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 16, 2021. Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY
The year of the Pandemic, so at this posting, we have to wait and see how it shapes up for activities. We are awaiting guidance from NYSDOH to assess what other OUTDOOR ONLY events with a maximum of 50 attendees . Please be patient with us. While we would love nothing more than to have our traditional events, at this time a concrete decision has not been made.
More updates pending. Please check back or call 518-624-3077. Check www.facebook.com/mylonglake for updates. Please note there are mandatory travel quarantines in place in New York State.
Events are currently limited to maximum 50 people.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
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. Call 315-354-4581 for more information on registration.
**Due to Covid-19 please note there will be updated protocols in place to ensure the safety of this event. Stay tuned.
Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby
February 13th, 2021. 7am – 3pm $25 Fee per person.
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.
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.
To be announced for 2021. 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
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
Raquette Lake Winter Carnival:
Raquette Lake, February 13-14, 2021. President’s Day Weekend –
A two day event featuring small town tradition and big time fun. The library is open all day for warmth, but outdoors is where the action takes place. Look for events and games for kids ages 5-12. At noon RL hosts their own Ladies Frying Pan Toss and 3-Hole Golf on the Lake. At 2pm, Pete and Chris perform a fun, whimisical magic show in the library. In the evening, enjoy a tug of war, bonfire and an outstanding fireworks display.
On Sunday starting at noon the Cross-Cut & Chainsaw Competition Men’s, Women’s, Mixed & Family Divisions kicks off.
**Due to Covid-19 please check back for more information.
Hors D’Oeuvres Tour 2021
The infamous Hors D’Oeuvres Tour returns as a weeklong event stretching from February 12th through February 21st. 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
Adult Child Fishing Derby:
March 6, 2021. No entry Fee. Teams of Adult and Child under 15 fish the waters of Long Lake, Lake Eaton or South Pond.
Cash Prizes for pike, perch, trout.
Registration at the GEIGER ICE SKATING ARENA starts at 8:30am. Tip ups and lines in at 6am. Weigh in at 1pm.
Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.
**Stay tuned for more info for Covid-19**