Shopping for that special gift and souvenir or rain gear! We’ve got that too!

There’s still plenty to do in the rain. Head out to a local shop for a book, gift, or see a tree growing through the roof. Plenty to see and do in Long Lake, just use your imagination!

Raquette Lake Navigation Sunday Brunch Cruise!
Call 315-354-5532 for info!
We serve a simpler version of Sunday brunch in July!

Join us for a reinvented Sunday brunch on the lake! This specialty cruise in the Adirondacks includes a unique brunch buffet, unlimited champagne and exotic juices to make your own mimosas/bellinis and fantastic views. Enjoy brunch on the go in Raquette Lake, NY! Click here to view our reinvented brunch menu.

  • Sailing 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (first boarding 11:30 a.m.; second boarding 12 p.m.)
  • The first 48 reservations in the book board first, at 11:30 a.m. These 48 are guaranteed seats inside the dining room in case of foul weather.
boats in a museum

Visit the ADKX Adirondack Experience Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. This is a must do while visiting our area. Learn about this rich history of our region with interactive exhibits, inspirational art and one of the most special museum visits you will ever make with your family.

Open Friday, May 26, 2023 – Monday, October 9, 2023
10am – 5pm
Open 7 days a week, including holidays

Great Camp Sagamore Grounds Tour

Daily tours departing at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

Optional: Add on a buffet Lunch in our Historic Dining Hall
overlooking Sagamore Lake!

Gift Shop open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Come experience a masterpiece of Adirondack architecture, a place where America’s most influential people came to take a break from the clamor of modern life. The 27-building Great Camp stands alone on a remote lakeside. Sagamore’s builders gathered the colors, scents, and textures of the wild forest and reassembled them indoors in a style that is now imitated nationwide. This family-friendly historic tour of the buildings & grounds takes about two hours.

Find new ways to connect with nature through experiences like Wild Walk, Climate Solutions, Forest Music, Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork,  and get to know some of the Adirondack animal ambassadors that call The Wild Center home.

The Wild Center is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

This post was originally published in 2017.
So it does happen, not every day can be 85, sunny, windless and beautiful (even though we do love those days for hiking, biking, boating, fishing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding and swimming) So if it rains and you’re feeling a little cooped up, we’ve cooked up some ideas on how to answer the question.. What to do, what to do?

Plenty! Our knowledgeable Town of Long Lake Office Staff volunteered suggestions and here goes some favorites….

Steph Hample is Long Lake’s Events Coordinator and she is always creative, especially since she has two active children who keep her busy in addition to her duties for the Town of Long Lake. What to do with little kids when it is raining? Get puddle hopping. She suggests heading up to the Medical Center Complex/Rescue Squad building and splashing in the puddles. She also says, stop by the LL Transfer Station, pick up cardboard boxes and turn them into cars to watch a movie at your own personal drive-in.

Cynthia Thompson, Long Lake’s Secretary to the Town Supervisor, recommends touring the iconic local hotspots including the Doughboys Statue, located on the school lawn.

It was brought to Long Lake in 1959 by Long Lake American Legion members from the estate of C V Whitney on Long Island, sculpted by his mother Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The sculpture is a tribute to those who served in World Wars I,II and the Korean conflict. Fun fact… how is Anderson Cooper related to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and has he ever been to Long Lake? (No idea, but you can ask this when visiting this statue, or try googling!) Cynthia also recommends stopping by the Buttercup which is located behind the Long Lake Town Offices at 1130 Deerland Road. This boat has a storied history involving a sinking, Long Lake guides and a recovery and you can read about when you visit.

Abbie Verner is the Long Lake Archivist. She recommends a trip to Raquette Lake and a tour of Great Camp Sagamore coupled with a boat excursion aboard the WW Durant. The Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb has an exhibit room off the lobby, staff are always available to ask questions and it’s only fifteen minutes away from Long Lake. If the rain lets up you can even explore the nature trails around the building.

** Fun Fact -when this post was originally published in 2017 Steph Hample worked for the Town of Long Lake and now in 2023 she is the Adirondack Interpretive Center Manager in Newcomb. Go visit her when it rains! She’s a wealth of knowledge about our region and the great outdoors.

AIC Hours
5922 State Route 28 N, Newcomb, NY 12852

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Trails open daily from dawn to dusk.

  • Relax in our lobby with views of the surrounding forest and enjoy the birds at our feeders.
  • Speak with a staff naturalist.
  • Explore trails through lakeshore, river, forest and wetland ecosystems.
  • Participate in a public program to discover the cultural and natural history of the Northern Forest
  • Visit our amazing new exhibit space – The Northern Forest Room 

    Exhibit Space

    The Northern Forest Room shares the natural and cultural history of the Northern Forest and Adirondacks through interactive displays, beautiful images and a bird feeding station.

    The Great Outdoors

    Outside, our facilities include our 3.6 mile trail system. Choose your path and discover the beauty of the Adirondacks!
    We also have a beautiful picnic area where you can enjoy your lunch and the company of your family and friends.

And then for wild adventure and it won’t matter if you are getting rained on.. try RAFTING! Adirondac Rafting, and  Square Eddy are excellent options (and the scenery getting there is amazing, so take advantage of that great activity!)