Long Lake and Raquette Lake boast affordable accommodations, family activities and unsurpassed Adirondack beauty. Centrally located in the Adirondacks, Long Lake is a four season destination, an easy two-hour drive north of Albany and Utica, two hours south of Montreal and thirty-minutes from everywhere else.
Seaplane rides, the best 4th of July celebration around, the oldest hotel in the Adirondacks, Great Camps, boat tours, dining cruises, hiking, birding, camping, fishing, boating, relaxing, dining, workshops, art, shopping, Adirondack Author’s Night, Quilt Camp, craft fairs, celebrations, history, concerts and diverse theatrical productions make Long Lake a destination worth visiting all year round.
Paddlers and hiking enthusiasts embrace Long Lake as the gateway to wilderness paradise and the Long Lake north end offers boat accessible camping, lean-to and tent sites as well as NY State campgrounds on Lake Eaton and Forked Lake. Make Long Lake a prime stop to re-fuel, do laundry and rest on the Northville-Lake Placid trail, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the Raquette River Corridor. Long Lake is home to The Mt. Sabattis Recreational Area with tennis and basketball courts, a pavilion for public and private events, an ice skating rink and free skate rentals, a groomed sledding hill, and a summer youth center. The ball field at the center of town offers a gazebo, picnic tables, a nature trail and ample playing space.
The Long Lake Town Beach is famous for an unsurpassed view of the Seward Mountains and for a swimming dock with rope swings, slide and mini-trampoline. Wintertime is the perfect escape. Snowmobile our miles of free groomed trails connecting Long Lake to Old Forge, Raquette Lake and Newcomb. Take advantage of backcountry cross-country skiing, downhill skiing at Big Tupper Ski Area, snowshoeing, ice fishing and ice skating. Don’t miss out on Raquette Lake boasting 99 miles of shoreline, making it the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks. Breathtaking scenery, outdoor recreation and a fascinating history make Raquette Lake a must-visit destination.