Winter Calendar

While animals hibernate, Long Lake and Raquette Lake come alive with activities galore.  Snowmobiling, x-c skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, ice skating, Winter Carnival, Winter Wonderland Week and poker runs.  We’re just as busy in the winter as we are in the summer!
Long Lake  is one of the most affordable destinations in the Adirondacks.  Bring the whole family and their friends and your friends friends.  Enjoy  an affordable winter vacation and have money left over to pay for the gas that gets you here!

Winter Birding Weekend | January 29/30th 2022

Join Adirondack Avian Guide, Joan Collins for Winter Birding adventures in the Adirondacks. Two days to explore the Long Lake region and spot and listen for the birds! Tours on both Saturday and Sunday are free, and start at 8am. Call 518-624-3077 to sign up with your name, and email and phone number. Due to Covid-19 Precautions guests will travel in their own vehicle and caravan to the designated birding area to be announced. It is a great winter for finches in the Adirondacks! We anticipate great birding for 2022. We will be looking for Species including: Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, and Pine Siskin. And not to be outdone, American Goldfinches and Purple Finches are still around. Birding Guide and Expert, Joan Collins reports, “I did hear flyover Evening Grosbeaks yesterday, so I’m hopeful for them too!” “The crossbill species are in good numbers now and Red Crossbills have begun to sing and they will nest this winter with a wonderful cone crop.”


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.  Sponsored by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club. 

Description:First Line in at 7:00am, Last Line out at 3:00pm.

Final weigh-in’s well be concluded by 3:30pm.

We will be establishing a virtual pre-registration link for participants to purchase tickets in advance for both Adults & Juniors.  

Registration Link for 2022 Mike Norris Derby

Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby & Kids Fishing Derby 
Two Derbies in One Day! 

February 12, 2022

Cash Prizes for Trout and Landlocked Salmon on Lake Eaton. Cash Prizes for Legal Fish on Long Lake.

Door Prize too!

Registration at the starts 6am – 6:30am at the Long Lake Geiger Arena and on-going at the Town Beach. Tip ups and lines in at 7am. Live Weigh in at the Town Beach. Bonfire and more. 

Adult Registration $25 per person. 

Children 16 and Under – Free

Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.

**Please note: Event info subject to change due to Covid-19. Please call 518-624-3077 to verify information about this event. 

Valentine’s Day in Long Lake:
It doesn’t get better or more romantic than this. The Adirondacks is recognized as a National Dark Skies destination with the best and boldest views of the stars. Cuddle under a blanket and keep each other warm!

Lodging and Dining

Get a head start on the weekend at, The Long View Lodge, The Adirondack Hotel or The Owl’s Head Pub offering a late night pub menu, even after 9pm. Everyone offers a rich history, and cozy atmosphere so you and your Valentine can connect over a romantic meal.

Call ahead. All information subject to change without notice. 518.624.3077


February 19-20th, 2022. 

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

Raquette Lake is the place to be on Presidents Day weekend with a weekend of winter events. Youth activities start at 11am include plenty of fun games. Ladies Frying Pan Toss at Noon and Ice Golf at 2pm and bonfire all day. 2 p.m. Fireworks on Saturday night at dusk! On Sunday at noon, it’s the Timed Cross-cut and chainsaw competition. Competitors welcome! For more information call 518-624-3077.

Poker Run:

To be announced for 2022.  Sponsored by the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club. 

Hey, its not just for snowmobiles, cars can play too and it sure is fun! Enjoy over 70 miles of community connector snowmobile trails and some of the most amazing trails in the Adirondacks. Stop by our local businesses, enjoy a bite of food and a warm beverage and be back on your way. Take advantage of winter adventure in the central Adirondacks the way it’s meant to be enjoyed. One on one and outdoor fun.

Participating communities include Newcomb, Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Pick up your Play Card at the Newcomb House or the Raquette Lake Tap Room starting on Friday at the start of business. At only $10 per person the whole family can play. Must be 18 years of age to get a play card. Winners take the purse. Great Cash prizes.

Starts: Open of Business on Friday at Raquette Lake Tap Room, Long Lake Diner & the Newcomb Cafe! 

Ends 5:00 PM, Saturday, at Long Lake Diner.

Dealing starts Saturday, at 4pm

All stamped play cards must be in by 5:30pm
Awesome Door prizes will be awarded at 6:00 PM and also awards for 1st/2nd/3rd best hand

President, Jim Jennings: 518.624.3077
Vice-President: Erik Arsenault
Treasurer, Jim Piraino:
Secretary, Harry Buxton: 518.624.2009

Hors D ouevres tour food tickets registration

Hors D’Oeuvres Tour 2022

The infamous Hors D’Oeuvres Tour returns as a weeklong event stretching from February 19th through February 27th. Pick up your playing card and visit local establishments and review visitors choice favorite appetizer per each location.  Participants that complete the entire tour of participating places will be eligible to win a grand prize of local gear and gifts from Long Lake & Raquette Lake.

Destination yummy.  Each participating establishment serves ups their own choices of  appetizers and guests enjoy an evening out with friends, nibbling and critiquing the chef’s unique take on on their favorite.  

Each particpating restaurant will have a Best Hors D’Oeuvres Appetizer win.  Stops will be at Raquette Lake Tap Room, The Long View Lodge, The Adirondack Hotel, and the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub and the ADK Trading Post.   



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.


Open Skate On The Rink:

Geiger Arena Operating Hours:
The Long Lake Geiger Arena Adirondack Skating Rink will be open in December. Call ahead for conditions. 518-624-3031

Please note, Children 10 and under must be accompaied by an adult, guardian or babysitter.  Rink attendant has the authority to close the rink or the sledding hill based on conditions in case of safety concerns or any behavior issues.

Snowmobiles are no NOT PERMITTED on the sledding hill stretching from the Berm and all snowmobiles MUST stay on the designated snowmobile trail (adjacent to the sledding hill) It is marked.

We thank everyone for their cooperation.

Regular Weekly Hours Start Thursday, January 2nd
Monday, Thursday 2:30pm -6pm
Closed Tuesday& Wednesday
Friday 2:30pm – 10pm
Saturday 12pm – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm.

Geiger will be closed on Christmas Day.

Geiger will be open every day during all school holiday’s and breaks. Hours will be 12pm – 10pm. Dinner break 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!

Look for Adult Hockey Nights on Thursday’s, depending on conditions. 


Open skating is always available at the Long Lake Geiger Arena. Stay tuned for more information about Adult Hockey Nights and Children’s Hockey practice.

Interested in coaching Kid’s Hockey? We have tons of equipment, great ice, and we are looking for volunteers to pick up the program. Give us a call!

Skating Rink Conditions 518.624.3031

January 15, 2022. Noon
Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY

New for 2022, there will be 20th Anniversary Winter Carnival T-shirts available for $20 each. All proceeds from the sales will benefit the 2022 Long Lake Healthy Living initiative emphasizing support for our outdoor parks and recreation trails.
Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide complimentary hot food from their outdoor serving area. This event happens snow, rain, or sunshine. All times subject to change without notice. We ask all guests to wear masks inside the Geiger Building, when less than six feet apart from others and on the Long Lake Little Bus.
Schedule of Events
12p.m. Winter Carnival Kick off, Ice Sculpture Installation Begins, Registration opens, and outdoor lunch served by the Long Lake Fire Department and T-Shirt Sales open!
12:15p.m. Coronation of Moonlighter’s King and Queen
12:30p.m. Winter Fashion Competition – ANYTHING GOES
1:00 p.m. Cardboard Sled Races 
Town Wide Photo
Balloon Chase for Kids 9 and under
Men Feats of Strength Caber Toss
Ladies Frying Pan Toss
Free skating and sledding and bonfire
5:00p.m. LITTLE BUS  Free Transportation, please call 518-524-3106 ** MASKS REQUIRED
6:30p.m. Fireworks


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