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St. Patricks Day Weekend Fun in the ADKS!

It’s St. Patricks Day Weekend in the Adirondacks of 2019.

After a record setting year for snowfall and snowpack, come celebrate the last official “calendar” weekend of winter in Long Lake with green beer, green eggs, and Live Music!  Plenty of activities line the calendar, but we’ve done the work to sum up what is going on in and around the area this weekend.

Fun for everyone from the avid snowmobilier, to the x-c skier, for first time snow-shoers and explorers and families and more!  Really, we have plenty do do and save yourself the trouble of investigating and use our guide for the best ideas! 

Kick off the weekend on Friday night at the Adirondack Hotel.  There will be live music by rock n roll fiddle player Nelson Rock starting at 8pm and don’t be suprrised if he breaks out into a couple of Irish Jigs to get the dancing starting out on the right foot for the weekend.  

Check out upcoming events including the traditional St. Patricks Day Buffet at the Long Lake Diner featuring a buffet for $21.  Buffet includes corned beef, cabbage & potatoes, pasta with chicken, parmesan cheese and seasonal vegetables and more.  Check it out at 1161 Main Street.  Following dinner, check out great live music Sat Night by Tyler Peter & Michelle Howland, Acoustic Duo starting at 8pm.   More info 518-624-3941

Also on Saturday you are welcome to check out The Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room. They always celebrate St. Patricks Day with the traditions of the Norris and Harrington families.  Corned beef and cabbage will served around 5:00pm followed by a short “parade, “ if you can call it that.. and of course.. beer.  Please note – regular dinner will not be served on Saturday at the Tap Room so you can save room for cabbage!
On Sunday, March 17th at 7am come to the Adirondack Hotel for a special St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast special featuring Kegs & Eggs until 10am. Enjoy eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, toast.  Enjoy a beer or a Bloody Mary with breakfast.
Other places to stop in and grab a bite locally for the weekend, don’t miss the Adirondack Growl and Grub with their yummy deli sandwiches, and salads paired with their wide selection of craft beer and cider.  If it’s specialty pizza you have a hankering for, don’t miss out on Turner’s Pizza. Find both the Growl & Turner’s located behind Hoss’s Country Corner off of Newcomb Road and Main Street.  The Long View Lodge will be open Friday at 3pm-9pm for dinner and lunch on Saturday at 11:00am. 
Other fun activities for St. Patricks Weekend include:
A ski or snowshoe trek during Camp Santanoni’s last Winter Weekend during 2019! On March 16-17, you’ll be able to go into the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of the Camp, view displays about the Great Camp and take short interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage volunteers. The 10-mile round trip on gently rolling terrain will take you past the Santanoni Farm and through the Forest Preserve on a wide, old road (no vehicle access).

The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the Main Lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut from 10-3 each day. Enjoy free coffee, tea or hot chocolate by the woodstove (bring a cup if you can, but there will be plenty available!). Hosted by Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Town of Newcomb. 
X-C ski rentals available at Hoss’s Country Corner in Long Lake NY.  518-624-2481.
Spring snowmobile riding in the Adirondacks has arrived. Check out the latest SNOWMOBILE conditions daily at  And if you need a part or a tow, don’t worry, we have Cody at Heckman’s Engines to help lend a hand in the event you are running into any mechanical trouble along the way.  Call 518-637-4661.
Grooming schedule – our groomers are out daily- overnight, including Friday and Saturday nights as long as conditions allow, but please check conditions.  Spring conditions mean that the trail conditions change daily.  When conditions work we regularly groomed trails including Tupper Trail C7B, Newcomb Trail C7B, Powerline S80, Lake Eaton S86, Sabattis Road Shelf C7B and the Train Tracks groomed by Beaver River Snowmobile Association. In Raquette Lake connect on the 7th Lake Mountain  Trail, Dump Road, Browns Tract, Uncas and The Bug Lake Trail. Come on into town for gas at the Long View Lodge or Stewart’s Shops or in Raquette Lake at Raquette Lake Supply. 
Kids got Cabin Fever? Check out the Family Friendly Weekend Activity at The Wild Center located a short-drive away in Tupper Lake, NY. Get your family out of the house for Family Weekends at The Wild Center. Every week will feature a different nature-themed watercolor painting project in Art Studio, our interactive space where you can discover the intersections of nature and art. Grab a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails to explore on your own or on a guided naturalist walk or simply relax inside with The Wild Center’s river otters, a featured film and a warm beverage while you explore The Wild Center’s exhibits and see an Adirondack animal up close. Family Weekends are free for members or with paid admission which includes free use of snowshoes.
Stay local and check out The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis in Long Lake for free downhill sledding and free ice skating. Plenty of activities including games and so much more.  Sam will have the rink open at 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend!  Call 518-624-3031 for ice conditions and info! 
Need lodging?  Plenty of comfortable rooms available at the Adirondack Hotel 518-624-4700 or Long View Lodge 518-624-2862 or click on our Winter Lodging Rentals for more info.  Check out the Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room for lodging in Raquette Lake. Call 315-354-4581 for reservations. 
For more upcoming local events info check out our calendar at

Fun Things to Do this weekend and share on social media and use our hashtag #feelinglonglakey #mylonglake #raquettelake 

Here’s your Fun Check List- Make a Game of it and share your photos with us on social media!  

Visit Buttermilk Falls off Northpoint Road
Visit Bog River Falls just north of Long Lake off of Horseshoe Lake Road
Visit Death Brook Falls in Raquette Lake.  Be careful when parking! It’s tight off route 28.
Check out the Long Lake Library open til 3pm on Saturday
Walk around Lake Eaton Campground check out the silhouette of “The Lady of the Lake” aka the backside of Lake Eaton
Try ice skating at the Geiger Arena
Use the wooden tobaggan at Mt. Sabattis **fun fact – the sledding hill and Geiger Arena are located at Mt. Sabattis at 6 Pavilion Way.  
Eat a s’more at the Geiger Arena 
Stand on the Lifeguard Stand at the Long Lake Beach and send us your picture
Get your photo taken at the Selfie Board located up at the skating rink
Ice Fish on Raquette Lake – just leave your ice shanty at home, shanties come off lakes on Friday, March 15th


Take a snowmobile to the Top of Mt. Sabattis to capture this view.  Located off of S80.  Not sure where to go, ask Sam at the Geiger Arena.  

Free ice skates and sleds available at the Geiger Arena. Open all weekend!  

There are two lodgings that we know of (we know there are more) that boast Moose Heads on their property.  Go find them, take a selfie and hashtag #feelinglonglakey

Record setting snowfall in 2019 should hold up in the woods to make for some great spring conditions in the woods.  Check out our snowmobile trail conditions for updated info.  

The Wild Center is a short twenty minute drive from Long Lake. Open on weekends.  Check it out in the “off-season”  Activities for kids and a wonderful destination for all. 

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, 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! 

20 Reasons to come up to Long Lake & Raquette Lake in the Winter

Don’t let the weather fool you into thinking that we don’t have lots of activities happening in and around our area. Winter recreation has baffled many of us this season, but there are still tons of activities to do to get you out of your cabin fever funk and trying new things that you’ve never experienced before.

Check out this list of activities happening in our area kicking off this weekend Feb 27th – March 5th. There is definitely something for everyone. Look on the bright-side, the roads have been pretty clear all winter so the driving is a breeze!


20 Reasons to come up to Long Lake & Raquette Lake in the Winter
1. It looks different than it does in the summer.
2. People wearing hats are just funnier.
3. People not wearing hats when it’s cold outside look funny too.
4. People aren’t as busy in the winter, so they have more time to get to know you.
5. Lines are shorter at The Wild Center
6. You can spend more time hugging the bear at the Adirondack Hotel
7. Hoss’s and the ADK Trading Post sometimes double as aquariums (ask)
8. The seaplanes don’t get in the way of the view
9. The Winter Boat is actually the same as the Durant
10. Hot dogs and hot chocolate taste way better in February
11. The towns don’t really have a gate that locks up after Labor Day
12. We have electricity year round
13. Not everyone has chains on their tires
14. Cold air is rejuvinating
15. Plenty of dining options
16. Drinking craft beer in the winter is enriching
17. The quietness of the lakes is peaceful
18. You can visit with Bobby up at the ice skating rink and hear about his adventures in Alaska
19. You can see buckets attached to trees gearing up for early Maple Season
20. Hey Jude the Tribute plays a live Beatles Concert and that unto itself is super fabulous.


Geiger Arena Ice Skating Rink Hours
Friday 2:30pm – 10pm
Saturday 1pm – 10pm
Sunday 1pm – 6pm
Call 518-624-3031 for hours & conditions
Foosball and games available too in case of inclement weather.

Long Lake Public Library Weekend Hours
Call 518-624-3825
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm

Raquette Lake Scavenger Hunt
When Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
Where Village of Raquette Lake
Meet in the village. Cash Prizes! Follow the list and score make the big win. Everyone welcome to participate!

The Ice Job by Raquette Lake Supply will also be happening during the RL Scavenger Hunt. Please be mindful of parking in the Village of Raquette Lake.

The Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit, 1pm, Fern Park in Inlet
The Town of Inlet hosts the Fire & Ice Festival this weekend featuring the 4th race in the Adirondack Cardbaord Sled Racing Circuit. One step away from Nascar, this is a great family event!

Lebanese Night at The Cellar

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, 3 Kickerville Rd, Long Lake, NY 12847
All inclusive meal from $18.95 includes “Fattoush,” Bread Salad, Entree choices include “Samat Chicken” or “Kefta” and Dessert, “Namurra”

Do not miss out on this special dining experience in Long Lake, NY

Open Mike Night
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
Adirondack Hotel On Long Lake, 1245 Main St, Long Lake, NY 12847, United States (map)
Always the last Saturday of every month. Musicians sign up and perform a max of three songs (and sometimes more) Hosted by Terry Chaikin. Rock and roll, folk, fiddle, bluegrass, originals, groups, and so much more. Everyone welcome to sign up. Great artists have been broken on this stage! (really!) Kicks off at 8pm-11pm.

Living with Beavers
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016
Adirondack Museum (map)
“Living with Beavers” with John Warren and Charlotte Demers
1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28
Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Admission is free for museum members, students, and children; $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

Delve into the impact of human intervention on historic and contemporary beaver populations in the Adirondacks.

Adult/Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016
Geiger Arena (map)
Registration 6am Geiger Arena
No entry Fee. Teams of Adult and Child under 15 fish the waters of Long Lake, Lake Eaton or South Pond. Cash Prizes for pike, perch, trout.
Registration at the Geiger Arena starts at 6am. Tip ups and lines in at 7am. Weigh in at 3pm at the Geiger Arena
Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.
Pizza served at weigh in. Cash prizes!

Winter Boat Customer Appreciation Day
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016
Raquette Lake Navigation Co. – Cruise & Dine on the W.W. Durant, Raquette Lake, NY 13436, United States (map)
End of the Season Customer Appreciation Party
5$ donation to RLFD and Ambulance fund gets you:
Draft beer and sangria
50/50 tickets with door prizes drawn all day
BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs

Hey Jude The Tribute
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016

Hey Jude the Beatles Cover Tribute Band warms helps bust Long Laker’s out of Cabin Fever with classic hits that span the 10 years of The Beatles. Full costumes and characters. Step back in time for a real authentic concert experience
$12 pre-sale or $15 at the door.
Tickets available from The Town of Long Lake
Checks payable to Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847

The Wild Center
Fridays – Sunday’s all winter
The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY 12986, United States (map)

The Wild Center is open every weekend in the winter from 10am – 5pm, Friday thru Sunday

Family Weekends
Every week will feature a different nature themed watercolor painting project in Moments, our interactive space where you can discover the intersections of nature and art. Grab a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails to explore on your own or on a guided naturalist walk or simply relax inside with The Wild Center’s river otters, a featured film and a warm beverage while you explore The Wild Center’s exhibits and see an Adirondack animal up close. Family Weekends are free for members or with paid admission which includes free use of snowshoes.

Would the Beatles Tweet?

I would wager The Beatles would have a publicist on board the team tweeting, snapchatting, and instagramming away, Paul McCartney seems active on social media. Ask them yourself (well at least ask the fellows who look and sound a lot like them) “Hey Jude, The Tribute” take their characters seriously and will answer any and all questions as if they are the real John, Paul, Ringo and George. These guys look and sound just like the fab four and emulate them live. This is your chance to enjoy a live version of a Beatles Concert, up close and personal in Long Lake, NY Adirondacks, USA.

The Town of Long Lake announces Hey Jude The Tribute in concert on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. Hey Jude the will perform a live concert that is a virtual musical history tour through the entire ten year career of The Beatles.

Hey Jude The Tribute Performs March 5th at the Long Lake Town Hall, 7:30pm

Hey Jude The Tribute Performs March 5th at the Long Lake Town Hall, 7:30pm

The band performs the songs down to the note, with authentic costumes and instruments and fan favorite songs. Advance Tickets are on sale by the Town of Long Lake for $12 and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by mail by sending check or money order payable to The Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847. This is a general admission concert, doors open at 7:00pm.

Upstate New York’s first and fab four most fun tribute to the Beatles, the concert will feature many of the Beatles best sing-along tunes and energetic danceable early era hit singles. All material is performed with authentic costumes, musical gear, stage banter and mannerism.

What is your favorite Beatles Album, favorite song? Where were you when the Beatles decided to break up? Were you even born yet?

Beatles '65

Beatles ’65



Tom Raider portrays John Lennon and has spearheaded the Hey Jude The Tribute as a labor of love. The band has been performing in the Capital Region for approximately two and a half years. Band members include Tom Raider as John Lennon, Brad Jarvis as Paul McCartney, Rick Bedrosian as George Harrison, Don Ackerman as Ringo Star and the fifth Beatle, keyboardist Rich Coogan.

The band are fans of the Beatles’ entire musical spectrum ranging from the early Sullivan years to the famous Abbey Road. The concerts replicate the unique look and sound of the Beatles’ from the costumes, mop top haircuts and imported Liverpool Boots to the Rickenbacker, Gretsh, Hofner and Epiphone guitars, Vox amps and Ludwig drums, perfecting every detail of the show.

The Town of Long Lake will provide a local shuttle bus service to and from homes, lodgings and restaurants within the town limits from 5pm until Midnight to anyone interested in dining out at an area restaurant or going out after the show. Leave the car and let The Town of Long Lake do the driving.

For more information about the upcoming show, dining and lodging on Saturday, March 5th contact 518-624-3077, or on

This project is partially funded through the Decentralization Regrant Program. Decentralization Grants are made possible with funds from the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature.

The Beatles pose

The Beatles pose

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

Hey Jude Beatles Tribute Band to Play Long Lake

Hey Jude, an authentic Beatles Tribute Band will perform on March 7th at the Long Lake Town Hall, 7pm. at 1204 Main Street, (the LL Fire Hall). Tickets are available by calling 518.624.3077. $12 in advance / $15 at the Door. Cash or Check only. Checks payable to the Town of Long Lake, PRT, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847.

Authentic Beatles Tribute, Hey Jude hits the stage March 7th in Long Lake NY

Authentic Beatles Tribute, Hey Jude hits the stage March 7th in Long Lake NY

“Hey Jude…The Tribute” is John Lennon impersonator Tom Lennon Raider, Paul McCartney Impersonator Brad “Paul”Jarvis, Drummer Don “Ringo” Ackerman and Guitarist/Vocalist Rick Bedrosian as George Harrison (also Keyboardist Rich Coogan). This top flight, four/five piece rock and roll band plays high quality, exciting renditions of songs written or performed by The Beatles spanning their entire decade together.

Hey Jude The Tribute Band performs in Long Lake, NY on March 7th 2015

Hey Jude The Tribute Band performs in Long Lake, NY on March 7th 2015

All songs are performed with the precision of the studio matched with the energy of the live environment to give the audience the best of both worlds. Shows feature authentic costumes and instruments.

All dialogue in the show is designed to engage the audience which is encouraged to sing along, clap along and join in on hitting all the high notes. The music takes the audience on an enjoyable and energetic Musical Mystery Tour touching on hit songs and album tracks alike pleasing Beatle fans of all tastes.

“Hey Jude…The Tribute” covers all the bases including early era Beatles pop favorites such as “Love Me Do”, I’ll Get You” “She Loves You”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret”,”I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “All My Loving”, “From Me To You”, “Twist & Shout”, “I Saw Her Standing There”, “This Boy”, “Please Please Me”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “I Should Have Known Better”, “If I Fell”, “You Can’t Do That”, “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”, “I Feel Fine” and “Ticket To Ride”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Eight Days A Week”, “I’ll Be Back”, “The Night Before”, “Yesterday”, “Help!”,”You’re going To Lose That Girl”, “She’s A Woman”, “Day Tripper”, “I Need You” along with Rubber Soul gems such as “In My Life” and “Norwegian Wood”. The Psychedelic era is represented by such Beatle classics as “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds”and “Yellow Submarine“. Fans of the later years will enjoy the driving rock and roll of “Revolution”, “Ob La Di-Ob La Da”, “Come Together”, and more. Performances also include Lennon’s solo crowning jewel, “Imagine” and of course, “Hey Jude”.

“Hey Jude…The Tribute” is the look, the sound and the excitement of The Beatles and the music that became the soundtrack for a whole generation.

Hypnotist Hits Long Lake, NY

Avert a cabin fever crisis at the Long Lake Town Hall on March 10, 2012 at 8pm when Certified Hypnotist Cris Johnson hits the stage and takes the audience on a journey not to be forgotten! It promises to be an evening of good, clean, hilarious fun and guess what? You just might be the star!

Cris Johnson has been an entertainer for sixteen years and has traveled extensively throughout the world and the United States bringing hypnosis to corporate clients, schools, and special events. Past performances include programs for General Motors, United Airlines, Bank of America, The Home Depot, Verizon Wireless and many more.

This show promises to delight audiences with Cris’s unique approach to hypnotism. Cris starts the show by dispelling the myths about hypnosis, alleviates the fears of the audience and then the fun begins. Cris assures folks no one will be embarrassed, everyone will have a great time and applaud for their friends and family because they will be amazed at what unfolds on stage.

As the ring –master, Cris leads participating audience members on a journey into new characters, comic situations and unusual environments. Whether Cris performs his Murder by Magic, or his Mind-Reading program count on him to plug into the community and figure out how to garner the most laughs.

Cris admits he prefers to have an audience of at least fifty to have the most effective hypnosis program. “Not everyone can let down their guard to go into the trance state. There needs to be a sizeable enough audience to engage enough people to join me on the stage.” If the audience is small, Cris promises he can put on a show worth remembering, no matter what the size of the group. Cris’s talent includes performing as a comedy magician, illusionist, mind reader, mentalist and even a psychic street magician. No matter what size the audience he promises a special performance for Long Lake.

This program is sponsored by the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

Long Lake Town Hall
1204 Main Street, Route 30
Long Lake, NY 12847
March 10, 2012
$10 Adults
$5 16 and under

Long Lake