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Boreas Ponds

Adirondack Winterscapes from the Boreas Ponds in North Hudson NY

written by Stephen J. Lemieux

 

 

Skiing Boreas Ponds

Travelogue:  January 31, 2021.

I did a cross country ski trek approximately fifteen (15) miles round trip to finally get the ADK scenery that I couldn’t get last year when I did this ski.

The Gulf Brook Road to and from the ponds is roughly eighty (80) percent UPHILL skiing. I went this past Sunday (1/31/21) and it was very cold to start up gradually warmed up…slightly.


The very first parking lot as you turn on the Gulf Brook Road entrance from the Blue Ridge Road is plowed and open. There is a good size snowbank you must tromp over and work around the yellow swing gate to get to the sign-in register. After that, it is all hard skiing as the road is not groomed or maintained.

That Sunday, I experienced low temperatures ranged from -1 to 5 degrees, especially in the shade. However, as the sun came out and sustained without a cloud in the sky, the temps ranged from 20 to 25 degrees which helped immensely! The clouds came in as I got closer to my car so I was very thankful.

All weather situations are different, so be prepared regardless and bring water or sports drinks in bottles that can slosh or move in a backpack. Do not bring a Camelback with a hose line as I did before on my first trip last year, or it WILL freeze up.


I am still recovering as my legs feel like jello still but it was well worth it from last year as I said. That year, I got to the ponds after it being very windy and downright cold, I couldn’t get the views I got this year.

 

Written by Stephen J. Lemieux from Adirondack Aerial & Ground Imagery. Used with permission. Originally published on Facebook on February 2, 2021. 

 

Link to NYS DEC Winter Safety Information

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112826.html

Boreas Pond Map

Stephen has been sharing his photography and adventures with the Town of Long Lake through his active instagram and Facebook pages.   

He can be reached at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.j.lemieux

Boreas Ponds photo

Long Lake Raquette Lake Foliage Report 9/30/2020

Reports from the area report near complete change and to just past peak conditions with bright shades of red mixed in with oranges and yellows. Wind and rain have brought many leaves down, but it’s not over yet. 

We had some incredible color over the weekend. When we say it’s “transitioning fast” we had no idea how fast, but fast and glorious it was.  But don’t fret, there is still time to catch some amazing, dramatic light, color and views this upcoming week.  

The recent weather has ranged from humid, warm, balmy, to a night or two of frost which elevated the leaves into speedy and vibrant color change.  With these colder overnight temps, warm days and a drought we got some outstanding colors this past weekend with more to come.  

Yes we’ve had some rain and wind, so we do have foliage already falling at a rapid clip, but there are more leaves to be seen!

With that said, … it’s not over!  There are still trees yet to turn. We have bold yellows and oranges still to emerge and some stubborn maples just changing over now, having held on to their green for oh that much longer.  

There is still time to catch the beauty of it all this upcoming weekend.  With colder temps, and sunshine predicted, layer up in your best woodsy fashion gear and start exploring! 

Weekend Weather Outlookr:

Friday 10/02
50% / 0.11 in
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High near 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Saturday 10/03
20% / 0 in
Considerable cloudiness. High 52F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph

Sunday 10/04
20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

 

Things to Do While Staying in Long Lake

1. Visit Buttermilk Falls just outside of Long Lake on North Point Road. 
2. Saturday, October 3rd, Octo-BEAR-Fest at Hoss’s Country Corner, Cancer Fundraiser. Vendors, Food sold, live music.
3. Custards Last Stand Ice Cream
4. Friday Lobster Roll at the ADK Trading Post
5. Drink and Dinner specials from the Long View, Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner and The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
6. Visit the Wild Center in Tupper Lake
7. Visit Hoss’s Country Corner and see the tree growing in the store.
8. Group photos at the Long Lake Town Beach
9. Drive down Sabattis Road and North Point Road for back roads.
10. Go HIKING!  Coney Mountain, Sargents Ponds, Castle Rock, Ferds Bog, Death Brook Falls, Sagamore Lake, Mt. Sabattis click here for more hiking info
11. Visit Raquette Lake Village and take a step back in time. 

 

Please note:  All local busineses require masks inside and all social distancing protocols and safety plans are enacted at all area lodgings, dining, and retail establishments. Plenty of activities to do outside, just layer up and if you forget something, pop into Hoss’s or Northern Borne for some additional gear. 

 

2020 Beach Hours End of Summer

The Long Lake Town Beach has adjusted hours thru Labor Day Weekend. We have sent some of our staff back to college and we wish them all well! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Lillian, Jack, Sydney, Jenna, Emma, Samantha & Lucy for their hard work this season!


Beach hours until the end of the season are as follows:
Monday, August 24 10am – 4pm
Tues/Wed – Closed -due to on-line college classes!
Thursday 8/27 10am – 2pm
Friday 8/28 10am – 4pm
Saturday 8/29 10-4
Sun 8/30 10-4
Mon 8/31 10-4
Tues/Wed Closed
Thurs 9/3 10-2
Friday 9/4 10-4
Sat 9/5 10-4pm
Sun 9/6 – Last Day of Season 10pm – 4pm

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

 

ADKS Enters Phase 3 of Re-opening

Long Lake Welcome Sign

 

The North Country Region of New York State entered Phase Three of reopening on Friday, June 12, 2020. The community is  excited for local restaurants to be opening for dine-in service in addition to continued take out offerings. We welcome everyone back to the table! Our businesses have worked diligently to prepare safety plans, and space out their tables inside and provide outdoor dining and take out windows.

 

Restaurants must limit indoor capacity to no more than 50% of maximum occupancy, not counting employees. Outdoor capacity must be limited to the number of tables that can be safely and appropriately arranged, such that tables are a minimum of 6 feet away from each other.

 

They have rearranged and recalibrated throughout these last few months and we waited patiently for re-opening plans and guidelines. Our scenery and views remain the same and our community spirit remains level best. Join us. Please wear your masks and distance yourself six feet apart when possible and be ready for some changes. It’s always an evolution and work in progress. Long Lake has been in the hospitality business since the 1850s, we will figure this all out. 

Both The Cellar and Long Lake Diner offering indoor seating, continued take-out as of Friday June 12.

The historic Adirondack Hotel resumes indoor dining and reservations for hotel rooms starting on Monday, June 15th.

The Adirondack Growl & Grub will be open with take-out growlers and food on weekends only, with no indoor seating.  

The Park in Long Lake currently offers outdoor seating. 

The ADK Trading Post has outdoor picnic table seating.

 

 

The Raquette Lake Tap Room

The Tap Room is still doing take-out only for the time-being. We’re small and have a hard time meeting the social distancing requirements and other mandates set forth in phase 3 . However, you can get your food and drinks to-go, and enjoy them at one of the picnic tables across the way in the field.

The hotel is now open, with a safety cushion of 2 days vacancy and thorough sanitation between room rentals. As always, we’re very grateful for our customers support and looking forward to seeing everyone! 315-354-4581

 

Look for more announcements in our stories for our other business announcements. Coming soon! @theparkll @adktradingpost @thecellarrestaurantll

#eatlocal #shoplocal #belocal #mylonglake #longlakeny#raquettelake #raquette #rlny #llny #adks #adirondacks #reopening#iloveny @iloveny @ Long Lake, New York

Many Long Lake & Raquette Lake Motels, Hotels, Cottages, Cabins & Rentals are open
 
As you prepare to come for vacation, remember capacity limits are in place and masks are required in areas where social distancing is not possible.  Check with your accommodation about their new policies. Many things may be different this year.
 
Housekeeping, check-in and other aspects maybe be altered to accommodate social distancing and heightened sanitation practices.  It is everyone’s goal to keep you and our community safe.

Hamilton County — along with the rest of the Adirondacks — is currently in Phase 3 of reopening.

What is currently open:
Lodging properties 
Retail shops

Restaurants
Restaurants are now offering indoor, outdoor dining, and takeout. Please be sure to check with the specific restaurant to confirm their specific offerings.*

Hair salons  

Public beaches – The Long Lake Public Beach slated for tentative re-opening June 17th* (subject to change without notice)  with new safety measures in place due to NYSDOH Covid-19 Safety protocols, this include reduced capacity for bathers, limited dock capacity and cloth face-coverings required for anyone less than 6 feet apart while on the sand/beach area.  Groups will be spaced out 10 feet apart, Limit max group size of 10.  But other than that, we promise, you will have fun! 

Playgrounds
Construction, landscaping, and agriculture
Administrative and professional services
Real estate offices, including vacation rental offices

Mt. Sabattis Tennis Courts & Basketball Courts are open to the public.  

PickleBall – there are PICKLE BALL lines painted on one of the courts at the Mt. Sabattis Tennis Courts – be sure to check it out. Please provide your own equipment.  

Courts are free and available on a first come first served basis! 

With safety protocols in place, including contact tracing, some businesses have themometers ready to go to check on employees and delivery drivers as they come through the door to ensure that everyone is healthy and feeling good before starting work for the day.

Northern Borne Store is open for groceries

Long Lake Post Office

The Long Lake Post Office is looking different with a barrier between customers and our Post Mistress, Kim.  

June 2020 Open Dining & Retail Businesses
Long Lake NY
 
Adirondack Growl & Grub 
518-624-2816
Food & growlers to go
Open Weekends
8590 Newcomb Rd Bldg 5
Long Lake, New York
 
ADK Trading Post
1601 Tupper Road
Long Lake, NY
518-624-2357
Curbside Groceries, paninis, Friday Lobster Rolls
Take out window
Outdoor dining available
Open Wed – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Adktradingpost@gmail.com
www.adktradingpost.com
 
Adirondack Hotel
1245 Main Street
Long Lake, NY
Open 12pm – 8pm Daily
Open for Dine-in & Hotel Rooms June 15th
Take-out & dine on the decks
 
Ali Babas Liquors
1601 Tupper Road
Long Lake, NY
Wine, Liquor, Wood & Ice
Call 518-955-4451 for special orders & delivery
 
Hoss’s Country Corner
1142 Main Street
Long Lake, NY 12847
Curbside groceries, camping & fishing supplies, beer, gifts, souvenirs, clothing
9-4 Mon – Tues
9-5 Wed – Sat
10-4 Sunday
Call or email us for additional info about call ahead provisioning for scheduled no-contact pick up as well.
518-624-2481
info@hccll.com
 
Northern Borne
1236 Main Street
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-3271
Full-service grocery store
Gifts, T-shirts, Camping Supplies
Open Daily 9am – 6pm

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
3 Kickerville Lane
Long Lake, NY 12847
Wed – Saturday 4pm – 8pm
Take-out/Indoor Dining & Delivery
518-624-5539
http://www.thecellarlonglake.com

 
The Park 
Thurs – Sat 12-8
Sunday 12-6
Grilled Park Burgers, Whole Bird Fried Chicken Dinner’s togo with all the fixin’s.
Coffee, Espresso, Ice Cream, Beer & Wine to-go or outdoor dining
1133 Deerland Road
Long Lake, New York
Call (518) 323-6105

The Long Lake Diner
1161 Main Street
Long Lake, NY
https://longlakediner.com
Open for Take-out and now Dine In!
Outdoor dining available on the deck
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner available
Open Friday’s, Saturday, Sunday’s
Hours subject to change without notice
518-624-3941
 
 
Turner’s Pizza
Fresh homemade pizza
Take out window
Open Friday’s and Saturday’s at 4pm
8590 Newcomb Rd #3 (0.05 mi)
Long Lake, New York 12847
518-304-7342
 
Raquette Lake Tap Room
Open Daily for Take-out
315-354-4581
Mon – Saturday Serving Breakfast 7am-10:30am/11am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm
 
 
 

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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In the News January 2020

Long Lake/Raquette Lake In the News.
 
Long Lake and Raquette Lake receive mentions in local and national media.  Here’s a wrap up of links of where you can find the most updated info from this past week of January 2020.


Black Bear, a movie directed by Lawrence Michael Levine, was shot in Long Lake, NY in the summer of 2019 and it made its Sundance Premiere on January 24, 2020.  Here are some links about the production and interviews with actress Aubrey Plaza, known for her role April Ludgate, the deadpan and apathetic intern from “Parks and Recreation” that served as the actress’ breakout role.
 
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/aubrey-plaza-black-bear-grumpy-cat-judy-spirit-awards-1203478472/
 
https://www.indiewire.com/2020/01/black-bear-review-christopher-abbott-aubrey-plaza-lawrence-michael-levine-1202205503/
 
https://ew.com/movie-reviews/2020/01/24/aubrey-plaza-black-bear-sundance/
 
In other news, Long Lake was mentioned in the Adirondack Explorer as it promotes a recent video produced by Crafting A Brand in September and October 2019 promoting Long Lake and Raquette Lake.


 
https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/long-lake-lures-tourists-with-drones-eye-view
 
Raquette Lake was mighty cold, but doesn’t boast a record. Mentioned in the Post Star.
 
https://poststar.com/news/local/mighty-cold-but-no-record/article_48c8d97a-4a7f-5961-b7e4-e1de91569419.html
 
Sandra Scott writes of a family trip to Nicaragua and mentions fishing and Raquette Lake.  
 
https://oswegocountytoday.com/sandra-scott-travels-for-a-great-vacation-rent-a-house/entertainment/sandra-scott-travels/
 
 
The Long Lake Winter Carnival and wrap up is featured in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.


 
https://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2020/01/lots-of-smiles-at-long-lake-winter-carnival/
 
 
 
 
 

Black Friday

Black Friday Sales Local Merchants!

Black Friday and beyond. Shop our local merchants in Long Lake & Raquette Lake. Great gift ideas that make a difference include purchasing gift certificates from your favorite place too!  Take a peek and get some inspiration.  Spending in your two favorite towns helps keep the lights on year-round!  And talk about amazingly unique gift ideas!  Don’t miss out! 

Book a winter getaway in Long Lake.  Donnelly’s Sunset Point now offering a spectacular lake side home with plenty of room.  Thinking about a family reunion, or a girls weekend!  Check out this lodging.  Unsurpassed, amazing views of Long Lake! 

You won’t Believe Your Eyes! Drone Video of Long Lake and Raquette Lake!

Feeling Long Lakey? Our “brand” is quintessential small town meets the great outdoors of the Adirondacks, a tapestry of public and private land, a one-of a kind six million acre protected park in the Northeastern United States of upstate New York. Long Lake and Raquette Lake, as a destination, invite visitors to have a transformative, restorative outdoor recreational experience. Whether it’s a gentle, quiet walk in the woods, paddling on a calm lake, soaring in the skies in a seaplane or reconnecting with the forest, a visit to our communities will infuse the visitor with a fresh perspective and rejuvenate the soul.

Find the feeling!

As featured in the The Travel Video Alliance’s Spotlight newsletter. Check it out! Link to Long Lake Spotlight

11 Long Lake and Raquette Lake Facebook Pages You Need to Follow Now!

When The Cellar Restaurant says they are offering Steak Specials… run, don’t walk!  Get there.  Known for their great menu selection all season long, their specials are definitely not to be missed.  The Cellar is located where Kickerville Road and NYS Route 30 aka The Tupper Road intersect.  Expanded seating in the dining room, large groups, families, date night, plenty of options available.  Looking for take-out, their menu includes yummy pizzas, moons, shaved steak sandwich, salads and more!  

 

Move over Betheny Frankel.. we have the real deal in Raquette Lake!  Rachel Pohl has created a sensational Bloody Mary Elixir.  A true Adirondack Entrepreneur, when Rachel isn’t on the W.W. Durant updating and renovating, she’s out on the road delivering a great mixer for cocktails.  Great for gifts, Sunday Brunches and should just be a staple mixer in your hosting bag of tricks.  This is a small business that continues to thrive and grow and find new ways to deliver big taste for New York State.  Check it out and follow her page!  More adventures  to come!  

 

Looking for that perfect gift for someone who has everything?  Look no further than Chax Knives.  Chase Axin has his seasonal shop in Long Lake, NY on North Point Road.  Stop in on your way to gorgeous Buttermilk Falls. Chase produces handmade knives that last a lifetime. As he says… email works great, cell phone at his place.. not so great!  Just remember, you’re in the Adirondacks, exploring our cool shops and local merchants is half the fun! 

Never fear.. just because this post is from 2017… it’s ok.. Mary Jo is getting ready as we speak for the summer season.. let her know you saw her FB page on this blog post and ask her to update something new! Aiming to open at the end of June which is right around the corner.  She will have shakes, floats, sundaes and in one of the coolest spots in the Adirondacks known for its unique architecture having received the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Preservation Award in 2003.  

Wellness is in Long Lake.  Looking for new ways to untangle and unwind contact our local wellness coach, and teacher.  You have to make an appointment in advance, so check out her page, follow it and schedule an appointment today.  Explore new ways to improve your wellness. Unwinding in the Adirondacks, it is what its all about! 

 

Sign up and follow the Long Lake Fish & Game Club.  Sponsoring Fishing Derbies, Hosting events at the range, the Black Bear Championship, the August Trap Shoot and so much more!  Follow this page for all the news! 

Wellness continues.  Bet you didn’t know about this FB page.  Babbie the Pharmacist is located in Long Lake, NY.  She runs a website and is most interested in helping you achieve your wellness goals.  Check out her page, and subscribe to her informative videos too. LeBlanc WellBeing is owned and operated by Babette LeBlanc RPh.  Babbie is dedicated to bringing customers honest, trustworthy, and cost effective products. Our goal is to help you make a difference in your life, in any way that we can.  Check it out!  

Have you ever been to downtown Raquette Lake?  If you haven’t, you MUST!  With it’s gorgeous view and access to Raquette Lake, take a step back in time.  This is the birthplace of Great Camps Architecture. This charming town has plenty of room for everyone.  Once you discover Raquette Lake you will keep coming back year after year.  A local favorite is a top at the Raquette Lake Tap Room.  Follow this FB page to get the specials, get updates on the Raquette Lake Ladies Softball Team and find out the local lore.  Great prices that can’t be beat. Open year-round. Come on in and check it out.

 

 

Do you play a instrument.  Do you love to rock out?  Do you want to be a star?  Follow the Long Lake Open Mike page and find out more. Open Mike happens in Long Lake at the Adirondack Hotel on the last Saturday of every month, all year long.  Join hosts Terry & Wayne Chaikin, bringing you the hits of the town. Local musicians and visiting musicians sign up and can perform up to 3 songs. Some are solo, large groups too.  Always a fun night out celebrating all kinds of musicians in and around the area.  

Do you love the History of Long Lake?  Then follow this page.  Cool photos of the area and local lore too.  Great photos, and historical tidbits galore!

Have you ever camped at Lake Eaton?  Families come back year after year!  Fun photos, postcards, news about the campground and private camps long Lake Eaton.  There’s more to Long Lake and Raquette Lake than meets the eye!  Great beach, great fishing, and the great outdoors all meet at Lake Eaton!

 

Ladies Softball is happening in our area.  Both Long Lake and Raquette Lake have softball teams and the games start this week!  Check out and follow the Raquette Lake Mudsliders!  If they can play outside in the black flies, you can come out and cheer them on!  

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