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New Years Weekend is Here!

It’s snowing, it’s snowing! Winter has arrived!

Long Lake and Raquette Lake boasting over 70 miles of snowmobile trails. Conditions are good in Raquette Lake. Long Lake has opened and reports fair conditions. All trails have been cleared of debris, but use caution, wind and blowing snow tend to invite hidden hazards in the trail. Call 624.3077 if you see any!

Snowmobiliers on Uncas Road in Raquette Lake

Snowmobiliers on Uncas Road in Raquette Lake

For updated trail conditions check out this link.

For Long Lake Raquette Lake Trail Conditions Bookmark this page. It is updated as trail conditions change. Long Lake Raquette Lake Snowmobile Trail Conditions

Other goings on in Long Lake and Raquette Lake for December 30th – Jan 2nd.

Long Lake Geiger Ice Skating Rink is open daily from 1pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm. Offers free ice skating and sledding hill and warm up shack. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY 12847 518.624.3031

NEW YEARS EVE

Celebrate New Years Eve in Long Lake NY!

Celebrate New Years Eve in Long Lake NY!

Adirondack Hotel & Long Lake Diner both offering delicious meal options.

Long Lake Diner New Years Eve Menu

Long Lake Diner New Years Eve Menu

Adirondack Hotel New Years Eve Menu

Adirondack Hotel New Years Eve Menu

Look for Nelson Rock to be performing at the Adirondack Hotel! It’s a footstomping good time. Danceable, classic and fun!

Long Lake Little Bus is Running. Program your phone 518.323.5001. Free Transportation within the Town of Long Lake

Ice Fishing is on! Hoss’s Country Corner has LIVE BAIT!

Searching for a unique weekend destination by snowmobile or car? Check out Raquette Lake Navigation Winter Boat – now open!

X-C Ski fanatic? Check out rentals at the Adk Trading Post.

Looking from some craft brew? Stop in at the Adirondack Growl & Grub located behind Hoss’s. Offering great subs, salads and a fine selection of brew and cider. Growlers to go too!

Looking for Gas? There’s one game in town Stewart’s Shops intersection of Route 30 & 28N.

Lodging Available at the
Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700
Shamrock Motel & Cottages 518.624.3861

Winter Update on Long and Raquette Lake

On Tuesday Feb 9, 2016, the New York Times published an article titled “In Unfrozen Northern New York, Winter Isn’t the Same” . This winter season has brought forth a variety of fluctuating conditions to the Adirondacks resulting in inconsistent ice conditions and challenges for winter recreation.

Long Lake as seen on Monday, Feb 8th with a light coating of snow.

Long Lake as seen on Monday, Feb 8th with a light coating of snow.


Skating on the lake is not recommended which is why the Town of Long Lake boasts the Geiger Arena Rink located off Deerland Road at 6 Pavilion Way (across the street from the Post Office) The Geiger Rink is manned by fan favorite Bobby Helms, an avid ice fisherman and hockey player. He’s built the ice surface two or three times this winter and he anticiaptes old-man winter is finally here for good. Look for Adult Ice Hockey coming up on Thursdays. Call for conditions and hours 518.624-3031. Bobby will be open daily during President’s Week.

If you are seeking ice skating fun in Raquette Lake, look no further. Michael Bartow will be teaching ice skating at the Raquette Lake Winter Carnival starting at noon on February 13th near the site of the Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. Bring your own skates!

Long Lake is a widening in the Raquette River and there is strong current in and around inlets/outlets, brooks and under the bridge near the Long Lake beach. Stay away from brooks, streams, inlets/outlets, shorelines and dock bubblers.

Outlook for weekend looks cold.

Winter Carnival Schedule Announced

The Town of Long Lake and Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club will host the annual Winter Carnival Weekend from Friday, January 15th through Saturday, January 16th.

Next weekend weather outlook looks good for winter activities with light snow predicted throughout next week with temps for Saturday, January 16 looking to be about a balmy 27 degrees! So come on out!

Friday Night Concert!

C.C. Vagabonds, a gypsy jazz band, will be performing a concert for the LL Library “Café Livre” series on Friday, January 15th at 7pm. The Vagabonds represent blend Django Reinhardt style with modern takes on classics and jazz standards. The concert is free and will be at the CVW Long Lake Public Library at 1195 Main Street, Long Lake, NY.

We have our own Feelin' Long Lakey Selfie Board! Instagram #mylonglake

We have our own Feelin’ Long Lakey Selfie Board! Instagram #mylonglake

2016 Winter Carnival Long Lake Promo

On Saturday, January 16th at noon, the Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY. Events begin with a bonfire, snowmobile parade, coronation of the King and Queen and the first stop on the award-winning Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1pm. Prizes are awarded for speed and for Best In Show Decoration. Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape only. Categories are broken up by age group and teams.

New for 2016 will be the Men’s Strength Challenge to complement the Ladies Frying Pan Toss. The Wackiest Hat competition returns with a parade, voting and winners announced at 2pm. Returning in 2016 is Co-Ed Golf replacing the Men’s Golf Drive.

Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. Free ice skating and sledding all day long. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide hot food, hot chocolate, popcorn and snacks. This event happens snow, rain or shine.

Fireworks delight the crowd in a wondrous display

Fireworks delight the crowd in a wondrous display

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 and Adirondack 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 – Miniature Golf, Tug O War, Snow Maze & Ice Cube Spoon Race
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

The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, Geiger Arena is located at 6 Pavilion Way across from the Long Lake Post Office on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. This event is free. Parking available in the lower parking lot, along South Hill Road, Owls Head Lane and at the Post Office after 12pm. There will be free shuttle service running starting at 6pm until 2am to and from the event location and pickups throughout town. Call 518-323-5001 for a ride. Open to the public.

After the Winter Carnival check out our local pubs, retail stores and restaurants for a hot toddie, meal and entertainment.

Adirondack Growl and Grub serving deli sandwiches, beer, wine & cider until 10am-7pm. Behind Hoss’s. 518.624.2816
ADK Trading Post. 1601 Tupper Road. Homemade soup, panini’s and gifts. 518.624.2357
Adirondack Hotel serves dinner until 9pm and offers live music with Eric Peter at 9pm. 518.624.4700
Ali Babas Liquors, 1601 Tupper Road. 518.624.2020
Cellar Restaurant and Pub serving dinner from 4:30pm – 8pm. Jukebox and Pool Table 518.624.5539
Hoss’s Country Corner, Gifts, Fishing Gear, Warm Clothing 518.624-2481
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub, Pub open. 518.624.3941
Kickerville Station, Groceries, Gear and Deli. 518,624.2178

Lodging
Shamrock Motel & Cottages 518.624.3861
Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700

For more information about Long Lake, www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.

The Royal Family is always crowned at the start of the Carnival

The Royal Family is always crowned at the start of the Carnival

Carol and Kay, the reigning Princesses turn over the kingdom!

Carol and Kay, the reigning Princesses turn over the kingdom!

Long Lake Itinerary for Feb 14th – Feb 22nd

Kids are on Vacation this week! What are you going to do?
Feb 14th – Feb 22nd

From the Desk of the Director. I am writing to you from the secret command center in an unknown location in Long Lake, NY. If you are seeking adventure, activities and all things Adirondack, this is your week to be in Long Lake. This is just a sample itinerary of all great offerings going on all week in our area!

Friday, Feb 14th. – Happy Valentine’s Day! Well the first thing on the list is stop by the fundraiser dinner in Raquette Lake for the Raquette Lake Softball Team at 5pm, Raquette Lake Fire Hall. $10 and byob. Bring your Valentine!

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Saturday Feb 15th – Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. It’s true, there are four of us in our family so I’d have to split the family in two! I’d send one half to the Kids Games starting at 10am in Raquette Lake. Kat Forsell is cooking up all sorts of fun games, snowshoe races, tire races, frying pan toss and more!

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Saturday, Feb 15th – Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. The other ½ of the family will be in Long Lake starting at 12noon located at 6 Pavilion Way/Entrance 1100 Deerland Road. We’d hit the LL skating races and snowman building. Always a fun crowd at the Geiger Arena and I’m sure to win bragging rights with my superior skating skills! DJ music with Pat Bedore and Andrew McClelland, hot chocolate and yummy snacks. See Erin and ask her about the Ice Dancing Competition!

MAGIC SHOW! Yes at 2pm Jim Perry, the Magician will be at the Raquette Lake Library. Grab some yummy cookies and enjoy the show. It’s free! I wonder if he can make people disappear? We’ll spend the rest of the day in Raquette Lake playing Golf on the lake. Then there’s the bonfire, and fireworks at dusk and the Winter Boat and the Tap Room. I’m IN! Thanks to Mike, Murray, Kat, Tommy, Wayne, Sue and everyone in Raquette Lake for pulling this event together!

Sunday, Feb 16th
At 10am In Raquette Lake there’s a Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Hall or
10am Great Camp Sagamore Snowshoe trek with Walt Linck and it’s Free. Who’s been to Great Camp Sagamore in the Winter? Not me, but it will be pretty amazing to get this opportunity to enjoy the property in the off-season, just like yesteryear!

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Also on Sunday in Raquette Lake starting at Noon – the Infamous Cross-cut and Chainsaw Competition. I’ve heard about this, and there are some serious competitors using powerful equipment! I’ll just watch, or maybe someone will invite me to be on his or her team!

SKIING! Hit the slopes at Big Tupper. For $25 a person, the whole family can ski for the cost of one holiday ticket price at any other area mountain. Bargain, Great Mountain and I know those trails like I know my own driveway because I grew up on that mountain and can’t wait to get back! Note to self: Pack a HELMET. I’m old now and it’s been a while! Rentals available! Call 518.359.3730. Be part of something that is re-igniting ski fever in the Heart of the Adk. Be a part of something amazing!

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Monday, Feb 17th
Wild Center. The kids love an adventure at the Wild Center and it’s Mammal Monday. Join The Wild Center staff as you learn about some of the Adirondack mammals that can still be seen in the winter. At 1:00 pm join SUNY-ESF Wildlife Technician Charlotte Demers in the theater to learn about winter adaptations of small mammals. Take a walk along the trails with a naturalist at 2:00 pm to discover many small mammal winter homes.

Tuesday, Feb 18th
Frost Fest at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake 10 am – 3pm. Free exhibitions, outdoor fun hands-on fun for family including a winter-themed scavenger hunt and some open exhibits… IN THE WINTER and it’s FREE! What? The museum in Blue Mountain Lake is open in the winter and it’s FREE! WOW. I’m there! What a unique experience!

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Weekly Snowshoe Hike
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center – 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Programming
Join us on our snow-covered trails as we explore tracks, trees and everything in between. All ages are welcomed. Snowshoes provided. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. 
Sponsor: Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

Wednesday, Feb 19th
Youth Program Tubing trip to Oak Mountain and its only $5 a person for tubing and TWO slices of pizza. Really? What a DEAL! Call 518.624.3077. Limited seats on the little bus! Sign up asap!

Wednesday Night – 7pm. Trivia at The Cellar Restaurant and Pub. I’m going to take down the Kicking Greys and Flatlanders and that team with the Norwegian guy. But I love TRIVIA! Winning!

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Thursday, Feb 20th
SNOWMOBILING. I can’t believe I haven’t gone sledding yet this week. So today I’m hitting over 70 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. I’m going to loop from Long Lake, Newcomb Indian Lake to Raquette Lake and then back to Long Lake. I’ll even try the 7th Lake Mountain trail through the Moose River Plains that NYS installed last year. I know it needs more work, but I want to try it before the season ends and I’ll go slow, I PROMISE! How cool is it to connect and loop all the way around?

Friday, Feb 21st
I’m going to eat lunch in Long Lake, I can eat at the Cyber Creek Café, the Long Lake Diner, Adirondack Hotel, the Kickerville Mobil or the Adk Trading Post. So many choices! I can get some take out and bring it with me to the Geiger Arena and spend the day. I love the sledding hill and ice-skating rink because Erik does a great job operating the place and it’s great exercise too! Ice skating conditions 518.624.3031

Friday night – Going to the Indian Lake Theater to check out Forever Snocade starting at 7pm featuring hilarious comic sketches about living in the central Adirondacks and then I’ll stick around to hear the Sons of Octomom play because Eric Peter is a groovtastic local musician and always puts on a great show!

Saturday, Feb 22nd – Free Guided Hiking Trip! Hiking with Spencer Morrissey up Sawyer and Little Sawyer. I’ve got my snowshoes, my crampons, my layers and my lunch and water. I’m in and this just in… it’s FREE. I have to sign up in advance by calling 518.624.3077 so I get a spot on the bus! This trip is free and sponsored by the Town of Long Lake part of the Winter Expedition Series.

Also on Sat. Feb 22nd is a cool Vendor Event happening at the Raquette Lake School! Look for booths for The Pampered Chef, 31, Lia Sophia, Clutter Bug and the WW Durant! 11am – 3pm. Be sure to stop in and check it out. Great entrepreneurial business owners right here in this area!

Sunday, Feb 23rd – Ice Fishing. I pick up my bait, already got my license and I’ve got my tip ups. Supplies and live bait available at stores in Long Lake! Adk Trading Post and Hoss’s.

Long Lake in the Center of It All. Don’t need to stay anywhere else!

For More Information!
Wild Center
Adirondack Museum
Ski Big Tupper
Newcomb Visitors Center
Indian Lake Snocade
Shamrock Motel Long Lake
Adirondack Hotel
Long Lake / Raquette Lake Website

Winter is on the Way

Winter approaches and the locals gear up for a busy season. Snowmobile Trails get prepped, bridges get re-decked, brush gets cut back, TRP’s are filed with the NYS DEC so Ice Fishing Derbies can be launched. Plans are hatched all over town to keep the weather snow machine maxed out to capacity.

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Coming up at the end of December is the Feelin’ Long Lakey Wounded Warrior Polar Bear Plunge. Last year over 50 tough hearted souls braved the fierce bone-chilling cold to take the plunge. Teams raised over $7000 for the Wounded Warriors. If you are interested in signing up or pledging, please fill out the registration form and start collecting for our Wounded Warriors.

For Wounded Warriors returning from active duty around the world, the most difficult part of homecoming is adapting to the daily challenges of everyday life. The Wounded Warrior Project was established to provide tangible, practical support for the wounded, helping them to heal both physically and mentally.

Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative Costumes, Biggest Fundraisers, Best Team Theme and more to be announced.

Here’s a link to the registration information. Let’s see if we can beat what we did last year! Polar Bear Plunge Registration Forms

Snowmobiling is right around the corner. Long Lake and Raquette Lake boast over 70 miles of trails and with the newly opened 7th Lake Mountain Trail, connecting to the Moose River Plains has never been easier. We’ll admit it’s a bit of a rough ride, but work was done over the summer to complete and make bridge access safer. This trail is narrow and extra caution has to be used while navigating it. This is not the super open, speed highway, but it definitely can get you from point a to point b. The trail is challenging, but please know the Town of Long Lake and the Inlet Barnstormers will have their grooming teams out on the trail working with the snow to get you the best possible trails. Looping from Long Lake to Newcomb, Indian Lake to Inlet and Raquette Lake has finally become a reality. If you are looking for a quieter, off-the beaten path location to stay where the trails offer incredible mid-week riding, Long Lake is definitely your destination. Winter Lodging is available: We have a variety of lodgings with quick access to snowmobile trails, lake for ice fishing and great birding areas. For reservations: Shamrock Motel & Cottages 518,624.3861, Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700, Lakeside Cabin 518.624.9806, Corner Motel 518.624.3571,Akuna Matada 518-624-6430,Brook Camp 518. 624.4234.

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Events aplenty. Look for the Geiger Ice Skating Rink to be open between Christmas and New Years Break and remain open thru the season. Free ice skating, plenty of skates to “borrow” and gliding around the ice under mother nature’s canopy, be it the snow falling or the stars glistening. Call 518.624.3031 for ice conditions. Introduce yourself to Opie, he’ll be handling the ice conditions, ice making and prepping for his 2nd annual Giant Snowman. Last year we saw the Iron Giant, we don’t know what he has in store for 2014.

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Guided Snowshoeing, x-c skiing and winter hiking trips, will be announced during our Winter Expedition Series with Spencer Morrissey and Joan Collins in January. These trips offer excellent guided hikes into unique destinations. If you haven’t navigated in the woods before, or would feel more comfortable hitting the trails with an experienced guide, this program is for you. Regular guided trips can be as much as $350 per couple, these trips provide free transportation and knowledgable guides for $20 a person. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements.

For all the events click on the monthly calendar. Monthly Calendar CLICK HERE

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Come for a minute, stay for a month. That’s how we all landed here! Join us in Long Lake and experience a true Adirondack Traditional winter vacation.

Skiing destinations, Big Tupper, Oak Mountain, Gore and Whiteface are short drives away. Come to Long Lake, stay and hit them all!

Save the Dates in 2014

Ice Fest, January 10 & 11
Moonlighter’s Winter Carnival, January 18
Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby, Raquette Lake, January 25th
Moonlighter Poker Run, February 7,8th
LL Fish & Game Club Ice Fishing Derby Lake Eaton, February 8th
Hors D’Oeuvres Tour, February 13th
Raquette Lake Winter Carnival, February 15, 16th

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Long Lake Gears up for Cold Weather Fun

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces a vibrant winter season filled with events aimed to please the entire family.

Say goodbye to all the Mayan Prophecies with the season kick off on December 29th, 2012. Yes, if the world doesn’t actually end, we’ll still be here and we’re having a Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Join the wild, adventurous, and hearty Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Rescue Squad and volunteer teams for a brand new event to finish off 2012! Plungers are invited to take pledges and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Everyone over age 18 can participate, but you have to fill out forms and sign up by contacting 518-624-3077 for more information. It will be a crazy event, so get in on the first year so 20 years when you’re in your rocking chair you can tell all the grandkids… “I was at the very first one!” All plungers will have their blood pressure tested before the event to ensure the safety of all, but the plungers are going in at their own risk! See if they have enough guts to withstand the frosty cold icy waters of Long Lake! Don’t want to plunge, we need cheerleaders so come on down! You won’t believe what you see!


Ring in the New Year in Long Lake. The Long Lake Little Bus provides free transportation to all ages starting at 5pm. Kids ages 10 and up can go the the Geiger Arena for a Pizza, and Skating party. Adults can enjoy a leisurely meal out at the Cellar Restaurant and Pub 518.624.5539, the Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700 or the Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub call ahead 518.624.3941. Locals say, be spontaneous and have your very own family reunion and ring in 2013 with a winter backdrop! Celebrating in Long Lake is memorable, and filled with great ways to dance your socks off!

Other events slated for 2013, Ice Fest returns on January 11th and 12th! On-lookers will enjoy hot toddy’s, ice installations and silly games at each location! Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and local businesses.

Did someone say BACON? Ladies get ready for the Annual Ladies Frying Pan Toss at the Long Lake Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 19th. You have no excuse not to put that sled, snowmobile or all the winter gear on the trailer and come on up for one of the most fun events of the season. Get to know Long Lake and feel like a local! We promise, we’re nice! Broomball, Snowmobile Parade, Cardboard Sledding Box Race, Free ice skating all day, Fireworks! Long Lake is an escape from the noise and drudgery of the real world and we know because we live here! Once you experience the Winter Carnival you’ll be making it the family tradition for years to come, you’ll probably be looking at real estate before you’re done.

The Long Lake Little Bus rolls ALL DAY, starting at noon. That means FREE TRANSPORTATION. Leave the car at home, we’ll drive for you! Book your room today! Lodgings from The Shamrock Motel 518.624.3861, The Adirondack Hotel, 518.624.4700 Akuna Matada, 518.624.6430, Brook Camp 518.624.4234, Lake Side Cottage 518.624.9806 and the Corner Motel 518.624.3571 are adding extra blankets getting ready to welcome you for your long weekend stay! X-C skiers, snowmobiliers, birders, extreme recreational hiking enthusiasts, take a break and come to Mt. Sabattis!

You forgot something? Don’t worry, we have stores, really we do! Take the Little Bus out on the town and visit our array of stores to buy some new socks, Moonshine, a souvenir or a make a pit stop at one of our eateries to warm up with a cup of soup or hot chocolate if ya need it! (shhh… its a secret!) But we promise, you won’t forget the fun you had in a remarkable Winter Wonder Land. You don’t have to leave Mt. Sabattis (if you don’t want to miss anything) because the Long Lake Fire Department serves up hot, delicious yummy treats all day. Fireworks at 6:30pm and then it’s time to hit the town for a meal and a safe ride home! Bring the whole family!

Kick off of the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. If ya race your Cardboard Box this winter season in Long Lake, Indian Lake, Inlet and Old Forge – you get something special (ok we’re still working on what that is, but participant is eligible for a super cool trophy – so call us and we’ll tell you all about it!)

So many events to post, you’ll have to check back in and find out more!

Stay tuned for more announcements!

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