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2019 Long Lake Plunge Benefit St. Judes

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge
Saturday, December 28, 2019, 1pm
Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street

Create a team and beat the record!  

Prizes awarded for Most Funds Raised by a Team or Individual.  Best Costume/Team Theme and Best “Plunge Technique”  

Registration will take place at the Adirondack Hotel starting at 11am with a Med Check/blood pressure check by the Long Lake Rescue Squad and registration/paperwork submission.  You must donate to participate in the plunge!  

Special Thanks to the Long Lake Fire Department for safety protocols and cutting the ice.  

There will be judges on scene to evaluate participants themes/costumes and techniques and a prize ceremony will happen at the Adirondack Hotel immediately following the plunge.

There is a public bathroom at the beach. There will be two “warming” busses on site for plungers to stay warm.  Each team/or individual plunges one group at a time.  Please bring towels, water shoes and warm clothes!  Changing available at the Long Lake Public Restrooms.  Good luck! 

The Polar Plunge will raise funds in 2019 for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

The Town of Long Lake and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for a fundraiser to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.

Plungers are required to raise a minimum of $25 to participate in the event. Registration will be at the Adirondack Hotel starting at 11am. The Long Lake Rescue Squad will provide medical checks.

Prizes awarded for Best Team Theme, Best Individual Plunge, Best in Show, Most Funds Raised by a Team, and Most Funds Raised by an Individual.

Did you know:

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

Participants must be 16 and over to participate. Plungers under 18 must have parental permission. More information at 518-624-3077 or

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

Donate to this event online!  Link Here



           

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge 2018


 The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department, the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for the Fifth Annual Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge onSaturday, December 29th at 1pm, Long Lake Town Beach.  This event is a benefit for Believe Northern NY. Funds collected for Believe Northern NY will support the volunteer firefighters, EMTs, members of ladies auxiliaries and affiliated members in Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties who suffer from a life threatening illness, such as cancer, with a goal of $2000 to be raised.
 
Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Team Theme, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique.  Registration and blood pressure checks will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11am until 12:30pm on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 with the plunge slated for 1pm at the Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake, NY
 
Participants are asked to bring towels, robes and warm clothes. There will be access to a warm public restroom on site.  Warm busses will be used as holding areas at the beach before and after the plunge. Limited changing space will be available at the Adirondack Hotel. 
 
To participate you must raise a minimum of $25, all plungers under the age of 18 must have parental permission (must be 16 or over).
 
An after party and awards ceremony for the Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge will be held at the Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY starting at 2pm.
 
Pre-Registration materials and Believe NY Pledge sheets are available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30am – 4pm.  Call 518-624-3077 or on line at Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge

Plunging? You’ll be Feeling Long Lakey!

Long Lake is currently in a bitter arctic blast, but for the overall forecast Saturday seems to be the most tolerable day for anyone to be outside. And if you thought you wanted to plunge, but it’s just a little too cold, that’s ok, raise money and donations are encouraged!

The Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge is slated for Saturday, December 30th at 1pm at the Long Lake Town Beach.  The Long Lake Fire Department will be cutting a large hole in the ice starting at noon.  The plunge begins promptly at 1p.m.  All plungers are required to register at the Adirondack Hotel and have a blood pressure check.  During the plunge fire department members will be in the water to assist the plungers and ensure their safety.  

There will be three judges assessing plungers as individuals and teams.  Trophies are awarded for Most Funds Raised, Best Theme and Best Plunge Technique.  

The Long Lake Polar Plunge is unique as the plungers and or teams go in, one at a time and are encouraged to have costumes and themes.  Emcee Peter Michael Marino will be hosting. He banters with the crowd and plungers to build up the fun so get ready for laughs. The plunge is more than a plunge, its an immersive experience. (Literally and figurately) 

Peter Michael Marino will follow up his Polar Plunge emcee gig with a performance Saturday night, December 30th at the Adirondack Hotel in his one-man comic show Show Up, Long Lake Encore at 6 p.m. (More details here)

The big story in 2017 is the cold snap. The blast of arctic air enveloping the eastern seaboard has people concerned about frost bite.  Steve Caporizzo of WTEN weather out of Albany, NY spoke of the dangerous level of cold and that it should be taken seriously. Organizers of the event will evaluate the temperature and weather conditions on Saturday to assess risk to the participants. 

At this writing, on Friday afternoon at 2:55pm, the event is on. The Long Lake Rescue Squad will be taking blood pressures and be on scene at the Long Lake Town Beach in the event of an emergency.

Weather for Long Lake tomorrow at 1pm is slated to be 9 degrees. The high for the afternoon is 10 degrees. 

Historical Temperatures for previous Polar Plunges in Long Lake NY

Saturday, December 29, 2012  15 degrees with wind speed 4mph (NE)
Saturday, December 28, 2013  27 degrees
Sat Dec 27th, 2014 38 degrees
Sat Jan 2nd, 2016 25 degrees

This Plunge is to benefit High Peaks Hospice.  Funds raised will be used to support training and certification for three nurses.  Sponsor a plunger or a team.

Plungers are asked to be prepared. Plungers MUST wear shoes, which can be water shoes, tevas, sneakers, but this is a requirement.  Bring towels, blankets, change of clothes.  It is advised to have a plunging “pit crew” to hold eye glasses, towels.  Bring plastic bags for wet items.  There will be busses on site to be used for the holding pen for plungers in UNTIL they are called.  Plungers MUST stay in the bus before being called to plunge due to extreme cold temperatures as plungers go in one at a time.

There are changing areas at the Long Lake restrooms, on site.  It is advised to bring garbage bags to hold wet items.

The awards will be handed out immediately following the plunge at the Adirondack Hotel.

Long Lake Town Beach
1258 Main Street
Long Lake, NY 12847

Bonfire, warming busses and heated restrooms on site.

Dear Long Lake, A Love Letter…

Dear Long Lake,

Hey, there! “Long” time no see (see what I did there?) I really enjoyed visiting you in October. You may not know this, but it was actually the first time I’d visited you in the autumn – which is weird because I’ve been enjoying your glistening waters, pristine trails, sandy shores, and colorful people for over 30 years.

As you may recall, we met for the first time in 1985 on July 4th weekend. I was a camp counselor at Camp Echo Lake at the time where for some bizarre reason, they gave me a summer job directing forty 10-year olds in an outdoor production of “The Mikado.” And they gave me that holiday weekend off. Maybe they thought I needed a break from Gilbert and Sullivan, or perhaps they realized that it wasn’t a good idea to have this native New Yorker around campers and gunpowder. They would be correct. I was impressed with your colorful fireworks and huge showing of community spirit – which I giddily enjoyed from the town beach after boating down from my friends’ camp on the north end of the lake.

 

Now, even though I had come to North Country to visit family in Lake George, Fort Edward and Glens Falls nearly every year since the 70s, I hadn’t ventured further north to you. And boy was I immediately taken by you when I pulled into town that weekend; soon terrified to discover that people in Long Lake drove boats to their rustic cabins “down the lake” with no electricity! How could this city guy ever survive?

I did. I learned so much that blissful weekend. I learned about gaslights and flashlights and refrigerators that ran on gas. I learned that people communicated on party lines, and that you don’t throw your tangerine peels on the forest floor because they aren’t “indigenous to the area.” I learned that black flies eat human flesh. I even learned how to dock a boat…but even I wouldn’t give myself a set of boat keys any time soon. I also learned that you don’t need television. Board games and books are your friends. I learned about making pancakes with fresh berries, picked from the shore and how just sitting on a dock at midnight would reveal a vast, non-light-polluted array of constellations and the occasional Northern Lights. And yes, I did see a UFO. Who hasn’t?

 

I made it a point to visit you every summer since that July 4th, and I even came to say “hi” for a few Snowmobile Race weekends. I loved you in the winter and loved you in the summer. I became hooked on you, Long Lake. But I need to get better at seeing you more often if we are really going to make this relationship work.

I’ve now visited you well over 50 times. How could I not? A few years ago, I was asked to host the Bed Races. My first thought was, “Why and how would anyone race a bed and why would anyone want to watch that?” I threw off the covers and jumped on the opportunity – and I’m glad I did. I was blown away by the enthusiasm and creativity and sense of community. Even though I was nervous about taming my inherent city-slicker-comedy-style, I instantly realized that you have a great sense of humor!

 

Then I was asked to host the Polar Plunge. Sounded ridiculous. I said yes and hosted it three times. Honestly? I was apprehensive at first. I’m a city guy. The only time I want to plunge into ice-cold water is if it’s proceeded by 30 minutes in an overpriced spa steam room. But, I loved it. I loved the kids running around collecting money for Wounded Warrior Project while their parents donned ridiculous costumes. I loved observing the participants’ original styles of entering the icy waters. I even got a kick out the fire department ambushing me and pulling me into the sub-zero lake. (Fun Fact: A bowl of rice really does dry out a wet iPhone.) So, yeah, I’m going to host it again this December 30th and this time I will make sure there’s nothing in my pockets. Also, spas in NYC are expensive.

Look at what you’ve done to me! I can’t quit you, Long Lake. You are one crazy town. And I mean that in the best way. I’ve now hosted the Bed Races five times! I’ve done my crazy solo shows at The Adirondack Hotel and I’m bringing it back again on December 30th. I mean, you are a crazy town. A town that encourages hundreds of people to toss raw eggs at each other – for prizes! You’re a town that embraces kazoos, holiday lights contests, free party buses, sea planes, quilt camps, museums, movies and more interesting personalities than you’ll ever find on an Adirondack dating app. Does such a thing exist?

Speaking of dating…I have a confession. I’ve been sneaking up there the past few summer weekends to camp with my fellow city pals on the incredibly serene sites at Forked Lake. I know that those lake waters feed yours. It’s all good. Don’t be jealous. We make sure to do all of our campsite shopping at your quirky local vendors. If you ran out of ice late last June, we would be the culprits. If you ran out of local firewood, that’s us. If you heard laughter and singing echoing over the lake late into the night, that could have been us. But, it also could have been you. After all, you’re a town that is populated with jokesters. Singers. Musicians. Artists. You have your own style. Your own sense of humor. You even have your own slogan “The summer is short, but the lake is long”…(I don’t know where that one came from).

Yeah. The summer is way too short when you’re in Long Lake. But, the lake can also feel really long when there’s a torrential downpour and you’re driving back to your camp to read a book or play a board game. Or when the dock at the camp you’re staying at begins to float away on your choppy waters…yes, I’ve rescued a few docks in my time.

I don’t want to complain. This is a love letter. I guess with the New Year coming, I thought it appropriate to let you know what an impact you’ve had on me. Thank you for being you, Long Lake. I’m not ready to move in just yet. But, I will be back. I am now a man for all seasons.

Yours Truly,

Peter Michael Marino

 

Show Up Encore Performance!

Peter Michael Marino is also a graphic designer and has Long Lake in his summer blood.  Peter has been visiting the region since 1986 (or 87- fact checkers looking into confirmation) and worked closely to help invent, create the popular tee-shirt featuring the catchy phrase, “The Summer is Short, the Lake is Long”  

Peter has hosted the Long Lake Bed Races for several summers.  He’s known for stopping cars, bantering with children and adding to the bedlam of the day.  We will see Peter return to hosting the Long Lake Polar Plunge on December 30th, 2017 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Long Lake, NY –

Back by popular demand!  Peter Michael Marino best known locally for hosting the Long Lake Bed Races and the Polar Plunge (returning on Sat. Dec 30th) he returns for an encore after a magical weekend of shows in October.  His houses were full, the laughs contagious, and the audience was ready to go on the ride.  Get ready because he’ll be looking for assistance.  Whether you are going to manage the music, the stage design or come up with the name of the family pet (it changes every show, you just don’t know what you will be doing) This interactive journey will have you laughing all night long. 

After the recent critically acclaimed, sold out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Peter Michael Marino’s semi-improvised, one-man comedy “Show Up” makes its Long Lake debut at the Adirondack Hotel for two performances on December 30th at 6:00 p.m.

In “Show Up,” award-winning solo show performer, producer and director Peter Michael Marino (“Desperately Seeking the Exit,” “Late with Lance!”) uses his decades of comedy and solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that is unique each time. Chance elements are increased as audience members are engaged to design the set and sound. “Show Up” provides a wild, unpredictable ride for the audience as Marino navigates this real-life high wire…and there’s a party!

An array of Adirondack Hotel appetizers will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. with the performance beginning shortly after 6:15p.m. Cash bar available throughout the 75-minute show, concluding with a complimentary champagne toast.

Tickets are $25 per person and include show and appetizers. Reservations are required by phoning or emailing the Adirondack Hotel at 518-624-4700 or adkhotel@frontiernet.net

Peter Michael Marino is the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof “Late with Lance!” played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs’ “Nice T!ts,” Mark Demayo’s “20 & Out,” and Mark Giordano’s “Mad Man.” His production company credits include “David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet,” “David Mills: Shame!,” Charles’ “Moby Alpha,” and “Joe’s NYC Bar.” Regionally Peter Michael Marino has hosted the Long Lake Bed Races and Long Lake Polar Plunge.  His hilarious and spontaneous ability to improvise on the spot has delighted Long Lake audiences for years.  More info at: www.petermmarino.com

 

★★★★★ “A performer of great intelligence, wit and energy.” – Bunbury Magazine

★★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Front Row Center

★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Broadway Baby

★★★★ “Well worth showing up to!” – Fringe Guru

★★★★ “Hilarious! – The Wee Review

“Rare and special work. Highly recommended!” – The Fringe Review

“Hilarious!” – TimeOut New York 

“A keen and witty mind” – Edinburgh Reporter

 

 

 

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Show Up The Show in Long Lake

Peter Michael Marino is also a graphic designer and has Long Lake in his summer blood.  Peter has been visiting the region since 1986 (or 87- fact checkers looking into confirmation) and worked closely to help invent, create the popular tee-shirt featuring the catchy phrase, “The Summer is Short, the Lake is Long”  

Peter has hosted the Long Lake Bed Races for several summers.  He’s known for stopping cars, bantering with children and adding to the bedlam of the day.  We will see Peter return to hosting the Long Lake Polar Plunge on December 30th, 2017 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Long Lake, NY – After the recent critically acclaimed, sold out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Peter Michael Marino’s semi-improvised, one-man comedy “Show Up” makes its Long Lake debut at the Adirondack Hotel for two performances on October 13 & 14 at 6:00 p.m.

In “Show Up,” award-winning solo show performer, producer and director Peter Michael Marino (“Desperately Seeking the Exit,” “Late with Lance!”) uses his decades of comedy and solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that is unique each time. Chance elements are increased as audience members are engaged to design the set and sound. “Show Up” provides a wild, unpredictable ride for the audience as Marino navigates this real-life high wire…and there’s a party!

An array of Adirondack Hotel appetizers will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. with the performance beginning shortly after 6:15p.m. Cash bar available throughout the 75-minute show, concluding with a complimentary champagne toast.

Show up and spend the night! Receive a discount for Adirondack Hotel lodging by presenting your ticket reservation.

Tickets are $25 per person and include show and appetizers. Reservations are required by phoning or emailing the Adirondack Hotel at 518-624-4700 or adkhotel@frontiernet.net

Peter Michael Marino is the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof “Late with Lance!” played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs’ “Nice T!ts,” Mark Demayo’s “20 & Out,” and Mark Giordano’s “Mad Man.” His production company credits include “David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet,” “David Mills: Shame!,” Charles’ “Moby Alpha,” and “Joe’s NYC Bar.” Regionally Peter Michael Marino has hosted the Long Lake Bed Races and Long Lake Polar Plunge.  His hilarious and spontaneous ability to improvise on the spot has delighted Long Lake audiences for years.  More info at: www.petermmarino.com

 

★★★★★ “A performer of great intelligence, wit and energy.” – Bunbury Magazine

★★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Front Row Center

★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Broadway Baby

★★★★ “Well worth showing up to!” – Fringe Guru

★★★★ “Hilarious! – The Wee Review

“Rare and special work. Highly recommended!” – The Fringe Review

“Hilarious!” – TimeOut New York 

“A keen and witty mind” – Edinburgh Reporter

 

 

 

New Years Eve Planning Tools Long Lake Style in the ADK

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Long Lake has it going on for New Years. Dining options galore with high end choices. It will be a fantas-smic-gourmet experience. (yah, our skilled office staff invented that word.. well we think we did.. ok it was me and Bobby)

With a variety of choices from filet mignon, lobster tails, scallops, vegetarian options, desserts, speciality drinks. It would be cool if you snapped a photo and posted it instagram, #mylonglake would be great! Thanks in advance! Make your choice and reserve today. Look for The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, The Adirondack Hotel and the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub.

Here are some highlighted reviews of our local places.

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub: Every time we eat at The Cellar it just keeps getting better! We came here twice during our recent stay at Long Lake. We are so happy we found this place. Our children loved it. Service was excellent and the food is very good.

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub: Great place for good food. Locally owned and operated restaurant and you won’t be disappointed. View is great too! Great food with generous portions. Service was excellent. Owners, Jim and Paula, know how to put on a great spread!

Adirondack Hotel: Felt welcome among the regulars. We enjoyed the food and excellent service. The menu options are always interesting. The dinner is always outstanding along with tasty and unusual appetizers. Don’t miss the gift shop.

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Long Lake Diner Menu

Did someone say free bikey taxi? No, we don’t have those, but we do have the Little Bus. Visitors, and residents have rated their Little Bus experience 5-stars! My most recent, favorite Little Bus memory was meeting a group of Canadian travelers, spending the holiday in Long Lake. They were adventurous and pulled over on their travels throughout the area and decided to make it their New Years Eve destination, not knowing one thing about our community. The group of them, including children were keeping their eye on the bus. Folks were coming and going in large groups, and pairs. The bus would leave and return a few minutes later with new guests and sometimes some of the same people that just left.

Long Lake Little Bus provides free transportation on New Years Eve. 518.323.5001  This will be this new busses 1st time out on New Years Eve.  Let's give it a warm welcome.

Long Lake Little Bus provides free transportation on New Years Eve. 518.323.5001 This will be this new busses 1st time out on New Years Eve. Let’s give it a warm welcome.

Finally the guests asked a local on the porch, “What is with this traveling, little bus? Where does it go?” Clay, a local Long Laker, was exiting to catch the bus himself. He took a moment to clue the visitors in on the secret and he’s over the moon to introduce new people to the Little Bus. He insists they get on the bus and he’ll take them up the street to they can check out the appetizers. The family was appreciative of the hospitality, they raved, “This is the friendliest town we’ve ever been in. You are the nicest people.”

The options for the little bus are easy. Call the number, make sure you know where you are and you’ll be picked up. Riders can take it anywhere within town limits. It can hop from the skating rink, to the town beach to all the businesses in between and even your grandparents house on Kickerville Lane.

Ride the Little Bus and enjoy all the options without the burden of driving. Yes, its free and yes you can call it and the driver will pick you up at your home or lodging. New number for 2016 is 518-323-5001 Bring the whole family, invite friends, have a Long Lake Family reunion for New Years Eve. We promise, it will be an evening you’ll never soon forget.

If you need a place for the kids, look no further than the Geiger Arena. Movies, Wii Games, wifi and skating and sledding until 10pm. The kids can go by the Little Bus and they’ll get to their destination safely. Bobby will be serving up pizza, drinks, hot chocolate and pizza.

Polar Plunge is a tricked out time to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Polar Plunge is a tricked out time to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Stay for a few nights and round out the stay with the Polar Bear Plunge on January 2nd, 2016. It’s an experience unto itself. Singles and Teams dress up in fun costumes and leap into the frosty waters of Long Lake on their mission to support The Wounded Warrior project. The banter from MC Peter Michael Marino will have you on the floor (or the sand and / or snow – because we’re on a beach) This is the 4th year for the Long Lake event and the goal is to raise $4000 to make Long Lake’s Donation total over the last four years exceed $20,000.

We hope you consider making Long Lake your destination for New Years Eve and stay a little longer after that!

For other activities look no further than a stop at iconic Adirondack landmark, Hoss’s Country Corner. Check out newly opened Adk Growl and Grub (located behind Hoss’s), grab a panini at the ADK Trading Post, a Reiki Session with Dina Kennedy and a nice bottle of speciality wine from Ali Babas Liquors. And then there’s plenty to do, drive around and explore our region, you’ll never know what you find around the corner.

Idea!  Selfies at the LL Town Beach Gazebo #mylonglake

Idea! Selfies at the LL Town Beach Gazebo #mylonglake

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Seek your experiences with a selfie at Buttermilk Falls or in front of the Holiday Gazebo at the Long Lake Town Beach.

Lodging Available
Shamrock Motel & Cottages 518.624.3861 – Incredible lake views, serene sunsets and a place to call your home away from home.
Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700. Offering hotel rooms, suites, and an appealing variety at this historic Adirondack hotel.
Journey’s End. 518-624.5381 Private winterized cabin with full kitchen available with incredible views of Long Lake. Loft space, room for the entire family.

Post written by Alexandra Roalsvig. Alex is the Long Lake Tourism Director in charge of Parks & Recreation. She’s a native Long Laker having returned home after a 20 year stint in New York City and New Jersey. She’s married, raising two kids and hosting a foreign exchange student for the academic year. When she’s not feeding her dog, kitten and family, she’s taking photos and spending a lot of time admiring the view of the lake and mountains. You will find her spending lots of time on facebook, instagram and twitter planning events, taking care of the people and making sure everyone coming to Long Lake has a memorable time.

For more information about our events or lodgings, call us at 518.624.3077 or email us if its after hours!

What’s Your Favorite Promo for the Polar Plunge in Long Lake?

Here are some facts for the Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Over $16,000 has been raised in the first three Polar Plunges to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

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The Wounded Warrior Project programs include:

Project Odyssey to use nature and recreation to heal the spirit. Programs include canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, ropes courses
The Wounded Warrior Project provides services through the Combat Stress Recovery Program
Economic empowerment including a the Warriors to Work Program and so much more. Browse their website for more information on their programs.

The Wounded Warrior Project has a 3 Star rating from Charitynavigator.org. Wounded Warrior Project meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Long Lake has an Donation Event Page on the Wounded Warrior Project Website Click Here

Check out these two 30 second spots and tell us which one is your favorite by emailing longlakeinfo@yahoo.com

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New Years Eve/Polar Plunge Destination Weekend

December 26th – January 3rd, 2016

Sometimes you just want to do something adventurous, different, spontaneous, and get away from it all? Try this itinerary for a Destination Getaway Weekend that will go down in the books. We promise, it will! And the more friends you bring with you, the better!

Polar Plunge is the culmination of Destination New Years!

Polar Plunge is the culmination of Destination New Years!

Plan an early winter escape to the Adirondacks and make Long Lake your go to destination for lodging, dining and the spot to launch your Adirondack Winter Getaway. A variety of fun events and experiences are at your finger tips. Enjoy free ice skating, x-c skiing, sledding, Trivia Night, museums, movies, and fun New Years Eve Bashes at our area restaurants. Finish off your stay with the coldest, bone-chilling event of the year, the 4th Annual Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Dining
The Cellar will be hosting Trivia on 12/30. Always a fun and competitive event, join us for dinner and trivia and get schooled in unusual facts and fun. The Cellar Restaurant and Pub will be having their annual New Year’s Eve Dinner of filet mignon, lobster tails, Eric’s homemade desserts and more. Reservations are available for 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 pm. Click here for menu

The Cellar Restaurant & Pub
3 Kickerville Lane
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-5539

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub offers a menu for New Years Eve. Prime rib, stuffed lobster tails, Chicken French, Blackened Salmon, Fettucine Alfredo with choice of Shrimp, Chicken or Vegetable. All dinners include a choice of soup and dessert. Call 518.624.3941 to make reservations. Click here for more menu.

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
1161 Main STreet
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-3941

Dining & Lodging
On New Year’s Eve, December 31st The Adirondack Hotel will be open for lunch from 11am – 4pm and a special dinner menu in the main dining room. Menu to be announced. Dance your way to midnight with music kicking off at 9pm until after midnight.

Adirondack Hotel Long Lake, NY 12847 518-624-4700
adkhotel@frontiernet.net
www.adirondackhotel.com

The Adirondack Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in the Adirondacks offering beautiful rooms with panoramic views of Long Lake and the surrounding mountains. There is something for everyone, including an apartment, big enough to have a mini-family reunion.

The Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge awards and wrap-up party will be at the Adirondack Hotel on Saturday, January 2nd, approximately 2pm immediately following the plunge at the Long Lake Town Beach. Come on by for a hot toddy and great camaraderie after the Polar Plunge!

Lodging
Shamrock Motel and Cottages
Motel units, Efficiencies, or Cottages
1055 Deerland Road / POB 205
Long Lake, New York 12847
518 624 3861 (fax: 518 624 9803)
518.624.3861 | Visit Our Website: Shamrock Motel Website | E-mail: Email Us

Journey’s End Lodging will be open for bookings for Destination New Years 2016. Reservations for 3 nights at $500.
Journey’s End Lodging is now under new ownership.
Nancy Kranich and Jorge Schement, Proprietors
Property Location:
941 Deerland Rd.
Long Lake, NY 12847
journeysend@frontiernet.net
www.journeysendlodging.com
518-624-5381
732-985-1599
732-306-3535 (c)

Events & Attractions:

Trivia Night
Wednesday, December 30th, 7pm
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake

New Years Eve
Celebrate at our local establishments. Fine Dining, Live Music, and celebrations galore
Free Bus Service/Transportation 518-480-8846 starting at 5pm until last call

Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge
To Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
Registration Polar Plunge
Saturday, January 2, 2016, 1pm
Long Lake Town Beach
Teams and Individuals raise funds and win trophies for Most Funds Raised by Individual or Team, Best Costumes.
Hosted by MC Peter Michael Marino
Special thanks to the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department

Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge

Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena & Sledding Hill
518-624-3031
The Town of Long Lake offers free ice skating, hockey and sledding. Hours of operation during the holidays are 12pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm. Concessions, popcorn, hot chocolate and family fun. Plan a birthday party, or a hockey night with our ice rink attendant. Traveling to town and you forgot your skates? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty for guests to borrow. Enjoy skating at night under the canopy of the stars on our outdoor rink.

The Wild Center
Special Holiday Hours December 26th – 31st and January 2nd, 10am – 5pm
45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 518-359-7800
Do not miss amazing exhibits telling the story of the natural history of the Adirondacks. Live animals including otters and fish. Check out Planet Adirondack, an entire hall dedicated to the giant globe experience from a space-age view. The Panoramas Theater features screenings of Ride of the Mergansers and Wild Adirondacks. For more information about exhibits visit www.wildcenter.org

Ekaterina Gordeeva “From the Heart” Tribute Ice Show
Wednesday, December 30, 2016, 7pm
Lake Placid Olympic Arena
518-523-3330
On Wednesday, December 30th, 2015, 7:30pm figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva will present with fellow Olympic gold medal winning skaters Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Ilia Kulik and David Pelletier, silver medalist Paul Wylie and World Champion Yuka Sato. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the American Heart Association.

Affordable Skiing Options Stay in Long Lake – the ideal central locaiton to indulge in affordable skiing packages, ideal for families on a budget.

Ski Big Tupper – Tickets are $25

Ski Oak Mountain – Lift Tickets are under $25 and rentals are affordable too and they have tubing.
So spend one day at Big Tupper and One Day at Oak Mountain!

Plenty to do, see and explore. Stay in Long Lake, NY to maximize your stay. It’s the launching pad for your winter exploration and a great escape to the mountains.

For more information check us out at www.mylonglake.com or at www.facebook.com/mylonglake

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