Top 20 things to do in Long Lake NY… or more

Well it’s always a hotly contested debate when the family and friends arrive in town. What to do? What to do? We see what it says in the guidebooks, but what do the locals suggest? Here are some great tips for summer adventure (some or all are at your own risk!)

Long Lake Road Rally

Long Lake Road Rally

Owls Head Mountain and Fire Tower

Owls Head Mountain and Fire Tower

Buy a Long Lake sticker
Sit outside at night at the Cellar around the fire with friends
Jump off the Boob (ask a local)
Visit the CV Whitney Long Lake Library
Climb Mt. Sabattis and check out the view
Have breakfast at the Diner
Pretend you’re riding on the snowmobile trails and make loud noises while you do it
Check out Wide River Antiques
Boat cruise to Turtle Beach Where’s that? The northernmost beach on Long Lake, NY
Have a beer at the Hotel
Play Monday night soccer
Do the Long Lake Road Rally on July 23rd
Check out the tree growing up through Hoss’s
Go on at least one of the hiking expedition series with either Spencer Morrissey or Joan Collins. Great treks! Goodman Mountain, Moose River Plains, Mount Adams and many more. Mostly on Monday’s. Call 518-624-3077 for info!
Buy a loaf of bread at Northern Borne (they have the best bread aisle view anywhere!)
Read the cooler at Raquette Lake Supply and ask Ed the Butcher a lot of annoying questions
Go see the old Blast Furnace in Newcomb
Enjoy wine tastings every Tuesday at Ali Babas Liquors
Comparison shop for party barges at Burke’s and Birds Marina
Go on a Long Lake Boat Tour with Marty and then have a NY Gourmet Deli Style Sandwich at the Knoshery
Heckle Peter-Michael Marino, the MC at the Long Lake Bed Races
Visit Gallery 11 and check out the photography of Peter & Rosine Lemon (located off Deerland Road/Route 30 near Blueberry Motel) – Peter Lemon was the artist who designed the infamous bear logo for the Town of Long Lake
Swim at Lake Eaton
Visit the Wild Center and Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake, NY
Overnight camp at a lean-to Catlin Bay, Kelly’s Point are good choices.
Take a class at Incapahco Artisans. Louisa is an incredible teacher and artist. All ages, all the time, look up and you’ll see a guideboat
Find the phone booth in town and call your cell phone (if you have AT&T of course)
Have a Lobster Roll (only on Friday’s) at the Adk Trading Post
Go to the Long Lake Marina and ask if Jason has kicked any walkie talkies in the water lately (umm, maybe not)
Send your kids to evening youth activities and sneak out to a romantic dinner
SUP from Raquette River Outfitters
Ring the train bell at the Adirondack Museum
Ask a local where the ice goes in the summer
Check out the restored American Legion War Canoe – see if someone will let you be on the team (we don’t have a team…yet, but if you want to start one, you are welcome to get that going!)
Must stop in for a catch up and chicken salad sandwich at Phyllis’s (also known as Cybercreek Cafe)
Picnic at Buttermilk Falls – stop at Chax Knives – you know you’ve always seen that sign, let’s go!
Camp out overnight at John Dillon Park ask about the Handsome Pond Lean To (it’s Free!)
Take a seaplane ride
Hop aboard the WW Durant for a dining cruise, you won’t want to get off the boat!
Tour Great Camp Sagamore
Get a croissant at Flavor
Try ice cream and send us pics of the ultimate taste test at the infamous Ice Cream Corner Hoss’s, Custards and Stewarts. Take a cell phone video of yourself doing all these things and submit it the the Long Lake Facebook page! www.fb.com/mylonglake.com