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Ice Job, Fishing Derby and Poker Run Weekend 2018

February 9-10th, 2018 in Long Lake & Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake and Long Lake may be located in the central Adirondacks where generally people think of it as the place for summer escape, boating, and s’mores, but Winter time offers plenty of action and activities for everyone.  

Raquette Lake Supply has announced their annual ice job is slated for February 10th.  This long-standing tradition happens on the shores of Raquette Lake right outside of the RL Supply.  Teamwork, genuine ice cutting equipment and lots of sweat go into the cutting and storing of the ice which is used from harvest until it melts, typcially sometime in August.  This helps keep the entire building cool in the summer months.  Come over to Raquette Lake and see it for yourself and remember… if you are standing around, a little too close, you may be asked to participate! 

 

Plenty of activities in the Long Lake area February 9th & 10th, 2018. Visitors and residents in the area can enjoy an Ice Fishing Derby and a Poker Run.

The Long Lake Moonlighter’s invite you to participate in the Annual Poker Run spanning three communities from February 9th to February 10th. Cards will be available on Friday, February 9th at Noon at the Newcomb House located at 5699 NY-28N, Newcomb, NY 12852. And yes we are super duper excited the Newcomb House has re-opened for Snowmobile Season 2018, so make sure you stop in an let them know how happy we are they are open!

It is $10 per person and you can participate on snowmobile or by car.  Players pick up a card and receive a stamp at each location. For 2018 all ages are welcome to participate in this fun event.  Participating businesses with stamps available are

The Adirondack Hotel
Long Lake Ice Skating Rink
The Adirondack Growl & Grub
Ali Babas Liquors
ADK Trading Post
Owl’s Head Pub/Long Lake Diner
Hoss’s Country Corner
Raquette Lake Tap Room ** please note, Ice Job happening on Sat. Feb 10th. 
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Upon completion of the run, players check into the Adirondack Hotel on Saturday, February 9th by 5pm. All hands must be drawn by 6pm the latest. No exceptions!  

Prizes 1st Place $200 2nd Place $125  3rd Place $75 

How does it actually work?  Players are dealt the number of cards corresponding with the number of stamps they collect. Player with the best hand wins. Travel by car, boat, bus, airplane or snowmobile. Snowmobile trails will be ready to go. For more information or a map contact 518-624-3077 or visit mylonglake.com

 

The Long Lake Fish and Game Club will be hosting an Ice Fishing Derby on the waters of Lake Eaton and Long Lake on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. Registration is $25 per person at 6am at the Geiger Arena, 6 Pavilion Way, off of Deerland Road (across from the Long Lake Post Office)  On going registration will continue at the weigh in station at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street.

Fish for Land-locked Salmon, Trout and Pike.  Lines in at 7am and derby ends at 3pm. There will be a 50/50 drawing benefiting the LL Fish and Game Club and cash prizes. Participants must have a valid NYS Fishing License.

The question is.. what sets this derby apart?  Long Lake and Lake Eaton are big lakes with all sorts of places to fish.  This casual derby is not high-strung.  There are cash prizes, but the atmosphere is family friendly, and all about the sport.  Come down to the Long Lake Shack which will be parked at the Town Beach to visit with our members of the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.  Great camraderie and good people and best of all.. Good FISH!  

The Ice Job on Raquette Lake has it’s roots steeped in Adirondack history.  

Looking at the Stewart’s Shop photo – can you wager a guess what year this was taken?  Send us your best guess and email it to longlake@mylonglake.com  by Friday, February 9th.  Winner announced on FB and wins a genuine Long Lake pin! 

Catch them if you can! Lake Eaton/Long Lake Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 10th

Winter Lodging

Snowmobile Trail Update on RL Canoe Carry

Snowmobile Riders traveling between Raquette Lake and Forked Lake to Long Lake are being asked to use the existing designated snowmobile trail connection marked with red markers and directional signs to exit Raquette Lake to North Point Road. The canoe carry south of North Point Road is closed to snowmobiles.

Please see the map and photos so you know what you will be looking for. Thank you to Hamilton County Highway for cutting back the banks along North Point Road. Sleds can then access the canoe carry from North Point Road to connect to Forked Lake.

Raquette Lake to Forked Lake Snowmobile Connection

Raquette Lake to Forked Lake Snowmobile Connection

Wooded trail connecting Raquette Lake to North Point Road.

Wooded trail connecting Raquette Lake to North Point Road.

Sign directing sledsfrom  Raquette Lake to Forked Lake Connector

Sign directing sledsfrom Raquette Lake to Forked Lake Connector

Winter Blast Weekend Feb 7-8th

Ice Fest. Sculptures installed all over Long Lake Feb 7th & 8th. Join in fun festivities or see them lit up at night. Shamrock Motel, Shear Images, LL Town Offices, Mt. Sabattis, Hoss’s Country Corner, Long Lake Diner, Adk Trading Post & Ali Baba’s Liquor Store.

Stan Kolonko and the Ice Farm are award-winning Ice Sculptors from Auburn, NY. Stan travels all over the world to compete and do professional installations. He’s created special installs in Ithaca NY and helped stage outdoor area tv weather rooms and even ice bars. This year we’ve challenged Stan with some new creations. Has he ever carved a pair of scissors! Find out this afternoon!

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Click here for the schedule of events.

Ice Fest 2014 Schedule of Events

This is the 2nd year of the Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Eaton. The LL Fish and Game Club has geared up to add to the long list of winter events in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Last year saw 15 participants sharing all the loot! So 2014 we anticipate some bigger numbers and we don’t have to contend with a big winter blizzard (ala NEMO) that we dealt with in 2013. So gear up, drag your shacks over and get on the ice!

Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby. Registration at the LL Town Hall at 6am or on-going at the Adk Trading Post. $25 a person. Cash Prizes and CLAM Tamarack 5×5 from Gander Mt. Portable unit, valued at $150 as a special door prize! Landlocked Salmon or Lake Trout.

Bring the whole family, bring the grill, bring your fishing license, tip-ups, cameras and make memories.

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Snowmobile Trails are open with fair to marginal conditions. 10 inches of fresh snow has packed town to 2 inches of base and 3 inches of snow cover on most interior trails. Banks have been cut on Forked Lake and North Point Road AND on Sabattis Road. As soon as we know about the tracks we will let you know, but they still need more snow to cover the rails.

Moonlighter’s Poker Run. Pick up a card at the RL Tap Room or Newcomb House either Friday or Saturday. Collect stamps at participating businesses. After party and Dealing starts at 4pm, LL Diner, Saturday, Feb 8th. Live Music with Eric Peter.

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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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