New York January 02, 2017
Why This One Little Town Is New York’s Best Kept Secret
With more than one hundred towns and villages in the Adirondack Park, it can get a bit overwhelming deciding which to visit. Covering over 6 million acres, small towns tucked away within the shadows of our tallest mountains and most remote spaces offer peace and quiet and endless outdoor adventures. If New York’s winter weather has you feeling a bit stir crazy, then perhaps it’s time you take a getaway to this one tiny town that’s one of our best kept secrets.
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Right in the heart of it all, the small town of Long Lake has so much to offer.
Talk about teensy tiny! This small town is home to just over 700 residents. Sitting on the shores of our 14-mile long lake, you'll love sneaking away up north to this amazingly scenic location.
If you plan on making this longer than just a day trip, you'll first want to check into the historic Adirondack Hotel.
Giving you a waterfront view, the Adirondack Hotel has been a favorite place to stay and dine at for ages. Inside of the hotel you'll find cozy rooms and a Victorian dining room filled with windows that give you a view of Long Lake. Making you feel right at home, you can find out more information and book your reservation by
Like many of our Adirondack towns, you can find beautiful waterfalls that are worth visiting any time of the year.
A popular place to go hiking especially during the summer and fall, Buttermilk Falls can be found right off of North Point Road. A short 5-minute walk from where you'll park off of the road, the falls are enchanting to see during the winter season when they're frozen over and surrounded by snow-capped trees. For directions and to see where you'll park,
Long Lake also features the Adirondack Trading Post, known for their scrumptious breakfast sandwiches and seasonal lobster rolls!
The quaint little convenience store that you've always dream of, the Adirondack Trading Post is a great place to check out when you're hungry. If you follow them on
, you'll be able to stay up to date with their daily specials that will make your stomach rumble. Served from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the trading post draws in empty stomachs with their undeniably delicious lobster rolls. To find out more information and to view their inventory online,
If you weren't able to find what you were looking for at the ADK Trading Post, then you're in luck!
A place you'll find yourself returning to time and time again once you finally make your first visit,
is an iconic general store of the Adirondacks that's been a favorite for over 40 years. Filled with quirky characteristics, this place wows visitors with the fact that it has a tree growing through the middle of the store! From food and clothing to adult beverages and DEC licenses, you can't take a trip to Long Lake without stopping into Hoss's.
During our warmer months, those who are feeling extra adventurous can take a ride in a seaplane to get an unforgettable view from up above!
Enjoy a ride up in the Adirondack sky with one of the seaplanes you can find on Long Lake. From May through October with
Helms Aero Service
you can get a birds eye view of Long Lake and New York's High Peaks. With rides lasting roughly 20-minutes long, you'll be speechless while taking this unforgettable adventure amongst the clouds.
Yet to make any plans for the month of January yet? Good! Because you'll want to visit the Long Lake Winter Carnival on Saturday January 14th.
A winter wonderland that you won't want to miss, the Long Lake Winter Carnival is
much fun. Kicking off at noon, the carnival is well-known for its Cardboard Sled Races. Other fun activities you'll be able to experience this year? The carnival will also feature a Wacky Hat Competition as well as fireworks that begin at 6:30PM! To find out more information about this year's 16th annual event,
Have you ever taken a getaway to this small town? For more unforgettable Adirondack adventures, check out this
Winter Horseback Riding Trail In New York That’s Pure Magic and just under an hour north of Long Lake!