Springtime in the Adirondacks is ice out, birds chirping, blossoms blooming and the awakening. Bears wake from their slumber. Fish start biting. Camps start opening. Explore the miles of trails and enjoy a scenic drive as the wilderness bursts forth with flora and fauna.
“On the very ridge-board of the vast water-shed which slopes northward to the St. Lawrence, eastward to the Hudson, and southward to the Mohawk, you can enter upon a voyage the like of which, it is safe to say, the world does not anywhere else furnish” William H. H. Murray
Great Adirondack Boat Race
Sunday, May 14, 2023
The Men’s Rowing teams from Union College and St. Lawrence University face off in 2023 in their 6th Annual match up on Long Lake, NY. Race kicks off approx 10am. Come to the Long Lake Beach to send these teams off.
Lamphear Memorial Fishing Derby 2023
Friday, May 19th 1st lines in 5pm
Saturday, May 20th, last lines out 1pm
Sign-up and weigh in at the Tap Room. Sponsored by the RL Fish & Game Club.
Juniors 17 and younger
Memorial Day 2023
May 29, 2023
11:30am Wreathe Laying Ceremony at Long Lake Bridge
12pm Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony and Honors at the Long Lake Cemetery
American Legion Post #650
The Town of Long Lake and American Legion Post #650 remembers and recognizes those who have died serving this nation.
2pm Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade – Line up 1:30pm at Mt. Sabattis Upper and Lower Parking Lots
2:15pm Hamilton County Memorial Day Ceremony – Long Lake Central School Grounds
Great Adirondack Garage Sale:
May 26th – May 28th, 2023
Over 200 miles of Garage Sales stretching from Long Lake, Newcomb to Indian Lake, Inlet and Old Forge along Route 28, 28N and Route 30. Each town has their own map available at area businesses. Deals galore, roads are open and treasures are waiting to be picked! 518.624.3077
For more info visit: Great Adirondack Garage Sale
Kids Fishing Derby: Please contact Bruce Jennings at 518-624-2145. All dates subject to change without notice.
Always the 1st Saturday of June. Great Prizes. Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish & Game Club
Kids of all ages enjoy fishing on Jennings Park Pond located across from the Long Lake Town Beach. Prizes galore. For ages 16 and younger. The Fish and Game Club sponsors this annual contest at the Jennings Park Pond in Long Lake from 10am until 3pm. The pond is stocked with trout in the early spring. Prizes are awarded and a life-long Adirondack hobby is born!
June 3, 2023.
June 9-11th, 2023
Contact: Hamilton County Tourism/Adirondack Experience for more info
Schedule of Events Here:
Hamilton County Tourism and Aububon NY are pleased to present the Annual Birding Festival in Hamilton County. Long Lake and Hamilton County are designated IBA, Important Bird Areas. Bird watching is a celebrated Adirondack experience. In the Adirondack Wild, it is marked by the Adirondack Birding Festival, held annually in June. Nesting season comes late in our mountains because of the altitude and latitude.
Among the rare boreal birds found here are Bicknell’s thrush, spruce grouse, American three-toed woodpeckers and many kinds of raptors and water birds. For a rewarding experience, book a bird-watching trip with a licensed guide.
For more info visit our Hamilton County, NY Birding Festival Schedule of Events Page: Birding Festival Information
Raquette Lake Fish & Game Club – Kids Fishing Derby
3rd Saturday in June. Forsell’s cottages, 288 Poplar Point Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436. First line in at 11am, Last line out at Noon. Hot Dogs, Chips, Drink will be provided. Each participant must be accompanied by an adult along with their own Personal Floatation Device.