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Welcome to Long Lake

2012 summer events

May 30, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Long Lake's and Raquette Lake's unique location in the center of the Adirondacks provides the visitor with a wealth of opportunities of enjoyment for their mountain vacation. Long Lake and Raquette Lake are more than just the gateway to some of the most phenomenal and least-utilized wilderness areas of the Adirondacks. They actually serve two completely diverse groups of visitors.

Long Lake and Raquette Lake visitors can enjoy the relaxing environment and participate in a wealth of activities and events. They may choose from a wide variety of accommodations, such as rustic hotels and lodges built in the early 1900s, housekeeping cottages on the lake, motel rooms or homes on the lake. There are restaurants that cater to many tastes from home cooking to fine dining. There are shops and stores that can supply all your needs while staying in your "home away from home." In short, you can spend your entire vacation right in Long Lake and Raquette Lake.

However, for those who have younger children, Long Lake and Raquette Lake also provide an excellent base from which to explore the attractions of the Adirondacks. Being located in the center of the Adirondacks allows visitors the opportunity to enjoy the more boisterous theme parks. Lake George and the Great Escape are about an hour away, as is Enchanted Forest/Water Slide World.

Don't forget the Adirondack Museum 9 miles away in Blue Mountain Lake. Described by the New York Times as the "best of its kind in the world," the museum is an excellent place to spend a relaxing day viewing the exhibits. There are three scenic railway services close to Long Lake. The Adirondack Scenic Railway operates two services, one in Old Forge and one in Saranac Lake, and the Upper Hudson Scenic Railway operates an excursion in North Creek.

Long Lake is also home base for two of the few remaining flying services in the Adirondacks. These services can fly you into remote lakes for your wilderness experience, or you can enjoy the scenery of the Adirondacks from the air. Those who take such a scenic flight will gain a true perspective of the area and enjoy its beauty in a way never experienced from the ground.

Fact Box

2012 summer events

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Saturday, June 2: Youth Fishing Contest - The Fish and Game Club's Youth Fishing Contest will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at Jennings Park Pond in Long Lake. For more information, call 518-624-2145.

Saturday, June 2: Run from the Flies 5K Race - The Run from the Flies 5K Race will be held at 10 a.m. at John Dillon Park in Long Lake. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Wednesday, June 13: Beach opens - The Long Lake Town Beach will open at 10 a.m. for the season.

Saturday, June 16: Bass and Pike Fishing Derby - The Fish and Game Club's Bass and Pike Fishing Derby will be held from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Beach. Entry free is $25. For more information, call 518-624-2145.

Sunday, June 24 to 29: Adirondack Quilt Camp - The Adirondack Quilt Camp will be held at the Long Lake Central School from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Tuesday, July 3: Record release party - There will be a record release party for Dark Marbles new CD at 9 p.m. at Quackenbush's Long View Wilderness Lodge in Long Lake.

Wednesday, July 4: Fourth of July Games - The annual Fourth of July Games will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at the Long Lake Town Ball Field. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Wednesday, July 4: Bed Races - The annual Long Lake Bed Races will be held at 5 p.m. at the town beach. The entry fee is $10. Prizes awarded for fastest bed and best in show. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Thursday, July 5: Instant Improv Workshop - There will be a two-day Instant Improv Workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall. There will be an hour lunch break. Cost is $90 for the two-day session.

Friday, July 6 and 7: Antiques and Vintage Sale - The annual Long Lake Antiques and Vintage Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall. Admission is $3. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Friday, July 6: Instant Improv Workshop - There will be a two-day Instant Improv Workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall. There will be an hour lunch break. Cost is $90 for the two-day session.

Friday, July 6: Musical - The musical "Desperately Seeking the Exit" will be held at 9:30 p.m. at Quackenbush's Long View Wilderness Lodge in Long Lake. Cost is $15.

Wednesday, July 11: Edible Book Fair - The Edible Book Fair will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall with a celebration of food and edible book. There will be classic tales, children's stories, mysteries and more.

Friday, July 13 and 14: Weekend on the Waterfront - The town of Long Lake, in partnership with the Long Lake Association and the Long Lake Artisan's Cooperative, present a weekend of free family events celebrating Long Lake and the waters of the Raquette River. There will be unconventional boat races, musical entertainment, cardboard box boat races, art on the water and more. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Wednesday, July 18: Common Ground - Common Ground will meet at 9 a.m. at the Mount Sabattis Pavilion to discuss its report from the Adirondack Futures Scenerios Project launched last year at the CGA Forum. To register, email anca@adirondack.org.

Thursday, July 19: Musical - "Into the Woods," a musical production, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall. Cost is $22 for the general public or $15 for Arts Center members. To purchase tickets, call 518-352-7715.

Saturday, July 21 to 29: Art and photo show - An Art and Photo Show will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall featuring work by artists throughout the Adirondacks. For more information, call 518-624-3825.

Saturday, July 21: Water ski show - The U.S. Water Ski Show Team Exhibition will be held at 3 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Beach. The team will perform pyramids, jumps, stunts and barefoot waterskiing. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Tuesday, July 24: Amazing Race Road Rally - The Amazing Race Road Rally will be held at 7 p.m. at the Mount Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake. Cash prizes are $50/$35/$25. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Thursday, July 26: Cabaret Strings - "Cabaret Strings" with Beverly Ireland will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Long Lake as part of the Thursday Night Concert Series. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Saturday, July 28: Concert - Shonen Knife, an all girl, Japanese, punk band will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a concert at the Mount Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake. Those attending are asked to bring a picnic and lawn chair. Cost is $15 and kids 12 and under are admitted for free.

Sunday, July 29: Performance - Shakespeare in the Park will perform "The Tempest" at 7 p.m. at the Mount Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake. This event is free and sponsored by the town of Long Lake. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Thursday, Aug. 2: Swimming races - There will be swimming races at 10 a.m. at the Long Lake Town Beach. Swimmers of all ages (tots to adults) will compete for free tickets to Enchanted Forest Water Safari. Free to enter. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Thursday, Aug. 2: Concert - There will be a musical performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Long Lake as part of the Thursday Night Concert Series. For more information, call 518-624-2056.

Friday, Aug. 3 to 5: Quilt Show - The Northern Needles Quilt Show will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall.

Saturday, Aug. 4: Bird Trap Shoot - The annual 100 Bird Trap Shoot will be held at the Fish and Game Club. For more information, call 518-624-2145.

Sunday, Aug. 5: Craft fair - The Heart of the Park Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mount Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake. Admission is $1. For more information, call 518-624-3007.

Sunday, Aug. 5: Bird Trap Shoot - The annual 100 Bird Trap Shoot will be held at the Fish and Game Club. For more information, call 518-624-2145.

Wednesday, Aug. 8: Sscavenger hunt - There will be a scavenger hunt at 7 p.m. at the Mount Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake with cash prizes. Cost is $5 per car. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Thursday, Aug. 9-11:Book sale - The Long Lake Library will host its annual book sale preview from 5 to 8 p.m. to benefit the library. There will be a reception with food and entertainment. For more information, call 518-624-3825.

Thursday, Aug. 9: Concert - Elaine Dewer will perform a violin and cello concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Long Lake as part of the Thursday Night Concert Series. For more information, call 518-624-2056.

Friday, Aug. 10: Float Night - Float Night will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Long Lake town beach. There will be a Cardboard Box Face Off and music by Adirondack DJ. Lifeguards will be on duty. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Saturday, Aug. 11: Bass Fishing Derby - The Fourth Annual Long Lake Bass Fishing Derby will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Long Lake. Cost is $85 for a two-person max boat. Weigh-in is open to the public at 3 p.m. at the Shamrock Motel. Cash prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. at the town hall. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 518-624-2145.

Saturday, Aug. 11: Town Wide Garage Sale - The Town Wide Garage Sale in Long Lake will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps are available at the town offices or town hall. There will also be a homemade pie sale at the Long Lake Central School. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Tuesday, Aug. 14: Author's Night - The 28th Annual Author's Night will be held at 7 p.m. at Hoss's Country Corner in Long Lake. Adirondack authors, performers, musicians and storytellers will gather under the big red tent. The public is welcome to get books signed by Adirondack authors or pick-up some new reads. Call 1-800-952-HOSS for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 16: Theater production - "The Fantasticks" theater production will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall as part of the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theater Festival. This event is sponsored by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Friday, Aug. 17-18: Historic Showcase - The Historic Showcase, presented by the Long Lake Historical Society, will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall.

Saturday, Aug. 18: Music Fest - The Long Lake Music Fest will be held from noon to 7 p.m. at the town ball field in Long Lake with musicians from around the region. Pre-sale tickets are $15. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Tuesday, Aug. 21: Military band performance - The 10th Mountain Division Military Band will perform at the Long Lake Town Hall. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Thursday, Aug. 23 to 25: Photography workshops - Bill J. Killon will host a Beginning Landscape Photography workshop. Cost is $150 for a one-day workshop. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Thursday, Aug. 23: Performance - Anne Van Cleve, accompanied by Herb Chatzky, will perform a celebration of Broadway with guitar and vocals, at 7:30 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Long Lake as part of the Thursday Night Concert Series. For more information, call 518-624-2056.

Thursday, Aug. 30: Concert - Bob Milne will perform a piano concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall. Admission is $10. For more information, call 518-624-3077.

Saturday, Sept. 1: Labor Day events - The Long Lake Labor Day Chicken Barbecue and Fireworks will be held beginning at 5 p.m. at the Mount Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake with live entertainment by the Fulton Chain Gang.

Saturday, Sept. 22: Regatta - The Long Lake Regatta will be held at the town beach. For more information, visit www.MacsCanoe.com.

Saturday, Oct. 6: OktoberPETfest - The OktoberPETfest will be held throughout the day on the ball field in Long Lake with American-made items by local craftspeople. There will be pumpkin catapults, a pet parade and contests, live music, a bounce house and crafts for kids.

 
 

 

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