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Long Lake Itinerary for Feb 14th – Feb 22nd

Kids are on Vacation this week! What are you going to do?
Feb 14th – Feb 22nd

From the Desk of the Director. I am writing to you from the secret command center in an unknown location in Long Lake, NY. If you are seeking adventure, activities and all things Adirondack, this is your week to be in Long Lake. This is just a sample itinerary of all great offerings going on all week in our area!

Friday, Feb 14th. – Happy Valentine’s Day! Well the first thing on the list is stop by the fundraiser dinner in Raquette Lake for the Raquette Lake Softball Team at 5pm, Raquette Lake Fire Hall. $10 and byob. Bring your Valentine!

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Saturday Feb 15th – Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. It’s true, there are four of us in our family so I’d have to split the family in two! I’d send one half to the Kids Games starting at 10am in Raquette Lake. Kat Forsell is cooking up all sorts of fun games, snowshoe races, tire races, frying pan toss and more!

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Saturday, Feb 15th – Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. The other ½ of the family will be in Long Lake starting at 12noon located at 6 Pavilion Way/Entrance 1100 Deerland Road. We’d hit the LL skating races and snowman building. Always a fun crowd at the Geiger Arena and I’m sure to win bragging rights with my superior skating skills! DJ music with Pat Bedore and Andrew McClelland, hot chocolate and yummy snacks. See Erin and ask her about the Ice Dancing Competition!

MAGIC SHOW! Yes at 2pm Jim Perry, the Magician will be at the Raquette Lake Library. Grab some yummy cookies and enjoy the show. It’s free! I wonder if he can make people disappear? We’ll spend the rest of the day in Raquette Lake playing Golf on the lake. Then there’s the bonfire, and fireworks at dusk and the Winter Boat and the Tap Room. I’m IN! Thanks to Mike, Murray, Kat, Tommy, Wayne, Sue and everyone in Raquette Lake for pulling this event together!

Sunday, Feb 16th
At 10am In Raquette Lake there’s a Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Hall or
10am Great Camp Sagamore Snowshoe trek with Walt Linck and it’s Free. Who’s been to Great Camp Sagamore in the Winter? Not me, but it will be pretty amazing to get this opportunity to enjoy the property in the off-season, just like yesteryear!

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Also on Sunday in Raquette Lake starting at Noon – the Infamous Cross-cut and Chainsaw Competition. I’ve heard about this, and there are some serious competitors using powerful equipment! I’ll just watch, or maybe someone will invite me to be on his or her team!

SKIING! Hit the slopes at Big Tupper. For $25 a person, the whole family can ski for the cost of one holiday ticket price at any other area mountain. Bargain, Great Mountain and I know those trails like I know my own driveway because I grew up on that mountain and can’t wait to get back! Note to self: Pack a HELMET. I’m old now and it’s been a while! Rentals available! Call 518.359.3730. Be part of something that is re-igniting ski fever in the Heart of the Adk. Be a part of something amazing!

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Monday, Feb 17th
Wild Center. The kids love an adventure at the Wild Center and it’s Mammal Monday. Join The Wild Center staff as you learn about some of the Adirondack mammals that can still be seen in the winter. At 1:00 pm join SUNY-ESF Wildlife Technician Charlotte Demers in the theater to learn about winter adaptations of small mammals. Take a walk along the trails with a naturalist at 2:00 pm to discover many small mammal winter homes.

Tuesday, Feb 18th
Frost Fest at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake 10 am – 3pm. Free exhibitions, outdoor fun hands-on fun for family including a winter-themed scavenger hunt and some open exhibits… IN THE WINTER and it’s FREE! What? The museum in Blue Mountain Lake is open in the winter and it’s FREE! WOW. I’m there! What a unique experience!

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Weekly Snowshoe Hike
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center – 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Programming
Join us on our snow-covered trails as we explore tracks, trees and everything in between. All ages are welcomed. Snowshoes provided. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. 
Sponsor: Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

Wednesday, Feb 19th
Youth Program Tubing trip to Oak Mountain and its only $5 a person for tubing and TWO slices of pizza. Really? What a DEAL! Call 518.624.3077. Limited seats on the little bus! Sign up asap!

Wednesday Night – 7pm. Trivia at The Cellar Restaurant and Pub. I’m going to take down the Kicking Greys and Flatlanders and that team with the Norwegian guy. But I love TRIVIA! Winning!

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Thursday, Feb 20th
SNOWMOBILING. I can’t believe I haven’t gone sledding yet this week. So today I’m hitting over 70 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. I’m going to loop from Long Lake, Newcomb Indian Lake to Raquette Lake and then back to Long Lake. I’ll even try the 7th Lake Mountain trail through the Moose River Plains that NYS installed last year. I know it needs more work, but I want to try it before the season ends and I’ll go slow, I PROMISE! How cool is it to connect and loop all the way around?

Friday, Feb 21st
I’m going to eat lunch in Long Lake, I can eat at the Cyber Creek Café, the Long Lake Diner, Adirondack Hotel, the Kickerville Mobil or the Adk Trading Post. So many choices! I can get some take out and bring it with me to the Geiger Arena and spend the day. I love the sledding hill and ice-skating rink because Erik does a great job operating the place and it’s great exercise too! Ice skating conditions 518.624.3031

Friday night – Going to the Indian Lake Theater to check out Forever Snocade starting at 7pm featuring hilarious comic sketches about living in the central Adirondacks and then I’ll stick around to hear the Sons of Octomom play because Eric Peter is a groovtastic local musician and always puts on a great show!

Saturday, Feb 22nd – Free Guided Hiking Trip! Hiking with Spencer Morrissey up Sawyer and Little Sawyer. I’ve got my snowshoes, my crampons, my layers and my lunch and water. I’m in and this just in… it’s FREE. I have to sign up in advance by calling 518.624.3077 so I get a spot on the bus! This trip is free and sponsored by the Town of Long Lake part of the Winter Expedition Series.

Also on Sat. Feb 22nd is a cool Vendor Event happening at the Raquette Lake School! Look for booths for The Pampered Chef, 31, Lia Sophia, Clutter Bug and the WW Durant! 11am – 3pm. Be sure to stop in and check it out. Great entrepreneurial business owners right here in this area!

Sunday, Feb 23rd – Ice Fishing. I pick up my bait, already got my license and I’ve got my tip ups. Supplies and live bait available at stores in Long Lake! Adk Trading Post and Hoss’s.

Long Lake in the Center of It All. Don’t need to stay anywhere else!

For More Information!
Wild Center
Adirondack Museum
Ski Big Tupper
Newcomb Visitors Center
Indian Lake Snocade
Shamrock Motel Long Lake
Adirondack Hotel
Long Lake / Raquette Lake Website

Long Lake Winter Blast is COOL!

The Winter Olympics kicks off in Sochi, Russia on February 7th and it boasts a roster of Adirondack athletes that is something the entire region can be proud of. Look for biathletes Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke and Annelies Cook; luger Chris Mazdzer; New Jersey-raised bobsled pilot Jamie Greubel; nordic combined skier Billy Demong; ski jumper Peter Frenette and doubles luger Jayson Terdiman, originally from Berwick, Pa., now makes his home in Lake Placid year-round. There’s also alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht, a Lake Placid native who won a bronze medal at the 2010 Olympics also joining the 2014 team.

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Celebrating the Olympic Fever is always something folks in the Adirondacks enjoy and Long Lake is no exception. As winter comes into full swing and the Polar Vortex easing mid-week folks looking for outdoor recreation can finally get outside and enjoy what winter has to offer.

Long Lake and Raquette Lake have full schedules in February. On February 1st, Joan Collins, an Adirondack birding expert and guide is hosting a snowshoe hike along the Roosevelt Truck Trail at 8am. The Town of Long Lake provides transportation and guests provide their own snowshoes and lunch. Joan is an excellent guide and has an excellent ear and eye for spotting birds. The trek itself is 2.5 miles long on fairly even ground. Folks can sign up by calling 518.624.3077. There is a guiding fee of $20 per person. Family rates are available.

All About Ice

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On February 1st look for not one, but two ice harvests. Every year Raquette Lake Supply harvests ice to used throughout the summer months as mother nature’s natural air conditioner. The harvest of ice manned mostly by volunteers, using original ice harvesting equipment, lasts all day and helps keep supplies cool well into the summer. Not many of these operations are still functioning, but on-lookers can catch a glimpse a window into history. In Long Lake, there will be a private ice job in operation on the north end of Long Lake just past Round Island.

Coming up the weekend February 7th and 8th we see the return of Ice Fest, which was postponed in January. Stan Kolonko from the Ice Farm will be installing nine sculptures. First will be on Friday, February 7th at the Raquette Lake Library. After he has lunch at the Tap Room, he’ll move the operation over to Long Lake. The Long Lake Historic Society will have an installation of the historic Sagamore Hotel at the Long Lake Town Offices. The historic hotel, now long gone, remains very much a part of the culture and history of Long Lake’s narrative and Stan will be re-creating a slice of the past by recreating a replica of the hotel.

Stan will be moving from location to location, explaining how he works, how he makes the ice, how heavy the blocks are (it’s back-breaking work) and he’s always game to interact and answer questions about his work. Stan was a 1st place award winner in 2013 at the World Championships in Alaska.

Look for additional sculpture installations at Shear Images, Shamrock Motel and Cottages, Hoss’s Country Corner, Ali Baba’s Liquors, Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub and the Adk Trading Post. Businesses will be hosting a variety of events, from wine tastings, hot chocolate and coffee, chili tastings and more.

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The Annual Moonlighter’s Poker Run runs from February 7th -8th. This fun event is a great way connecting the business communities of Long Lake, Raquette Lake and Newcomb along the connecting corridor trails or by the highways. The Poker Run is two days, and players are welcome to start on either day, it’s two days long so players have plenty of time to collect stamps from all three communities. For $10 players start at either the Raquette Lake Tap Room or the Newcomb House. Collect stamps at participating businesses and check in the Long Lake Diner starting at 4pm on Saturday. Dealing start at 4pm and all cards must be in by 5pm. Players are dealt the number of cards corresponding to the number of stops and the best hand wins. Plenty of great door prizes, and cash prizes too. Don’t’ have the snowmobile? People in cars can play too. As a bonus, the Long Lake Diner will also have an ice sculpture on hand to admire!

February 8th the Long Lake Fish and Game Club host their 2nd Annual Fishing Derby Registration Click Here at Lake Eaton fishing for Landlocked Salmon and Brook Trout. Registration will be at the Long Lake Town Hall at 6am and lines are in at 7am at Lake Eaton. Cash prizes for weight, ties are broken by length. Registration takes place at the Long Lake Town Hall on Saturday starting at 6am. Location: 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY. The derby is at Lake Eaton Campground, located at 1671 Tupper Road, Long Lake, NY

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For those looking for something more serene there is x-c skiing and snowshoeing. Take a trips to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake (it’s open on the weekends) where Planet Adirondack is a do not miss exhibit. Cabin Fever Sunday’s at the Adironack Museum and check out the New York Audubon walk at the Newcomb Visitors Center. Pre-registration is required. 
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Don’t forget! Long Lake always has ice skating. Free ice skates, popcorn and sledding at Mt. Sabattis/Geiger Arena. Call 518.624.3031 for conditions. Just last week we had 52 folks rent out an entire lodging, take over Mt. Sabattis for the day (it’s open Noon until 10pm) for FREE and they had a great time. Think about having your mid-winter family adventure in the heart of the Adirondacks. In the middle of everything!

Make your Long Lake your winter destination and launch your adventure!

Video Long Lake Winter Carnival. Highlights 2009-2013

Hot off the presses. Check out this highlight video of past winter carnival’s! This should get you ready for today’s festivities. We’ll see you at Mt. Sabattis at noon.

GPS or Garmin – enter 1100 Deerland Road – gets you close enough.

Parking available at bottom of hill, Owls Head Lane, South Hill Road.

Little Bus will be running starting at 4pm until end of festivities. For 2014, a special thank you to the Town of Newcomb for providing us with wheels. For a ride call 518-323-5000

Winter is on the Way

Winter approaches and the locals gear up for a busy season. Snowmobile Trails get prepped, bridges get re-decked, brush gets cut back, TRP’s are filed with the NYS DEC so Ice Fishing Derbies can be launched. Plans are hatched all over town to keep the weather snow machine maxed out to capacity.

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Coming up at the end of December is the Feelin’ Long Lakey Wounded Warrior Polar Bear Plunge. Last year over 50 tough hearted souls braved the fierce bone-chilling cold to take the plunge. Teams raised over $7000 for the Wounded Warriors. If you are interested in signing up or pledging, please fill out the registration form and start collecting for our Wounded Warriors.

For Wounded Warriors returning from active duty around the world, the most difficult part of homecoming is adapting to the daily challenges of everyday life. The Wounded Warrior Project was established to provide tangible, practical support for the wounded, helping them to heal both physically and mentally.

Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative Costumes, Biggest Fundraisers, Best Team Theme and more to be announced.

Here’s a link to the registration information. Let’s see if we can beat what we did last year! Polar Bear Plunge Registration Forms

Snowmobiling is right around the corner. Long Lake and Raquette Lake boast over 70 miles of trails and with the newly opened 7th Lake Mountain Trail, connecting to the Moose River Plains has never been easier. We’ll admit it’s a bit of a rough ride, but work was done over the summer to complete and make bridge access safer. This trail is narrow and extra caution has to be used while navigating it. This is not the super open, speed highway, but it definitely can get you from point a to point b. The trail is challenging, but please know the Town of Long Lake and the Inlet Barnstormers will have their grooming teams out on the trail working with the snow to get you the best possible trails. Looping from Long Lake to Newcomb, Indian Lake to Inlet and Raquette Lake has finally become a reality. If you are looking for a quieter, off-the beaten path location to stay where the trails offer incredible mid-week riding, Long Lake is definitely your destination. Winter Lodging is available: We have a variety of lodgings with quick access to snowmobile trails, lake for ice fishing and great birding areas. For reservations: Shamrock Motel & Cottages 518,624.3861, Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700, Lakeside Cabin 518.624.9806, Corner Motel 518.624.3571,Akuna Matada 518-624-6430,Brook Camp 518. 624.4234.

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Events aplenty. Look for the Geiger Ice Skating Rink to be open between Christmas and New Years Break and remain open thru the season. Free ice skating, plenty of skates to “borrow” and gliding around the ice under mother nature’s canopy, be it the snow falling or the stars glistening. Call 518.624.3031 for ice conditions. Introduce yourself to Opie, he’ll be handling the ice conditions, ice making and prepping for his 2nd annual Giant Snowman. Last year we saw the Iron Giant, we don’t know what he has in store for 2014.

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Guided Snowshoeing, x-c skiing and winter hiking trips, will be announced during our Winter Expedition Series with Spencer Morrissey and Joan Collins in January. These trips offer excellent guided hikes into unique destinations. If you haven’t navigated in the woods before, or would feel more comfortable hitting the trails with an experienced guide, this program is for you. Regular guided trips can be as much as $350 per couple, these trips provide free transportation and knowledgable guides for $20 a person. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements.

For all the events click on the monthly calendar. Monthly Calendar CLICK HERE

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Come for a minute, stay for a month. That’s how we all landed here! Join us in Long Lake and experience a true Adirondack Traditional winter vacation.

Skiing destinations, Big Tupper, Oak Mountain, Gore and Whiteface are short drives away. Come to Long Lake, stay and hit them all!

Save the Dates in 2014

Ice Fest, January 10 & 11
Moonlighter’s Winter Carnival, January 18
Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby, Raquette Lake, January 25th
Moonlighter Poker Run, February 7,8th
LL Fish & Game Club Ice Fishing Derby Lake Eaton, February 8th
Hors D’Oeuvres Tour, February 13th
Raquette Lake Winter Carnival, February 15, 16th

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Poker Run and Fishing Derby

Plenty of activities in the Long Lake area February 8th and 9th. 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 8th to February 9th. Cards will be available on Friday, February 8th at the open of business at the Raquette Lake Tap Room or the Newcomb House. It is $10 per person and players must be 18 or over to enter. Players pick up a card and receive a stamp at each location. Upon completion of the run, players check into the Adirondack Hotel on Saturday, February 9th by 5pm. 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 Lake Eaton on Saturday, February 9th, 2013. Registration is $25 per person at 6am at the LL Town Hall Nutrition Site, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847. Fish for Land-locked Salmon and Trout. Live Weigh in will be at the Lake Eaton Beach area. 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.

New Snowmobile Trail to Open Soon!

The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency are collaborating with local municipalities and snowmobile clubs to build a major new community connector snowmobile trail connecting Raquette Lake and Inlet to the Moose River Plains. The twelve mile trail project is slated to wrap up at the end of December with anticipation to have it open for the 2013 snowmobile season.

This is the first such community connector snowmobile trail to be built as part of a continuing effort to promote snowmobiling in the Adirondacks. Snowmobiling is a vital economic driver for tourism during the slow winter months and delivers a positive economic impact of $245 million annually to the Adirondack region. That’s 28% of the total economic benefit in the entire New York State Snowmobiling economy.

Data collected from NYSSA economic assessment of snowmobiling on the NYS economy. For more information click here: Snowmobiling NYS Blog

With the looming opening of the trail, the possibilities for new trips and loops between Long Lake, Inlet, Indian Lake and Newcomb expand, but it can’t happen unless the twelve miles of new trail is groomed and groomed well. Leaders of the involved municipalities met this week to discuss the options and have made the commitment to make this trail a huge success and they can’t wait for the snow to fly. Local leaders look forward to showcase their ability to maintain and helm a project that is valued by the public and respectful of the environment.

Everyone at the table has a stake in the success of this trail. Bill Farber, Hamilton County Supervisor, has touted the need to make this trail a huge success to benefit all of the involved communities. Both the Town of Long Lake and Inlet acknowledged the need to make outstanding effort at stewardship of the trails to meet the strict criteria of grooming and trail maintenance as set forth by the requirements of the DEC and the APA.

The progress on this trail has been a long road of hard work and collaboration of the DEC, the APA and with the support of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Snowmobile Association and local clubs including the Inlet Barnstormer’s and the Long Lake Moonlighter’s Club. Travelers on the route 28 corridor between Raquette Lake and Inlet have seen DEC vehicles parked along the road all fall as workers tackled an incredibly ambitious project. Entry points for the construction have included both the 7th Lake Boat Launch and the 8th Lake Campground.

Maps are not available yet, and the DEC trail crews will continue to work through the end of December to get the trail open. The trail has the character of a foot path, so some corners will be tight due to geographic impediments, including unmovable boulders, and aging trees. The DEC has made a vigilant assessment of all the engineering specs to make the trail safe and passable, while meeting the strict standards as expected with a trail of this magnitude. This trail will be outside of the permitted system in Old Forge and Inlet, and this trail will NOT require a permit. All riders need to be registered with the NYS department of motor vehicles and we encourage everyone to register their sleds in Hamilton County so we gain the revenue to keep grooming the trails. Click here to join the Moonlighters.

Riders will need to use caution until the trail receives a heavy snow pack.

An announcement about the trail opening will be made soon.

Now all we need is snow.

Results for Hors D’Oeuvres Throw Down

Consistency of scores led to overall “Best Hors D’Oeuvres in Town” victory for The Cellar in the 2nd Annual Hors D’Oeuvres Tour Throw Down. This year’s competition pitted The Cellar against The Adirondack Hotel. The Cellar’s menu included a Crab Hush Puppy with sweet chili sauce, Seared flat iron filet with cauliflower puree and a Roasted eggplant dip served on a pita chip.

Voters digesting at The Cellar

The Adirondack Hotel came home with a win for Best In Show for Best Individual Appetizer, Portabella Wellington with a sherry cream sauce. Other selections included a Tandoori Spiced Lamb Shank with a goat cheese fritter and roasted red pepper ketchup and Southwest Seafood Newburg in a corn tortilla.

Guests from Newcomb NY enjoy their plates at the Adirondack Hotel

For a bargain price of $10 forty six judges were shuttled via the exclusive Town of Long Lake Limo Service also known as the Little Bus to each location. From 6pm – 8pm voters were split up into two groups so each restaurant could handle the traffic while also remaining open for regular dining service.

The bus run had to make several trips to shuttle guests between stops

The scoring was rating system from 1-7. 7 excellent, 5-6 good, 3-4, okay and 1-2 needs improvement. Comments on voter cards ranged from praise: “Awesome, More More more,” “All appetizers were excellent. Would have liked another plate of all!” to more specific critiques including: “Mussels are always a risk.” to “Eggplant. Instead of pita, put on toast points – softer”

Congratulations to our winners! The Hors D’Oeuvres Throw Down is part of the Town of Long Lake’s Winter Wonderland Wacky Week during the popular Presidents Way Winter Break. For more information on events in Long Lake check out www.mylonglake.com.

The Cellar Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch on the weekends and dinner. Check them out on the web at www.thecellarlonglake.com Phone number 518-624-5539

The Adirondack Hotel is open daily for lunch and dinner. Website is www.adirondackhotel.com and phone number 518-624-4700.

Winners for Town of Long Lake Winter Wacky Week Hors D’Oeuvres Throw Down.

Overall Winner
1st Place
Best Hors D’Oeuvres in Town
The Cellar
689.5

2nd Place
The Adirondack Hotel
670.5

1st Place Best in Show
Adirondack Hotel
“Portabella Wellington with a sherry cream sauce”
240.5

2nd Place Best in Show
The Cellar
“Seared Flat Iron Filet with Cauliflower Puree”
236

3rd Place Best in Show
Adirondack Hotel
“Tandoori Spiced Lamb Shank with Goat Cheese Fritter and Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup” 234.5

4th Place Best in Show
The Cellar
“Crab Hush Puppy with Sweet Chili Sauce”
232

5th Place Best in Show
The Cellar
Roasted Eggplant dip served on a Pita Chip
221.5

6th Place Best in Show
Adirondack Hotel
“Southwest Seafood Newburg in a Corn Tortilla”
195.5

Winter Blast Day

Town Office Signboard Welcomes Everyone

Top of Tarbell Hill Road

Town Hall Geocache Headquarters

Poker Run Stop at the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub


Scenic Riding

Poker Run Sleds Gather at Oldest Working Hotel in the Dacks

Some images from Saturday, Feb 27th around Long Lake.

The northeast has been snowed in. Reports around the state speak of record snowfall amounts and a storm system hovering over us, reminding us winter’s wrath has not yet released us from its clutches… but that is okay up in Long Lake. Summer being the new winter and all.. except Snowsuits replace bathing suits and snow shoes and x-c replace water skis and floatie rafts.

Our groomers have been out on our trails and we hear mixed reports of great trails, some hazards and we attempt to put up more sigange. Feedback reports… update trail conditions not on Monday but on Thursday… I have an idea… why don’t we just update them as soon as we have the most updated info and hope the wheels don’t pop off the back of the drag (which just happened to one of our drags this week) Snow is a bear and everyone seeks to make the most out of the recreation. Just be safe, all roads lead somewhere and we apologize for our signage and lack there of. We take notes and are always trying to improve the system, but we hope everyone enjoyed their time.

The geocachers gathered at the Long Lake town hall. They had snowshoes, cross country skis, snowmobiles and good spirits. Goodie bags donated by local businesses had gift cards and toys for kids and donations from other generous geocachers also added to the “cache” of goodies. I had to say that.

Its 3:14pm and another blast of snowy precipitation flies out my window. Olympics are on the TV, bellies are full of grilled cheese, waiting for tomorrow and a skiing blast at Gore Mountain (well after an injection of theatre tonight at the LL Town Hall)

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