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!

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge
Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Registration 10am – 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 2017 to benefit High Peaks Hospice Nursing Training Program.  Emcee Peter Michael Marino returns with his lively banter to rev up the crowd for this fun event.   Fundraising goal is to raise $3750 to train three nurses to become “Hospice Certified.”

Participants should be prepared with towels, robes and warm clothes.  Plungers under 18 must have permission from their parents to plunge. Changing area available at the Long Lake Beach Restrooms.

Individuals or Teams can register.  Prizes for Most Funds Raised by Individual & Team. Best Team Costume, Best Individual Costume, Best Plunge Technique  and Overall Best in Show.

Registration and medical check will open at the Adirondack Hotel at 11am. Medical check is required and provided by the Long Lake Rescue Squad. Special thanks to the Long Lake Fire Department for our ice safety. 

Teams or Individuals raise funds for this unique and exhiliarating event!  Prizes awarded for Most Funds Raised by Team / Individual, Best Costumes  and Themes and more to be announced! For registration information and Pledge Sheets conctact 518.624.3077 for a packet!  


SHOW UP! Encore!

Adirondack Hotel 1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 

The Adirondack Hotel Presents Famed Long Lake Bed Race & Polar Bear Plunge Host Peter Michael Marino’s International Hit Comedy “Show Up” December 30th, 6pm. Long Lake, NY

After the recent critically acclaimed, sold out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Peter Michael Marino’s semi-improvised, one-man comedy “Show Up” makes its Long Lake debut at the Adirondack Hotel for two performances on Saturday, December 30th at 6:00 p.m.

In “Show Up,” award-winning solo show performer, producer and director Peter Michael Marino (“Desperately Seeking the Exit,” “Late with Lance!”) uses his decades of comedy and solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that is unique each time. Chance elements are increased as audience members are engaged to design the set and sound.

“Show Up” provides a wild, unpredictable ride for the audience as Marino navigates this real-life high wire…and there’s a party! An array of Adirondack Hotel appetizers will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. with the performance beginning shortly after 6:15p.m. Cash bar available throughout the 75-minute show, concluding with a complimentary champagne toast.

Show up and spend the night!  Tickets are $25 per person and include show and appetizers. Reservations are required by phoning or emailing the Adirondack Hotel at 518-624-4700 or Credit card information will be provided and guests will be charged upon arrival. Cancellation policy is 24 hours before the event.


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 518-323-5001

Winter Carnival:
January 13, 2018. Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY

It’s the 17th ANNUAL Winter Carnival!

The Town of Long Lake hosts a winter carnival on Mt. Sabattis the Saturday of Martin Luther King weekend.

Stan Kolonko of the Ice Farm will be on site producing demo’s of ice carvings all thoughout the event at Mt. Sabattis. 

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. 2018 will see the return of the Wackiest Hat Contest Parade, Human Foosball and Men’s Feats of Strength! 

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 to be announced. to reserve the Long Lake Little Bus.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

FREE Transportation 5pm until Last call

Long Lake Winter Birding Weekend
January 27-28th 

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 “Winter Bird Visitors of Northern New York” 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 

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.

Poker Run:

February 2018, Sponsored by the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club. To be announced!

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 and Newcomb House
Ends 5:00 PM, Saturday, at a location to be announced.

Dealing starts Saturday, at 4pm

All stamped play cards must be in by 5:00 – no exceptions!
Awesome Door prizes will be awarded at 6:00 PM and also awards for 1st/2nd/3rd best hand

President, Jim Piraino: 518.624.3941
Secretary, Harry Buxton: 518.624.2009

Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby
February 10th, 2018.  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 Prizes too!

Registration at the starts 6am – 6:30am at the Long Lake Town Hall and on-going at the Snack Shack. Tip ups and lines in at 7am. Live Weigh in at the Long Lake Causeway across from the Town Beach. Bonfire, snacks 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 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 17-18th, 2018. 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.  In the evening, enjoy a tug of war, bonfire and an outstanding fireworks display a On Sunday starting at noon the Cross-Cut & Chainsaw Competition Men’s, Women’s, Mixed & Family Divisions kicks off. 


GOOD ACOUSTICS – Simon & Garfunkel/James Taylor Tribute
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Long Lake Town Hall
1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30
7:30pm Tickets $10 – Kids 16 and under $5
Tickets available at the Long Lake Town Offices Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm or by calling 518-624-3077 or at the Door.


This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

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

Regular Weekly Hours Start Thursday, January 4th
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 3, 2018. 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.

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