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Prizes Announced and Gearing up for Winter Carnival Weekend in Long Lake

Mother Nature’s Snow Machine jumped into full gear on Monday giving the ground the look of winter we’ve all been waiting for. Our team of Winter Carnival Elves are pulling together events, orange cones, golf pencils, golf clubs, broomballs, cardboard boxes and chili for this weekends Royal Coronation at Mt. Sabbatis.

Events kick off at Noon on Saturday, January 16th with the Snowmobile Parade followed by the coronation and plenty of fun for everyone. Bring a sled, don’t bring a sled.. we have sleds, toboggans, ice skates, helmets. Come and go all day long and don’t forget to stop by the kitchen and visit with the Long Lake Fire Department.

The young set gets a push down Mt. Sabattis at the Long Lake Winter Carnival

The young set gets a push down Mt. Sabattis at the Long Lake Winter Carnival

So with that said, get psyched for Winter Fun by watching this video inspired by what it means to “Feel Long Lakey” It’s winter, “Feelin’ Long Lakey” is whatever you want it to be, but the week before Winter Carnival, it’s excitement, anticipation, invigorating and the idea of pushing yourself to your limits, whether your throwing a Frying Pan or hiking up Mt. Sabattis to play golf with your friends or hitting the rink with hockey sticks or brooms. Most of the stunts seen here were not shot in Long Lake, but some of the trail riding was. This video is themeatic, reflecting fun, whimsical and toughness and to get you psyched get out and enjoy some fun family recreation this weekend.

With Winter Carnival comes great cash prizes, so if you are on the fence about your Cardboard Sled, don’t be! It doesn’t take much to create a sled that zips down the mountain. We will be grooming the hill, packing it down so any fresh snowcover will add the glide we are looking for. Conditions look to be warm and snowy on Saturday, reaching as high as 37, so sledders best be prepared with some tape that glides!

Prizes Awarded

Town of Long Lake Sponsored Events
Cardboard Box Races
12 & Under Solo 1st = $15, 2nd – $10, 3rd – $5
12 & Under Team 1st = $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10
13-17 Solo 1st = $25, 2nd = $15, 3rd – $10
13-17 Team 1st = $25, 2nd $15, 3rd – $10
Adults 1st – $75, 2nd = $50, 3rd = $25
Best in Show 1st = $75, 2nd = $50, 3rd = 25

Ladies Frying Pan Toss
1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25

Wackiest Hat Contest
1st $30, 2nd $15, 3rd $10

Men Feats of Strength
1st $75, 2nd $50 3rd $25

Goalie’s Day Off – Sponsored by the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
Co-Ed Golf – Sponsored by Long Lake Real Estate
Broomball Tournament – Sponsored by the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club

Lunch will be served the the Long Lake Fire Department.

Schedule of Events, January 16, 2016
12pm Winter Carnival Kick off and registration opens.
12:15pm Snowmobile Parade
12:30pm Coronation
12:45pm Wackiest Hat Parade
1:00pm – Cardboard Sled Race & Adk Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Three Hole Golf, Teams welcome
1:45pm – Town Wide Photo
2:00pm – Awards for Cardboard Sled Racing and Wackiest Hat Announced
2:00pm – Goalie’s Day Off
2:30pm – Kids Events
3:00pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss
3:45pm – Men’s Feats of Strength Challenge – New for 2016!
4:30pm – Broomball Tournament – Teams of 5 sign up by 3pm.
6:30pm – Fireworks

Little Bus runs 6pm – Last call. Call 518.323.5001 for a ride! This is a free shuttle service for all ages to get to and from Winter Carnival, your lodging, your home to locations in and around town.

The Ice Skating Rink will be open after the fireworks until 10pm.

A short fireworks show completes the days festivities.  It happesn immediately following broom ball at 6:30pm. Join us!

A short fireworks show completes the days festivities. It happesn immediately following broom ball at 6:30pm. Join us!

Snowmobile Season Winds Down

After unexpected early spring snowfall Long Lake and Raquette Lake enjoyed some unanticipated, but awesome extra weekends of snowmobiling. The Town of Long Lake wants to say a huge thank you to our visiting snowmobilers. Thank you for riding the trails, giving us feedback and visiting us this winter. We are very appreciative to have all of the riders and families discover our trails and our little towns. Do us a favor, next year, book in Long Lake and Raquette Lake and launch your expedition from here! We’re thrilled to have you, we appreciate your business and we’ll see you soon!

Thanks to Wayne in Raquette, Seth & Chad in Long Lake. Also a big shout out to the Long Lake Highway Crew for helping cut back the banks on North Point and Sabattis and Kickerville Roads this season. Also a shout out to Hamilton County Highway for keeping the roads open, leaving rideable banks and being so helpful and keeping the lines of communication open.

This is the last week of riding, the gates are still open. Some grooming will be continuing. Expecting some warmer temperatures this week.

Again.. THANK YOU to EVERYONE for riding our 70 miles of trails connecting Long Lake and Raquette Lake to our surrounding communities. Ride Safe and come back again!

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