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August Float Night Live Music and Cardboard

On August 13th, the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys will be entertaining at the Long Lake Town Beach during Float Night from 4pm to 7pm. The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys perform acoustic backwoods Americana rockin’ roots and blue grass music.

HLP performs an obscure repoirte of compositions written by all five musicians blended with material exhumed from musical tombs stretching from Appalachia to Memphis. From foot stompin old time fiddle tunes to ballads, HLP’s music is anchored by powerful vocal harmonies backed by guitar, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic bass and percussion. From time to time HLP plays unplugged & acoustic as The Bicycle Thieves of Berlin.

At 6pm look for the second Cardboard Box Float Races on the water’s edge. Participants are encouraged to build their own float boat out of cardboard and duct tape. A team can make the boat, but only one passenger rides. No one can touch the other boat, but you can do your best to try and sink your opponent. The winner is determined by the one boat that doesn’t sink.

In July the race ran over five minutes in lenght after most entries sank moments after launch. The Town of Long Lake will have some cardboard and duct tape available, but recommends you build (or start) your own at home.

The Town Beach will be open until 8pm with Live Music and games. Floating on your inflatable toys starts at 4pm. Please note, there are no floats allowed out to the town dock. Small children must stay in the designated area, but grown ups are encouraged to float as well.

Last month prize sponsors from the Town of Long Lake included: The Cellar, Kickerville Mobile, Raquette River Outfitters, Helms Aero Service, The Knoshery/LL Boat Tours, Northern Borne, Hoss’s Country Corner, Adirondack Hotel, , Natural Beauty Salon, Peaceful Gardens Greenhouse, Shamrock Motel and Cottages, The Spinning Wheel, Minerals Unlimited, Adirondack Cottage Store, Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge, Cyber Creek Cafe, Custard’s Last Stand, Karen’s Therapeautic Massage.

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One response

  1. We just came through Long Lake on bicycles last month.

    In spite of being in the “mountains”, the ride on highway 28 and 28N from Old Forge to Long Lake was flat to gently rolling, so I note to infrequent recreational cyclists that it would be an easy ride. The lakes must keep things moderate, because it was not hot, in spite of higher temperatures in general around the state.

    Old Forge is built-up, with abundant motels and even a bike shop.

    Raquette Lake is a smaller town, and a short detour off the main highway.

    Long Lake is right on hwy 28N, and is still a relatively small town, but with lots of B&B’s and cottages, many right on the lake. Or stay where we stayed, at the Corner Motel. No view, but inexpensive for a resort area. And meeting the proprietor alone was worth the price of the room. How many guys do you see nowadays that fought in WWII?

    August 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm

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