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!

Raquette Lake Blood Drive

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Red Cross Blood Drive. Register at and use sponsor code: RaquetteLakeNY or contact Liz Forsell at 315-369-5053.

Ham Radio Field Days

June 22 @ 10:00 am - June 23 @ 12:00 pm

 WHO/WHAT Members of the Bear Bait Radio Club will be participating in the national amateur radio Field Day exercise, June 22 – 23 at the Mt. Sabattis Picnic Pavilion in [...]

Farmers Market

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

10am-2pm. The Long Lake Farmers Market is every Thursday located at the Mt. Sabattis Lower Parking Lot on South Hill Road across from the Post Office. Look for fresh veggies, pies, ice cream, Otter Creek Wines, rustic furniture, jewelry and more!

Kids Art Class

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kids Art Classes with Cindy Black will be held at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.

Annual Kids 4th of July Games

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

10am. The Annual 4th of July Games will begin on the Town Ball Field, Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

4th of July Celebration!

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

6pm. The annual 4th of July Celebration will begin at the Town Beach, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

Fireworks – Raquette Lake

July 6 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Raquette Lake Fireworks celebrating Independence Day happening on Saturday, July 6th at Dusk. Fireworks shot from the barge.         This is a change. We apologize for any [...]

Summer Trivia Night

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7pm. Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Come test your knowledge against the Trivia Tsar. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Prizes donated by local businesses.

Music by the Lake: Gratefully Yours

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: Gratefully Yours

Long Lake Amazing Race Road Rally

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

7pm. The annual Amazing Road Race Rally will begin at the Geiger Arena Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

Music by the Lake: Jess Novak Band

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: Jess Novak Band.

Annual NYS Loon Count

July 20 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

8am-9am. Joan Collins will be leading an annual loon count that will be followed by breakfast at Debra and Ed Traynor’s camp. For more information, contact Joan Collins at 518-624-5528.

Boater’s Safety Class

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8am. Long Lake Town Hall. Sponsored by the Long Lake Association

Birding Hike with Joan Collins

July 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Joan Collins on this exciting birding trip into the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area north of the Town of Long Lake.

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: Green River Tribute Band.

Mosaic Steppingstone Class

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this summer themed mosaic steppingstone class, you will create a unique stepping stone for your yard.   You will choose your design from a number of different patterns, then select [...]

Hamlet – Shakespeare in the Park

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Hamlet explores themes of revenge, madness, mortality, and the moral complexities of action and inaction. As the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet’s life is thrown [...]

Utica Zoomobile

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

12pm. The Utica Zoomobile sponsored by the Town of Long Lake will be held at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion (12p.m.)

Durant Days Weekend

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm

8am. The Durant Days and Boat Parade weekend kicks off, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and the CAA.

Music by the Lake: Night School

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: Night School, a five-piece dance-rock band from Tupper Lake, NY

Durant Days Boat Parade

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6pm. The Boat Parade in Raquette Lake begins at 6pm.

Annual Heart of the Park Craft Fair

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

10am-4pm. The Annual Heart of the Park Craft Fair, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake will be held at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.

Birding Hike with Joan Collins

August 6 @ 6:30 am - 4:00 pm

Contact Joan Collins to register at or 518-624-5528.

Blood Drive

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2-5pm. Long Lake Town Hall. The Town of Long Lake is hosting a blood drive in the Long Lake Town Hall cosponsored by the Adirondack Regional Blood Center and the Long Lake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department.

Long Lake Swim Races

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

10am. Long Lake Town Beach. The Annual Swimming Races return in 2022 and will be held at the Long Lake Town Beach. Swimmers of all ages (tots to adults) compete for free tickets to Enchanted Forest Water Safari! Free to enter. Call 518-624-3077 for more information or check out

Summer Trivia Night

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7pm. Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Come test your knowledge against the Trivia Tsar. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Prizes donated by local businesses.

Music by the Lake: The Altered Tones

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: The Altered Tones - A local band featuring four members on guitar, bass, and drums playing acoustic covers of classic alternative and rock hits.  

Town Wide Garage Sale

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

9am – 4 pm. The Long Lake Town-Wide Garage sale will be held throughout town.

Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

10 am. Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day will be held at locations throughout Raquette Lake. 

Music by the Lake: Booyah

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6-830pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring BooYah - A seven-member band that is a spinoff of West End Blend.

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring Big Martha - An Allman Brothers Band Experience, a six-piece Buffalo-based Allman Brothers Tribute bringing exciting energy to one of the best catalogs in music. Coolers and lawn chairs are welcome.

kids Art class

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

2024 Concert Series

Thursday Concerts: 6:30-7:30 pm

Thursday, July 11th          Midweek Friday – acoustic trio featuring classic rock 

Thursday, July 18th           Annie and the Hedonists – Vintage blues and jazz

Thursday, July 25th             The Kennedys: Folk-Rock /Americana duo

Thursday, Aug 1st             Jamcrackers: Peggy, Dan, & Dan.  Pure Adirondack music magic.

 Friday, Aug. 2nd               Vintage Auction & Cocktail Fundraiser at Bluff Point.  5 – 7:00

 Saturday, Aug. 3rd              Wide Variety, a cappella group, at the Village Green for Durant Days. 2:00

 Thursday, Aug. 8th            Glen Martin: From Raquette Lake to Around the World.

 Thursday, Aug. 15th          Classical Trio – Mozart, Schumann, & Beyond – Violin, Cello,&  Piano.

Saturday, Sept. 7th             Ecumenical Service  at 3:00

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.

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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.

August 9th – 11th.  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 17th

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/Hamlet
Sunday, July 28th | 7:00pm | Mt. Sabattis Pavilion | FREE

One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Hamlet explores themes of revenge, madness, mortality, and the moral complexities of action and inaction. As the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet’s life is thrown into chaos following the sudden death of his father. When the ghost of his father appears to reveal a shocking truth, Hamlet is set on a path of revenge! This timless story resonates with audiences for its exploration of ambition and the human condition.

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.