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St. Patricks Day Weekend Fun in the ADKS!

It’s St. Patricks Day Weekend in the Adirondacks of 2019.

After a record setting year for snowfall and snowpack, come celebrate the last official “calendar” weekend of winter in Long Lake with green beer, green eggs, and Live Music!  Plenty of activities line the calendar, but we’ve done the work to sum up what is going on in and around the area this weekend.

Fun for everyone from the avid snowmobilier, to the x-c skier, for first time snow-shoers and explorers and families and more!  Really, we have plenty do do and save yourself the trouble of investigating and use our guide for the best ideas! 

Kick off the weekend on Friday night at the Adirondack Hotel.  There will be live music by rock n roll fiddle player Nelson Rock starting at 8pm and don’t be suprrised if he breaks out into a couple of Irish Jigs to get the dancing starting out on the right foot for the weekend.  

Check out upcoming events including the traditional St. Patricks Day Buffet at the Long Lake Diner featuring a buffet for $21.  Buffet includes corned beef, cabbage & potatoes, pasta with chicken, parmesan cheese and seasonal vegetables and more.  Check it out at 1161 Main Street.  Following dinner, check out great live music Sat Night by Tyler Peter & Michelle Howland, Acoustic Duo starting at 8pm.   More info 518-624-3941

Also on Saturday you are welcome to check out The Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room. They always celebrate St. Patricks Day with the traditions of the Norris and Harrington families.  Corned beef and cabbage will served around 5:00pm followed by a short “parade, “ if you can call it that.. and of course.. beer.  Please note – regular dinner will not be served on Saturday at the Tap Room so you can save room for cabbage!
 
On Sunday, March 17th at 7am come to the Adirondack Hotel for a special St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast special featuring Kegs & Eggs until 10am. Enjoy eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, toast.  Enjoy a beer or a Bloody Mary with breakfast.
 
Other places to stop in and grab a bite locally for the weekend, don’t miss the Adirondack Growl and Grub with their yummy deli sandwiches, and salads paired with their wide selection of craft beer and cider.  If it’s specialty pizza you have a hankering for, don’t miss out on Turner’s Pizza. Find both the Growl & Turner’s located behind Hoss’s Country Corner off of Newcomb Road and Main Street.  The Long View Lodge will be open Friday at 3pm-9pm for dinner and lunch on Saturday at 11:00am. 
 
Other fun activities for St. Patricks Weekend include:
A ski or snowshoe trek during Camp Santanoni’s last Winter Weekend during 2019! On March 16-17, you’ll be able to go into the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of the Camp, view displays about the Great Camp and take short interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage volunteers. The 10-mile round trip on gently rolling terrain will take you past the Santanoni Farm and through the Forest Preserve on a wide, old road (no vehicle access).

The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the Main Lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut from 10-3 each day. Enjoy free coffee, tea or hot chocolate by the woodstove (bring a cup if you can, but there will be plenty available!). Hosted by Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Town of Newcomb. 
 
X-C ski rentals available at Hoss’s Country Corner in Long Lake NY.  518-624-2481.
 
Spring snowmobile riding in the Adirondacks has arrived. Check out the latest SNOWMOBILE conditions daily at https://mylonglake.com/snowmobiling/  And if you need a part or a tow, don’t worry, we have Cody at Heckman’s Engines to help lend a hand in the event you are running into any mechanical trouble along the way.  Call 518-637-4661.
 
Grooming schedule – our groomers are out daily- overnight, including Friday and Saturday nights as long as conditions allow, but please check conditions.  Spring conditions mean that the trail conditions change daily.  When conditions work we regularly groomed trails including Tupper Trail C7B, Newcomb Trail C7B, Powerline S80, Lake Eaton S86, Sabattis Road Shelf C7B and the Train Tracks groomed by Beaver River Snowmobile Association. In Raquette Lake connect on the 7th Lake Mountain  Trail, Dump Road, Browns Tract, Uncas and The Bug Lake Trail. Come on into town for gas at the Long View Lodge or Stewart’s Shops or in Raquette Lake at Raquette Lake Supply. 
 
Kids got Cabin Fever? Check out the Family Friendly Weekend Activity at The Wild Center located a short-drive away in Tupper Lake, NY. Get your family out of the house for Family Weekends at The Wild Center. Every week will feature a different nature-themed watercolor painting project in Art Studio, 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.
 
Stay local and check out The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis in Long Lake for free downhill sledding and free ice skating. Plenty of activities including games and so much more.  Sam will have the rink open at 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend!  Call 518-624-3031 for ice conditions and info! 
 
Need lodging?  Plenty of comfortable rooms available at the Adirondack Hotel 518-624-4700 or Long View Lodge 518-624-2862 or click on our Winter Lodging Rentals for more info.  Check out the Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room for lodging in Raquette Lake. Call 315-354-4581 for reservations. 
 
For more upcoming local events info check out our calendar at https://mylonglake.com/monthly-calendar/

Fun Things to Do this weekend and share on social media and use our hashtag #feelinglonglakey #mylonglake #raquettelake 

Here’s your Fun Check List- Make a Game of it and share your photos with us on social media!  

Visit Buttermilk Falls off Northpoint Road
Visit Bog River Falls just north of Long Lake off of Horseshoe Lake Road
Visit Death Brook Falls in Raquette Lake.  Be careful when parking! It’s tight off route 28.
Check out the Long Lake Library open til 3pm on Saturday
Walk around Lake Eaton Campground check out the silhouette of “The Lady of the Lake” aka the backside of Lake Eaton
Try ice skating at the Geiger Arena
Use the wooden tobaggan at Mt. Sabattis **fun fact – the sledding hill and Geiger Arena are located at Mt. Sabattis at 6 Pavilion Way.  
Eat a s’more at the Geiger Arena 
Stand on the Lifeguard Stand at the Long Lake Beach and send us your picture
Get your photo taken at the Selfie Board located up at the skating rink
Ice Fish on Raquette Lake – just leave your ice shanty at home, shanties come off lakes on Friday, March 15th


 

Take a snowmobile to the Top of Mt. Sabattis to capture this view.  Located off of S80.  Not sure where to go, ask Sam at the Geiger Arena.  

Free ice skates and sleds available at the Geiger Arena. Open all weekend!  

There are two lodgings that we know of (we know there are more) that boast Moose Heads on their property.  Go find them, take a selfie and hashtag #feelinglonglakey

Record setting snowfall in 2019 should hold up in the woods to make for some great spring conditions in the woods.  Check out our snowmobile trail conditions for updated info.  

The Wild Center is a short twenty minute drive from Long Lake. Open on weekends.  Check it out in the “off-season”  Activities for kids and a wonderful destination for all. 

New Years Eve/Polar Plunge Destination Weekend

December 26th – January 3rd, 2016

Sometimes you just want to do something adventurous, different, spontaneous, and get away from it all? Try this itinerary for a Destination Getaway Weekend that will go down in the books. We promise, it will! And the more friends you bring with you, the better!

Polar Plunge is the culmination of Destination New Years!

Polar Plunge is the culmination of Destination New Years!

Plan an early winter escape to the Adirondacks and make Long Lake your go to destination for lodging, dining and the spot to launch your Adirondack Winter Getaway. A variety of fun events and experiences are at your finger tips. Enjoy free ice skating, x-c skiing, sledding, Trivia Night, museums, movies, and fun New Years Eve Bashes at our area restaurants. Finish off your stay with the coldest, bone-chilling event of the year, the 4th Annual Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Dining
The Cellar will be hosting Trivia on 12/30. Always a fun and competitive event, join us for dinner and trivia and get schooled in unusual facts and fun. The Cellar Restaurant and Pub will be having their annual New Year’s Eve Dinner of filet mignon, lobster tails, Eric’s homemade desserts and more. Reservations are available for 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 pm. Click here for menu

The Cellar Restaurant & Pub
3 Kickerville Lane
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-5539

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub offers a menu for New Years Eve. Prime rib, stuffed lobster tails, Chicken French, Blackened Salmon, Fettucine Alfredo with choice of Shrimp, Chicken or Vegetable. All dinners include a choice of soup and dessert. Call 518.624.3941 to make reservations. Click here for more menu.

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
1161 Main STreet
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-3941

Dining & Lodging
On New Year’s Eve, December 31st The Adirondack Hotel will be open for lunch from 11am – 4pm and a special dinner menu in the main dining room. Menu to be announced. Dance your way to midnight with music kicking off at 9pm until after midnight.

Adirondack Hotel Long Lake, NY 12847 518-624-4700
adkhotel@frontiernet.net
www.adirondackhotel.com

The Adirondack Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in the Adirondacks offering beautiful rooms with panoramic views of Long Lake and the surrounding mountains. There is something for everyone, including an apartment, big enough to have a mini-family reunion.

The Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge awards and wrap-up party will be at the Adirondack Hotel on Saturday, January 2nd, approximately 2pm immediately following the plunge at the Long Lake Town Beach. Come on by for a hot toddy and great camaraderie after the Polar Plunge!

Lodging
Shamrock Motel and Cottages
Motel units, Efficiencies, or Cottages
1055 Deerland Road / POB 205
Long Lake, New York 12847
518 624 3861 (fax: 518 624 9803)
518.624.3861 | Visit Our Website: Shamrock Motel Website | E-mail: Email Us

Journey’s End Lodging will be open for bookings for Destination New Years 2016. Reservations for 3 nights at $500.
Journey’s End Lodging is now under new ownership.
Nancy Kranich and Jorge Schement, Proprietors
Property Location:
941 Deerland Rd.
Long Lake, NY 12847
journeysend@frontiernet.net
www.journeysendlodging.com
518-624-5381
732-985-1599
732-306-3535 (c)

Events & Attractions:

Trivia Night
Wednesday, December 30th, 7pm
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake

New Years Eve
Celebrate at our local establishments. Fine Dining, Live Music, and celebrations galore
Free Bus Service/Transportation 518-480-8846 starting at 5pm until last call

Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge
To Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
Registration Polar Plunge
Saturday, January 2, 2016, 1pm
Long Lake Town Beach
Teams and Individuals raise funds and win trophies for Most Funds Raised by Individual or Team, Best Costumes.
Hosted by MC Peter Michael Marino
Special thanks to the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department

Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge

Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena & Sledding Hill
518-624-3031
The Town of Long Lake offers free ice skating, hockey and sledding. Hours of operation during the holidays are 12pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm. Concessions, popcorn, hot chocolate and family fun. Plan a birthday party, or a hockey night with our ice rink attendant. Traveling to town and you forgot your skates? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty for guests to borrow. Enjoy skating at night under the canopy of the stars on our outdoor rink.

The Wild Center
Special Holiday Hours December 26th – 31st and January 2nd, 10am – 5pm
45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 518-359-7800
Do not miss amazing exhibits telling the story of the natural history of the Adirondacks. Live animals including otters and fish. Check out Planet Adirondack, an entire hall dedicated to the giant globe experience from a space-age view. The Panoramas Theater features screenings of Ride of the Mergansers and Wild Adirondacks. For more information about exhibits visit www.wildcenter.org

Ekaterina Gordeeva “From the Heart” Tribute Ice Show
Wednesday, December 30, 2016, 7pm
Lake Placid Olympic Arena
518-523-3330
On Wednesday, December 30th, 2015, 7:30pm figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva will present with fellow Olympic gold medal winning skaters Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Ilia Kulik and David Pelletier, silver medalist Paul Wylie and World Champion Yuka Sato. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the American Heart Association.

Affordable Skiing Options Stay in Long Lake – the ideal central locaiton to indulge in affordable skiing packages, ideal for families on a budget.

Ski Big Tupper – Tickets are $25

Ski Oak Mountain – Lift Tickets are under $25 and rentals are affordable too and they have tubing.
So spend one day at Big Tupper and One Day at Oak Mountain!

Plenty to do, see and explore. Stay in Long Lake, NY to maximize your stay. It’s the launching pad for your winter exploration and a great escape to the mountains.

For more information check us out at www.mylonglake.com or at www.facebook.com/mylonglake

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