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Business Updates for Long Lake & Raquette Lake 2015 ADKS

Business Updates for Summer Season 2015.

Here’s what is happening in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake for the 2015 Summer Season!

Long Lake and Raquette Lake Businesses Gearing up for Summer 2015

Long Lake and Raquette Lake Businesses Gearing up for Summer 2015

Ali Babas Liquors at 1601 Tupper Road, Long Lake NY, 518-624-2020 is open and ready for all your vacation needs. Stop by and check out the fine selection of wines and liquors right in Long Lake, NY.

Chax Handmade Knives located at 385 North Point Road in Long Lake, 518-624-3889 http://www.chaxknives.com in the summer and fall will be re-opening his Long Lake shop in mid-June. Chase travels back and forth between Long Lake and Hamilton NY almost weekly and can send pictures of his handmade knife inventory anywhere and arrange a meeting at a convenient location, bringing a few knives of interest with him.

chase.chaxknives@frontiernet.net

This nomad-like existence can be filed under “What we will do to be near our Grandchildren.”

Hours, Monday – Saturday 12pm to 8pm, Sunday 1pm – 8pm

Donnelly’s Sunset Point located at 987 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-6551

Michelle and Tom are excited to report that as of May 7, 2015 they are open for the season and everyone should check out their new website www.donnellyssunsetpoint.com featuring images of the cottages, maps and info about their property.

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, 3 Kickerville Lane, Long Lake NY, 518-624-5539
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub Website
Open 7 Days starting May 6th, serving Dinner 4:30pm – 8pm.
Stop in to see the new carpet, a fresh coat of paint and lots of fun, new decor. Big screen tv, lotto, pool table (after dinner hours) and juke box! We open daily at 4:30 for dinner. Stop and see the refreshed look and enjoy a tasty meal from our menu!

The Shamrock Motel & Cottages located at 1055 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847
www.shamrockmotellonglake.com 518-624-3861
Property owners Tim and Beate have been working hard since last fall on several projects. Look for some units with remodeled bathrooms and new plumbing, new sliding glass doors in the efficiencies, new queen beds in some motel units and new double beds in others. A beautiful new deck on the Lake House. New dining tables and dining bar in cottages 4 & 5. Look for five new 32 inch flat screen tv’s in a few of the units, 5 charcoal grills and 3 new recliners and fresh paint throughout each motel unit and many cottages!

Journey’s End Cottages and Lake House located at 941 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847 www.journeysendlodging.com 518-624-5381 offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom modern, well-maintained accommodations with canoes and kayaks on the west shore of beautiful Long Lake in the Adirondacks. Beautiful sunsets at this perfect summertime vacation spot for you and your family. UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP!

The ADK Trading Post located at 1601 Tupper Road, Long Lake, NY 12847 518-624-2357 www.adktradingpost.com is excited to announce the return of Lobster Rolls on Friday, May 22nd just in time for the kick off to the summer season Memorial Day weekend. Stop by and pick up camping items, fishing lures, groceries and terrific gift items featuring Long Lake and Lake Eaton. There’s something for everyone. If it’s in stock, they’ve got it!

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub at 1161 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 518 624-3941 announcing the deck is open and the summer dinner menu features Gluten Free Pizza and a Children’s Dinner Menu. Find them on Facebook.

Helms Aeroservice and Seaplane Rides in downtown Long Lake next to the Long Lake Town Beach is open for the season. Call 518-624-3931 to book your flight today!

Hoss’s Country Corner, 1142 Main Street www.hossscountrycorner.com has brand new inventory including handmade Amish Baskets, new sweatshirts and t-shirts, bait and DEC licenses.

Kickerville Mobil, 1383 Tupper Road, 518-624-2178 is excited to announce they will have weekly specials this summer.

Northern Borne, 518-624-3271 located in downtown Long Lake will will be opening Memorial Day weekend. Full service grocery store.

Raquette River Outfitters across from the Town Beach at 518-624-2360 will be opening Memorial Day Weekend. The shop will be expanding and include lighter weight options in their large rental fleet.

Wide River Antiques, located in downtown Long Lake near the Town Dock will be open at the end of June. Look for an amazing array and collectibles and new merchandise to browse.

The Adirondack Hotel at 1235 Main Street, 518-624-4700, www.adirondackhotel.com has a new summer menu premiering Memorial Day Weekend and BBQ on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s.

Gillis Realty, Inc. has a newly designed website that is very mobile friendly and easy to navigate www.gillisrealty.com As new data or pictures are entered on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), it is directly fed to the Gillis Realty website, making our website always current and up to date. Please see www.gillisrealty.com for residential, commercial, land and vacation listings or drop by our office located across from the Town Beach. Facebook us at Gillis Realty Inc. !

In Raquette Lake

Great Camp Sagamore announces the launch of a new website. It is up and running and content will be added over time. Check it out at Great Camp Sagamore Great Camp Sagamore is also offering Central Adirondack business discount coupons for Sagamore tours and events. They will offer your guests $2 off of our award winning tours with children under 12 free. Each business that takes a bundle of tickets will also receive 4 complimentary tour tickets for use by your staff or family.

Raquette Lake Navigation, www.raquettelakenavigation.com 315-354-5532 announces that there will be a mobile friendly conversion of their website launching Memorial Day Weekend. The WW Durant also boasts a new 30 KW Catepillar generator installed plus new carpeting . Look for unqiue events including the Mitch Frasier Music Cruise on Sat June 6 3-5 pm, two for one luncheon cruise Sat June 6 11-1 and the Father’s Day Prime Rib Buffet 5:30-8 June 21. All fathers $5 off. Daily cruising launches June 27 through September 6

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!

Durant Days August 3 – 5th Raquette Lake

Celebrate the Birth of Adirondack Great Camp Architecture. Tours of Great Camps, dining cruises and community events scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday, August 3rd-5th in Raquette Lake, NY.

Raquette Lake, NY

W.W. Durant crafted a narrative of the Adirondacks that remains relevant to this day. Celebrate the birth of Great Camps Architecture in Raquette Lake to reflect on a day gone by when waterways were the highways.

Durant Days is a celebration of the rich history of architecture and it’s place in the historical landscape of the Adirondacks. Don’t miss out on tours of Camp Pine Knot, and St. Williams Church and Great Camp Sagamore. W. W. Durant had a hand in its development from the start, but especially after 1879, when tourism to the area exploded.
Fans of AMC series, Hell on Wheels, can take their own step back in time to discover the world of W.W. Durant, the son of Thomas “Doc” Durant, (as portrayed by Colm Meaney on AMC’s Hell on Wheels ) W.W. Durant is the architect and visionary who imagined a place where wealthy urbanites could escape the noise, smog and crowding created by the Industrial Age.

Friday, August 3

All aboard the W.W. Durant, Raquette Lake’s exclusive dining vessel with world-class cuisine and over 20 years of service. With limited luncheon cruise spots available, reservations are requested for this popular Durant Days Friday tour. Guests of the luncheon cruise are invited to stroll through the rooms and grounds of Pine Knot and a visit to St. Williams on Long Point. Call 315-354-5532 for reservations and pricing.

Durant Days Events:
Friday, August 3:
Luncheon Cruise. Water taxi to Pine Knot, St. Williams and lunch aboard the W.W. Durant boat. For reservations call 315-354-5532. Limited seating available.

Saturday, August 4th:

2pm: at Raquette Lake Free Union School. Free concert featuring Wide Variety. “New Jersey’s Premiere A Cappella Group.” Wide Variety is a group of a cappella singers who take the best of R&B, rock and roll and popular standards, add their own blend of vocal harmonies and deliver an entertainment experience.
2pm: Poker Run. Village Green. For family fun and a great way to explore the local area, sign up for the Poker Run from 2-5pm. Collect your card, visit area businesses to get stamped and the winner with the “best hand” takes the purse.
5pm: Adam Reynolds, Acoustic Artist, performs on the Raquette Lake Village Green. Adam has been playing in Raquette Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Utica and Syracuse for the last few years. In 2012 he braved the Pittsburgh, PA, American Idol auditions and competed with over 30,000 contestants. Don’t miss Adam’s finale performance in the Adirondacks for Durant Days. Two days after his showcase Adam heads off to Marine Corps boot camp.
7pm: Boat Parade. Raquette Lake Village Dock. Runabouts, pontoons, 2012 features a Patriotic Theme. Register by calling Pat 315-354-4070. Cash Prizes!
Dusk: An incredible fireworks display rounds out Saturday Evening sponsored by The Town of Long Lake.

Sunday, August 5th

10am: Great Camp Sagamore. Half price guided tour of Great Camp Sagamore, featuring 27 National Historic Landmark Buildings.
2pm: Water Taxi to St. Hubert’s Isle
3pm: Vespers Service St. Huberts. Visit the historic island chapel for the Annual Ecumenical Vespers Service at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The island church was the summer chapel for many families significant in the history of the United States during the second half of the 19th century.

2011 Year in Review Long Lake Style

What do you remember about 2011? Well already a day has gone by and I’m sure I missed something. So maybe you got to spend a lot of time in Long Lake this year, or maybe you kept in touch via updates and twitter and your friends and relatives. Maybe you drove down Route 30/28N and decided to spontaneously stay for the night and found a Barber Shop Quartet singing on the beach or Martin Sexton signing autographs. Long Lake is small, but makes the most of the seasons and even though we’re off the beaten path and not right off the railroad tracks or the Northway, we still have our fingers on the pulse (from a quiet distance)

The video is a timeline with both events in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake interspersed with some images of notable news figures of the past year. Trivia is so popular an event, one of the upcoming questions may revolve around some of the images in this piece – so watch carefully.

What did we miss? I know you’ll be sure to tell me.

See you in 2012. Enjoy the show. Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club Winter Carnival is coming up on January 14, 2012.. THINK SNOW!

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Raquette Lake Cardboard Box Derby

Winners Rochester Team Number 3 Holding up their prizes

2nd Place Team - The Eminators - before the race


The Town of Long Lake hosted Cardboard Box Derby Races in Raquette Lake on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Nine Teams participated in building their creations out of cardboard procured from top secret area locations. Event organizer Amanda Helms takes great pride in using recycled material for these ingenious family oriented, fun races.

Work begins on the winning boat

The rules are simple. Sign up as a team and all members sign a waiver. The team creates a box boat using only cardboard and duct tape. The cardboard arrived via a Long Lake Town Parks and Recreation vehicle around 3:15pm and the teams began their job.

Once the boats were created, one member, usually the lightest, takes the captain’s seat. Life jackets are recommended and the Golden Beach Lifeguards were on duty near the boats if one was submerged.

Opponents gathered and the race began. In Raquette Lake the floating lasted over 30 minutes out racing Long Lake’s first foray back on July 16th by twenty five minutes. Thirty minutes is a well designed masterpiece and team Rochester #3 won. They won a free Boat Rental from Burke’s Marina and a T-shirt from Raquette Lake Supply. Coming in second was “The Eminator” Team # 6. They received a gift certificate for $25 from the Tap Room (unfortunately the original gift certificate creation was swallowed up by Raquette Lake and Amanda Helms had to recreate the gift certificate on site with a piece of lined notebook paper she conveniently had available on her clipboard.) The second place team also scored a tour for two of Great Camp Sagamore.

The next Cardboard Boat Races will be on Friday evening, August 14th at the Long Lake Town Beach. The event starts at 4pm. Races are slated for 6:30pm. Live Music by the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys. See you there!

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