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Long Boat Regatta Returns with Cash Prizes, Sept 26th

The Long Lake Long Boat Regatta will kick off Saturday, September 26th, 11am at the Long Lake Town Beach. This is a competitive event featuring cash prizes for Pro-Voyageuer Canoes, Pro C-4 Stock, Pro Adirondack Touring Kayaks. There are non-cash prizes for Guideboats and other NYMCRA/AWA classes.

Registration opens on the porch of the Adirondack Hotel at 9am – 10:30am.

The Course: Boats paddle to the south end of the lake and back up towards Round Island. Paddlers from all over the north east converge on this fun, yet competitive event for a $5000 purse. This is a great place to get your last big paddle in before the cold air totally dominates the waters.

Division Entry Fee
Amateurs $30/person
AWA Members $25
Voyager “PRO” Class $300/canoe

Cash Prizes

Pro Voyageur Canoe Race
1st place – $1000, 2nd place – $ $800, 3rd place – $600, 4th place -$400, 5th place – $200.

Pro C-4 Stock Race
1st place – $600, 2nd place – $400, 3rd place – $200, 4th place – $120.

Pro Adirondack Touring Kayak Championship
1st place – $200, 2nd place – $150, 3rd place – $100, 4th place – $50. Premium for fastest woman – $100


• Pro entry is $35 per paddler, Amateur racers pay $30 (AWA members save $5). Minimum of 3 boats per pro class for pay out.

• AWA Standard Voyageur Canoe rules apply – at least two males and 2 females in the boat –. Minimum of 6 paddlers in the boat. 10 miles.

• C-4 Teams must have at least 1 man and 1 woman in the boat. NYMCRA stock rules.10 miles.

• NYMCRA Touring kayak rules apply.

• Non prize money races for guideboats, and all other NYMCRA / AWA classes

• The Northeast College C-4 Championship teams will be 2 females and 2 males in Stock C-4’s.

• Race series participants are encouraged to join the New York Marathon Canoe Race Association (NYMCRA),
and sign up for the New York State 200 and 400 mile club.

The Long Lake Long Boat Regatta is hosted by the Adirondack Watershed Alliance and the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department with support from the North Country Regional Economic Development Council. Adirondack Watershed Race Circuit Series awards will be presented at the post race barbecue.

T-shirts for the first 75 registered

Join us on Friday night at the Adirondack Hotel for an end of the paddling season celebration!


2011 Year in Review Long Lake Style

What do you remember about 2011? Well already a day has gone by and I’m sure I missed something. So maybe you got to spend a lot of time in Long Lake this year, or maybe you kept in touch via updates and twitter and your friends and relatives. Maybe you drove down Route 30/28N and decided to spontaneously stay for the night and found a Barber Shop Quartet singing on the beach or Martin Sexton signing autographs. Long Lake is small, but makes the most of the seasons and even though we’re off the beaten path and not right off the railroad tracks or the Northway, we still have our fingers on the pulse (from a quiet distance)

The video is a timeline with both events in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake interspersed with some images of notable news figures of the past year. Trivia is so popular an event, one of the upcoming questions may revolve around some of the images in this piece – so watch carefully.

What did we miss? I know you’ll be sure to tell me.

See you in 2012. Enjoy the show. Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club Winter Carnival is coming up on January 14, 2012.. THINK SNOW!

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Long Lake is OPEN! No extra water here!

With the recent onslaught of Hurricane Irene wreaking havoc with our region and the continuation of rains from Hurricane Leigh/Lee (call the fact checkers) – it would certainly seem the Adirondacks are struggling. Long Lake extends a huge branch of “hang in there” to our neighbors in Keene, Keene Valley, all along the Ausable, our friends in Warren County, south of us in Binghamton and Vermont struggling with their clean up and rising waters. Those communities got hit hard by Irene and Long Lake knows the surprise, shock and amount of work it is to rise up after a disaster – check for flooding Long Lake (spring 2011). Hang in there our neighbors, our hearts are with you.

But with news about flooding in our region, so comes rumors and questions. There’s a rampant rumor spreading that an imaginary lock has been put on the imaginary gate into the Adirondack Park. Just to clarify, there are not gates to the Adirondack Park, there are no toll booths and the blue line is a map demarcation and chances are you won’t actually see a blue line when crossing into the park (as far as I know)

Long Lake and Raquette Lake are here and open.

Long Lake Clouds

This weekend presents the 90 Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic sponsored by the Adirondack Watershed Alliance. Over 600 paddlers are registered. The race kicks of on Friday morning, September 9th in Old Forge.

Saturday the event takes off from Endion in Long Lake. Paddlers hit the course at 8:30am. Spectators are welcome to view the race from the Long Lake Town Bridge as they paddle north towards Tupper Lake. It’s a glorious sight to see these paddlers as they wend their way down the widening of the Raquette River. Organizer Brian McDonald anticipates with the volume of water in the lakes and rivers that it will be a record breaking race year.

Best small town moment of the week. Meeting two paddlers from Michigan stopping at the Long Lake Town Beach who saw event organizer Brian McDonnell picking up the big orange buoys (borrowed from the Adirondack Museum) from the Town of Long Lake – if anything this event is collaborative and partners from all across the North Country help out to welcome the paddlers to our region. The couple from Michigan stopped to say hi to Brian and report they had arrived from the west and they were looking forward to the race. We’re thrilled to be part of such a far–reaching event that invites folks from all over the country and the world to our beautiful region.

Also this weekend is the Adirondack Museum Rustic Furniture Fair. Enjoy the museum’s fantastic collection of artifacts and history, and the A.F. Tait exhibit. Step outside to experience a world class event not to be missed. Rustic Furniture makers from across the country descend on Blue Mt. Lake and the Adirondack Museum to showcase their work and sell it to guests. These artisans are exclusively selected and display their handcrafted rustic pieces on the museum campus.

If that’s not enough for you, check out Newcomb’s Teddy Roosevelt Weekend chock full of events galore celebrating the historic ride by Teddy Roosevelt from the heights of Mount Marcy to become President of the United States.

And don’t forget to make Long Lake your central location for dining and lodging. Long Lake is in a great central location to explore the Adirondacks and enjoy these events in area towns. Great restaurants, beautiful views, a lake, hey we even have an airport (okay, a seaplane base) but it’s an airport to us. Have your own seaplane? Fly in, or fly over to see the paddlers on the race to Saranac Lake!

Here comes the plane from the LL Airport

See you in Long Lake this weekend! We’re open in the Heart of the Adirondacks and the weather looks great!

1st Wave 2nd Day 90 Miler

The second day of the 90 Miler, Adirondack Canoe Classic, a three day paddle race stretching from Old Forge to Saranac Lake launched from Endion in Long Lake on September 11, 2010. The fog impeded the start for only a brief delay. Over 250 registered for the race and with 12 waves launching, the paddlers along with DEC spotter boats, Parks and Recreation Safety Boats, pit stop boats, and flotation devices and crisp sunny September morning headed north to “The Crusher” in Tupper Lake.

First Wave Travels North just having traveled under the Long Lake Bridge

Boats classes include: Open touring, solo guideboats, tandem guideboats, Voyageur Canoes, C-2, C-1, C-4. Women, men, families, kayakers, college students and even a crew from Barton and LaGuidice Engineering participated.

First Wave Thru Seward Mountains in the Background

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