Welcome to the
Long Lake & Raquette Lake
official website!

Long Lake is a year-round Adirondack Vacation destination. Long Lake encompasses over 449 square miles of incredible natural beauty, untouched forest, hundreds of miles of waterways and graceful shoreline. Boasting several lakes including Long Lake and 100 miles of shore in Raquette Lake, launching an exploration of the Adirondacks from Long Lake offers the advantage of a central location, exceptional value, incredible vistas and a host of family fun activities. Lodging, Dining and Vacation experiences await year round. Whether you boat, fish, ski, snowmobile, hike, camp, paddle, x-c ski, Long Lake and Raquette Lake has something for everyone to create memories to last a lifetime.


Summer is not a season, it’s a state of mind

The Town

The Town of Long Lake includes the hamlets of Long Lake and Raquette Lake. The Lakes themselves are connected by Forked Lake and the Raquette River. Long Lake is formed by a widening of the Raquette River, which flows north as it empties into the St. Lawrence River. The divide between the Raquette River and the Hudson River is near Route 28N approximately 3 miles northeast of the Long Lake Town Hall between Long Lake and Newcomb. The geographic center of the Adirondack Park which consists of 3,500,000 acres of private land and 2,500,000 of state land is located at the north end of Long Lake. Covering an area 448 square miles, Long Lake is the second largest town in area in the state and is located on the northern end of Hamilton County, the third largest county in the state.

Raquette Lake with 99 miles of shoreline is one of the most deceiving lakes in the Adirondacks.  To the casual observer, the amount of lake visible from the road is no preparation to the fact that Raquette is the fourth largest of all Adirondack Lakes.  The local community offers lodging, restaurants, scenic boat tours, a cruise and dine boat and Great Camp Sagamore.


Long Lake and Raquette Lake have been home to multi-generations of families settling and visiting this special central Adirondack region. It was known as the area as the Great Central Valley before being settled in the 1830’s for its lush forests and expansive waterways. Bookmark this page and check back often for updates on events, and important happenings in the community and region.

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