If you are looking for a great place for a winter family get-together, Long Lake might just be the place! With great shops, restaurants, and plenty of fun activities, this quaint town should be at the top of your list.
Where to Stay
There are great places, big and small, to stay in Long Lake.
The Shamrock Motel and Cottages offers adjoining family units or fully-equipped cottages to easily accommodate your family! They are also just a short way from all of the great things to do in town.
There are other nice lodging opportunities that you can check out here!
Choosing where to eat can be a tricky one, because there are so many yummy places to choose from. Do you grab a quick panini from the ADK Trading Post? Sit down for a bite and a beer at the Tap Room or the Adirondack Growl and Grub? Maybe a burger at the Long Lake Diner and Owls Head Pub? I can promise you, there are some tasty places to eat in Long Lake!
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis along. There a plenty of awesome places to hit the trails. Most of the warm-weather hiking trails transition with the season into skiing or snowshoe trails, ranging from beginner to expert. If you are looking for something suitable for the family, check out the Sargent's Ponds Trails, which are fairly level and great for all ages! For a little more of a challenge check out the Northville Lake Placid Trail which offers steeper, much more strenuous climbs recommended only for experts! If you don't have your own cross-country ski equipment, head to Hoss's Country Corner where you can find rentals!
Geiger Arena, in Mt. Sabattis Park, offers some fun winter family activities. Their well-maintained skating rink offers free skating as well as free skate rentals on a first-come, first-served basis! The skating rink is open Thursday through Monday, but the hours can vary, so be sure to check their website! During holiday weeks, the rink is open every day. Another popular family activity that is offered at Mt. Sabattis Park is sledding. There is a large hill open to the public with some sleds and tubes available for use from the skating rink attendant. If you are looking for a way to tucker out your little ones, all the hiking to the top of the hill will do the trick!
Snowmobiling is always a favorite pastime in the Adirondacks and we have awesome trails and corridor access, no to mention, plenty of places to trailer your sleds. Request your free snowmobile map here!
Long Lake also offers plenty of great winter events for the whole family. January 14th, they'll host their 16th annual Winter Carnival, with a snowmobile parade, a cardboard box derby, fireworks and so much more. February 11th is the Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby, where you can win cash prizes. From February 20th-24th, the Winter Wonderland Week will be taking place, with lots of great activities for kids to enjoy during their week off from school.
Plan your winter getaway now. The snow will be here before you know it!
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