On Saturday, January 14th at noon, the Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, located at 6 Pavilion Way off of Deerland Road, NYS Route 30.
The day-long series of events begin with a bonfire, snowmobile parade, and coronation of the King and Queen. The popular Cardboard Sled Races start at 1 pm. Prizes are awarded for speed and overall award for first place, Best In Show Decoration. Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape only. Categories are broken up by age group and teams.
Other events throughout the day include a Wackiest Hat Contest, Town-Wide Photo, Men’s Feats of Strength, the Ladies Frying Pan Toss and fireworks at 6:30 pm. New for 2017 will be the introduction of the Long Lake Snow Kayak Races. It’s a combination of sledding, snowboarding, speed-riding and kayaking. Participants must provide their own kayaks and paddles and will be required to wear helmets.
Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. Free ice skating and sledding all day long. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide hot food, hot chocolate, popcorn and snacks. This event happens snow, rain or shine.
12 pm Winter Carnival Kick off and registration opens.
12:15 pm Snowmobile Parade
12:30 pm Coronation
12:45 pm Wackiest Hat Competition
1 pm Cardboard Sled Races
1:45 pm Town Wide Photo
2 pm Snow Kayaking – New Event!
2 pm Goalie’s Day Off
2:30 pm Kids Events
3 pm Ladies Frying Pan Toss
3:45 pm Men’s Feats of Strength
6:30 pm Fireworks
The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, Geiger Arena is located at 6 Pavilion Way across from the Long Lake Post Office on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake. This event is free. Parking available in the lower parking lot, along South Hill Road, Owls Head Lane and at the Post Office after 12 pm. There will be free shuttle service running starting at 6 pm until 2 am to and from the event location and pickups throughout town. Call (518) 323-5001 for a ride. Open to the public. Snowmobiles welcome.
For more information about Long Lake, visit their website or call (518) 624- 3077.
Photo of Long Lake Winter Carnival fireworks,provided.