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!
January 14, 2023. Noon
Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY
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.
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
FISU World University Games
Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, January 22nd
Two weeks of International Winter Sports Competition. 11-day International Festival and Competition with ceremonies, music, culture & food. The Winter World University Games is the largest winter multi-sport collegiate athletic event in the world.
Events slated for Lake Placid, Canton, Potsdam, and in North Creek at Gore Mountain. Looking for Lodging? Long Lake is located one hour away from all venues and it is centrally located with year-round rooms, and dining.
Click here for Long Lake Accomodations for the University Games – Winter Lodging Options
Winter Birding Weekend | January 28/29th 2023
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. We will be looking for Species including: Bohemian Waxwings and Pine Grosbeaks may irrupt this winter – both really beautiful birds!. Birding Guide and Expert, Joan Collins reports.
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.
Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby & Kids Fishing Derby
Two Derbies in One Day!
February 11, 2023
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.
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 18th-19th, 2023
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.
To be announced for 2023. 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’Oeuvres Tour 2023
New for 2023 enjoy a weeklong event stretching from February 11th through February 20th. 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 participating 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 Monday, January 2, 2023
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. ** And interest
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