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Raquette Lake Winter Carnival 2022

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick off on Friday, February 18th, 2022  with a concert by The Jamcrackers featuring Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn at 6:30pm at the Raquette Lake Chapel.  There will be limited seating and masks will be required. This concert is presented by St. William’s on Long Point. This program is made possible, in part, with funds from NY Statewide Community Regrant, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.


On Saturday, February 19th, the outdoor events kick off with youth activities starting at 11 a.m. A variety of games will include a sack race, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and more to be announced. At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the bonfire.

Fireworks are slated for dusk between 6:30 and 7pm. Showcase will be weather dependent.  Check for schedule updates.
On Sunday, February 20thth at Noon the Crosscut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green led by George McCain. This historic long-standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions.  Competitors must bring their own chainsaw!
Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 19th.  Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library.  As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The Town of Long Lake will provide two additional porta-potties in the Village.  Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.
For more information

Winter Wonderland Week 2022


80’s Skate & Pizza Party
Friday, February 18
Geiger Arena
Town of 6, Pavillion Rd, Long Lake, NY 12847, USA
630pm Kick of Winter Wonderland Week with an 80’s inspired skate/pizza party at the Geiger Arena starting at 630pm. Don your best retro duds and get your boogie/skate on. Prizes awarded for best costumes and games. For more information call 518-624-3077. The rink will remain open til 10pm, as regularly scheduled.

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival
Friday, February 18 – Sunday February 20th
Raquette Lake Village Green
Friday – 6:30pm, RL Chapel, Jamcrackers in Concert

Saturday: 11am – Kids Games, Noon Ladies Frying Pan Toss, 2pm, Ice Golf. Bonfire all day. Fireworks at Dusk. 

Sunday: Noon – Cross-cut and Chainsaw Competition. 

Special Thanks to the RL Library for opening the doors from 11am – 3pm on Saturday and Long Lake Parks and Recreation for the additional porta-potties in the village. 

Library will be accepting cookie donations! 
Skating & Sledding Races
Tuesday, February 22
Geiger Arena
Town of 6, Pavillion Rd, Long Lake, NY 12847, USA
1pm Bringing back a Long Lake tradition for 2022, the return of the kids skating races. Prizes will be awarded in each age group.
XC Ski Tour
Wednesday, February 23
 Free ski rentals available at Hoss’s Country Corner. For more information call 518-624-3077.
Trivia Night
Wednesday, February 23
Long View Lodge Restaurant
681 Deerland Rd, Long Lake, NY 12847, USA
Come test your knowledge against the Trivia Tsar for your chance to win prizes, bragging rights, and points towards the Trivia Master Cup.
Oak Mountain Tubing Trip
Thursday, February 24
Oak Mountain
Oak Mountain, Speculator, NY 12164, USA
Enjoy an afternoon of tubing and lunch sponsored by the Town of Long Lake. Transportation will be provided, but sign up is required to ride bus, sign up by calling 518-624-3077 no later than February 18th. Bus will depart from Geiger Arena at 10:15am and return approximately 2:30pm.
Hors D’Oeuvres Tour
Friday, February 25
Long Lake
5 p.m. The Hors D’Oeuvres Tour Returns! Tour area restaurants and vote for your favorite appetizer at each location. Each restaurant serves three Chef’s Choice appetizers and participants vote for the best at each restaurant. A great date night and fun for groups too. Hop aboard the little bus and be escorted throughout the town in style. If you are coming out of town, park and ride from the Long Lake Town Hall! Must reserve in advance. Tickets will be available online starting in January. Price includes appetizers only. Tips & Drinks not included. 


Winter Bingo Continues! 

Pick up your own Winter Bingo Card and submit photos for a chance to win the Grand Prize! 

Complete one row and submit to win a sticker! 

The winter themed bingo activity cards will be posted on Long Lake and Raquette Lake social media channels, on the official Town of Long Lake website at and printed cards will be available at the Long Lake Town Office, Raquette Lake Tap Room, and our area libraries, post offices and area businesses starting immediately.  It is free to participate.
Participants are invited to do as many activities as they can with prizes available depending on how many tasks are completed. Participants completing one row of Bingo receive a classic Long Lake sticker, and participants completing the entire card will be entered into a grand finale prize drawing which includes merchandise from local vendors in Long Lake and Raquette Lake.
How to play?  Cross off activities as completed and take photos of the card showing completed tasks.  Submit digital photos via email or to the uploader for prizes. Participants in the game should submit photo proof of purchase for any meals/shopping and photos of activities to or can directly use an uploader link at Participants on Instagram are invited to post their fun activities and use hashtag #mylonglakebingo  #barkeaterbingo #YesLongLake and follow the page at
Featured tasks include indoor and outdoor activities from visiting our local libraries, exploring outdoor trails, engaging in winter recreation, shopping and dining at our local businesses, ice fishing, skating and more. 

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2021 Long Lake Summer Photo Collector 

How to find things to do!

This is an event hunting tutorial!  We know we have a lot of activities and events happening between Long Lake and Raquette Lake and our regional communities.  At Parks and Rec we work to compile as much info as we can into one calendar.  

On-line Monthly Calendar


We have an on-line version of the calendar – it changes, if there are updates, we can update them.  We work with our community resources to post info as it comes into our office and we do our best to keep up with all the happenings in and around.  If you have an event you’d like posted to the calendar email  

Alex Smith will be playing LIVE on the Long Lake Beach on Friday, July 7th at 6pm!  It’s Free!  

We also have a monthly calendar put together by the Parks & Recreation office.   

On Line Monthly PDF Calendar 

This is distributed to area businesses, including any local places with brochure racks.  This typcially comes out the day before the end of the month.  We ask anyone looking to be included in the monthly calendar to submit to us by the 2nd to last Tuesday of the month.

We also do the “weekly” calendar which is distributed to area newspapers so we can make sure people outside of our communities can see it.  

We also have the Mountain Times which comes out in July and August and it features write ups about upcoming events and advertisements for our local businesses.  

We do the best that we can to include everything, but sometimes we miss something on one that is listed on another.  Just let us know and we’ll fix it as fast as we can!  

So please check our calendars and you don’t see something, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! 

And here is the Long Lake Central School Calendar




Things to Do Long Lake Oct 30th – Nov 1

Fall is in full swing. The wind blew into town furiously mid-week, blowing the remainder of the leaves off the trees. The temperature has dipped and hunting season has officially started. With that said, there are always activities to enjoy in and around the area this weekend.


Friday, October 30th

Long Lake Central School Hosts the Haunted Halloween Trail and Trunk or Treat from 4pm – 7pm. Kids enjoy trick or treating with decorated themed cars and get escorted along the Nature Trail for spooks and scares!

Saturday, October 31st

9am Run for Refugees.
It is a one mile track starting at the Long Lake Town Ball Field at 9:00 on Saturday morning.

Admissions are $10 per person. Wristbands sold on site for $5.
If you can’t join us and would like to sponsor any of the runners please send a check for $10 or whatever you can, made out to Save the Children. All money will be going to the Save the Children organization after the run. Halloween Costumes encouraged!
More information about this event, created by Long Lake Central School Sophomore, Lillian Dechene. Post Star News

The Long Lake Diner Hosts a Halloween Dance Party & Costume Contest with DJ’d tunes

The Adirondack Hotel Hosts the Sons of Octomom, Live Music with Eric Peter and guest singer, Michelle Howland on vocals.

Sunday, November 1 –
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is open at 10am. For more info


Indian Lake State Theater, Indian Lake NY

BLACK MASS Friday, Saturday 7pm
This is the story of Boston mobster Whitey Bolger. An amazing cast is led by Johnny Depp as Whitey Bolger. This is Depp as you’ve never seen him. Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, and Benedict Cumberbatch join Depp in this intense dramatic turn.

Adirondack State Theater, Tupper Lake, NY

Rated PG. Playing one week only!
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination—the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Fri. 4:30, 7:00
Sat. and Sun. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00
Mon.-Wed. 7:00
Thurs. 7PM special show of SPECTRE!

THE INTERN. Rated PG-13.
Playing one week only!

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern. Oscar®-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers is directing the comedy from her own screenplay. In The Intern, De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

Fri. 7:00
Sat. and Sun. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00
Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 only.

Daniel Champagne performs on Tuesday, November 3rd in Indian Lake, NY

Daniel Champagne performs on Tuesday, November 3rd in Indian Lake, NY

Indian Lake State Theater
Sponsored by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
For Tickets and Event Info
Daniel Champagne
Australian born, US based singer, songwriter & guitar virtuoso on his first headline tour of North America!

One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (, Byron Bluesfest, 2014)

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next five years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) and the ‘Real Live’ offering in 2012. As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf). This globetrotting lifestyle would become the centerpiece of Daniel’s next recordings when in 2013, he undertook the ambitious task of delivering two stand-alone albums within the space of twelve months. The Gypsy Moon – Volumes I and II marked a great leap forward for him both as a songwriter and a recording artist, with Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine saying that ‘Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realized his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore’

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has recently signed to US booking agency Fleming Artists and relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

Harvest Craft Fair and Fall Fire Festival Adirondack Autumn


Long Lake Fall Fire & Harvest Festival

The Town of Long Lake announces the Fall Fire and Harvest Festival on October 11, 2014 at the Long Lake Town Hall, and lawn of Long Lake Central School, located at 1204 Main Street Long Lake, NY running from 10am to 5pm.

This unique event combines the traditional Harvest Craft Fair, a festive Kids Carnival with games, prizes, obstacle course, bounce house, a live art installation with Portraits in the Wilderness artist Matt Burnett and an incredible show by LightEXPO with fire breathing, fire eating and fire rings.

Visitors to the festival and craft fair start Christmas shopping early at the Town Hall from 10am—4pm. Hand made goods from local vendors will be available including: herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, with Adirondack and Home scents, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, table runners, wooden bowls, fish and duck decoys, mixed media art, jewelry and dyed clothing and more.

Starting at noon on the Long Lake Central School Lawn kids will enjoy a free carnival. Kids earn prize tickets playing games including pumpkin bowling, pumpkin pop, milk bottle baseball, ladder toss and many more. The prize booth will have a variety items such as bracelets, foam pop guns, flower tiaras and more. Activities for adults and kids alike will include games such as ladder ball, corn hole, and horseshoes.

Look for a unique obstacle course, an all-ages seed spitting contest and a scarecrow contest. Contestants can build their scarecrow ahead of time or at the festival with supplied materials. Different prize categories including ‘funniest,’ ‘scariest,’ ‘best in show,’ will be judged by the public with many chances to win!

Matt Burnett, artist, will be on site to create a public work of art tying into the Portraits in the Wilderness Installation. Matt’s large scale paintings are in several locations in Long Lake including the big red barn on Deerland Road, Shaw Pond, Blarneystone Property and along Burns Road Wall on NYS Route 30. The paintings reflect life in and around Long Lake through history up to today. Matt invites members of the public to join him at the Long Lake Town Hall Lawn where he will be creating another work to complete the 2014 Portraits in the Wilderness Project. This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. The Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

LightEXPO will be showcasing human fire stunts such as fire breathing, fire eating, and fire rings. Three – 15 minute shows will be performed at 3:30pm and 4:15pm with their final show at 5:00 to send off the festival goers.

Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm. We’re prepared for both. On a cool October day warm up by the large fire pit or grab some warm drinks and food from our food and beverage vendors. If it’s rainy we will have as many of the activities as possible under a large tent.

For more information

Recruits Needed For Long Lake Army

For those of you not in the know, there is a Long Lake group on Facebook. It has been very proactive this week as there have been requests for definitions of Long Lake, what would you change. Have had lots of thoughtful answers and it paints a picture of nostalgia infused comfort, something along those lines. Most of the thoughts are singing of summertime fun and waxing poetic about the past. This is a call to action to reinvigorate our positive spirit. If there is an event going on, don’t take it for granted, participate. If you want a hose installed at the boat launch, call the DEC and find out why we don’t have one. Everyone has a voice, everyone has an opportunity to create something new in the town. Just this past weekend in Long Lake a hearty crew of two volunteers spearheaded a hugely successful Geocaching Weekend and the Moonlighters organized a Poker Run. These were highly successful, fun, memory making winter time events.

If you have an idea and want it to happen, think about that Nike commercial ” Just do it Know a good band? Write down the info, pass it along to the tourism office. Saw a fun event on vacation? Is it something you think you can help organize? Do it?

Take the bull by the horns. Long Lake is everyone’s town. Make a committment and break a little sweat… the easiest thing you can do.. tell your friends about Long Lake… invite your friends up to experience Long Lake. Our best advertisment, word of mouth. We need you and we can’t wait to see you back in town. Remember be heard. You see something that can be improved… tell someone…

Gearing up for Community Pride in May… Road trip anyone?

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