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Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick on Saturday, February 16th with youth activities start at 11am . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war.  At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.
 
Registration for events will take place at the Raquette Lake Library.  Round out the day by warming up at the bonfire and the annual tug-o-war.
 
At 2p.m. Magicians Chris and Pete of Chris and Pete Amusements will perform in the Raquette Lake Library. The show is free.
 
Fireworks are slated for 7pm. Showcase will be weather dependent.  Check www.facebook.com/raquettelakefor schedule updates.
 
On Sunday, February 17th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary sponsor a $10 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall.  
 
At Noon on Sunday the Cross-Cut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green. In 2019 the Chainsaw Competition will be sponsored by the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club. This long-standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions.  Competitors must bring their own chainsaw!
 
Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 16th.  Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library.  As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth all day on Saturday.  Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.
 
For more information www.myraquettelake.com
 

Pete and Chris Magicians at 2pm on Saturday, February 16th at the Raquette Lake Library and it’s free!

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Winter Wonderland Week

Tubing at Oak Mountain happening Tuesday, February 19th.  It’s FREE!  Includes lunch.  Bus transportation provided! 

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Cross Cut and Chainsaw competition happening on Sunday, February 17th, 2019! At noon.  

 
Celebrate President’s Week in Long Lake with tons of winter activities and events held daily.
 
Kicking off the schedule is a Kids Movie Night featuring Incredibles 2 at the Town Hall on Friday the 15th, with transportation to and from provided by the Town. Call 518-624-3077 to sign up, pick up will begin around 4pm, with drop occurring directly following the movie. 
 
Over the weekend Raquette Lake is the place to be with their annual Winter Carnival the 16th & 17th. Fun for all ages, and games throughout the day, including Ice Golf, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Tug O’ War, and many more.  The good times kick off at 11am, with the magic show happening at 2pm in the Raquette Lake Library.  And don’t forget to come back on Sunday for the ever popular Crosscut and Chainsaw competitions starting at 12pm.
 
Monday the 18th the Town of Long Lake will be offering a Snowmobile Safety course in the Town Hall from 9am-5pm. There are limited spaces available, so sign up early by calling 518-624-3077. Lunch provide by the Town of Long Lake.
 
Tuesday’s destination is Oak Mountain in Speculator for an afternoon of snow tubing with lunch provided by the Town of Long Lake. Transportation is available on the Little Bus, leaving at 10am, sign up by calling 518-624-3077.
 
Wednesday’s cure for cabin fever is a Kids’ Art Class hosted by local artist and Incapahco Studios owner Louisa at the Town Hall starting at 11am. Kids will have the opportunity for hands on instruction with a local artist, and supplies, tools and materials will be provided. Sign up is highly encouraged, by calling 518-624-3077.
 
Don’t forget to stop by Trivia Night in Long Lake at the Long View Lodge on Wednesday the 6th.
 
For anyone looking for a little winter exercise, join us at the Geiger Arena on Thursday at 11am for a semi-guided Nordic ski around Long Lake. Skis can be procured through Hoss’s Country Corner or the ADK Trading Post, and all ability levels are welcome. Rentals and tour are free, and sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.
 
Friday the 22nd we have the perfect cap to a holiday week, the return of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour starting at 5pm.  The Little Bus will be running to ferry everyone between the participating businesses, and tickets must be purchased ahead of time by visiting www.mylonglake.com/tour, or by calling 518-624-3077.

And don’t forget the Geiger Ice Skating Rink and Sledding Hill will be open extended hours all week.  Opening daily at 1pm – 5pm/6pm – 10pm.  Free ice skates, sledding hill, bonfires on Saturday night.  Look for special smores nights.  Great family outings.  Popcorn, hot chocolate, foosball and more!  Free wifi too! 
 

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Schedule Planned for 2018

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival
February 17th – 18th, 2018

 

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick on Saturday, February 17th  with youth activities start at 11am . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war.  At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.

Registration for events will take place at the Raquette Lake Library.  Round out the day by warming up at the bonfire and the annual tug-o-war.

At 2p.m. Magician Chris and Pete of Chris and Pete Amusements will perform in the Raquette Lake Library.  The show is free.

Fireworks are slated for 7pm. Showcase will be weather dependent.  Check www.facebook.com/raquettelake for schedule updates or last minute cancelations.

On Sunday, February 18th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary sponsor a $10 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall.  

At Noon on Sunday the Cross-Cut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green.  This long standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions. 

Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 18th.  Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library.  As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth all day on Saturday.  Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.

For more information www.myraquettelake.com

Kids Games are a blast!  

Cross Cut & Chain Saw competition always happens on Sunday, of Winter Carnival Weekend at noon!

Bring Your Own Chainsaw to Raquette!

Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob today, Feb. 2, 2016, Groundhog Day, and so Spring is just around the corner, but in Long Lake and Raquette Lake, we like to disagree.

While Mother Nature has been sparing with her precipitation this year, we make sure to plan plenty of activities to help pass the time of the long winter months.

Things to do in February, fan favorites are the Raquette Lake Winter Carnival, recently featured by I Love NY’s Twitter Feed!

I Love NY just featured Raquette Lake Winter Carnival in their Twitter Feed.

I Love NY just featured Raquette Lake Winter Carnival in their Twitter Feed.

It’s an old fashioned small town tradition. Events range from Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, followed up by fun family activities on Saturday from sledding, skating, golf, frying pan toss, kids events, fireworks on Saturday Night. Sunday doesn’t disappoint with it’s pancake breakfast, and the infamous cross-cut and chainsaw competition. These events can happen no matter mother nature’s mood!

Friday Feb 12th
Spaghetti dinner 5pm till gone $10 to benefit the Raquette Lake Ladies Aux all you can eat, Fire Hall
Saturday Feb 13
11am Kid’s activities
12pm Ladies Frying pan toss $$$ prizes
12-2 Kids ice skating with instructor Michael Bartow
2 pm Magician in the Library – To be Confirmed! Check back!
2pm Golf on the ice $$$ prizes
7pm Fireworks followed by tug-of-war
Sunday Feb 14th – Take your Valentine to Breakfast!
9am-noon Pancake breakfast the Fire Hall to benefit the Raquette Lake Ladies Aux $10 all you can eat
Noon- Cross cut and Chain saw competition $$$prizes (bring your own chainsaw)

(Personally I love when event copy reads “bring your own chainsaw” – just one more reason I love the ADK)

Now everyone always asks when the Ice Harvest in Raquette Lake is. Well, it’s again up to mother nature. We are going to be watching the temps and keeping an eye out, but the decision always rests with Raquette Lake Supply. They make the call and sometimes it’s a call that happens at the last minute. We promise to post the information when we get it. Keep an eye on the Facebook fan page for Raquette Lake for updates.

Long Lake kicks off President’s Week with an Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Eaton, a Basket Class and a week of fun-filled kids activities. For more details click on the calendar link, print it out and put on the fridge so you know what is coming up. We may be small, but we stay busy and everyone is invited to come play with us!

February Calendar of Events

Don’t forget to save the date, Hey Jude, a Beatles Tribute Band, returns to Long Lake on Saturday, March 5th at 7:30pm. Tickets available now $12 advance/ $15 at door. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrnt program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

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Winter Wonderland Week in Long Lake NY

Call us crazy, but we know what it is like to live in a Frozen Wonderland and that is why the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department has planned a weeks worth of events to get out outside, inside and enjoying all of the fun of small town living.

Winter Wonderland Week in 2015 replaces what was formerly called Winter Wacky Week. Look for a variety of events for the whole family. Hit the snowmobile trails and when you need a break, cozy up inside at one of our fun family oriented events.

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Winter Schedule Wonderland 2015

Raquette Lake kicks it off with Winter Carnival, Italian Night, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Bob Shelley the Magician and closes the weekend with the infamous Cross-cut and Chainsaw Competition!

In Long Lake we start out on Valentine’s Day with the most romantic event ever! A Fishing Derby! Yes, those Landlocked Salmon and Trout have eyes for you! Cash Prizes, Cool Door Prizes, but you have to be in it to win it. $25 a person. Sponsored by the Fish and Game Club. Registration is at 6am at the LL Town Hall. Lines in at 7am. Live Weigh in at Lake Eaton Campsite.

The Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club Weenie Roast is cancelled due to predicted record severe low temps with dangerous windchill.

On Thursday, February 29th the Round Robin Dinner happens. Three Venues, for $25 enjoy salad, apps & soup at the Diner at 5:30, at 6:30pm, hop aboard our luxury Little Bus Transport to the Adirondack Hotel for your entree and at 7:30 Delicious Dessert with Eric Hample. Special Thanks to the Moonlighter’s for coordinating this. To sign up call Harry (leave a message if not there) 518.624-2116.

There are also craft classes, Family Game Night, DJ’d Ice Skating Pizza and Dance Party, and a tubing trip to Hamilton County’s Oak Mountain.

So much to do, so little time!

Enjoy Presidents Week! Take pictures and submit to our Long Lake FB page at www.facebook.com/mylonglake

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Feb 15th – Feb 16th!

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival returns with two days of fun and wacky events for all ages!

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The weekend kicks off on Friday, February 14th with a Pasta Dinner hosted by the Raquette Lake Softball Team at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Dinner is served at 5pm until it is sold out, so be sure to get there early to fuel up for the long weekend ahead and support a great group!

The carnival begins Saturday, February 15th at 10am with kids’ activities including a snowshoe contest, tire races, a balloon chase and sledding races. At noon, the ever popular Frying Pan toss will kick off followed by adult golf at approximately 2pm. Both events feature great cash prizes for winning competitors.

Great Camp Sagamore gets in on the action by offering two snowshoe expeditions both Saturday and Sunday at 10am. Check out all the details here. Great Camp Sagamore Expeditions

Also at 2pm, magician Jim Perry will be delighting children in the Raquette Lake Library. Jim Perry presents a fast paced show where fire, water, and silks vanish, appear and dance in astonishing and impossible illusions. Stop by the Raquette Lake Library to warm up and take part in this interactive show. The Raquette Lake Library will have cookies and hot chocolate throughout Saturday, and are looking for cookie donations to contribute to the delicious selection.

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Saturday continues with a town wide tug of war contest and concludes with a bon fire and fireworks at dusk!

On Sunday, February 16th the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary and the Raquette Lake Women’s Softball Team will host a pancake breakfast at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall from 10am-noon. The weekend will conclude with the ever popular Crosscut and Chainsaw Contest at noon.

Great Camp Sagamore to Host Guided Snowshoe Tours President’s Day Weekend

Rare Opportunity to See Great Camp Sagamore in Winter

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Great Camp Sagamore is excited to host two guided snowshoe hikes of their grounds February 15 and 16 as part of Raquette Lake’s Annual Winter Carnival. This is a rare opportunity to see the National Historic Landmark in the winter, a season when the former Vanderbilt family owners traditionally visited. The free, guided hikes depart from the camp’s barn parking lot at 10 am both mornings and conclude two hours later with hot cider in the Reading Room of the Conference Building.

Guides will lead groups on these hikes through the campgrounds to see building exteriors, followed by treks to different portions of the newly-designated Great Camps Historic District. Spencer Morrissey of Cranberry Lake will lead the Saturday, Feb 15th hike, around the grounds and on the trail that circles Sagamore Lake. Morrissey is a long-time Adirondack resident, outdoor enthusiast and co-author of Adirondack Trail Runner: A Sample of More Than One Hundred Trail Running Destinations.The Sunday, Feb 16th hike will be led by Walt Linck, an APA Natural Resources Planner, outdoor educator and former Sagamore staff member. Linck’s hike will include a trip out to see some of the historic ruins connected to the great camp, such as the sugar shack, farm meadow and powerhouse.

Great Camp Sagamore is a National Historic Landmark located just south of Raquette Lake in the central Adirondacks. It is an iconic example of Great Camp architecture and was recently featured on a PBS special, Sagamore Lodge: America’s Great Camp. The camp was built by William West Durant in 1897 and sold to Alfred G. Vanderbilt I in 1901. The property originally encompassed over 1500 acres – today it is 19 acres and 27 historic buildings under the stewardship of the non-profit Sagamore Institute. The camp is open for tours, overnight stays and residientialresidential programs from late-May through mid-October. The two guided hikes February 15 and 16 are the only time the grounds will be open to visitors this winter.

There is no charge for the hikes and no reservations are necessary. Guests should plan to bring their own snowshoes and are advised to allow extra travel time for Sagamore’s four-mile driveway. To reach the barn parking lot from which the hikes depart, take the right fork about 3.5 miles down Sagamore Road and turn left after the bridge. Restrooms will be available in the Conference Building at the end of the hike.

For more information about the hike call Great Camp Sagamore’s winter office at 585-285-3724. For directions to camp and general information about tours, events and programs, visit online at www.greatcampsagamore.org.

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival to be held Saturday, February 16th.

Unlike any Winter Carnival you’ve ever attended, Raquette Lake boasts a sense of community and true Adirondack pride with this Winter themed traditional event.

Youth participate in Winter games such as snowshoe relay, goalies day off puck shot contest, snow dodgeball and a Winter Carnival first; an afternoon envelope making craft class held at the Raquette Lake Union Free School. Adults can have their turn at envelope making with a separate evening class. Stan Kolonko from The Ice Farm will be joining us back in Raquette Lake to construct an ice fire tower to be lit immediately following the Fireworks.

There’s plenty to do for kids and adults alike. Adults let loose and participate in the ice golf tournament, a Winter Carnival favorite! Ladies can take out some aggression with the annual famed Ladies Frying Pan toss. Ladies gather from miles around to send our custom griddle flying! But be sure to sign up fast, because only the first 50 ladies get a chance at the coveted title of Frying Pan Toss champion.

When the street lights come on we are bringing back an old Raquette Lake Winter Carnival tradition, tug of war battle in the street beside the Raquette Lake Library! Worried about the chill? Worry no more, we’ll have the bonfire blazing all day long and the Raquette Lake Library and Raquette Lake Tap Room are always warm and welcoming! For more information please contact Raquette Lake Parks and Recreation at 518-624-3077

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