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Long Lake Bed Races Through the Years

Enjoy this official highlight video of the Long Lake Bed Races.

Official highlight reel. The Long Lake Bed Races are held on the 4th of July in the heart of the Adirondacks. The race is 2/10th’s of a mile from the iconic town bridge to the Long Lake Town Beach. Great people watching, community fun, beds are decorated and raced down the road.


Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Feb 15-16th

The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival returns with two days of fun and wacky events for all ages!


The weekend kicks off on Friday, February 14th with a Pasta Dinner hosted by the Raquette Lake Softball Team at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Dinner is served at 5pm until it is sold out, so be sure to get there early to fuel up for the long weekend ahead and support a great group!

The carnival begins Saturday, February 15th at 10am with kids’ activities including a snowshoe contest, tire races, a balloon chase and sledding races. At noon, the ever popular Frying Pan toss will kick off followed by adult golf at approximately 2pm. Both events feature great cash prizes for winning competitors.

Great Camp Sagamore gets in on the action by offering two snowshoe expeditions both Saturday and Sunday at 10am. Check out all the details here. 

Also at 2pm, magician Jim Perry will be delighting children in the Raquette Lake Library. Jim Perry presents a fast paced show where fire, water, and silks vanish, appear and dance in astonishing and impossible illusions. Stop by the Raquette Lake Library to warm up and take part in this interactive show. The Raquette Lake Library will have cookies and hot chocolate throughout Saturday, and are looking for cookie donations to contribute to the delicious selection.


Saturday continues with a town wide tug of war contest and concludes with a bon fire and fireworks at dusk!

On Sunday, February 16th the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary and the Raquette Lake Women’s Softball Team will host a pancake breakfast at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall from 10am-noon. The weekend will conclude with the ever popular Crosscut and Chainsaw Contest at noon.

Fall Foliage 2013 Long Lake, NY

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 for more Leaf Peeping Suggestions.

90 Miler Long Lake Sept 7, 2013

This is the mobile version of today’s 90 Miler paddling race on Long Lake. It’s small and hard to see, but I guess if you’re on your phone it should work. I’m uploading a larger version right now. I can’t put it on youtube because of the music. 90 Miler Day Two on Long Lake.

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)

Ice Fest

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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

OctoberPETFest in Long Lake October 6th

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’.

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Lake Eaton Property For Sale in Long Lake, NY

This wooded, waterfront property on the shoreline of Lake Eaton is a blend of rustic elegance, classic Adirondack architecture and modern amenities. It boasts four acres of land, 2000 square feet in the main house and 100 feet of lakefront located in Long Lake, NY.

This single family, year-round home is a tranquil setting with an undisturbed view of Owl’s Head Mountain and Lake Eaton.

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Built in 2003, the property features five bedrooms and two wings with cozy sleeping nooks and ample closet space. Two full baths with modern bathrooms including one with a Jacuzzi tub.

The master suite features an incredible vista overlooking Lake Eaton with direct access to a wrap-around deck and a full bathroom with a glassed-in-shower and a sleek, modern design.

Two spiral staircases lead to upstairs sleeping quarters with a birds-eye view of the lake and house. Enjoy a spacious great room with cathedral ceiling and working masonry fireplace. The expansive open gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, professional DCS six burner range, dishwasher, seating for ten, and granite countertops.

Interior Amenities
Indoor amenities include built-in handcrafted rustic cabinetry and rustic furniture boasting plenty of storage space. Appealing pine interior and hardwood floors throughout. Jacuzzi tub, marble floor in master bath, cathedral ceilings, modern glass chandelier, double pane windows, masonry fireplace, wood, carbon monoxide detector, smoke detectors and built in security system. Laundry nook, tongue and groove pine walls. Wooden blinds. French doors, wrap-around porch. DCS six-burner gas range, stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, refrigerator and granite countertops. Forced hot air and propane hot water.

Exterior Features
Boat dock, outdoor lighting, storage shed, storm door, two car garage with automated doors. Stone cut pathways, Fire pit with stone seating. Loft area above the garage which can be used as a family game room or additional sleeping area.

Ample outdoor covered storage
Dock and ramp included
Town water
200 Amp electrical service

To see the property and request a bid packet contact the Long Lake Town Supervisor’s office. Appointments are available to see the property by calling 518-624-3001

Bids are due in the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847 on Tuesday August 28th 1pm where they will be opened by the Long Lake Town Clerk.

Bidders must meet minimum requirements as outlined in a bidding packet available at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847 or by contacting Email lakeeatoncamp@adirondackacres.comor calling and requesting a Bid Packet at 518-624-3001. Bid packets to be available at the Long Lake Town Offices at a date to be announced. Appointments to see property must be made in advance by contacting 518.624.3001

Lake Eaton is a gorgeous, serene lake west of the Hamlet of Long Lake. Located at 76 Robinwood Lane off of NYS route 30, this property is located on Lake Eaton. Lake Eaton is a clear, clean, shallow sandy bottom lake. Lake Eaton boasts bountiful fish including: Lake trout, brook trout, white fish, smelt, smallmouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, sucker, rainbow salmon and minnow. Surrounded by wild forest this quiet escape is guaranteed to be a family retreat for years to come.

The Long Lake Town Board reserves the right to reject any bid.

Disclaimer: Information regarding the Lake Eaton Camp at 76 Robinwood Way, Long Lake, provided by the Town of Long Lake is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. “The Lake Eaton Camp Property Auction Procedures” – as revised- govern the process for handling the auction and sale. Please obtain and follow these procedures if interested in purchasing the Lake Eaton Camp.