or Lake trail at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. 

Weekend Weather

Friday 09/25
20% / 0 in
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 72F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday 09/26
10% / 0 in
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 75F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday 09/27
10% / 0 in
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tentative Agenda Posted 2020.08.26

Due to technical difficulties, the Town of Long Lake is posting the Tentative Agenda for 8.26.2020 on this blog page until upgrades to the back end of the website can be completed.

Long Lake Town Board Meeting Tentative Agenda 8.26.2020

https://mylonglake.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020.08.26-BOARD-MTG-AGENDA-8-26-2020-Tentative-Agenda.pdf

 

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Photo Contest Announced

Calling all photographers, the Town of Long Lake Parks & Recreation Department is announcing a photo contest in and around the Long Lake and Raquette Lake area. This contest will be a little different than others, there will be three recreational areas in Long Lake and two in Raquette Lake that THE PICTURES MUST BE TAKEN IN.

In Long Lake the three locations will be, Mt Sabattis Recreation Area, Fishing Brook Access, and the Cedarlands Easement area. In Raquette Lake the two areas are Golden Beach and Brown’s Tract. For your photo to be considered it must have been taken in one of the three areas, but, you will be allowed to submit older photos, as long as they were taken in one of the designated locations. The submission window will be open from now until September 30th, and the grand prize for each community will be having your photo framed and displayed in the community for one year.

You can submit your photo (don’t forget to tag location) by uploading it to the official Long Lake photo contest portal at: https://upload.crowdriff.com/2020photocontest.

For more information please visit mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.

2020 Great Adirondack Garage Sale Weekend

The Great Adirondack Garage sale is underway from August 7th – August 9th thoughout the Adirondack region.

For specific times and info please check out the live website for links and details regarding the sales. Some sales listed on that map, are not listed on the paper map.  Also keep your eyes peeled for pop up shopping too!

Most sales happen on Saturday, but early birds should cruise the community to find out the Friday happenings.  

Here’s the Link – Great ADK Garage Sale 2020

The Raquette Lake Library is hosting their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, August 8th from 10am – 5pm, so be sure to check that out too!  

Great Adirondack Garage Sale!

If needed, Please drag marker to the correct location Click to Select / Use This Location! Over 200+ miles of garage sales with treasures to behold Cranberry Lake to Speculator and everywhere in between! With offerings of vintage antiques, rustic furniture, jewelry, kitchen items, toys, clothing and more – there is always something for everyone.


Watersking family

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