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Dining Hours in Long Lake, NY & Raquette Lake, NY

Here’s a compilation of dining hours in Long Lake, NY.  

Adirondack Growl & Grub
(behind Hoss’s Country Corner)
8590 Newcomb Road (Building 5)
11am – 7pm Daily
Deli Sandwiches, Salads, Soups & Craft Beers
 
Adirondack Hotel
1245 Main Street
11am – 9pm Daily Lunch/Dinner
 
ADK Trading Post
Hot Panini Sandwiches, Soups,
Homemade Soups and Grilled Paninis.
Gluten Free Options
1601 Tupper Rd (1.71 mi) – North of Town (next to Liquor Store & Laundromat)
Long Lake, New York 12847
Hours 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Specials: Lobster Roll Friday’s
 
Cellar Restaurant & Pub
3 Kickerville Lane
Monday-Wednesday 
4:30 – 8:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday
4:30 – 9 pm
CLOSED SUNDAY!
Specials​:
Wednesdays- Clam Bake
Fridays-Fish Fry
Saturdays- Crab Cake Specials
 
Custard’s Last Stand
 
Long Lake Diner
1161 Main Street
Open Daily at 6:30 a.m. Serving Breakfast til 2 p.m., Lunch, Dinner til 9 p.m., & Late Night.
 
Long View Lodge
681 Deerland Road
Full-Service Bar & Restaurant
Summer Hours in Full Effect!
Sunday ~ Brunch Service ONLY 11  – 3 pm
Monday ~ Dinner  Service ONLY 4  – 9 PM
Tuesday – Thursday ~ Noon – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday ~ Noon – 10 pm
The bar is always open an hour after the kitchen closes!
 
The Park Long Lake
1133 Deerland Road (across from Hoss’s)
At the intersection of 30 and 28N
Mon – Sat 9-9
Sunday 9-5
Check our facebook page, for lots of fun stuff.
Coffee/Burgers/Beer/Wine/Ice Cream
 
 
Turner’s Pizza(Behind Hoss’s Country Corner)
8590 Newcomb Rd #3 (0.33 mi)
Long Lake, New York 12847
Wed – Friday 12pm – 9pm
Saturday 12pm – 10pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Raquette Lake Dining

Cruise & Dine on Raquette Lake. Click button for link to complete schedule for Raquette Lake Navigation Dining Cruises.

 

Raquette Lake Navigation Cruise Info

Raquette Lake Tap Room – Call 315-354-4581
Open Daily – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.  

 

Tony Harper’s Pizza & Clam Shack
Open Thursday – Sunday. More Info pending

Show Up Kids, Interactive Kids Comedy Show

Show Up Kids at the Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake NY

Interactive Family Comedy “Show Up, Kids!” Plays Adirondack Hotel July 11 at Noon

LONG LAKE, NY – Following critically acclaimed runs in NYC, Hollywood, and Edinburgh, Peter Michael Marino’s interactive “Show Up, Kids!” plays the Adirondack Hotel on July 11 at noon. This entirely unique, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids (and adults) to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong?

The event kicks off at noon with a Pizza Party Buffet featuring assorted pizzas, chicken fingers, juices and cookies. Performance starts at 12:15pm and runs for one hour. Reservations can be made by emailing adkhotel@frontiernet.net or by calling 518-624-4700.

★★★★★ “Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace, putting on a fantastic performance which my children were talking about long after the show.” – Backstage on the Fringe

“Fantastic fun! A one-man whirling dervish of energy, comic timing, physical agility, and out and out hilarity. The kids were absolutely mesmerized!” – The Front Row Center

“This show is not like any other show. Usually, the kids are just watching things happen, but here, kids are actually part of the show. Pete definitely has a superpower!”- Kids News NYC

★★★★ “Hilarious! Marino knows what kids find funny. A show of this caliber is an opportunity to show up for!” – The Wee Review

 

WHAT: Show Up, Kids!
WHO: By Peter Michael Marino & the kids, Directed by Michole Biancosino & the kids, Music by Michael Andrew
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11
WHERE: The Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Route 30N Long Lake, NY 12847-0355 HOW MUCH: $20 (Includes Pizza Party Buffet with assorted pizzas, chicken fingers, juices and cookies. Cash bar available for adults.)
TICKET RESERVATIONS: Email: adkhotel@frontiernet.net or call 518-624-4700
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
SHOW WEBSITE: www.showuptheshow.com/kids

Peter Michael Marino is a NYC-based teacher, writer, performer, and producer and is best known in the Adirondacks as the long-time, nutty host of Long Lake’s annual Bed Races and Polar Bear Plunge. Peter the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof “Late with Lance!” played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs’ “Nice T!ts,” Mark Demayo’s “20 & Out,” and Mark Giordano’s “Mad Man.” His production company credits include “David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet,” “David Mills: Shame!,” Charles’ “Moby Alpha,” and “Joe’s NYC Bar.” More info at: www.petermmarino.com

New Year’s Eve Happenings in Long Lake, NY ADKS

Lots to do in Long Lake on New Year’s Eve. Little Bus 518-524-3106
 
Plenty of dining options for those looking for a special night out with friends, family or a romantic New Year’s Eve Date. 
 
The Long View Lodge, The Adirondack Hotel and the Long Lake Diner are offering delicious dinners with menus boasting seafood, prime rib, champagne toasts, crab legs and so much more. 
 
 
Long View Lodge 
 
Adirondack Hotel New Years Eve Menu on Facebook 
 
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub Menu
 
If it’s dancing you are looking for we’ve got that too!
 
The Long View Lodge will have DJ Glen LaBlanc spinning tunes and the Adirondack Hotel will have Eric Peter strumming classic rock ‘n roll favorites. 
 
If the kids are looking for some fun, layer up and head out to Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena with sledding and skating.  There will be a free pizza party happening until all the food runs out.  Hours are 1pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm. 
 
And of course, the long standing tradition continues, the New Year’s Eve Little Bus will be on the road starting at 5pm.  Leave the car at home and leave the driving to Bruce.  Please call 518-524-3106 for the Little Bus. Phone will be on starting at 5pm.  The phone doesn’t have voice mail either, so just call until you reach Nadine, our friendly dispatcher. 
 
Happy New Year’s Everyone! 

Long Lake Bus 518-524-3106

New Years Eve/Polar Plunge Destination Weekend

December 26th – January 3rd, 2016

Sometimes you just want to do something adventurous, different, spontaneous, and get away from it all? Try this itinerary for a Destination Getaway Weekend that will go down in the books. We promise, it will! And the more friends you bring with you, the better!

Polar Plunge is the culmination of Destination New Years!

Polar Plunge is the culmination of Destination New Years!

Plan an early winter escape to the Adirondacks and make Long Lake your go to destination for lodging, dining and the spot to launch your Adirondack Winter Getaway. A variety of fun events and experiences are at your finger tips. Enjoy free ice skating, x-c skiing, sledding, Trivia Night, museums, movies, and fun New Years Eve Bashes at our area restaurants. Finish off your stay with the coldest, bone-chilling event of the year, the 4th Annual Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Dining
The Cellar will be hosting Trivia on 12/30. Always a fun and competitive event, join us for dinner and trivia and get schooled in unusual facts and fun. The Cellar Restaurant and Pub will be having their annual New Year’s Eve Dinner of filet mignon, lobster tails, Eric’s homemade desserts and more. Reservations are available for 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 pm. Click here for menu

The Cellar Restaurant & Pub
3 Kickerville Lane
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-5539

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub offers a menu for New Years Eve. Prime rib, stuffed lobster tails, Chicken French, Blackened Salmon, Fettucine Alfredo with choice of Shrimp, Chicken or Vegetable. All dinners include a choice of soup and dessert. Call 518.624.3941 to make reservations. Click here for more menu.

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
1161 Main STreet
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-3941

Dining & Lodging
On New Year’s Eve, December 31st The Adirondack Hotel will be open for lunch from 11am – 4pm and a special dinner menu in the main dining room. Menu to be announced. Dance your way to midnight with music kicking off at 9pm until after midnight.

Adirondack Hotel Long Lake, NY 12847 518-624-4700
adkhotel@frontiernet.net
www.adirondackhotel.com

The Adirondack Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in the Adirondacks offering beautiful rooms with panoramic views of Long Lake and the surrounding mountains. There is something for everyone, including an apartment, big enough to have a mini-family reunion.

The Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge awards and wrap-up party will be at the Adirondack Hotel on Saturday, January 2nd, approximately 2pm immediately following the plunge at the Long Lake Town Beach. Come on by for a hot toddy and great camaraderie after the Polar Plunge!

Lodging
Shamrock Motel and Cottages
Motel units, Efficiencies, or Cottages
1055 Deerland Road / POB 205
Long Lake, New York 12847
518 624 3861 (fax: 518 624 9803)
518.624.3861 | Visit Our Website: Shamrock Motel Website | E-mail: Email Us

Journey’s End Lodging will be open for bookings for Destination New Years 2016. Reservations for 3 nights at $500.
Journey’s End Lodging is now under new ownership.
Nancy Kranich and Jorge Schement, Proprietors
Property Location:
941 Deerland Rd.
Long Lake, NY 12847
journeysend@frontiernet.net
www.journeysendlodging.com
518-624-5381
732-985-1599
732-306-3535 (c)

Events & Attractions:

Trivia Night
Wednesday, December 30th, 7pm
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake

New Years Eve
Celebrate at our local establishments. Fine Dining, Live Music, and celebrations galore
Free Bus Service/Transportation 518-480-8846 starting at 5pm until last call

Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge
To Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
Registration Polar Plunge
Saturday, January 2, 2016, 1pm
Long Lake Town Beach
Teams and Individuals raise funds and win trophies for Most Funds Raised by Individual or Team, Best Costumes.
Hosted by MC Peter Michael Marino
Special thanks to the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department

Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge

Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena & Sledding Hill
518-624-3031
The Town of Long Lake offers free ice skating, hockey and sledding. Hours of operation during the holidays are 12pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm. Concessions, popcorn, hot chocolate and family fun. Plan a birthday party, or a hockey night with our ice rink attendant. Traveling to town and you forgot your skates? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty for guests to borrow. Enjoy skating at night under the canopy of the stars on our outdoor rink.

The Wild Center
Special Holiday Hours December 26th – 31st and January 2nd, 10am – 5pm
45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 518-359-7800
Do not miss amazing exhibits telling the story of the natural history of the Adirondacks. Live animals including otters and fish. Check out Planet Adirondack, an entire hall dedicated to the giant globe experience from a space-age view. The Panoramas Theater features screenings of Ride of the Mergansers and Wild Adirondacks. For more information about exhibits visit www.wildcenter.org

Ekaterina Gordeeva “From the Heart” Tribute Ice Show
Wednesday, December 30, 2016, 7pm
Lake Placid Olympic Arena
518-523-3330
On Wednesday, December 30th, 2015, 7:30pm figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva will present with fellow Olympic gold medal winning skaters Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Ilia Kulik and David Pelletier, silver medalist Paul Wylie and World Champion Yuka Sato. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the American Heart Association.

Affordable Skiing Options Stay in Long Lake – the ideal central locaiton to indulge in affordable skiing packages, ideal for families on a budget.

Ski Big Tupper – Tickets are $25

Ski Oak Mountain – Lift Tickets are under $25 and rentals are affordable too and they have tubing.
So spend one day at Big Tupper and One Day at Oak Mountain!

Plenty to do, see and explore. Stay in Long Lake, NY to maximize your stay. It’s the launching pad for your winter exploration and a great escape to the mountains.

For more information check us out at www.mylonglake.com or at www.facebook.com/mylonglake

Business Updates for Long Lake & Raquette Lake 2015 ADKS

Business Updates for Summer Season 2015.

Here’s what is happening in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake for the 2015 Summer Season!

Long Lake and Raquette Lake Businesses Gearing up for Summer 2015

Long Lake and Raquette Lake Businesses Gearing up for Summer 2015

Ali Babas Liquors at 1601 Tupper Road, Long Lake NY, 518-624-2020 is open and ready for all your vacation needs. Stop by and check out the fine selection of wines and liquors right in Long Lake, NY.

Chax Handmade Knives located at 385 North Point Road in Long Lake, 518-624-3889 http://www.chaxknives.com in the summer and fall will be re-opening his Long Lake shop in mid-June. Chase travels back and forth between Long Lake and Hamilton NY almost weekly and can send pictures of his handmade knife inventory anywhere and arrange a meeting at a convenient location, bringing a few knives of interest with him.

chase.chaxknives@frontiernet.net

This nomad-like existence can be filed under “What we will do to be near our Grandchildren.”

Hours, Monday – Saturday 12pm to 8pm, Sunday 1pm – 8pm

Donnelly’s Sunset Point located at 987 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-6551

Michelle and Tom are excited to report that as of May 7, 2015 they are open for the season and everyone should check out their new website www.donnellyssunsetpoint.com featuring images of the cottages, maps and info about their property.

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, 3 Kickerville Lane, Long Lake NY, 518-624-5539
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub Website
Open 7 Days starting May 6th, serving Dinner 4:30pm – 8pm.
Stop in to see the new carpet, a fresh coat of paint and lots of fun, new decor. Big screen tv, lotto, pool table (after dinner hours) and juke box! We open daily at 4:30 for dinner. Stop and see the refreshed look and enjoy a tasty meal from our menu!

The Shamrock Motel & Cottages located at 1055 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847
www.shamrockmotellonglake.com 518-624-3861
Property owners Tim and Beate have been working hard since last fall on several projects. Look for some units with remodeled bathrooms and new plumbing, new sliding glass doors in the efficiencies, new queen beds in some motel units and new double beds in others. A beautiful new deck on the Lake House. New dining tables and dining bar in cottages 4 & 5. Look for five new 32 inch flat screen tv’s in a few of the units, 5 charcoal grills and 3 new recliners and fresh paint throughout each motel unit and many cottages!

Journey’s End Cottages and Lake House located at 941 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847 www.journeysendlodging.com 518-624-5381 offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom modern, well-maintained accommodations with canoes and kayaks on the west shore of beautiful Long Lake in the Adirondacks. Beautiful sunsets at this perfect summertime vacation spot for you and your family. UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP!

The ADK Trading Post located at 1601 Tupper Road, Long Lake, NY 12847 518-624-2357 www.adktradingpost.com is excited to announce the return of Lobster Rolls on Friday, May 22nd just in time for the kick off to the summer season Memorial Day weekend. Stop by and pick up camping items, fishing lures, groceries and terrific gift items featuring Long Lake and Lake Eaton. There’s something for everyone. If it’s in stock, they’ve got it!

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub at 1161 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 518 624-3941 announcing the deck is open and the summer dinner menu features Gluten Free Pizza and a Children’s Dinner Menu. Find them on Facebook.

Helms Aeroservice and Seaplane Rides in downtown Long Lake next to the Long Lake Town Beach is open for the season. Call 518-624-3931 to book your flight today!

Hoss’s Country Corner, 1142 Main Street www.hossscountrycorner.com has brand new inventory including handmade Amish Baskets, new sweatshirts and t-shirts, bait and DEC licenses.

Kickerville Mobil, 1383 Tupper Road, 518-624-2178 is excited to announce they will have weekly specials this summer.

Northern Borne, 518-624-3271 located in downtown Long Lake will will be opening Memorial Day weekend. Full service grocery store.

Raquette River Outfitters across from the Town Beach at 518-624-2360 will be opening Memorial Day Weekend. The shop will be expanding and include lighter weight options in their large rental fleet.

Wide River Antiques, located in downtown Long Lake near the Town Dock will be open at the end of June. Look for an amazing array and collectibles and new merchandise to browse.

The Adirondack Hotel at 1235 Main Street, 518-624-4700, www.adirondackhotel.com has a new summer menu premiering Memorial Day Weekend and BBQ on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s.

Gillis Realty, Inc. has a newly designed website that is very mobile friendly and easy to navigate www.gillisrealty.com As new data or pictures are entered on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), it is directly fed to the Gillis Realty website, making our website always current and up to date. Please see www.gillisrealty.com for residential, commercial, land and vacation listings or drop by our office located across from the Town Beach. Facebook us at Gillis Realty Inc. !

In Raquette Lake

Great Camp Sagamore announces the launch of a new website. It is up and running and content will be added over time. Check it out at Great Camp Sagamore Great Camp Sagamore is also offering Central Adirondack business discount coupons for Sagamore tours and events. They will offer your guests $2 off of our award winning tours with children under 12 free. Each business that takes a bundle of tickets will also receive 4 complimentary tour tickets for use by your staff or family.

Raquette Lake Navigation, www.raquettelakenavigation.com 315-354-5532 announces that there will be a mobile friendly conversion of their website launching Memorial Day Weekend. The WW Durant also boasts a new 30 KW Catepillar generator installed plus new carpeting . Look for unqiue events including the Mitch Frasier Music Cruise on Sat June 6 3-5 pm, two for one luncheon cruise Sat June 6 11-1 and the Father’s Day Prime Rib Buffet 5:30-8 June 21. All fathers $5 off. Daily cruising launches June 27 through September 6

Bernice Ende, the Long Lady Rider in Long Lake

Bernice Ende is midway through an 8000 mile, two and a half year international horseback ride from Montana, through New York State, the Adirondacks, including Long Lake and she is on her way north to Ogdensburg where she will have the horses vetted for clearance to start her journey across Canada and eventually to the Pacific Coast.

I catch up with Bernice as she arrives in downtown Long Lake.  We communicated in February about her visit, but she doesn't travel with cell phone or computer, so it was anyone's guess when she'd get here.

I catch up with Bernice as she arrives in downtown Long Lake. We communicated in February about her visit, but she doesn’t travel with cell phone or computer, so it was anyone’s guess when she’d get here.

This Lady Long Rider travels with two horses, Essie Pearl, a 15 year old Norwegian Fjord mare and Montana Spirit a 7 year old Norwegian Fjord, Percheron mare. She traveled into Long Lake on Monday, April 13th after wintering in Fort Edward and making overnight pit stops in North Creek and Minerva. She started traveling after the winter weather started to recede. She is traveling slowly, easing back into her routine having taken a few months off during the winter season. She anticipates traveling about 20 miles a day and picking up her pace as she regains her momentum and overall riding stamina. She’s looking forward to arriving in Ogdensburg by the end of this week for a veterinarian check, vaccines and paperwork so the horses will be welcome into Canada. She aims to be crossing the Canadian Rockies by August.

Bernice visits with Long Lake resident Greg Foster.  They met in 2014 as Bernice was traveling through the southern Adirondacks in the summer time.

Bernice visits with Long Lake resident Greg Foster. They met in 2014 as Bernice was traveling through the southern Adirondacks in the summer time.

This 8000 mile ride will connect her coast to coast and she’s not sure it’s ever been done before. She travels without cell phone or computer and often relies on the kindness and generosity of strangers as she travels, whether its hauling her gear to her next overnight location, or providing hay and feed until she moves further on. Bernice started her long-riding in 2005 and has been hooked ever since, logging in over 25,000 miles total.

Norwegian Fjord mare Essie enjoying some recently uncovered grass near Helms Aero Service

Norwegian Fjord mare Essie enjoying some recently uncovered grass near Helms Aero Service

She’s a spirited woman, with tons of enthusiasm, curiosity and energy. She started the trek in 2014 to celebrate 100 years of women’s voting rights in Montana. She’s truly enjoyed the hospitality and friendliness of the Adirondacks and hopes to return.

To find out more about Bernice Ende and her travels see her website at www.endeofthetrail.com

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4th of July Bed Races

Snow may still be on the ground, but plans are already underway for the 2014 Bed Race competition. Now having been in full rotation for the last five years, organizers are hoping for a record turnout of beds as the 4th of July falls on a Friday.

Bed-Races

Here’s a look at a highlight reel just released by the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Mobile Friendly Video Link

“Last year we had three beds arrive at the last minute and they were ready to race. Only problem was we only had two slots available.” The race organizers ask that anyone planning on participating the races contact the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department well in advance to secure their spot. It helps plan for the set up, brackets and even the scripted material for MC Peter-Michael Marino to call the races. “He adds a sense of comedy, timing, storytelling and hilarity to the event. He stops cars and interviews passers by. He’s been visiting Long Lake for over 25 years and knows visitors are looking for an entertaining race.”

Adirondack Hors D’Oeuvres Tour Results Long Lake

Participants in the 2012 Hors D'Oeuvres Tour Long Lake

On Thursday, February 16, 2012 the Town of Long Lake opened it’s doors for a special evening out celebrating the Chef’s of Long Lake.

Four year-round restaurants in Long Lake, NY located in the Central Adirondacks were charged with creating three appetizers which could be from their current menu or created especially for the event. Each guest was served exactly the same appetizer selections and voted on a scale of 1-7 using criteria including: presentation, uniqueness, combination of flavors, pleasing to the palate and originality. Voters were asked to try not to be swayed by personal taste and to consider if the food is well prepared, cooked properly and tasty. Awards are given out to each restaurant recognizing the best appetizer for each location.

Over 40 judges were shuttled around Long Lake starting at 6pm and were home by 10:30pm to try 12 different appetizers. Guests hailed from Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Newcomb, Syracuse, Columbia County and Long Lake. Everyone carefully critiqued and commented on the food served, the most common comment, “I wish I had more room!”

With 100% participation from our four year-round dinner service venues the 3rd Long Lake Hors D’oeuvres tour was a complete success. Participants raved: “Good, wow, comfort of home taste, tender and lovely, could make a meal out of this one.”

BEST INDIVIDUAL APPETIZERS FOR EACH RESTAURANT

Smoked Tilapia
Smoked in house and baked on homemade baguette, cabot cheddar, then topped with horseradish aioli
Quackenbush’s Long View Lodge
Guest from Quackenbush’s raved about their Smoked Tilapia “Really good, wouldn’t change a thing!”

Coffee & Cardamom Braised Pork
Basil-Chevre Cheesecake
The Adirondack Hotel

The Adirondack Hotel’s Coffee & Cardomom Braised Pork elicited reactions “sexy,” “good choice, unique combo” to “ambitious”

Shrimp Ceviche with Fried Wonton
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub

On The Cellar’s Shrimp Ceviche, “Loved the presentation, appearance was perfect, light and delicious”

Shrimp Alexander
Long Lake Diner and Owl’s Head Pub

The Long Lake Diner’s Shrimp Alexander prevailed with “delightful, delicious and lovely and perfect” to “very nice, loved the spices and the white sauce excellent, love the garlic”

Congratulations to all the participating venues for a wonderful evening of gastronomy. The inspired and innovative appetizers surprised and delighted. From bold combinations, thoughtful and bright presentations, original menu selections and great customer service, the evening was a successful celebration featuring A Taste of Long Lake. Thank you to all our restaurants and chefs for sharing a wonderful evening with our guests!

Frank and Lorraine Pine at Quackenbush's Long View Wilderness Lodge

Appetizers Served

Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge
Serving Dinner
518.624.2862

Braised Beef – Served with red skin gratin, red wine sauce and homemade brioche

Smoked Tilapia – Smoked in house and baked on homemade baguette, cabot cheddar, then topped with horseradish aioli

Grilled Chicken Tortellini – Handmade tortellini stuffed with grilled chicken and sund-dried tomato presto. Tossed in vodka sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
Serving Breakfast and Dinner
518.624.5539

Pulled Pork with Cornbread Pancake
Shrimp Ceviche with Fried Wonton
Chicken Skewer with sweet and sour sauce

The Adirondack Hotel
Serving Lunch and Dinner
518.624.4700
Candied House-Smoked Whisky Salmon with Peppered Apple Bread Pudding
Ginger-Guinness Reduction

Coffee & Cardamom Braised Pork
Basil-Chevre Cheesecake

Chocolate Covered Applewood Smoked Bacon
Savory Malasadas (Portuguese Donuts)
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Filling

The Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub – Open for Breakfast & Dinner
518.624.3941
Shrimp Alexander Shrimp wrapped with prosciutto, ham & feta served w/a butter and garlic sauce
Bourbon Tenderloin – Tenderloin with bourbon glazed onions w/fontana cheese
Debbie’s Delight – Sauteed onion, mushroom, zucchini, squash, eggplant in a sesame oil. Finish with a sweet & sour & pepper sauce

Two Groups Exchange Food Notes at the Cellar Restaurant and Pub

Out of Town Guests Mingle anticipating their plates

The Adk Hotel Shined with Savory, Soft, Sweet and Crunchy

The Long Lake Diner offered great variety with a sherbet palate cleanser. Nice Touch commented the guests!

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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Beyond Flood Relief – A Long Lake Tradition

Near the Long Lake Town Bridge on Route 30, overlooking a widening of the Raquette River, one will discover the Adirondack Hotel with one of the premier locations in the Adirondack North Country with a spectacular view of the high peaks at the far end of the lake.

The original Adirondack Hotel, Kellogg’s Lake House, opened in the 1860’s, only to burn in 1898. The current structure dates, in part from 1899. The hotel has a rich history. Famous people who have visited the Adirondack Hotel include Helen Keller, Ann Sullivan, Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger. Albert Einstein put guests up at the hotel. Yankee legend Mickey Mantle stayed there. An unverified local legend contents that Theodore Roosevelt once joined a mysterious woman for breakfast there.

The Hotel Adirondack was touted in 1923 as offering “excellent rooms, light, airy and attractively furnished. Meals were pronounced universally good, with first class service.
There were modern accommodations for 75 persons from $25 per week.”

In 1990 Carol and Art Young took over the reins. The first five years was a struggle to correct the infrastructure to make it safe and usable. It required investment in re-wiring the hotel and re-doing the septic to modern day safety standards.

It was very difficult to procure financing, in fact, they had a private mortgage with the seller because the banks wouldn’t talk to the owners. After obtaining two loans from local New York State, Adirondack agencies, and establishing excellent credit the banks were willing to talk. Once the banking relationships were established, getting a loan was not a problem.

Carol and Carmine Inserra now operate the hotel which is one of the top ten employers in Hamilton County with 36 staff in the summer and 12 year round staff.

Making it through the winter is very difficult financially. In 2010 it was particularly hard as food costs increased by 20%, less people visited, fuel costs increased significantly and skyrocking costs of insurance, payroll taxes, workman’s compensation and disability insurance added to the tab.

But these issues are not Carol and Carmine’s alone. There are several year-round hospitality businesses, lodging and dining operating in Long Lake and every single one feels the pinch of the economy which makes suffering the loss from a flood even more devastating and impactful on the Adirondack community as a whole. Keene Valley and Ausable, NY post-Irene are no exceptions to this rule.

Why the Hotel? Why now? Why raise the money? Because if the hotel closes, the town loses its heart and it’s center. It loses 12 year round jobs which multiply into dollars in the community and children for our school. Closing businesses now? We’re just getting started! We need all the beds we can get!

Photo by Pat O'Brien


In April, 2011, The 100 Year Flood occurred. The flooding had a disastrous impact on the hotel. It was closed for 10 days. Both boilers were destroyed and needed to be replaced. The cellar was flooded and boilers were ruined. Luckily friendly neighbors stepped up. The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, only just recovering from a flood in March, offered the use of their coolers and freezers. The Army National Guard and Long Lake’s Fire Department provided pumps to help clear the cellar of water. The pumps were finally turned off at the end of May. There was mandated flood insurance, with a $50,000 deductible, but the criteria determined by the insurance company did not meet the requisite deductible and the Adirondack Hotel was liable for all damages incurred. Damage to the driveway, kitchen floor, veranda, loss of business was not eligible for coverage. Total damage including loss of business amounted to $130,000.

The Adirondack Hotel Flood Benefit is a chance to re-coup the loss and infuse capital into a part of Long Lake’s history to keep the doors open.

Carol Inserra believes that part of reason hotel is successful (operating since 1860s) is because the community loves it and understands its place in the history and its importance in relation to the viability of the town. When pressed why she stays in business, Carol’s response, “I love it!”

On Saturday, September 24th from 2pm to 2am, approximately 25 Adirondack Hotel staffers will be working gratis donating their time and Saturday shifts to benefit the hotel and raise money for this effort.

There will be a silent auction featuring original artwork, watercolor painting, photographs by Jim Swedburg and Pat Sullivan. Bid on beautiful handmade purses and jewelry and original artwork by Louisa Woodworth. Pagel’s has donated a fruit basket, the Adirondack Museum has donated tickets and the Olympic Regional Development Agency in Lake Placid has donated a two night stay a condo in Lake Placid.

There will be a variety of Flood Relief t-shirts on sale as well as painted pint glasses.

The menu includes Kilcoyne Burgers (donated by Kilcoyne Farms), Hot Dogs, Sausage, Peppers and Onions, Baked Beans, Potato Salad and Chips. The regular kitchen will not be open for dining service on Saturday. Tickets are $30 a person and $50 a couple. Rooms are all sold out for Friday and Saturday night. Please check mylonglake.com for lodging information and hot deals.

There will be live music all day both inside and outside during the event. Musicians include: Singer Guitarist Peter Vroman, Jay Lamica and his band, The Jay Walken Band, The Fat River Kings (Steve Signell, Brian Beaudin, Jason Hall), The Dark Marbles (Yod Crewsy,Tony and Deb Stuppiello, from Brooklyn, NY and Eric Peter) Rocky and the Moose Knuckles (Rocky Petrocelli, John DonVito, Dave and Mike Stockman,with Eric Peter,) John Wyle, Terry Chaiken and the Nerney Brothers.

Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. All proceeds to benefit the Adirondack Hotel Flood relief which suffered over $130,000 in damages and none of it was covered by Flood Insurance or FEMA. Keep the doors of the oldest hotel in the Adirondacks OPEN. Call 518-624-4700 for tickets.

The entire event was organized by concerned staffers and former employees of the Adirondack Hotel whose mission is to keep the doors open and their jobs.

The Town of Long Lake appreciates the rich history of the hotel and all the historical lodging facilities we have to offer on our shores. The fabric of Long Lake relies upon it’s hospitality business, not only has the Adirondack Hotel been in business for over a century, other lodgings including the Shamrock Motel & Cottages has been family owned and operated since 1928, Green Harbor Motel & Cottages has been in operation, first as a logging company dormitory and a then destination for over 80 years. Other long time lodgings open and operating on the shores of Long Lake include: Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge, Sandy Point Motel and Cottages, Water’s Edge Cottages, Donnelly’s Sunset Point, Journey’s End Cottages and Motel Long Lake. Join our vibrant lodging family and make Long Lake a destination on your next vacation. We are open all year long.

Other restaurants in Long Lake include, The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, the Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub, the Cyber Creek Café, Hoss’s Country Coner, Flavor, Kickerville Mobil and Quackenbush’s Long View Lodge.

SOURCES

Adirondack Eats
Restaurant Guide
By Matt DeLaMater and Molly Irvine

History of Hamilton County
By Ted Aber and Stella King

The Schenectady Gazette
Long Lake Hotel guests step back into 1900s Adirondacks
July 31, 2005
The Tupper Lake Free Press
The Bridges Over Long Lake
By Thomas T. Bissell

Long Lake Archives
Town of Long Lake

Bob Lucci
Carol Young
Tom Bissell

Long Lake