Visit Long Lake, NY in the heart of the Adirondacks. Exploring the beauty of the Adirondacks from a home base in Long Lake, NY is the right thing to do. Long Lake is in the center of the Park making all area attractions and scenic visits with in an hours drive of Long Lake. Check out mylonglake.com for more Leaf Peeping Suggestions.
Thanks to Adirondack Watershed Alliance for hosting this event now in it’s 31st year. It is so vitally important to showcase our unique water highways to the world. Our business is people, tourism and recreation. This event takes pit crews, cooperation from state agencies and offers an economic boost to the communities around the region. (that’s my soap box)
The Five Towns of Newcomb, Minerva, Indian Lake, Long Lake and North Hudson have joined together as the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub to facilitate and lobby for the only economically and environmentally viable classification for the newly acquired 69.000 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands. The lands are being added to the Adirondack Forest Preserve, publicly owned lands within the Adirondack Park. Wild Forest is the only classification of these lands that will sustain and grow the economy of the Five-Towns of the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub located in the central Adirondacks.
The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub calls on a promise made by Governor Andrew Cuomo that the purchase of these lands will increase the economic opportunities of the 5-Towns by promoting unparalleled, all-access, year-round, four-season recreational activities for residents and visitors.
Viable economic opportunities cannot be leveraged without motorized access for users to increase visitor traffic in and out of the lands. The 5-Towns propose motorized use on an already-established extensive network of logging roads including already established motorized, historical entries at Indian Lake and Newcomb. Vast recreational activities should be permitted including, but not limited to hiking, canoeing, camping, snowmobiling tracked grooming, hunting, skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, dog-sledding, seaplane activity and ATV riding.
In addition to promoting the active use of the lands, the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub seeks to preserve and maintain the Outer Gooley Farmhouse, and the Boreas Pond Lodge, which are historical brick and mortar assets available for immediate use and occupancy. These buildings have untapped potential and will afford opportunities including, but not limited to: working space for recreation, training, education, visitor information, outpost for rangers and safety personnel, or as a public facility to stage events or as lodging.
The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub recognizes land classification must be equal and fair to all citizens. Local entrepreneurial business owners must be afforded an economic benefit and see an increase in visitor traffic in all five-communities. Recreational opportunities must be all-inclusive and diverse to compete on a global stage.
The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub seeks support from the public, property owners, residents, students and interested citizens of all ages to attend hearings and have their voices heard. The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub seeks the newly acquired property to benefit all residents and visitors of New York State and not just an elite few. The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub vehemently believes in order to achieve the greatest economic benefit there must be maximum use of those lands, including motorized use to provide easy, up close access to ponds, lakes, rivers, streams and trails by all citizens, including the elderly, handicapped, disabled and physically challenged.
The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub fervently stands by their position that there is no other suitable classification for these public lands other than Wild Forest.
The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub invites the public to attend the hearings and support their position.
Following is the full schedule:
June 12. APA offices, Ray Brook, 6 p.m.
June 17. Minerva Central School, Olmstedville, 1 p.m.
June 17. Newcomb Central School, 7 p.m.
June 19. Downtown Conference Center at Pace University, 157 William Street, 18th Floor, Manhattan, 6 p.m.
June 25. Indian Lake Central School, 6 p.m.
July 1. The Harley School, Rochester, 7 p.m.
July 2. DEC headquarters, Albany, 1 p.m.
July 2. Warren County Board of Supervisors Room, Lake George, 7 p.m.
World renowned ice sculptor Stan Kolonko from the Ice Farm is coming to Raquette Lake and Long Lake for his second Ice Fest event! Festivities kick off in Raquette Lake at Noon on Friday, January 11th. Cozy up for lunch at the Tap Room then make your way over the Raquette Lake Library, 1 Dillon Rd, to witness the first of seven ice sculptures being installed between Long Lake and Raquette Lake.
At 3pm on Friday, Stan will begin his first ice sculpture in Long Lake on behalf of the Long Lake Historical Society. A sculpture of Mitchell Sabattis will be placed in front of the Town Office building along with a call for a Bring/Build Your Own Snowman event. While Stan sculpts we’ll create crowd of snow-people to join Mitchell on the Town Office building front lawn. Bring a snowman or build one here (carrots and “coal” provided!) Parking is available behind the Town Office building, 1130 Deerland Road.
Sculpting ensues Saturday, January 12th at 8am at Hoss’s Country Corner, 1142 Main Street, in Long Lake. Hoss’s will hold a Taxidermy Attire contest to be judged at 9am. The best pelted outfit wins a $20 gift certificate to Hoss’s Country Corner! Hoss’s will also be offering free coffee all day in celebration of Ice Fest activities in Long Lake!
The next carve site Stan will visit is the Shamrock Motel, 1055 Deerland Rd. Carving is slated to begin at 10am, free coffee and donuts will be offered on site! Stan will be installing a large shamrock sculpture at this Long Lake lodging destination.
A chili tasting event will take place at 12:30pm at The Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub, 1161 Main Street, while Stan goes to work on another ice installation in front of this historic business. Bystanders are invited to try various kinds of chili and breads along with hot beverage specials! The Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub is also inviting any
community members to bring their own chili to the tasting! Contact Jim or Paula Piraino for more information, 518-624-3941.
At 2:30pm, head to Ali Baba’s Liquor and Wine, 1601 Tupper Road, for an installation of Aladdin’s genie lamp! Ali Baba’s Liquor & Wine will hold a wine tasting for the duration of the sculpting. Enjoy a glass of wine whilst ogling over Stan’s impeccable work.
The final sculpture of the day will be placed at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, 12 Pavilion Lane, at 4:30pm. Join us for ice skating and free hot coco to round out this day of ice art! Be there at 5pm donning your tackiest Winter wear for a chance to win a prize! Prizes offered in Tacky Youth and Adult categories.
For more information about this event or any event held in Long Lake or Raquette Lake, contact Danielle at the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department by phone, 518-624-3077 or email email@example.com.
October 10, 2012, Long Lake, NY.
Frontier Communications suffered an extended service outage in the Central Adirondacks on Wednesday, October 10th. In Long Lake, NY, long-distance phone, internet and cell phone service was unavailable from 10:30pm Tuesday night until mid-afternoon on Wednesday. Residents woke up on Wednesday unable to connect to the cyber super highway by landline, cell or internet. Local customers couldn’t contact Frontier Communications customer service to report the problem as long-distance was disrupted. Local residents did have local telephone service. Concerns over the availability of 9-1-1 were raised, but no issues or emergencies were reported.
A local county representative was able to reach the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office in Lake Pleasant, NY via radio contact to report the problem early on Wednesday morning. The Sheriff’s department confirmed that Frontier was aware of the problem and that the outage had affected Indian Lake as well.
Businesses relying on credit card communications had to manually process the cards. Other retail operations reported internet orders were not being fulfilled. Local lodging owners were frustrated at the lack of service as they are still taking reservations for the season and felt potential customers would be lost due to the service outage.
Local reports speculated that an earthquake in Montreal, Quebec had damaged the communications for Frontier, but it has not been confirmed at this time.
Long distance and internet was restored at approximately 3pm and cell phone service was restored at 3:30pm.
LONG LAKE – Join the Town of Long Lake and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Saturday, Oct. 6, for a pet and family friendly event, rain or shine. OktoberPETFest runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Long Lake Ball Field.
The annual Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair kicks off at 11 a.m. with American made wares, pottery, gifts, clothing and treats. Magician Bob Shelley will entertain children starting at 11:00 a.m. followed a full day of fun including an inflatable obstacle course, games and crafts for the kids. Food sold by Willie’s BBQ of Indian Lake, NY.
Calling all dogs, cats and trained animals to participate in a Pet Parade and agility course. Best Dressed Pet, Most Friendly Pet, Best Stuffed Pet and Best Looking Pet are some of the categories to be judged at the Pet Parade at 1:30 p.m.
Pet registration is required by 1 p.m., so don’t be late.
Music by The Emeralds of July, hits the stage at 2 p.m.
The Emeralds of July is a five piece pop group from upstate NY, made up of three cousins, all girls, who were born within two weeks of each other in May of ’96. The other two members are a younger sister/cousin on keyboards and the only boy member on lead guitar, also born in the summer of ’96. The group was formed when the 4 girls began singing together for fun into their dad’s (uncle John’s) PA in the basement. Before long their natural ability and desire to perform shone thru and they began to put those music lessons to good use, figuring out songs and layering harmonies. Emeralds of July hit the stage at 2pm. Don’t miss this up and coming Capital Region band!
The Second Annual Punkin’ Chunkin Competition begins at 3 p.m. Contact Events Coordinator Danielle Gagnier at (518) 624-3077 ext. 13 for rules.
Tickets are required for kids’ activities and the Bounce Obstacle Course, or buy a bracelet for $10 for unlimited access. No admission required for Craft Fair, Magician, Emeralds of July or Punkin’ Chunkin’.