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Lows Ridge as seen in the Fall

Leaf Peeping Guided Hike 2019

Low’s Ridge – Upper Dam Trail
Leaf Peeping and Birding!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Bus Departure at 7am, Long Lake Geiger Arena, Mt. Sabattis, 6 Pavilion Way

Join Joan Collins for a walk into beautiful Hitchins Pond and the Upper Dam on the Bog River. Common Loons nest on Hitchins Pond each year. Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons are also a common sight. The route is an old dirt road that passes through many lovely and varied habitat areas including a boreal bog, marsh, mixed forest, and ponds/lakes. After the 2.5 mile walk on level terrain to Hitchins Pond, there will be a food break at a scenic picnic area. Participants may order lunch from the ADK Trading Post. Lunch menus will be provided before departure.

Order and enjoy a warm Panini delivered picnic side via guide boat! There will be an optional 2 mile round trip hike up Low’s Ridge featuring spectacular views of the Bog River Valley and High Peaks. The round trip distance is 5 miles, or 7 miles if the hike up Low’s Ridge is added. Bring food (lunch can be ordered at departure), water, a jacket, appropriate attire/hiking shoes, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, and insect spray. Meet at the Geiger Arena parking area in Long Lake at 7 a.m. for transportation to the trailhead on Long Lake’s “Little Bus”! There is an outhouse at Hitchins Pond and a restroom at the Geiger Arena meeting location.


Register by calling the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. This field trip is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. There is a maximum of 15 participants.

Leaf Peeping Report 10.2.2017

It’s Leaving Us Wondering

Last weeks heat wave was an incredible gift.  An extension of the season, more time to spend outdoors getting ready for the inevitable season right around the corner (one that we won’t say out loud just yet – even though there was some evidence of it spotted in the higher elevations on Saturday)  Regardless, we have had quite the season.  With that said, it leaves us perplexed as to what is next for our leaves. How much has it changed, is it peak?  Is peak still right around the corner? Or is it just… well ever the optimist, it’s not over, because it’s still green.  It’s a mixed question this year as we are met with some trees which have shed their leaves, yet a good percentage still holding their greenery. 

While most birch trees have dropped their leaves and many of the maples have seen their brightest come and go, the amount of green still hanging on in the landscape lends hope that there is more to come.  

The colors appear to be a bit muted evoking a mood that is a contrast to the bright blue of the autumn sky. It is a sense of a burnt, muted season, but the scents and sweet smells of the forest fill the air.  

Looking around while hunting for scenery it feels like it’s all in the details. Examining the landscape for the tree that pops against the blue sky of October becomes a game.  What does it look like up close?  What does the light look like as it shines through the veins of the leaves?  Getting closer, stepping on the soft moss of the ground cover, hearing the crackle of your footfall crunching on recently fallen leaves. Spotting a cluster of brilliant red choke cherries. Discovering  another tree showcasing it’s plume with curling dark purple leaves reminiscent of full-bodied cabernet.

The weather this week looks to be mostly sunny and good leading up to the holiday weekend.  

One Saturday, October 7th boasts the “Some brightening, and the clearest day of the week” perfect for the Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair 10am- 4pm and  a mid-day crowd-pleasing Pumpkin Drop at 2pm. Location for the events is the Long Lake Town Hall at 1204 Main Street. 

Raquette Lake will be hosting a concert event with the talented  “Falling Waters Trio” on Saturday, October 7th at 6:30pm at the Raquette Lake School.  Doors open at 6pm and concert is free. 

Escape to the peace and quiet of our woods and find your detail and define your getaway experience.

Every day brings new sights and sounds of fall in the Adirondacks. 

Harvest Craft Fair in Long Lake October 8

There is still time to get your leaf peeping in for 2016. Make Long Lake, NY your stop on your tour of the Adirondacks. Destination, the Long Lake Annual Harvest Craft Fair on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main Street Long Lake, NY from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Lawrence Duck Decoys

St. Lawrence Duck Decoys

Vendors will be selling their handmade crafts featuring: soaps, hiking sticks, keychains, etched tree fungus, wooden bowls, rolling pins and cheese boards. Herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, with Adirondack and home scents, rustic furniture, frames and décor, wooden decoys. Balsam cloth and wood filled crafts, children’s books and related board games, polished stone jewelry, books, rustic signage and woodcrafts, body butter, lip balms, bath salt, face and body scrub, hand sewn home décor, and knitted items.


Vendors return year after year and it’s a great kick off to holiday shopping, adding rustic Adirondack touches your home decor. The small show packs a big punch with a variety of quality vendors, there is something for everyone. Vendors: Moose River Candle Company, Fauna on Flora, Chipman Woodworks, Santa’s Attic and Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, Rustic Creations, St. Lawrence River Decoys, Bunny’s Craftique Cottage, Thornapple Creek Books, Jenter Designs, Nancy Did It, Birch Pond Designs, Stream Valley Essentials, Adirondack Inspirations, Beagle Boy Beads and the Long Lake Ladies Auxiliary


Kids activities will be available including a bounce house, pumpkin painting and games outside of the Town Hall.

There will be a raffle to benefit the Long Lake Ladies Auxiliary.

Admission is free.

Fall Foliage quickly heading towards peak.  Another weekend awaits for you to catch a glimpse of her beauty.  Long Lake, NY

Fall Foliage quickly heading towards peak. Another weekend awaits for you to catch a glimpse of her beauty. Long Lake, NY

Make a weekend out of your adventure. Lots of activities going on in the region. Leaves are at their mid-point and rapidly heading toward peak, so do not miss your opportunity to see mother natures finest work!

Best Best for October 5th – October 8th.

Wednesday October 5th:

Raquette Lake Navigation – Bus Lunch Buffet Cruise @ 12:30 – 2:30
For RL Navigation Reservations call 315-354-5532
Trivia at The Cellar Restaurant and Pub in Long Lake NY, 7pm

Thursday October 6th:
Raquette Lake Navigation – Bus Lunch Buffet Cruise @ 12:30 – 2:30pm
Bus Dinner Buffet Cruise @ 4 – 6pm

Friday October 7th:
Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake, NY – Mountain Music Weekend @ (4pm – Oct. 10 10am)

Saturday October 8th:


Harvest Craft Fair, Long Lake Town Hall. 1204 Main Street. Free Admission 10am – 4pm. Over 20 vendors. Bounce House and pumpking painting for the kids.

Adirondack Museum: Hamilton County Bicentennial Bash 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Included with general museum admission. Reception at 4 p.m. featuring Live music with Alex Smith & Ryan Leddick.

Discover the people and places of Hamilton County from 1816 to 2016. Hear from regional historians, enjoy local talent, play old-fashioned games, and explore museum grounds and exhibits with a Hamilton County history hunt.

Raquette Lake Navigation – Lunch Bus Buffet Cruise @ 12:30 – 2:30pm
Saturday Fall Scenic Cruise @ 2:00 – 3:30pm

The Wild Center – Born to Be Wild. Open 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet the newest animal members of the Wild Center Family. The Wild Center welcomes new residents, including a porcupine, otter and turtles! There will be a few opportunities during the day to meet them and then make some baby animal crafts.

Sunday October 9th:
Raquette Lake Navigation – Fall Sunday Champagne Brunch @ 12:30 – 3pm
Sip N Sail N Paint @ 4pm
Monday October 10th:
Raquette Lake Navigation – Columbus Day $5 Cruise @ 11:30 – 1pm

For more information or 518-624-3077

Leaf Peeping Peak All Week

The leaves on the trees in Long Lake and the Central Adirondacks are at peak and with the five day weather forecast, this is the time to be moving throughout the park. Favorite places to spot leaves? Travel down Sabattis Road, North Point Road to Buttermilk Falls, fly with Helms Aero Service or stop in at the Long Lake Boat Tour and check out his schedule. The tour operator checks daily at tour times to see if anyone is there looking for a foliage tour. Another classic excursion is in Raquette Lake aboard the W.W. Durant. If you need more info call the tourism office in Long Lake at 518-624-3077. We want to welcome all our visitors, especially our global visitors who have been moving about. It’s wonderful to meet you!

Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip to Play Long Lake Columbus Day Weekend

Celebrate Columbus Day weekend in a cabaret style setting and revel in the dulcet jazz of the talented group, The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip. This concert will be presented free of charge by the Town of Long Lake at the Long Lake Town Hall on October 12th at 7pm. The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip has played Adirondack jazz circuit extensively, fans have seen them play in Glens Falls, Lake George and nearby in North Creek. The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip last played Long Lake in 2009 and we are looking forward to their return!

The band consists of Anthony Jenkins, Frank Conti, Greg Brown and Ted MacKenzie. Anthony Jenkins held his first guitar at the age of 13. It was an instant and magical connection which would result in a lifelong love of playing and writing music. A self-taught musician who grew up in Newark, NJ. In 1997, Anthony moved to Glens Falls, NY and set a goal to venture forward with his true passion, jazz, and worked diligently to form his current band, The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip. The group performs original compositions and favorite jazz standards.

Frank Conti, saxophone and flute, is originally from western New York. He received music degrees from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Virginia and Fredonia State University. He was a member of the US Army Band during the Vietnam era. In 2002, he retired as band director at Johnsburg Central School.

Greg Brown, bass, was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. In 1975 he studied the bass with the Jazz Mobile workshop in NYC. That same year he went on to tour with the Flamingo’s. In 1978 he toured with Dollar Brand in Europe, Africa, and Japan. In 1984 he moved to the North Country where he is currently performing with Ray Alexander at the Sagamore Hotel and the Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip.

Ted MacKenzie, drums, was born in South “Philly”, Pa. He is a third generation drummer named after his grandfather from the Highlands of Scotland. After attending Berklee College of Music, Ted became a full time drum instructor and studied in NYC with Sonny Igoe, Henry Adler and Jim Chapin.

Be sure to check out this talented group of musicians on October 12th at the Long Lake Town Hall and enjoy a selection of desserts at this cabaret style concert. Make a day of it and stop by the Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair from 10am-3pm, also at the Long Lake Town Hall or take advantage of a hike with Certified Guide Spencer Morrissey. For more information on all Columbus Day Weekend events, call 518-624-3077.

Fall Foliage 2013

Foliage Video Alert! Scroll down and click on the Fall Foliage Video!

Have you heard about the Fall Photo Contest? Submit entries by Oct 18th to

Fall Foliage 2013. Check out some beautiful colors and visit Long Lake. Discover the magic of the Adirondacks and make Long Lake your first and last stop along the way!

Have you seen the Buttercup? How bout a visit to the historic Long Lake Cemetery with its visit of Mt. Sabattis. Picnic at Mt. Sabattis with gorgeous foliage views of Long Lake. Make the list and check it off. WW Durant, RL Tap Room, Great Camp Sagamore, Seaplane Ride, Visits to the Adk Museum and the Wild Center. So much to see and do you’ll have to extend your stay!

Once you’re done with all your leaf peeping submit your fall foliage photos to and return on October 25th to the Adirondack Hotel for an Artist’s Reception featuring a slide show of all the entries, and an awards ceremony.

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