The area around Long Lake and Raquette Lake boast incredible water resources with over 225,000 acres of lakes and streams, and vast acreage of unspoiled forest. It is an outdoor recreational enthusiasts paradise. The waters in our area boast Bass, Walleye, Land-locked salmon, Pike, Brook. Lake and Heritage strain trout. The biggest lake trout in New York State was caught in the waters of Raquette in June 2009.
Fishing and hunting are part of the fiber of the wilderness experience, survival of the fit, rich in tradition and steeped in Adirondack History. Fish one of our eight derbies throughout the year or track a buck after the first snowfall. Getting back to man vs. nature is part of a traditional Long Lake experience. Both Long Lake and Raquette boast supreme hunting and fishing grounds.
Geiger Arena/Mt. Sabattis Sledding Hill Covid-19 Guidelines
· Total Max Capacity – 75 Maximum includes Rink/Sledding Hill and Outdoor Rest Area. See Zones A through D for break out of Max Capacity per zone
· There is a max capacity of 50 total for special events per NYSESD & DOH
GEIGER ARENA BUILDING – INSIDE – ZONE A
· Masks must be worn in the Geiger Arena, Rest Area and on the ice at all times.
· Max of 5 in the Geiger Arena Building at one time, unless from same group, then max 8.
· Masks must be worn in the restroom at all times
· 10 minute max time limit inside Geiger Arena per person.
· No one is permitted in the Kitchen Area except Town of Long Lake Employees or to make a phone call, with permission.
· Phone must be wiped down after use.
· Members of different groups must maintain 6’ of physical distance inside.
· Skates will be sanitized after each use.
· Helmets shall be worn only by one person each day and sanitized and left to sit overnight before next use.
· Personal shoes may be left in skate cubby, or outdoor cubby. No personal belongings left inside Geiger unless in a bag.
· No food or drink to be consumed inside Geiger Arena.
· No food or drink will be sold in Geiger Arena
· Rink Attendant may close Geiger Arena/Skating Rink without notice to due overcrowding, precaution, or violation of safety measures.
OUTDOOR ICE SKATING RINK – ZONE B
· Max 25 Skaters on the Outdoor Rink – on surface
· Masks/face coverings by everyone while on rink surface
· Maintain 6 feet social distancing when skating unless with member of household
OUTDOOR ZONE – REST AREA/PICNIC TABLES- ZONE C
· Masks and 6 feet distancing required at all times – even outdoors in the Outdoor Zone
· Mask Exceptions – Masks may be removed only to dine or snack while seated. Eating and drinking only permitted at picnic tables or benches – SEATED ONLY
· Must be seated while eating, no standing while eating and drinking.
· Please put mask on when not eating or drinking, even if seated at picnic table. Mask may only be removed while actively dining
· Patrons are permitted to bring their own food, snacks and drinks to eat outside only
· Please dispose of any refuse in garbage cans/recycling cans provided
· When moving, guests must wear a mask at all times.
· No alcohol permitted at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area
SLEDDING ZONE – Mt. Sabattis Sledding Hill – ZONE D
· Masks are required on sledding hill at all times
· Sledding hill is not monitored by attendant
· Sledding is at your own risk
· Helmets are recommended and encouraged
· If you borrow sled, put used sled in pile to be sanitized at end of the day
Please note: Breaking these rules can impact our ability to stay open and the Town of Long Lake will run the risk of closure and or fines. Please help us stay open by following the Covid-19 guidelines to minimize exposure.
Your health and safety is our number one priority.
Rink Attendant has authority to close down sledding and rink area if rules are not being followed
Rink Attendant retains the right and is authorized to contact police in the event of the threat of safety and welfare of guests, patrons or employees is at risk
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by Guardian.
Contract Tracing Book available inside building & clipboard outside. We respectfully request you provide us with name and phone number for Contact Tracing. Per NYSDOH rules.
Rink Conditions call 518-624-3031
Hamilton County Sheriff- 9-1-1 or 518-548-3113
Long Lake Rescue Squad 9-1-1
Long Lake Parks & Recreation 518-624-3077
Address for Sheriff or Rescue Squad:
Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area & Geiger Arena
6 Pavilion Way
Geiger Arena Operating Hours:
The 2020/2021 will see some changes due to Covid-19.
Max 25 skaters on the rink at one time. All visitors/guests must wear masks while skating and inside and outside and around Mt. Sabattis. This will be strictly enforced. No exceptions.
Opening date to be announced.
Call ahead for conditions. 518-624-3031
Regular Weekly Hours:
Monday, Thursday 2:30pm -6pm**
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Friday 2:30pm – 10pm
Saturday 1pm – 10pm
Sunday 1pm – 6pm.
Closed for dinner from 5pm – 6pm
Geiger will be closed on Christmas Day & New Years Day
Geiger will be open every day during all school holiday’s and breaks. Hours will be 1pm – 10pm with meal break closure from 5pm – 6pm.
Ice Rink Attendant will close rink as needed to fix ice.
We have SKATES! Wide range of sizes! Skate FREE and first come first serve.
If there are free skaters on the rink – hockey will not be permitted.
Helmets required for all hockey!
**Due to Covid-19 it is encouraged to please bring your own gear if you have it. We will be santizing skates and helmets between uses and your exact size may not be available until the santizing period has been completed.
Open Skate On The Rink:
Open skating is always available at the Long Lake Geiger Arena.
This season there will be additional outdoor seating and benches available. Families and pods will be welcome inside in ten minute shifts to pick out gear, and get skates on. But in the event you’d prefer to put skates on outside, we will have benches available.
Masks must be worn at all times. Inside, outside and on the rink and sledding hill. We thank you for your cooperation.
Free Sledding Hill:
Mt. Sabattis is Long Lake’s free sledding hill next to the Geiger Arena.
This is a great place to spend a few hours or a good portion of your day. Great hill with a safety burm at the bottom. Check with the rink attendant for tubes and sleds. Kids will have a ball sledding all day and night. Lights available for night sledding. Just prepare to do a lot a of hiking to the top of the hill.
** Masks will be required
This hill is not monitored by the rink attendant. This is sled at your own risk. It is a speedy hill, helmets are encouraged and recommended. There is a limited supply available to borrow, but due to Covid-19 you are encouraged to please be prepared and bring your own gear.
How To Get Here:
By Car, by foot, by snowmobile? We’re located at the Mt Sabattis Park.
Please check back often for Winter updates and skating information and events. We love the Winter and will get you all the great info to make your Winter vacation a blast.
FREE Skate Rental, You Can’t Beat That:
Covid-19. All skates will be sprayed between uses. Skates that are borrowed will go into a bin for a 24 non-touch period before they go back into rotation.
We have a wide variety of hockey equipment and skates of all sizes. Check in with our ice attendant and he’ll make sure you find a perfect fit.
There will be no food or drink available this season at the Geiger. Please prepare with your own snacks and drinks. There will be absolutely no eating inside the building for this upcoming season.
Check back at the Long Lake Calendar page for upcoming events including Kid’s Nights, Skating Races and Snow Sculpture activities.
The Skate Rink has FREE WIFI too! So send the kids out and surf on your computer. Check with attendant for password information.
Mike Norris Fishing Derby:
The Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby happens every year in Raquette Lake on the last Saturday of January. Fish for Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Perch and Salmon. Registration begins at 6am at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Cash Prizes, Plaques for Winners. Hot Chocolate and Snacks provided throughout the day. Sponosered by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club and the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Due to Covid-19 all events subject to change without notice.