While animals hibernate, Long Lake and Raquette Lake come alive with activities galore.
Snowmobiling, x-c skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, ice skating, Winter Carnival, Winter Wonderland Week and poker runs. We’re just as busy in the winter as we are in the summer!
Long Lake is one of the best hidden treasures in the Adirondacks. It’s off the beaten path, there are discoveries around every corner. Bring the whole family and their friends and your friends friends. With free skating, sledding and abundant outdoor recreation, you’ll feel part of our Long Lake and Raquette Lake family in no time.
21st Annual Long Lake Winter Carnival
January 14, 2023, Noon
Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY
Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide complimentary hot food from their outdoor serving area. This event happens snow, rain, or sunshine. All times subject to change without notice.
Schedule of Events
12p.m. Winter Carnival Kick off, Ice Sculpture Installation Begins, Registration opens, and lunch served by the Long Lake Fire Department
12:15p.m. Coronation of Moonlighter’s King and Queen
12:30p.m. Winter Fashion Competition – More to be announced in 2023!
1:00 p.m. Cardboard Sled Races ** Build your own sled, prizes for Best In Show and Racing!
Town Wide Photo
Balloon Chase for Kids 9 and under
Men Feats of Strength Caber Toss
Ladies Frying Pan Toss
Free skating and sledding and bonfire
5:00p.m. LITTLE BUS Free Transportation, please call 518-524-3106
FISU World University Games
Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, January 22nd
Two weeks of International Winter Sports Competition. 11-day International Festival and Competition with ceremonies, music, culture & food. The Winter World University Games is the largest winter multi-sport collegiate athletic event in the world.
Events slated for Lake Placid, Canton, Potsdam, and in North Creek at Gore Mountain. Looking for Lodging? Long Lake is located one hour away from all venues and it is centrally located with year-round rooms, and dining.
Click here for Long Lake Accomodations for the University Games – Winter Lodging Options
Winter Birding Weekend
January 28/29th 2023
Join Adirondack Avian Guide, Joan Collins for Winter Birding adventures in the Adirondacks. Two days to explore the Long Lake region and spot and listen for the birds! Tours on both Saturday and Sunday are free, and start at 8am. Call 518-624-3077 to sign up with your name, and email and phone number. We will be looking for Species including: Bohemian Waxwings and Pine Grosbeaks may irrupt this winter – both really beautiful birds!. Birding Guide and Expert, Joan Collins reports.
Mike Norris Fishing Derby:
The Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby happens every year in Raquette Lake on the last Saturday of January. Fish for Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Perch and Salmon. Registration begins at 6am at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Cash Prizes, Plaques for Winners. Sponsored by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club.
Description:First Line in at 7:00am, Last Line out at 3:00pm.
Final weigh-in’s well be concluded by 3:30pm.
We will be establishing a virtual pre-registration link for participants to purchase tickets in advance for both Adults & Juniors.
Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby & Kids Fishing Derby
Two Derbies in One Day!
February 11, 2023
Cash Prizes for Trout and Landlocked Salmon on Lake Eaton. Cash Prizes for Legal Fish on Long Lake.
Door Prize too!
Registration at the starts 6am – 6:30am at the Long Lake Geiger Arena and on-going at the Town Beach. Tip ups and lines in at 7am. Live Weigh in at the Town Beach. Bonfire and more.
Adult Registration $25 per person.
Children 16 and Under – Free
Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.
Winter Wonderland Week:
February 17-Feb 25th, 2023
A week of family friendly, fun activities. Enjoy scavenger hunts, skating party, dinner and a movie, a tubing trip to Oak Mountain, free ice skating and sledding, x-c ski guided tour and so much more. More to be announced!
Call ahead. All information subject to change without notice. 518.624.3077
February 18th-19th, 2023
Raquette Lake Winter Carnival
Raquette Lake is the place to be on Presidents Day weekend with a weekend of winter events. Youth activities start at 11am include plenty of fun games. Ladies Frying Pan Toss at Noon and Ice Golf at 2pm and bonfire all day. 2 p.m. Fireworks on Saturday night at dusk! On Sunday at noon, it’s the Timed Cross-cut and chainsaw competition. Competitors welcome! For more information call 518-624-3077.
Winter Wonderland Bingo
Pick up a 2023 Winter Bingo playing card at any area business in Long Lake or Raquette Lake. Get a Bingo and win prize, fill out the whole card and you’re eligible for the final prize drawing. Activities include attending events, Winter Carnivals, eating out, x-c skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice fishing and there’s alway the Free spot for users to pick their own favorite activity as long as it’s in Long Lake or Raquette Lake.
Submit photo proof or mail the card in to Long Lake PRT, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847 or email email@example.com
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Pete & Chris Magic Show
2pm. Raquette Lake Library.
6pm. Long Lake Town Hall. Kids will guffaw and giggle at their crazy cartoon-like antics,and be wowed at the magic presented. LOTS of audience participation, including a special activity at the end where everyone gets to participate! Join us at the Raquette Lake Free Library Saturday February 18th at 2pm and the Long Lake Town Hall at 6pm.
This is a free, family friendly event open to all. Call 518-624-3077 for more information.
Long Lake and Raquette Lake. The five eateries taking part are the Raquette Lake Tap Room, The Long View Lodge, the Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub, the Adirondack Hotel, and the Adk Trading Post. Eat at each restaurant in Long Lake and Raquette Lake from Friday February 17th to Friday February 26th. Anyone who completes the whole punch card can submit it to the Parks & Recreation Department to be entered into a drawing for a grand prize, as well as two consolation prizes. No purchase of the punch card is necessary, and some businesses will feature Restaurant Week menus or specials. For more information call 518-624-3077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 21st, 2023
Winter Survivor Scavenger Contest
1pm. Mt Sabattis Recreation Area. Contestants will complete a set of tasks and scavenger hunt around Mt Sabattis for points towards the Survivor’s Shield. Tasks will range from basic first aid skills in nature, problem solving, rudimentary engineering and athletic coordination. This event is open to ages 9 and over, and under 9 with an accompanying adult or babysitter. Free to enter, prizes in multiple categories, and most importantly bragging rights are up for grabs. Winter clothing is highly recommended. For more information call 518-624-3077 or email
February 21st, 2023
Cooking Class – 6pm Long Lake Town Hall
Stay tuned for more updates!
For more information call 518-624-3077 or email
February 22nd, 2023
Nordic (XC) Ski Tour
10am. Meet at the LLCS Parking Lot at 10am to depart for a Nordic (XC) Tour to Upper Sargent Pond. This is an intermediate ski with a round trip total of about 2.5 miles. Following the ski rendezvous at the Adirondack Hotel for hot cocoa.
Free ski rentals available at Hoss’s Country Corner. For more information call 518-624-3077 or email email@example.com.
February 23rd, 2022
Oak Mountain Tubing Trip
10am. Geiger Arena. Enjoy an afternoon of tubing and lunch sponsored by the Town of Long Lake. Transportation will be provided, but sign up is required to ride the bus, sign up by calling 518-624-3077 no later than February 20th.
Open to Long Lake and Raquette Lake property owners or residents only.
February 24th, 2023
Pizza Party at Geiger Arena
630pm. Geiger Arena/Mt Sabattis Recreation Area. Close out Winter Wonderland Week with a pizza party sponsored by the Town of Long Lake Parks & Rec. Department at the Geiger Arena from 630-10pm. Enjoy free skating and sledding under the stars, with a bonfire in our custom Long Lake fire pit, and pizza and hot cocoa to warm you up.
February 24th, 2023
Dinner & A Movie – Maverick —
On Friday, February 20th, at 6:30pm Dinner and a Movie arrives at the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub, 1161 Main Street Long Lake. “Maverick, Top Gun 2” features Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell who returns after 30 years as one of the Navy’s top aviators. Maverick pushes the envelope as a courageous test pilot. Maverick is tasked to train a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it. Everyone is encouraged to come out early and enjoy a meal while enjoying this fast-paced reboot of Top Gun.
630pm. Owl’s Head Pub. There is no cost for this event beyond the food and beverages at each business. Signup is highly encouraged to help the restaurants, and can be done by calling 518-624-3077 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 8th , 2023
7pm. Adirondack Hotel. Trivia Night is back! Come test your knowledge against the Trivia Tsar for your chance to win prizes, bragging rights, and points towards the Trivia Master Cup.
March 22nd , 2023
7pm. Long View Lodge. Trivia Night is back! Come test your knowledge against the Trivia Tsar for your chance to win prizes, bragging rights, and points towards the Trivia Master Cup.