Best time of the year. Its the time that we wait for.  The time that we pine for.  The time that makes everything majestic.  Blue skies, lush greenery, warm lakes and rivers.  Activities galore.  Summer is simply a magical time to experience Long Lake & Raquette Lake.    It is a time for tradition. Like our 4th of July festivities celebrating our freedom. Summer is also a time to revel in the calming nature of the forest and trees.  Want more action? Events galore pack our schedule.  Recreation, hiking, biking, climbing, birding, swimming, boating.  Make Long Lake & Raquette Lake your family’s summer camp!

Kids Art Classes with Cindy Black | Wednesday’s | 1pm – 3pm
Kids draw iconic Adirondack Wildlife.  All levels welcome to participate.  $5 per class.  All art materials are provided.  Walk in’s are welcome.

Masks and social distancing required for unvaccinated students unable to socially distance.

Mt. Sabattis Pavilion

Classes Every Wednesday

Farmer’s Market | Every Thursday | 10am – 2pm

A wide variety of local vendors gather at the base of Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area and South Hill Road for the weekly Farmer’s Market. Fresh fruits and veggies, wine, gifts, jewelry, wooden bowls, ice cream treats and more!

Trivia Nights | Wednesday | July 12th & August 9th | 7pm

Match your wits against the Trivia Tsar.  Gather your team. Are you a history buff, entertainment aficionado or are you able to retain sports stats like no other?  Gather your eclectic group of hive minds to join in the fun.  Winners receive… a Home-made baked item and bragging rights, which is totally a thing here in Long Lake!

Bring your own snacks, brains and coolers!

Mt. Sabattis Pavilion

2023 Concert Series

Thursday Concerts: 6:30-7:30 pm

Thursday July 13th Bruce Matthews – modern folk music

Thursday, July 20th The Baby Boomers 60’s & 70’s

Thursday, July 27th  Joe & Jessie Bruchac – Abenaki Storytellers

Thursday, August 3rd  – Annie & the Hedonists – vintage blues & Jazz

Friday, August 4th – Cocktail Fundraiser at Antlers

Saturday, August 5th Wide Variety. A Cappella Choir at the Village Green for
Series Plus One! Durant Days. Note different concert time: 3 pm. Bring a chair.

Thursday, August 10th Patchouli & Terra Guitar  – folk rock anthems with a touch of spanish guitar

Thursday, August 17th  Steam Boat & Steam Engines – lecture by Kelly Anderson

Saturday, September 9th – Ecumenical Service at 3:00pm

These programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

  • Rain location is the Raquette Lake School.
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Art & Photo Show

Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main St. A stunning collection of art and photography featuring local and regional artists.

Friday, July 14 opening night reception 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and July 15 and 16 Sat, Sun from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m.  The Art Show is a collaboration with the Friends of the Long Lake Library and the Long Lake Association.

Road Rally, Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena
Wed, July 19, 2023

Teams and cars drive around Long Lake following a special set of cryptic instructions.  Whichever teams returns to homebase the closest to the official time without going over… wins!  Cash prizes.

Past events have included – Singing to a stuffed bear, singing in Hoss’s, playing leapfrog on the Long Lake Town Beach and discovering mysterious secrets of Long Lake.

Shakespeare in the Park/The Tempest
Sunday, July 30th | 7:00pm | Mt. Sabattis Pavilion | FREE

Fun for the whole family!

The Tempest

Enjoy a unique rendition of this Shakespeare classic as performed by the stellar cast as they bring this story to life!

46 Pavilion Lane, Long Lake, NY

Durant Days **
August 4th – 6th, 2023
Celebrating the Birth of Great Camps Architecture in Raquette Lake, NY

This is a weekend of activities in celebration of William West Durant, the inventor of the Great Camps Style Architecture, which was started right here in Raquette Lake.

Friday, August 4th

Historic Boat Tour, Featuring Great Camps on Raquette Lake
Call (315) 354-5532 for reservation

Saturday, August 5

2pm Concert by Wide Variety at 2pm at St. Williams on the Village Green

Great Camp Sagamore offering 1/2 price tours at 10am and 1:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The tours begin at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm.  Reservations are required and can be booked at  Visitors may also call us at 315-354-5311 ext. 1029.

6pm Boat Parade

Dusk  Fireworks

Sunday August 6th

2pm Boat leaves Village Dock for St. Huberts

3pm Annual Vespers Service at St. Huberts

Raquette Lake Boat Parade and Fireworks Weekend
August 5th, 2023

Boat Parade sign up at the Village Dock at 6pm.

Fireworks at Dusk.

Cash Prizes!

Heart of the Park Craft Fair
Sunday, August 6th, 2023

Always the 1st Sunday of August. All American handcrafted items sold by over 50 crafters. $1.00 Admission. Penelope the Clown. Crafts ranging from T-shirts, homemade fudge, spices, handmade sweaters, pottery, photography, wind chimes, and gifts for the whole family. Get your holiday shopping done in Long Lake.


Located at the Mt Sabattis Pavilion, Always the first Sunday in August!

Rt 28N/30 Long Lake, NY 12847 | Call 518-624-3077 for more info

Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day 2023:
August 12, 2023
RL Book Sale & RL Fire Dept Auction
Always the 2nd Saturday in August

10am Annual Book Sale | Raquette Lake Library

5pm  Annual Raquette Lake Fire Department and Ambulance Squad Auction on the Raquette Lake Village Green

Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale:
August 12, 2023

Always the second Saturday in August in Long Lake, NY.  Traditionally buyers can find gently used 2nd hand furniture, boats, clothing, toys and so much more.  Explore the side roads and uncover your treasure.  Maps available at 1130 Deerland Road or at area businesses and at the sales too!

August 12, 2023 |  Throughout Long Lake, NY

Long Lake Library Book Sale & Yard Sale:

Saturday, August 12th | 9am
Long Lake Town Hall

Books galore.  Get your favorite beach reads, history books, kids books, Adirondack books, self help, and so much more!

 All proceeds to benefit the CVW Long Lake Public Library

To donate or more information 518-624-3825

“Living With Black Bears in the Adirondacks”

Lou Berchielli, DEC Bear Biologist, Ret, Returns to Long Lake to Discuss


Friday, August 18, 2023, 7-9PM,

Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main St.

(doors open 6:30PM; admission is gratis)


All Long Lake residents and summer visitors are invited to attend a two-hour long discussion and q&a with renowned Black Bear biologist, Lou Berchielli, who has dedicated his long career with the State DEC and into retirement to studying bears and educating the general public about these elusive and iconic creatures.

During the course of the evening, he will narrate a film that summarizes his life’s work. His goal is to ensure the bears’ well-being as well as the safety of those of us who enter our woods hoping to see them. His well-known admonition – “A fed bear is a dead bear.” – signifies his belief that the responsibility for achieving that goal rests largely with us.

Come, enjoy, bring the older kids. Ask all the questions the film and your personal experiences summon up.