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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!  

Van Morrison Tribute Concert in Long Lake NY

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a tribute concert to Van Morrison on Saturday, June 1, 2019  at 7:30p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall featuring the Massachusetts Band, Moondance, The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute.

Moondance the Band

Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This show captures the authentic Van Morrison concert experience from a five-piece band, lighting and the mood evocative of the real deal.  Classic Van Morrison tunes to expect include Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan and so much more. The show is packed with one Van Morrison classic after the next.
 
The reviews are in.
 
“An incredible recreation of the Irish legend.” – LA Times
 
“If Van Morrison isn’t coming to your town, Moondance is the next best thing!” – Dallas News
 
“A very impressive and realistic portrayal of Van Morrison…a must see.” – Hawaii Reporter
 
The band members hail from Massachusetts and can regularly be seen performing venues in and around the Springfield, MA region.  Musicians include: Ed Moran on Lead Vocals, Dan Broad playing bass and vocals, Dana Welts on guitar, Vinnie Brandi on drums, Aaron Dean on Sax and Joe Torra on Keyboards


Morrison, portrayed by Ed Moran in the show, will be backed by a five-piece band, including drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and sax. Moran is a big fan of Van Morrison and strives to capture his unique vocal inflections and to nail down his physical motions to best capture the essence of Van Morrison on stage. 
 
Van Morrison has been making records since the mid-1960’s starting with the band, Them.  He started his solo career in 1967 and can boast a rock n roll legacy over 50 years old. Van Morrison doesn’t tour in the United States too much anymore,  so if Van Morrison isn’t coming to town, this stage show captures an authentic musical experience as close to a live Van Morrison show could be.
 
This is a general admission event. Tickets for the event are available online at mylonglake.com/tribute Pre-sale adult tickets are $15, kids are $10. Tickets can be in
 
person at the Long Lake Town Offices, Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm. Cash or Check payable to Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847.  This 125 seat space is one of the oldest buildings in the community and doubles as a meeting space and theatrical venue.  Please visit www.mylonglake.comfor more info about lodging, dining, shopping and upcoming events.
 
This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
 
 

 

Got Snow? Need Shoes? Try out these Snowshoe Treks

If you are interested in taking the plunge into winter hiking, or want to share your passion for winter recreation with your kids or friends who are just beginning, Long Lake is the perfect hub.  With a variety of trails and mountains within a 20 minute drive, from toddler up to grandparents, and novice to expert, there is something for everyone and all experience levels.


Long Lake also offers multiple year-round lodging and dining options, stores to stock up on hats, gloves, and gear, or last minute things you may have forgotten.
 
These trails are listed from easier to harder, although all of them shouldn’t be a problem for the average person to complete.
 
Catlin Bay, Long Lake NY   (Easy/Beginner)
2.2 mile round trip from parking lot, located off Tarbell Hill Rd.
 
This is a great hike for the novice snowshoer looking to get some experience winter hiking. The trail is an easy 1.1 mile rolling trail to Catlin Bay on Long Lake, with some outstanding views of the lake, along with plenty of spots for a picnic, including some DEC maintained camp sites and a lean-to. The trail follows the Northville-Lake Placid trail both out and back, and should be fairly well traveled, and is well marked.  On a scale of 1-5 (1 being easiest) this hike should be about a 1 or 2.
 
Newcomb Visitors Interpretive Center (VIC)   (Easy)
5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852
518-582-2000
 
Many Trails around the Campus
 
The Newcomb VIC is another excellent area for people just getting into the winter hiking and snowshoe world, especially those looking for an educational aspect to their adventure.  The VIC has a number of well-maintained, flat to moderately inclined, trails running all over their campus, with signs at various points detailing information about specific flora and fauna to keep your eye out for. If you go on the weekend, there will be a staff naturalist on site that you can speak with and learn more about the property and wildlife in the area.  The VIC trail system also connects with the road into Great Camp Santanoni, for the ambitious hikers who want to log some miles that day.  This trail system ranges from a 1 to 2 in difficulty.
 
Sawyer Mountain, Between Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake  (Intermediate)
6.8 miles from gas station in Blue Mountain Lake, Trail head is on the right
 
2.1 mile round trip
 
While this hike does not boast some of the summit views that other area hikes might offer, it has multiple look-out points along the trail, and just after the summit, that more than make up for it.  From parking lot to summit is just over one mile, and mostly meanders through the woods, with some very minimal scrambling towards the summit, but nothing a child couldn’t easily get over.  The summit is mostly wooded in, but the scenery from the two look out points below the summit, and the one after the summit offer stunning views of the surrounding area.
This trail is fairly well trafficked, but shouldn’t be too busy most of the time, and is the perfect trail to bring your family pet along for the adventure.  This trail is rated around a 2-3 in difficulty, and should be handled by just about anyone.
 
Castle Rock, Blue Mountain Lake NY   (Intermediate)
1.6 miles down Maple Lodge Rd. in Blue Mountain Lake
 
2.8 mile round trip
 
Bang for your buck, Castle Rock provides some of the best views in the area without requiring a full day, or a particularly arduous hike. The 2.8 mile round trip is relatively easy, and offers an easier path to the summit called “The Loop Trail” which is very well marked at the trailhead. Added bonus to the hike are the “Talon” caves just before the summit. This hike is rated around a 2-3, depending on if you use the Loop Trail to summit.
 
Owl’s Head Mountain, Long Lake NY   (Intermediate)
1.6 miles from Route 30 on Endion Rd.
 
6.3 mile round trip
 
Don’t be intimated by the mileage on this hike, the first 2/3 of the trail are easy to moderate without too great of an incline or decline, the last 1/3 becomes mostly moderate, with a small scramble just before the summit. The summit itself offers beautiful 180 degree views, or climb the fire tower to take in the full 360 degree view, just make sure to take your snowshoes off before ascending the stairs.  Owl’s Head is a great trail to bring kids on their first “longer” hike due to the mellowness of most of the trail, and the payoff at the summit is more than worth the half day it might require. This hike is rated a 3-4, mostly due to the length, and the brief scramble just below the summit.
 
Some brief notes about winter hiking and things to consider/take with you on your next adventure:
 
Bring extra water (preferably in a container it can’t freeze in) because your hydration system drinking tube will freeze very quickly.
 
Pack multiple extra layers, including base layers, socks, hats, and at least one down jacket.
 
Remember that the days are very short in the winter, so plan your start time accordingly, and always take a headlamp and extra batteries with you.
 
Keeping your feet and hands warm and dry is of the utmost importance. Bring different options of gloves to make sure your hands stay toasty, but not too sweaty.
 
If you are attempting a longer hike, pack some things that can warm someone up rapidly, such as hand warmers, down jackets and pants, and a thermos of hot liquid such as miso soup or chicken broth.
 
The last thing to remember when jumping into winter hiking, do not pack what just what you think you will personally need, but pack what you think it will take to keep one of your hiking partners warm for 6-8 hours if they become incapacitated.  Stay warm, stay safe, sign the registration box, don’t litter, and take lots of pictures.

Written by Tim Helms, Long Lake Events Coordinator 2019
 

MUST SEES

First time visitors – short walks that are easy, and kid and dog friendly

Lake Eaton Campground – EASY

Buttermilk Falls – EASY – From town, travel south on NYS Route 30/28N towards Blue Mt. Lake for 2.9 miles, make a right at County Route 3/North Point Road/Buttermilk Falls Road.  Drive 2.1 miles and parking area will be on the right.

Coney Mountain – Easy/Intermediate
Winter Climbing: This trail is typically broken out by midday after a storm but can become quite slippery as you approach the summit. This is a great snowshoe, not recommended for skiing.

Winter Wonderland Week

Tubing at Oak Mountain happening Tuesday, February 19th.  It’s FREE!  Includes lunch.  Bus transportation provided! 

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Cross Cut and Chainsaw competition happening on Sunday, February 17th, 2019! At noon.  

 
Celebrate President’s Week in Long Lake with tons of winter activities and events held daily.
 
Kicking off the schedule is a Kids Movie Night featuring Incredibles 2 at the Town Hall on Friday the 15th, with transportation to and from provided by the Town. Call 518-624-3077 to sign up, pick up will begin around 4pm, with drop occurring directly following the movie. 
 
Over the weekend Raquette Lake is the place to be with their annual Winter Carnival the 16th & 17th. Fun for all ages, and games throughout the day, including Ice Golf, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Tug O’ War, and many more.  The good times kick off at 11am, with the magic show happening at 2pm in the Raquette Lake Library.  And don’t forget to come back on Sunday for the ever popular Crosscut and Chainsaw competitions starting at 12pm.
 
Monday the 18th the Town of Long Lake will be offering a Snowmobile Safety course in the Town Hall from 9am-5pm. There are limited spaces available, so sign up early by calling 518-624-3077. Lunch provide by the Town of Long Lake.
 
Tuesday’s destination is Oak Mountain in Speculator for an afternoon of snow tubing with lunch provided by the Town of Long Lake. Transportation is available on the Little Bus, leaving at 10am, sign up by calling 518-624-3077.
 
Wednesday’s cure for cabin fever is a Kids’ Art Class hosted by local artist and Incapahco Studios owner Louisa at the Town Hall starting at 11am. Kids will have the opportunity for hands on instruction with a local artist, and supplies, tools and materials will be provided. Sign up is highly encouraged, by calling 518-624-3077.
 
Don’t forget to stop by Trivia Night in Long Lake at the Long View Lodge on Wednesday the 6th.
 
For anyone looking for a little winter exercise, join us at the Geiger Arena on Thursday at 11am for a semi-guided Nordic ski around Long Lake. Skis can be procured through Hoss’s Country Corner or the ADK Trading Post, and all ability levels are welcome. Rentals and tour are free, and sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.
 
Friday the 22nd we have the perfect cap to a holiday week, the return of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour starting at 5pm.  The Little Bus will be running to ferry everyone between the participating businesses, and tickets must be purchased ahead of time by visiting www.mylonglake.com/tour, or by calling 518-624-3077.

And don’t forget the Geiger Ice Skating Rink and Sledding Hill will be open extended hours all week.  Opening daily at 1pm – 5pm/6pm – 10pm.  Free ice skates, sledding hill, bonfires on Saturday night.  Look for special smores nights.  Great family outings.  Popcorn, hot chocolate, foosball and more!  Free wifi too! 
 

STOP THE OUTAGES! HOLD NYSEG ACCOUNTABLE!

Greetings, Long Lakers. This is step one of a multi-step effort to put a stop to the electric power outages that have been plaguing our and neighboring towns with increasing frequency since July 1st. With the support of Supervisor Seaman and the town board, we are initiating a mass mailing to register complaints with the Public Service Commission (PSC), the Governor and, for those who have experienced material losses as a consequence of the outages, the NYS Attorney General’s (AG) office.
 
WHAT TO DO:
 
Step 1: Send the attached letters to the PSC, the Governor, and if you have had material losses, the AG’s office. Begin by filling in the blank spaces — date, name, address, etc., and signature; place in envelope with pertinent address, affix stamp and mail. Keep a copy of letter if you can and feel free to add comments on the reverse side, noting at the bottom of the printed page that the reader should turn (over).
 
Step 2: For all future outages – and there will be for the time being – keep a log, noting date and time electric and/or ‘phone/celloutagebegins and ends, plus any adverse consequences that you suffer. Then, make a complaint: contact the NYS Public Service Commissionat 1-800-342-3377 or online at www.dps.ny.gov. You might have to wait until power is restored – which is why you’ll be keeping the log – but do so once it has. We have to compile a history to support our complaints. Again, if you suffer material losses, contact the NYSAttorney Generalat 1-800-771-7755 or online at ag.ny.gov, and then put your complaint in writing, using complaint form downloaded online.
 
Step 3: To be determined. This is going to be a long-term struggle before this problem is  satisfactorily resolved. Since the National Grid is also a part of the problem – the four Lakes, Long, Blue Mountain, Indian and Raquette + Newcomb are at the eastern tail end of the Grid in the North Country – we will have to reach out to Congresswoman Stefanik and the U.S. Department of Energy. In the end, the problem we are confronting is one of a fragile and isolated infrastructure.
 
In sum, future community-wide meetings will have to be called so we can exchange ideas and information and decide on future courses of action. In the interim, please free to contact us regarding this mass-mailing community action – what worked, what didn’t; what could have been done differently. Your feedback is very welcome. Thank you for taking part in this initiative.
 
On behalf of all Long Lake residents and with the support of Supervisor Clark & the Town Board,
 
Jack Carney                                         Frank Pine
Jacarney4214@gmail.com               fwpine@gmail.com
Date: ________________
 
Office of Consumer Services
NYS Department of Public Service
3 Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12223
 
To Whom it May Concern:
 
I am writing to register a complaint against the NY State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) regarding its failure to prevent or quickly repair recent and ongoing power outages in Long Lake.  Specifically. I am referring to outages that occurred on the following dates:
            DATE                            DURATION                                            COMMENTS
            7/1/2018                      7 hours                                                                                    
            7/25/2018                    4 hours
            11/9-11/2018               4 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                           
            11/23/2018                  6 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                            Temperature was -17 degrees
            11/25/2018                  3 hours total – 3 separate times
            11/28-29/2018              4 hours                                                 Also a series of damaging
                                                                                                            on/off surges.
 
These outages have become routine and actually began many months before those listed above. I have not been able to obtain any specific information related to the cause(s) of these continuing outages, although NYSEG’s backup generator located in Newcomb, NY, is implicated. It consistently fails to turn on when outages in NYSEG’s main line occur. The latter have caused significant concern for residents’ personal health and safety, particularly for our elderly and physically impaired residents. These regularly occurring outages have also adversely impacted our towns’ businesses, resulting in a significant loss of income, particularly on Friday the 23rdof November, better known as “Black Friday”, when heavy sales customarily fill the gap occasioned by winter-reduced commercial activity. 
 
I am requesting your office investigate this issue as it affects all of us in this region of the North Country.  Most notably, NYSEG’s continuing inability to satisfactorily address and resolve this long-term problem is undermining all the efforts by us, our neighbors and the State to re-build the economy of the North Country. We are beginning to feel ignored and abandoned. These outages must stop and we are relying on you to secure a solution with NYSEG. With my neighbors, I am also notifying Governor Cuomo as well as my local, State  and national representatives. Thank you for your prompt action in this matter.
 

Sincerely,

 

Signature: ________________________________

 

Name: ___________________________________ Street Address: ______________________________

E-mail address: ____________________________ or ‘Phone: __________________________________
Date: __________________
 
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
 
Dear Governor Cuomo:
 
I am writing regarding the recent and ongoing power outages in Long Lake. Specifically. I am referring to outages that occurred on the following dates:
            DATE                            DURATION                                            COMMENTS
            7/1/2018                      7 hours                                                                                    
            7/25/2018                    4 hours
            11/9-11/2018               4 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                           
            11/23/2018                  6 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                            Temperature was -17 degrees
            11/25/2018                  3 hours total – 3 separate times
            11/28-29/2018              4 hours                                                 Also a series of damaging
                                                                                                            on/off surges.
 
These outages have become routine and actually began many months before those listed above. I have not been able to obtain any specific information related to the cause(s), although NYSEG’s backup generator located in Newcomb, NY, is implicated. It consistently fails to turn on when outages in NYSEG’s main line occur. The latter have caused significant concern for residents’ personal health and safety, particularly for our elderly and physically impaired residents. These outages have also adversely impacted our town’s businesses, resulting in a significant loss of income, particularly on Friday the 23rdof November, better known as “Black Friday”.
 
I am requesting that your office, in conjunction with the State’s Public Service Commission, investigate this issue since it affects all of us here in the North Country, and devise a solution.  Most notably, NYSEG’s continuing inability to satisfactorily address and resolve this long-term problem is undermining all the efforts by us, our neighbors and the State to re-build the economy of the North Country. We are beginning to feel ignored and abandoned. These outages must stop and we are relying on you, our local legislators and the Commission to secure a solution with NYSEG. Please note that my Long Lake neighbors and I have registered  complaints with the Public Service Commission.
Thank you for your prompt action in this matter.
 

Sincerely,

 

Signature: __________________________ 

 

Name: ___________________________________ Street Address: _____________________________

E-mail address: ________________________________ or ‘Phone: ______________________________

 
Date: ________________
 
NYS Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
ALBANY OFFICE
The Capitol Albany, NY
12224-0341
 
To Whom it May Concern:
 
I am writing to register a claim for damages against the NY State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) suffered during a series of power outages detailed immediately below:
            DATE                         DURATION                                       COMMENTS
            7/1/2018                      7 hours                                                                                   
            7/25/2018                    4 hours
            11/9-11/2018              4 hours                                                No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                           
            11/23/2018                  6 hours                                                No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                            Temperature was -17 degrees
            11/25/2018                  3 hours total – 3 separate times
            11/28-29/2018           4 hours                                                Also a series of damaging
                                                                                                            on/off surges.
 
These outages have become routine and actually began many months before those listed above. The specific damages/material losses I incurred, along with their estimated dollar amounts, include:
          DATE(S)                      ITEM(S)/LOSSES                              ESTIMATED VALUE
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
(Additional losses, if any, listed on reverse side.)
 
I trust your office will promptly and thoroughly investigate them as well as the many other claims from Long Lake residents that have preceded or are sure to follow mine. These outages must stop and we believe your office can play a key role in this effort. With my neighbors, I am also notifying Governor Cuomo as well as my local, State  and national representatives. Please advise what steps I now need to take to pursue my claim(s).
Thank you for your prompt action in this matter.
 

Sincerely,

Signature: ________________________________

 

Name:__________________________________  Street Address: ________________________

E-mail address: _________________________ or ‘Phone: ______________________________

Additional losses:
 
DATE(S)                                              ITEM(S)/LOSSES                  ESTIMATED      VALUE
   _____________       _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
 
 
 

 

 
 

Sun Community News Article 12.4.2018Adk Daily Enterprise 12.4 Long Lakers Demand PowerAdk Daily Enterprise 11.27 Outages Frustrate Central ADKS

Ice Job, Fishing Derby and Poker Run Weekend 2018

February 9-10th, 2018 in Long Lake & Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake and Long Lake may be located in the central Adirondacks where generally people think of it as the place for summer escape, boating, and s’mores, but Winter time offers plenty of action and activities for everyone.  

Raquette Lake Supply has announced their annual ice job is slated for February 10th.  This long-standing tradition happens on the shores of Raquette Lake right outside of the RL Supply.  Teamwork, genuine ice cutting equipment and lots of sweat go into the cutting and storing of the ice which is used from harvest until it melts, typcially sometime in August.  This helps keep the entire building cool in the summer months.  Come over to Raquette Lake and see it for yourself and remember… if you are standing around, a little too close, you may be asked to participate! 

 

Plenty of activities in the Long Lake area February 9th & 10th, 2018. Visitors and residents in the area can enjoy an Ice Fishing Derby and a Poker Run.

The Long Lake Moonlighter’s invite you to participate in the Annual Poker Run spanning three communities from February 9th to February 10th. Cards will be available on Friday, February 9th at Noon at the Newcomb House located at 5699 NY-28N, Newcomb, NY 12852. And yes we are super duper excited the Newcomb House has re-opened for Snowmobile Season 2018, so make sure you stop in an let them know how happy we are they are open!

It is $10 per person and you can participate on snowmobile or by car.  Players pick up a card and receive a stamp at each location. For 2018 all ages are welcome to participate in this fun event.  Participating businesses with stamps available are

The Adirondack Hotel
Long Lake Ice Skating Rink
The Adirondack Growl & Grub
Ali Babas Liquors
ADK Trading Post
Owl’s Head Pub/Long Lake Diner
Hoss’s Country Corner
Raquette Lake Tap Room ** please note, Ice Job happening on Sat. Feb 10th. 
WW Durant Winter Boat

Upon completion of the run, players check into the Adirondack Hotel on Saturday, February 9th by 5pm. All hands must be drawn by 6pm the latest. No exceptions!  

Prizes 1st Place $200 2nd Place $125  3rd Place $75 

How does it actually work?  Players are dealt the number of cards corresponding with the number of stamps they collect. Player with the best hand wins. Travel by car, boat, bus, airplane or snowmobile. Snowmobile trails will be ready to go. For more information or a map contact 518-624-3077 or visit mylonglake.com

 

The Long Lake Fish and Game Club will be hosting an Ice Fishing Derby on the waters of Lake Eaton and Long Lake on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. Registration is $25 per person at 6am at the Geiger Arena, 6 Pavilion Way, off of Deerland Road (across from the Long Lake Post Office)  On going registration will continue at the weigh in station at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street.

Fish for Land-locked Salmon, Trout and Pike.  Lines in at 7am and derby ends at 3pm. There will be a 50/50 drawing benefiting the LL Fish and Game Club and cash prizes. Participants must have a valid NYS Fishing License.

The question is.. what sets this derby apart?  Long Lake and Lake Eaton are big lakes with all sorts of places to fish.  This casual derby is not high-strung.  There are cash prizes, but the atmosphere is family friendly, and all about the sport.  Come down to the Long Lake Shack which will be parked at the Town Beach to visit with our members of the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.  Great camraderie and good people and best of all.. Good FISH!  

The Ice Job on Raquette Lake has it’s roots steeped in Adirondack history.  

Looking at the Stewart’s Shop photo – can you wager a guess what year this was taken?  Send us your best guess and email it to longlake@mylonglake.com  by Friday, February 9th.  Winner announced on FB and wins a genuine Long Lake pin! 

Catch them if you can! Lake Eaton/Long Lake Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 10th

Winter Lodging

Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena Opens Friday, December 15th

 

The Long Lake Geiger Arena Adirondack Skating Rink will open December 15th with attendant Sam Keller who will be maintaining the ice, and manning the rink. Call ahead for conditions. 518-624-3031

The Geiger Arena is an outdoor ice skating rink at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area located at 6 Pavilion Way off of NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, across from the Long Lake Post Office. The rink offers free figure and hockey skates for visitors.  Sleds are also available to enjoy the Mt. Sabattis sledding hill.  Enjoy snacks, hot chocolate and play a game of foosball while you warm up in the skating hut. 

Look for fun events up at the Geiger this winter including a special December 23rd Christmas Caroling Bonfire starting at 6pm.  There will be bonfires throughout the season on Friday and Saturday nights.  Other events at the Geiger Arena include the Annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 13th, and Winter Wonderland Week from February 17th through February 24th with more events to be announced.   

Long Lake Geiger Arena Hours Starting December 15th

Regular Weekly Hours:
Monday, 2:30 p.m. -6 p.m.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday 2:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 2:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS

Sat, Dec, 23 12p.m.- 5p.m., 6-10p.m. Christmas Caroling Bonfire starting at 6 p.m.
Sun, Dec 24nd 12p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon, Dec 25th CLOSED
Tues, Dec 26th through Sunday, December 31st 12pm-5 p.m., 6 p.m. -10 p.m.

Mon, Jan 1 – CLOSED

REGULAR HOURS BEGIN, Tuesday, January 2nd

First Time Hunter Bags a Buck

This post was first published on mylonglake.com on October 20, 2015. Written by Long Lake Events Coordinator, Steph Hample

The snow had finally started to stick on the ground in the northern Adirondacks the day I shot my very first deer. My father-in-law told me to walk approximately a quarter of a mile down the trail to where it starts to slope downhill and to tuck myself off the trail. He would try to drive deer to me from the marsh. I have a terrible sense of distance so at what seemed to be a quarter of a mile and the slightest downhill I started to step off the trail. There was a good sized rock just off the trail that I tried to get to approach, but as I stepped off the trail the fresh snow barely muffled the loud, echoing crunch of the leaves beneath it. My foot sank up to my knees making the loudest crackling snaps from the frozen leaves. As I was thinking how loud I was being, I caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of my eye. I looked up to see two deer, one with antlers, one without.

Steph Hample with her first buck.

Steph Hample with her first buck.

They froze, I froze.

Three thoughts sped through my mind, Whoa. Antlers. I can shoot. Then a pause, “was I really going to do this?”

I took the Hunters Safety course when I was twelve years old. I went into the woods a couple of times with my dad, but it took me twenty-one more years before I finally felt ready to harvest a deer. Was I actually going to kill this beautiful animal standing before me? Yes, I was. Everything my dad had taught me ran through my head; wait until they’re broadside; aim for the rear of the shoulder, middle of the chest; just squeeze the trigger; listen for the deer after you shoot; you won’t notice your ears ringing. In what felt like forever, but probably less than 30 seconds after stepping off the trail into the noisy brush I raised my dad’s gun to my shoulder and took aim. Attempting to slow my breathing was nearly impossible and expletives ran through my head as I put my finger on the trigger and squeezed. The first thing I noticed after I pulled the trigger was my ringing ears.

My dad said one of two things would happen once you’ve shot a deer; 1 – you’ll shoot and the deer will run and fall somewhere else or 2 – you’ll shoot and the deer will just run away. He didn’t mention a third option; you’ll shoot and the deer will just drop.

The deer fell to the ground. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the female run off. The buck was trying to get back up and it was one of the hardest things to watch. I attempted to take a second shot but I was shaking so hard that I completely missed. I’m not too proud to admit that watching him on the ground trying to get back up made me tear up. I walked over to him and laid my hand on his back and waited for him to stop moving. I’ve already been lectured and now realize in hindsight it was not the smartest move to stand next to a dying animal that has antlers and hooves, but I knew I had to be there when he finally died. I knew he was gone when the hair on his legs slowly relaxed.

I stood up, shocked, solemn and proud at what I had just done. After I cleared my head I counted the antlers; eight! My first deer was a beautiful eight point buck. My dad and father-in-law were going to be so proud! I couldn’t wait for my father-in-law to get there. I stood around waiting for him to show up thinking he must have heard the shots, he should be right here. At about the same moment I heard a branch snap. I called out my father-in-law’s name, turning toward the noise expecting to see him only to see another buck staring back at me. I couldn’t believe it. I had just shot a nice eight-point buck and here was a second one literally walking over to me. We eyed each other for a few seconds before he eventually ran off, but I was floored by my experience.

When my father-in-law finally found me he used a few choice works, smiled, handed me his phone and said, “Call your Dad.” We quickly field dressed the deer so my father-in-law could follow the trail of the second deer, but he searched without luck.

The snow on the ground made the drag easier, which was helpful since the deer weighed more than I did. Back in town my buck weighed in at 167lbs. I think everyone was surprised that this big buck was shot by a “girl”. I eventually took it back to my parents’ house where my dad helped me skin it, my mom helped me butcher it and my kids helped me eat it. Now the deer hangs on my wall, beautifully mounted for all to see (and for me to brag about).

The prize proudly displayed

The prize proudly displayed

I’m excited to head out into the woods again this year. I know that I will probably never have a story that quite compares to this one but I’m just happy to be able to get back out there and hopefully enjoy another one of Mother Nature’s free-range, hormone-free, organic bucks.

written by: Steph Hample

Steph Hample was a biologist at the Wild Center for eight years. She is currently the Events Coordinator for the Town of Long Lake planning activities year-round for the communities of Long Lake and Raquette Lake. When she’s not busy researching trivia questions she’s out conquering ambitious hikes around the Adirondacks and spending time with her two children and loving pets.

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