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Craft Fair Long Lake Town Hall on October 12 2019

Harvest Craft Fair on Tap for the Weekend

The Town of Long Lake announces the Harvest Fest Craft Fair on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
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, original art work, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
The CTSO will be providing fun for the kids with a Bounce House weather permitting. 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.
For more information or call Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. 

Heart of the Park Craft Fair is always the first Sunday in August

Heart of the Park Craft Fair

On August 5th from 10am – 4pm, the annual Heart of the Park Craft Fair will be held at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.
With nearly 40 vendors selling a wide variety of hand-crafted goods and art, this event is sure to be a hit.  Jewelry, outdoor furniture, clothing, pottery, and fudge are just a few of the items you will be able to purchase from vendors.  Vendors include local business owners from Long Lake to vendors who will join us from Syracuse and Plattsburgh and everywhere in between.
Products and crafts available in 2018 include: jewelry, body butter, candles, duck decoys, woodcrafts, rustic signage, rustic furniture, silk-screened Adirondack wildlife tee-shirts, maple products, herbal spice blends, watercolor paintings, etched tree fungus, Sid Wards Cutting Boards to benefit Life Flight, wooden bowls, rolling pins, hand thrown pottery and homemade jams, fabric totes and purses, ice cream, Adirondack gifts, hand-painted glassware and quilted items, wood vases, stone jewelry, wine, insulated wine tumblers, birch bark baskets, children’s books, ink and pencil drawings of local scenes, books, Christmas tree skirts, table runners, fleece blankets, diaper bags, burp clothes, wood handled kitchen utensils, framed original art, paddles and more!
Throughout the day Penelope the Clown will be available to entertain the kids while you shop and the Lion’s Club will be serving a delicious BBQ lunch.  
Parking will be available at the pavilion with overflow parking at the lower lot near the tennis court.  “The Little Bus” will be available for shuttling those in the lower lot to the event.  Admission, as always, is only $1!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity for American-made hand crafted goods!

Epik Rex Welcomes the First Day of Spring

Epik Rex loves to spend time in Long Lake.  He was out on the first day of spring, which was definitely more wintry than springy.  Epik was found at Hoss’s Country Campground riding around on a 4-Wheeler provided by Heckman’s Engines.  Epik was determined to have a good time and he did, but he got stuck behind the Long Lake Town Offices near the Buttercup Steamboat.  But he wasn’t sad for long once he spots two nice children who were waving to him.  He made his way home back to his hiding spot at the end of the day.  

Welcome Spring to Long Lake NY.

Happenings around town!  

Stewart’s Shops is expanding in Long Lake, NY!  The store is under construction and it remains OPEN!  But look for more room in the aisles, renovated shopping space and an additional restroom too.  

Even though it’s spring, the snowmobile trails are still open and in great condition so riders are encouraged to trailer to their favorite spot.  The Newcomb Trail and the Kickerville Road to C7B towards Tupper Trail is wide, flat and groomed. Great riding.  Lake Eaton is also great.  Trails in Raquette Lake are great too.  Some plowing on Uncas, but there are some great flat spots.  Check out the Bug Lake Trail and the Dump Road Too.  

Library Hosts John Muir Celebration

Journey with John Muir: Exploring the Wilderness of Our Lives

John Muir celebrated by the Long Lake Library

John Muir celebrated by the Long Lake Library

Friday, July 22nd
– 5:30 p.m. Potluck at the Long Lake Town Hall (bring a dish to pass!)
– 7:00 p.m. Square Dance for all ages & abilities, with Quickstep, LL Town Hall

Quickstep leads the Square Dancing at the Long Lake Town Hall on Friday, July 22nd at 7pm

Quickstep leads the Square Dancing at the Long Lake Town Hall on Friday, July 22nd at 7pm

Saturday, July 23rd
– 10 a.m. Guided Nature Hike at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC), Newcomb
– 12 p.m. Reading of John Muir’s book Stickeen AIC, Newcomb
– 2 p.m. Nature Up Close and Personal, nature journal workshop with Caitlin Stewart, Conservation Educator from Hamilton County Soil and Water Department (all materials provided) AIC, Newcomb
– 7 p.m. John Muir program with Dr. Dick Shore. Dick brings Muir to life as he changes before your eyes into the very person of the legendary John Muir. Light refreshments will be served. Long Lake Pavilion

Sunday, July 24th
– Canoe or Kayak paddle with Raquette River Outfitters, a guided trip (fee required)
– Pontoon boat ride with Martin Friedman (fee required)
– 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Intermediate Photography workshop with Joe LeFevre (Limited space, $45 registration)

Joe LeFevre will teach a photography class

Joe LeFevre will teach a photography class

Wilderness Art Exhibit
Throughout the month of July there will be an exhibit of Wilderness themed artwork in a variety of mediums by local artists.

During the weekend, bagged lunches will be available to order & delivered at a cost of $10 by the ADK Trading Post in Long Lake.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
-John Muir

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.

Winter Update on Long and Raquette Lake

On Tuesday Feb 9, 2016, the New York Times published an article titled “In Unfrozen Northern New York, Winter Isn’t the Same” . This winter season has brought forth a variety of fluctuating conditions to the Adirondacks resulting in inconsistent ice conditions and challenges for winter recreation.

Long Lake as seen on Monday, Feb 8th with a light coating of snow.

Long Lake as seen on Monday, Feb 8th with a light coating of snow.

Skating on the lake is not recommended which is why the Town of Long Lake boasts the Geiger Arena Rink located off Deerland Road at 6 Pavilion Way (across the street from the Post Office) The Geiger Rink is manned by fan favorite Bobby Helms, an avid ice fisherman and hockey player. He’s built the ice surface two or three times this winter and he anticiaptes old-man winter is finally here for good. Look for Adult Ice Hockey coming up on Thursdays. Call for conditions and hours 518.624-3031. Bobby will be open daily during President’s Week.

If you are seeking ice skating fun in Raquette Lake, look no further. Michael Bartow will be teaching ice skating at the Raquette Lake Winter Carnival starting at noon on February 13th near the site of the Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. Bring your own skates!

Long Lake is a widening in the Raquette River and there is strong current in and around inlets/outlets, brooks and under the bridge near the Long Lake beach. Stay away from brooks, streams, inlets/outlets, shorelines and dock bubblers.

Outlook for weekend looks cold.

Long Lake