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!
Saturday, February 29th 2020, from 5 p.m. to Midnight, the Long Lake “Little Bus” will be running in Long Lake. Hop on board Long Lake’s free door to door transportation and make the most out of leap year. Visitors and residents can take the little bus to The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis for a family night of ice skating and sledding under the stars. On Saturday, February 29th, the Mt. Sabattis/Geiger Arena is open from 1pm – 5pm and 6pm until 10pm with skating, sledding, and a bonfire. Little Bus riders can also visit one of the dining establishments in town for an impromptu date night.
Catch a ride from home or an area lodging and back, pop out for dessert, or enjoy a night out with friends on Leap Year Saturday. February 29th only falls on a Saturday once every 28 years, so you don’t want to miss this one.
Little bus phone number is 518-524-3106, the phone will be on starting at 5 p.m. and will end its service at Midnight.
This event is sponsored by the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. For more information on snowmobile trail conditions, events, lodging, retail and dining options check mylonglake.com.
Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Registration 11am – 12:30p, Adirondack Hotel
Plunge: 1pm, Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street
Registration opens at 11:00 a.m at the Adirondack Hotel. The Long Lake Polar Plunge is back in 2019.
The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department, the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for the Seventh Annual Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge onSaturday, December 28th at 1pm, Long Lake Town Beach. This fundraiser will benefit St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St. Judes Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases and through research and treatment.
Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Team Theme, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique. Registration and blood pressure checks will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11am until 12:30pm on Saturday, December 28, 2019 with the plunge slated for 1pm at the Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake, NY. This year it is requested that the minimum amount raised to participate is $25.
Participants are asked to bring towels, robes and warm clothes. There will be access to a warm public restroom on site. Warm busses will be used as holding areas at the beach before and after the plunge. Limited changing space will be available at the Adirondack Hotel.
In 2017 the plunge took place despite the record-setting air temperature of 3 degrees Fahrenheit. The event raised over $1900 for High Peaks Hospice and had a total of ten plungers.
In 2018 the plunge raised over $2000 for Believe NNY.
An after party and awards ceremony for the Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge will be held at the Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY starting at immediately following the plunge!
Pre-Registration materials and Pledge sheets will be available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30am – 4pm. Call 518-624-3077 or on line at www.mylonglake.com under Winter Events and Calendar of Events.
New Years Eve Free Transportation:
5pm thru Last Call, Long Lake.
New Years Eve in Long Lake is the best place to be. Great dining experiences, small town atmosphere, dancing with your friends and family and free door to door bus transportation all night! Whether your a guest, a family member or a second homeowner – Long Lake is the only place to ring in the New Year. The bus will pick you up from your home or lodging and take you anywhere within the town for free! Call 518-624-3077 for more information.
Bus Reservations 518-354-3106
January 18, 2020. Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY
It’s the 19th ANNUAL Winter Carnival!
The Town of Long Lake hosts a winter carnival on Mt. Sabattis the Saturday of Martin Luther King weekend.
The Ice Farm will be on site producing unique ice carvings all thoughout the event at Mt. Sabattis. Business merchants are invited to participate in 2020!
Events include: A snowmobile parade followed by the crowning of the King and Queen and a Town Wide Photograph, the infamous Cardboard Box Derby Race, Snowball Golf, the Ladies Frying Pan Toss competition. 2020 will see the return of the Wackiest Hat Contest Parade, and Men’s Feats of Strength! More spectacular events to be announced!
The night rounds out with a firework display. The Long Lake Little Bus starts running at Noon until last call. All welcome to park and ride! FREE all day long. Cell number is 518-354-3106. to reserve the Long Lake Little Bus.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
FREE Transportation 5pm until Last call. Leave the driving to us!
Long Lake Winter Birding Weekend
Joan Collins birder and licensed guide from Adirondack Avian Expeditions leads two expeditions. One on Saturday at 8am and on Sunday at 8am.
With the most abundant food crop in 20 years, it should be an exciting winter to see birds! Participants will look for winter irruptive species such as Bohemian Waxwings, Red and White-winged Crossbills, Common and Hoary Redpolls, Pine Siskins, and Evening Grosbeaks, along with year-round boreal residents such as Black-backed Woodpeckers, Gray Jays, and Boreal Chickadees.
Presentation: Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m., Joan Collins will present a special lecture on birding, to be announced, at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street Long Lake. This presentation is free and open to the public. No need to sign up in advance for the presentation.
The Winter Birding Weekend is sponsored by the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department and cosponsored by Northern New York Audubon
For more info call 518.624.3077 or click https://mylonglake.com/winter-birding/
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. Sponsored by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club. Call 315-354-4581 for more information on registration.
February 7,8 2020 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
Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby
February 8th, 2020. 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.
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 15-16, 2020. 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.
Hors D’Oeuvres Tour
The infamous Hors D’Oeuvres Tour returns on Friday, February 21st. Destination yummy. Each participating establishment serves guests special 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 The Long View Lodge, The Adirondack Hotel, and the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub.
Long Lake provides door to door transportation from your home or lodging for free. Tickets prices to be announced soon! They will be available on line at https://mylonglake.com/tour/ Or tickets can be purchased at the Long Lake Town Offices at 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY.
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 7, 2020. 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 9am. Weigh in at 3pm.
Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.