Posts Tagged ‘Long Lake’

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Adirondack-area establishments announce new hires, appointments

Adirondack-area nonprofit organizations and other establishments, including AdkAction/Adirondack Food System Network,  Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), and the Long Lake Central School District have recently announced new staff and board appointments. See below roundup for details about these developments. 

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Canoe Trip: Long Lake to Rollins Pond

Lower Raquette Falls

In 1988, my wife, Barbara, and I were camping at Rollins Pond near Upper Saranac Lake. We wanted to take a canoe trip from Long Lake back to our campsite. After inquiring at Hickock’s Boat Livery, we found that the owner of the pizza shop just across the road from Hickock’s offered shuttle service.

We hired him to take our canoe and us to Long Lake. When he dropped us off in the hamlet of Long Lake, Barbara wanted to make a phone call to see how her father was doing. He was in the nursing home section of his retirement home and not doing well. She was on the phone a long time talking to the nurses. I became aware that we might have to abort our canoe trip and travel to Alexandria, Virginia. If we did, I decided I would go over to Helms Aero Services and have them fly us to Rollins Pond. The nurse convinced Barbara that her father was doing okay so we started canoeing north on Long Lake. We spent the night at the site of the former Riverdale Boys Camp not far from the outlet. 

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Celtic Ceilidh set for March 16 in Long Lake

People watch a concert

On Saturday, March 16 from noon to 4 p.m. the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department will host a Celtic Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main Street in Long Lake, NY.

The event will kick off at noon, featuring a live music concert and performance from North Country Fair. From 1 to 2:30 p.m., North Country Fair invites any interested musicians to join the stage for an open Celtic music jam. From 2:30 to 4 p.m., all are welcome to join in the fun for traditional Contra Dancing set to lively Celtic music. All ability levels welcome and instruction will be provided for first timers. This activity is for ages 12 and up. Come to dance or just listen and watch.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Long Lake and Raquette Lake Winter Wonderland Week

 

ice skating in Long Lake

There is plenty to do in Long Lake and Raquette Lake from February 16  – 25  . Winter Wonderland Week offers a slate of events for all ages.

The Long Lake Geiger Ice Skating Rink and Mt. Sabattis Sledding Hill will be open daily from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, no matter the conditions. Special programming on Sunday, February 25  includes a visit from the Long Lake Fire Department as part of the Adirondack Local Culture Program Community Day at the Geiger Arena and is open to everyone.


Restaurant Week starts February 16  – 25 . Visit the ADK Trading Post, Adirondack Hotel, Brookside Hops and Hoagies, Long Lake Diner, Long View Lodge and the Paradise Cove Cafe. There are free dining cards at all locations, get your card stamped and submit for a prize at the end of the week. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Long Lake Parks and Rec Receives $70,000 Grant for Youth

Geiger ice skating rink, Long Lake

The Long Lake NY Parks and Recreation Department has announced it is the recipient of a two-year, $70,000 grant to support the Adirondack Local Culture Program, a seasonal
youth program combining youth mentoring opportunities with the great outdoors at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area in the Town of Long Lake, N.Y. This program is funded by the Town of Long Lake and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice, and Delinquency Prevention. The program will be administrated through the National Recreation and Park Association and the Town of Long Lake. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, February 3, 2024

16,138 birds seen during 2024 Region 7 Waterfowl Count

Tufted ducks

We just had our sixth January thaw since winter began in December and the driveway is bare again. The turkeys were picking grit from it to break down the corn in their crops. There have been from nine to thirty-three [turkeys] here daily at the feeders which have been spooked by hikers or skiers on the trail out back a few times. There were twenty-three here this morning [Jan. 31] and after they went down the ski trail, they got into quite a squabble. Some of the males must have been showing dominance, and by the sounds coming from there…feathers were flying.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge Results

Long Lake Polar Plunge: MATT HOSLEY PHOTO BY ADIRONDACK AERIAL & GROUND IMAGERY

The Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge was held on Saturday, Dec. 30 at the Long Lake Town Beach. Twenty teams boasting 44 Plungers raised $7,619 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Temperatures hovered around 28 F when the plunge kicked off at noon. Fundraising efforts support Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) programs and services, which are provided at no cost to warriors and their families.  Through their efforts at the community level, the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge” is directly supporting WWP programs and services for warriors, which include access to mental and physical health care, employment assistance, and education services.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Long Lake Winter Carnival set for Jan. 13

fireworks at Long Lake Winter Carnival
Long Lake, NY – On Saturday, January 13 at noon, the 22nd Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY. Events begin with a coronation of the King and Queen of the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club followed by a slate of fun family friendly events. The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1 p.m., with prizes awarded for speed and overall award for Best in Show. Sleds can be made using cardboard, paint, wax, and tape. Racing categories are for individuals and for teams. There will be a bonfire as well as ice skating and sledding available all day. Other events throughout the day include a Fashion Competition where folks can don their best (and most outlandish) winter outfits. Team themes are encouraged. » Continue Reading.


Monday, December 11, 2023

Long Lake Hosts Polar Plunge Dec. 30

cowboys polar plunge Long Lake 2018

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department along with support from the Long Lake Fire Department and the Long Lake Rescue Squad join forces for the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge” on Dec. 30, at noon. The event kicks off on Saturday of New Years weekend at the Long Lake Town Beach.

This is a fundraising event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Participants will be eligible to win prizes for Best Costume, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique. Fundraising efforts support Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) programs and services, which are provided at no cost to warriors and their families.  Through their efforts at the community level, the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge” is directly supporting WWP programs and services for warriors, which include access to mental and physical health care, employment assistance, and education services. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

LivingADK holds annual meeting, presents 2023 Tip of the Cap awards

People mingle at tables during a meeting View's Gould Hall

LivingADK held their annual meeting on the evening of Thursday, October 19 at View, the arts center in Old Forge. Following the meeting, LivingADK staff and board members honored this year’s Tip of the CAP nominees.  Tip of the CAP awards serve as an opportunity for community members to publicly thank an individual, group, business, or organization they feel has made a positive difference within the communities of Forestport, Webb, Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Long Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake.


Monday, October 23, 2023

From Marsh to Rink and Back Again: The 90 Years of Jennings Pond

 

1908 view of Jennings Pond

By Hallie Bond, Long Lake Town Historian

We all have fond memories of Jennings Pond. We cut ice out of it, we learned to skate on it, we took our children to catch fish along its shores, we hit foul balls—and once in a great while a homer—into its waters. We probably thought it was a fixture of the natural landscape. But if you ever stopped to read the plaque on the boulder across from Hoss’s or the historical marker on the Nature Trail, you will know that the waters of Jennings Pond covered what was once a wetland that sloped gently into the lake.

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

SUN Fund Success from Indian Lake and Long Lake

Hemlock volunteers, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake The community of Long Lake and the Indian Lake hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake suffered extensive damage earlier this summer after a brutal storm triggered flooding that wiped out critical infrastructure, including highways, bridges, utilities and dams. Friends and neighbors responded swiftly to help each other out, making sure people were safe, clearing debris, bringing food to those in need and launching crowdfunding campaigns. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, October 7, 2023

Shooting fall foliage, visiting Buttermilk Falls with grandson Nathan

Butter Milk Falls-Raquette River

If anyone came to the Adirondacks this weekend, they wouldn’t be disappointed in seeing the fall color (unless they had their eyes closed) as it was spectacular. My grandson, Nathan, and I got out for an afternoon of shooting some of the hot spots in the area, and there were shutter bugs at all of them taking in the view and getting shots of their own. We started out at [the] Limekiln Campsite boat launch, where there is a super red maple in full color and the shoreline across the lake was in full color. One of the pairs of Loons came by to say hello, with a few fall hoots. Then we went to the Seventh Lake Lookout which was full of [folks with] cameras in hand shooting across the lake and the nearby shoreline.

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Monday, September 4, 2023

40th running of the 90-Miler slated for Sept. 8-10

Racers ready for the day 1 start during a previous Adirondack Canoe Classic.

The Adirondack Canoe Classic — more commonly known as the 90-Miler — will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sept. 8-10, with over 250 boats and more than 700 paddlers.

The race is hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, dozens of businesses, nonprofits and communities, as well as countless volunteers. It takes paddlers on a three-day journey from Old Forge to Saranac Lake — the first 90 miles of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

This event includes a full contingent of solo, tandem, four-person, and eight-person canoes as well as solo and tandem kayaks, one- and two-person guideboats, and stand-up paddle boards.

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

Reminder to respect, give space to wildlife & their young

Velvet Green Swallow

With the smoke from the fires in Canada being the big news, people were asking about the danger of fires here in the Adirondacks. Some forgot about all the water and where it runs when you get five to eight inches at a time. I don’t know how many floods I went through in the Moose River Area during my 33 years as a Forest Ranger there (and many times since I retired 24 years ago.) I know we lost the Governor Brook tube seven times…and still no bridge yet, they just fill in the hole.

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