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7 Activities in 7 Days

Saturday, July 6th

Sunday, July 7th

Weather outlook is PERFECTION.

So Turtle Beach, Lake Eaton, Town Beach, Golden Beach…. Take your pick! 

MONDAY, JULY 8

TUESDAY, July 9

 

WEDNESDAY, July 10th

 

THURSDAY, JULY 11

FRIDAY JULY 12

Other Fan Favorite Fun Things
Paddle Boating at Another Paradise Cove
Mini Trampoline at the Long Lake Beach
Ice Cream at Custards Last Stand
Breakfast at the Diner
Thursday Oysters Long View Lodge
Growl and Grub Tuesday, Fill up your Togo Growler
Baked Goods and Yums at Nottinghim Hollow
Pizza at Turners
BBQ on Wed at the Adk Hotel
Friends of Music Present Concert on Thursday’s at United Methodist Church
Saint Williams Long Point in Raquette Lake Concert Series on Thursdays
Lobster Roll Friday, ADK Trading Post
Fish Fry Friday’s at The Cellar
Picnic outside
Burger at The Park
Cemetery Quest, pick up your brochure at the Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road 24 Hour Room.

 

2019 Jan 19-21 Winter Storm Prep Long Lake & Raquette Lake Info

Friday, January 18, 2019
From Long Lake Town Supervisor Clark J. Seaman

Long Lake and Raquette Lake residents, considering the winter storm forecast for this weekend, I want to share some information with you.

Yesterday our neighboring supervisors and I met with representatives from NYSEG to continue discussions regarding the power outages (more on that at a later date). At that meeting they assured us that they have crews on standby this weekend to respond as quickly as possible to any power outages.

Today Chip Farr and I participated in a conference call with NY state officials from various agencies to discuss preparations for this weekend. Forecasts, for what they are worth, are predicting several inches to two feet of snow starting Saturday night into Sunday followed by a wintery mix of sleet and rain and possible high winds. Temperatures are expected to drop, and we could experience flash freezing.

Our local road crews will be working to keep our roads clear and safe as they always do, and throughout this storm Chip and I will be in touch with NYSEG, state and county officials, as necessary.

Given these conditions, we could experience power outages. Should that happen and they are extensive, we will open the Town Hall in Long Lake and the school in Raquette Lake for people to go and stay warm. If you need a ride, call my home phone 518-624-3894 or my cell 518-514-1147 and we’ll make arrangements for transportation.

The important thing is that everyone stays safe. Don’t travel unless absolutely necessary, check on your neighbors and call if you need help.

Finally, please share this with your friends and family that might not see it on social media.

Clark J. Seaman
Long Lake Town Supervisor

Long Lake will be hosting Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 19th at Mt. Sabattis starting at Noon.  This event will go on as scheduled.

Fall Festival Weekend Sat October 6th

 
The Town of Long Lake announces the Fall Festival Weekend on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This all day event includes the Harvest Craft Fair, Octo-BEAR-Fest and the Pumpkin Drop.
 
The Harvest Craft Fair will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  Hand made goods from vendors will be available including:  herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, children’s books, table runners, wooden bowls, fish and duck decoys, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
Octo-BEAR-Fest will be held at Hoss’s Country  Corner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donation admission will benefit Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund at the Glens Falls Hospital.  Funds raised offsets co-pays, prescription drugs and gas and lodging expenses, all which can add up in the North Country. At times patients must travel over 100 miles one way for cancer treatment.  These funds go directly to those in need to ensure that patients spend time taking care of themselves while undergoing cancer treatment. 
 
Events at Octo-BEAR-Fest include: raffles, drawings for donated items.  Sara Winter, of the national touring group “The Chainsaw Chix”  will be doing chainsaw carvings of animals which will also be for sale. All participating vendors booth fees will be donated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund.  There will be food sold by Fat River Foods, The Park. Donated craft brews will be sold throughout the day in the beer garden.  Live Music will fill the day with bands hailing from all over the north east boasting local Long Lake talent and a band from Vermont. 
 
At 2 p.m. look for the Pumpkin Drop at 1156 Main Street, the former site of the Blarney Stone, located between Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner.  Paul Rasmussen Builders has donated the use of his Genie lift to send one brave soul over 40 feet in the air to drop pumpkins on the ground below. Pumpkins are launched to splat on the ground.  Special thanks to John and Jackie Heron for the use of their property for this event.
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.  On a cool October day warm up by fire pit or grab some warm drinks and food from our food and beverage vendors. 
 
For more information www.mylonglake.comor call 518-624-3077.  For information to donate or participate in Octo-BEAR-Fest as a vendor please contact Jules Pierce at 518-624-2481.

Fall Getaways!

FALL INTO LONG LAKE & RAQUETTE LAKE

Fall has officially arrived.  With a week of unseasonably warm temperatures throwing the foliage into a frenzy and paddlers and swimmers still hitting the water, we’ve returned to a traditional feeling of fall.  Think hot cider, home-brew and day hikes to Buttermilk Falls, Death Brook Falls, Owls Head Mountain.  

Now it is the time to still make your way to the Adirondacks.  Hit the spots you’ve meant to visit all year and just haven’t had time to.

Plenty to do and see in our area this upcoming few weeks including 

Octo-BEAR-Fest, September 30th 10am – 4pm at Hoss’s Country Corner, 1142 Main Street.

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Drop on Saturday, October 7th 10am – 4pm, Long Lake Town Hall

Show Up – One man improvised show featuring Bed Race Host and amazing award winning comedy genius from NYS and fresh off the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Peter Michael Marino.

Book your lodgings now!  Plenty of options from motel rooms, hotels, cottages, cabins.  Check out our listings here.

And food – we’ve got you covered!  We’ve got restaurants, great sandwich scene and more, you just have to look around in our vibrant communities and discover yourselves a new place to call your personal favorite. Long Lake Dining and Raquette Lake Dining

Got a question?  Our fans have answers.  Check us out on Facebook Long Lake and Facebook Raquette Lake to get the local feedback on what it is you want to do!  

Attractions include the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mt. Lake (formerly known regionally as the world-reknowned Adirondack Museum) in Blue Mt. Lake and The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.  Both venues are open and great stops along your exploration mission to our region. 

Don’t forget, we have everything you need.  Dining, Food, Lodging and recreational experiences right out your front door. We are in the middle of it all! 

McCarthy Family Trio to Perform in Raquette Lake August 24th

On August 24th at 7pm Join the McCarthy Family for a concert at the Raquette Lake School.

The McCarthy Family is a singing group that specializes in three-part-vocal harmony renditions of folk favorites from both the United States & Ireland. The trio features American treasures such as Stephen Foster’s, Hard Times; and Henry Clay Work’s, My Grandfather’s Clock; as well as more modern favorites by Woodie Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and others. Traditional songs from Deirdre’s native Ireland are also featured. Deirdre has brought the lively, lilting musical culture of her native land to audiences here in America with traditional songs sung in English such as, I’ll Tell Me Ma, She Moved Through the Fair, and Molly Malone, as well as haunting songs sung in the ancient language of her homeland, Irish Gaelic. With their unique blend of Irish and American cultures, it is the McCarthy Family’s wish to give each audience a concert experience that is highly entertaining and richly educational.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Things to Do on a Rainy Day

So it does happen, not every day can be 85, sunny, windless and beautiful (even though we do love those days for hiking, biking, boating, fishing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding and swimming) So if it rains and you’re feeling a little cooped up, we’ve cooked up some ideas on how to answer the question.. What to do, what to do?

Plenty! Our knowledgeable Town of Long Lake Office Staff volunteered suggestions and here goes some favorites….

Steph Hample is Long Lake’s Events Coordinator and she is always creative, especially since she has two active children who keep her busy in addition to her duties for the Town of Long Lake. What to do with little kids when it is raining? Get puddle hopping. She suggests heading up to the Medical Center Complex/Rescue Squad building and splashing in the puddles. She also says, stop by the LL Transfer Station, pick up cardboard boxes and turn them into cars to watch a movie at your own personal drive-in. 

Cynthia Thompson, Long Lake’s Secretary to the Town Supervisor, recommends touring the iconic local hotspots including the Doughboys Statue, located on the school lawn. It was brought to Long Lake in 1959 by Long Lake American Legion members from the estate of C V Whitney on Long Island, sculpted by his mother Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The sculpture is a tribute to those who served in World Wars I,II and the Korean conflict. Fun fact… how is Anderson Cooper related to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and has he ever been to Long Lake? (No idea, but you can ask this when visiting this statue, or try googling!) Cynthia also recommends stopping by the Buttercup which is located behind the Long Lake Town Offices at 1130 Deerland Road. This boat has a storied history involving a sinking, Long Lake guides and a recovery and you can read about when you visit.

Abbie Verner is the Long Lake Archivist. She recommends a trip to Raquette Lake and a tour of Great Camp Sagamore coupled with a boat excursion aboard the WW Durant. It may be raining, but there is an indoor dining area and Captain Dean Pohl narrates this tour with historic facts, and local lore. Abbie also recommends the Long Lake Library for local art exhibits, information about the area, computer access and a newly installed mural celebrating Long Lake and painted by six local artists. The Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb has an exhibit room off the lobby, staff are always available to ask questions and it’s only fifteen minutes away from Long Lake. If the rain lets up you can even explore the nature trails around the building.

Dixie LeBlanc, Long Lake’s own Town Clerk and former operator of Camp Hilary, agrees with Abbie’s suggestion and suggests stopping by the library, get a couple of books or movies, take ‘em home to entertain the crew of summer visitors or …hide quietly in a comfy chair and read, far away from the chaos at camp.

Colleen King our town bookkeeper, aka the lion tamer, offers fun suggestions for those who are willing to hop in the car for a short excursion north twenty five minutes along route 30. Colleen lives in Tupper Lake full time, and while she and her husband both work in Long Lake and love it, they always remind me that Tupper has great activities too! Not only is it a beautiful drive, she recommends hitting the Adirondack State Theater to catch a movie, shopping for fun items at the Dollar General or Family Dollar, visit either Rite Aid or Kinney’s Drug store, or go bowling at the Lake View Lanes,1939 NY-30, Tupper Lake, NY 12986, (518) 359-2234.

Alex Roalsvig, Director of Parks, Rec & Tourism says head over to Incapahco Art Song Studio and take a class from Louisa Wright. Make jewelry,fairy houses or try your hand at something new, from Collography to Mixed Media art projects. You don’t need any experience and you take a creative project home with you. Another fun thing to do, is to take a scenic drive through town, head all the way down to Kickerville Road, turn around at the former Gatehouse for the Walker Estate and then drive down North Point Road to the bridge at the Raquette Lake Inlet. Take your picture and post on the Long Lake FB page, even in the pouring rain! Or make and take an indoor picnic. Pick up your picnic supplies or sandwiches at one of our selection of eateries and eat inside with the lights off and pretend the electricity is out, it makes for more ambience. And there is always the goto Adirondack activities of visiting the Adirondack Museum, The Adk Lakes Center for the Arts or The Wild Center in Tupper as alternative options.

And then for wild adventure and it won’t matter if you are getting rained on.. try RAFTING! Adirondac Rafting Square Eddy or Adventure Sport Rafting are excellent options and their headquarters are located in Indian Lake, NY only 22 miles down the road (and the scenery getting there is amazing, so take advantage of that great activity!)

Stumped, don’t worry, call our offices at 518-624-3077 or stop by. You can meet all of us and we’ll have more suggestions! Our office is located at 1130 Deerland Road next to Custards Last Stand.

27th Annual Arts and Craft Fair in Raquette Lake

 

The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 27th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is a juried show with all items being displayed for sale the work of the exhibitor on site, the majority of whom reside in the Adirondack Park. 

 

Adirondack artists exhibiting include Fawn Ridge Pottery of Chestertown and South Bay Jewelry of Raquette Lake.  Lis Barsuglia-Madsen is back with her hand woven clothing, rugs and accessories.  Other exhibitors include Bob Montesano photography and David “R.C.” Oster’s pen and ink drawings of historic buildings and Adirondack scenes. Toni Rudd will be selling her delicious homemade jams and jellies and Carol Milliman-Estes will be selling the famous Milliman homemade fudge.  Kent Menges will be displaying his wrought iron work ‘Adironstix’.  New to this year’s show is Nancy Pulling Best with her children’s books and Ken Stanton with rustic Adirondack furniture.

 

Other items for sale this year include stained glass, alcohol inks on tiles, vases and yupo.

 

There will be a Chinese raffle with items donated by the exhibitors and the drawings will take place at 3:30 that afternoon.  You need not be present to win.

All proceeds of the raffle will be donated to North Country Life Flight, a free, not-for-profit critical care air rescue service serving the Adirondacks.

The show is held inside the school and will go on rain or shine!!

Support your local and regional artists and find a truly distinctive gift for yourself, friend or family member!

Raquette Lake Craft Fair & Busiest Day on August 13th

The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 26th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a juried show with all items being displayed for sale the work of the exhibitor on site, the majority of whom reside in the Adirondack Park.
Adirondack artists exhibiting include Fawn Ridge Pottery of Chestertown and South Bay Jewelry of Raquette Lake. Lis Barsuglia-Madsen is back with her hand woven clothing, rugs and accessories. Other exhibitors include Bob Montesano photography and David “R.C.” Oster’s pen and ink drawings of historic buildings and Adirondack scenes. Toni Rudd will be selling her delicious homemade jams and jellies and Carol Milliman-Estes will be selling the famous Milliman homemade fudge. Kent Menges will be displaying his wrought iron work ‘Adironstix’ and Lynn Ballou of Raquette Lake with her limited edition prints and notecards.

Bags by Liz Barsuglia-Madsen

Bags by Liz Barsuglia-Madsen

Other items for sale this year include stained glass, handwoven baskets, and more!!!!

South Bay Jewelry will be available

South Bay Jewelry will be available

There will be a Chinese raffle with items donated by the exhibitors and the drawings will take place at 3:30 that afternoon. You need not be present to win. All proceeds of the raffle will be donated to North Country Life Flight, a free, not-for-profit critical care air rescue service serving the Adirondacks.

Fawn Ridge Pottery Bowl

Fawn Ridge Pottery Bowl

The show is held inside the school and will go on rain or shine!!

Support your local and regional artists and find a truly distinctive gift for yourself, friend or family member!

Raquette Lake Busiest Day Events

The infamous Auction with George Tucker Returns at 6pm

The infamous Auction with George Tucker Returns at 6pm

Here’s a look at all the events of the 2016 Raquette Lake busiest Day on August 13th!
10am: Annual Raquette Lake Library Book Sale
10am: Craft Fair at the Raquette Lake School
6pm: Raquette Lake Fire Dept. and Ambulance Squad Fundraising Auction on the Village Green

Hit the town and enjoy the fun events Raquette Lake has to offer!

18th Annual Durant Days in Raquette Lake Aug 5-7th

Raquette Lake hosts an celebrating the Birth of Great Camps as inspired by William West Durant, Friday through Sunday, August 5th – 7th 2016.

On Friday, August 5th there is a with a special cruise with Raquette Lake Navigation on the W.W. Durant. Stops along the way include Camp Pine Knot, the first Great Camp and home to Collis P. Huntington of Southern Pacific Railroad Fame. Camp Pine Knot is not usually open to the public, so this is unique opportunity to see it up close. There will also be a visit to St. Williams on Long Point. A church, built by W.W. Durant in 1890. St. Williams is on the National Register of Historic Sites. For information and reservations for this luncheon cruise, call (315) 354-5532.

Lunch Cruise on the WW Durant and Explore Great Camps

Lunch Cruise on the WW Durant and Explore Great Camps

On Saturday, August 6th, Wide Variety, Jersey’s Premier A Cappella Group, will be performing a free concert at the Raquette Lake School. Doors open at 1:30pm with performance at 2p.m. This concert is co-sponsored by the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department and the Central Adirondacks Association.

Wide Variety Returns to Raquette Lake

Wide Variety Returns to Raquette Lake

The Raquette Lake Boat Parade takes place on Saturday, August 6th at 7pm with the best view from the Raquette Lake Town Dock. The 2016 theme is “Strictly ADK.” Boats pick up registration forms at Burke’s or Birds Marina or call Pat Deyle 315-354-4070. Cash prizes will be awarded for non-motorized, pontoon, under 14 feet and over 14 feet. At dusk there will be a fireworks showcase from the lake.

Boat Parade features Strictly ADK Theme in 2016

Boat Parade features Strictly ADK Theme in 2016

On Sunday, August 7th there will be half-priced guided tours of Great Camp Sagamore, the Alfred Vanderbilt estate, featuring 27 National Historic Landmark Buildings at 10am. At 2pm there is a water taxi service to and from St. Hubert’s Isle from the village dock for The Annual Ecumenical Vespers service will be held at the Church of the Good Sheppard at 3pm.

For more information call 518-624-3077 or 315-354-5532.

20 Reasons to come up to Long Lake & Raquette Lake in the Winter

Don’t let the weather fool you into thinking that we don’t have lots of activities happening in and around our area. Winter recreation has baffled many of us this season, but there are still tons of activities to do to get you out of your cabin fever funk and trying new things that you’ve never experienced before.

Check out this list of activities happening in our area kicking off this weekend Feb 27th – March 5th. There is definitely something for everyone. Look on the bright-side, the roads have been pretty clear all winter so the driving is a breeze!

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20 Reasons to come up to Long Lake & Raquette Lake in the Winter
1. It looks different than it does in the summer.
2. People wearing hats are just funnier.
3. People not wearing hats when it’s cold outside look funny too.
4. People aren’t as busy in the winter, so they have more time to get to know you.
5. Lines are shorter at The Wild Center
6. You can spend more time hugging the bear at the Adirondack Hotel
7. Hoss’s and the ADK Trading Post sometimes double as aquariums (ask)
8. The seaplanes don’t get in the way of the view
9. The Winter Boat is actually the same as the Durant
10. Hot dogs and hot chocolate taste way better in February
11. The towns don’t really have a gate that locks up after Labor Day
12. We have electricity year round
13. Not everyone has chains on their tires
14. Cold air is rejuvinating
15. Plenty of dining options
16. Drinking craft beer in the winter is enriching
17. The quietness of the lakes is peaceful
18. You can visit with Bobby up at the ice skating rink and hear about his adventures in Alaska
19. You can see buckets attached to trees gearing up for early Maple Season
20. Hey Jude the Tribute plays a live Beatles Concert and that unto itself is super fabulous.

Winter-Fashion-Raquette

Geiger Arena Ice Skating Rink Hours
Friday 2:30pm – 10pm
Saturday 1pm – 10pm
Sunday 1pm – 6pm
Call 518-624-3031 for hours & conditions
Foosball and games available too in case of inclement weather.

Long Lake Public Library Weekend Hours
Call 518-624-3825
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm

Raquette Lake Scavenger Hunt
When Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
Where Village of Raquette Lake
12pm
Meet in the village. Cash Prizes! Follow the list and score make the big win. Everyone welcome to participate!

The Ice Job by Raquette Lake Supply will also be happening during the RL Scavenger Hunt. Please be mindful of parking in the Village of Raquette Lake.

The Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit, 1pm, Fern Park in Inlet
The Town of Inlet hosts the Fire & Ice Festival this weekend featuring the 4th race in the Adirondack Cardbaord Sled Racing Circuit. One step away from Nascar, this is a great family event!

Lebanese Night at The Cellar

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, 3 Kickerville Rd, Long Lake, NY 12847
All inclusive meal from $18.95 includes “Fattoush,” Bread Salad, Entree choices include “Samat Chicken” or “Kefta” and Dessert, “Namurra”

Do not miss out on this special dining experience in Long Lake, NY

Open Mike Night
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
Adirondack Hotel On Long Lake, 1245 Main St, Long Lake, NY 12847, United States (map)
Always the last Saturday of every month. Musicians sign up and perform a max of three songs (and sometimes more) Hosted by Terry Chaikin. Rock and roll, folk, fiddle, bluegrass, originals, groups, and so much more. Everyone welcome to sign up. Great artists have been broken on this stage! (really!) Kicks off at 8pm-11pm.

Living with Beavers
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016
Adirondack Museum (map)
“Living with Beavers” with John Warren and Charlotte Demers
1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28
Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Admission is free for museum members, students, and children; $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

Delve into the impact of human intervention on historic and contemporary beaver populations in the Adirondacks.

Adult/Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016
Geiger Arena (map)
Registration 6am Geiger Arena
No entry Fee. Teams of Adult and Child under 15 fish the waters of Long Lake, Lake Eaton or South Pond. Cash Prizes for pike, perch, trout.
Registration at the Geiger Arena starts at 6am. Tip ups and lines in at 7am. Weigh in at 3pm at the Geiger Arena
Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.
Pizza served at weigh in. Cash prizes!

Winter Boat Customer Appreciation Day
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016
Raquette Lake Navigation Co. – Cruise & Dine on the W.W. Durant, Raquette Lake, NY 13436, United States (map)
End of the Season Customer Appreciation Party
5$ donation to RLFD and Ambulance fund gets you:
Draft beer and sangria
50/50 tickets with door prizes drawn all day
Bonfire
BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs

Hey Jude The Tribute
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016
7:30pm

Hey Jude the Beatles Cover Tribute Band warms helps bust Long Laker’s out of Cabin Fever with classic hits that span the 10 years of The Beatles. Full costumes and characters. Step back in time for a real authentic concert experience
$12 pre-sale or $15 at the door.
Tickets available from The Town of Long Lake
Checks payable to Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-3077

The Wild Center
Fridays – Sunday’s all winter
The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY 12986, United States (map)

The Wild Center is open every weekend in the winter from 10am – 5pm, Friday thru Sunday

Family Weekends
Every week will feature a different nature themed watercolor painting project in Moments, our interactive space where you can discover the intersections of nature and art. Grab a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails to explore on your own or on a guided naturalist walk or simply relax inside with The Wild Center’s river otters, a featured film and a warm beverage while you explore The Wild Center’s exhibits and see an Adirondack animal up close. Family Weekends are free for members or with paid admission which includes free use of snowshoes.

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