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.

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department along with support from the Long Lake Fire Department and the Long Lake Rescue Squad join forces for the long anticipated return of the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge”  on December 30, 2023.  The event kicks off on Saturday of New Years weekend at Noon at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake NY.

This is a fundraising event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to participate.  Participants will be eligible to win prizes for Best Costume, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique.

Fundraising efforts support Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) programs and services, which are provided at no cost to warriors and their families.  Through their efforts at the community level, the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge” is directly supporting WWP programs and services for warriors, which include access to mental and physical health care, employment assistance, and education services.

Registration will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11am – 11:30am on Saturday, December 30th with the plunge kicking off at Noon at the Town Beach.  The Long Lake Fire Department will be on site to cut the ice and help manage the safety of the Polar Bears and the Long Lake Rescue Squad will be on site checking blood pressure of the participants.  The Parks and Recreation department is seeking volunteers to be on site to hand out towels, and handle registrations.

Participants are asked to bring towels, robes, warm clothes and must wear shoes.   There is a heated public restroom at the location and participants will have access to the building to change and to warm up.

Pre-Registration materials and Wounded Warrior Pledge sheets will be available on-line at www.mylonglake.com/polar-plunge and at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30am – 5pm.  Call 518-624-3077 for more information.

There is a minimum of $25 per person fundraising donation to participate. All proceeds to go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. On-line Donations can be made at Wounded Warrior Project Website Feeling Long Lakey

“Souper Saturday” on Saturday, December 30th.

On Saturday December 30th, check out a one-of-a-kind dining event to dovetail with the Polar Plunge called “Souper Saturday.” Local chefs serve up their creative takes on soups, stews, and chilis. All day on Saturday, December 30th stop in any restaurant in Long Lake for a four-ounce serving of soup for $3. Souper Saturday participating restaurants include the ADK Trading Post, Adirondack Hotel, Brookside Hops & Hoagies, Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.

22nd Annual Long Lake Winter Carnival

January 13, 2024

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
6:00p.m. Fireworks

Winter Birding Weekend

January 27/28 2024

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 time to be announced. Call 518-624-3077 to sign up with your name, and email and phone number.

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.

Link to Raquette Lake Fish & Game Club Group

Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby & Kids Fishing Derby

Two Derbies in One Day!

February 10th 2024

Cash Prizes for Trout and Landlocked Salmon on Lake Eaton. Cash Prizes for Legal Fish on Long Lake.

Door Prizes 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 16-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 17-18th, 2024

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.

Saturday, February 17, 2024
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.

Restaurant Week

Long Lake and Raquette Lake. The five eateries taking part are the Brookside Hops & Hoagies, 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 16th to Friday February 25th. 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 events@mylonglake.com.

February 22nd, 2024

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 23rd, 2024

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.