So Little time - so Many things to do
Just because you are in the mountains for relaxation, beautiful scenery, peace and serenity of the lake - doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do. For the visitor who wants to immerse themselves into everything the Long Lake area and the Adirondacks have to offer, see our list of below.
There is so much to do but here are some of Jeff's favorites.
1. The Adirondack Experience museum in Blue mountain Lake.
In all my years of hosting family and guests in the Adirondacks, I have never failed to bring my friends to the museum in Blue Mountain Lake. It will provide museum goers an insightful look into the history and culture of a unique American region. This museum delivers an amazing experience. I still can remember my first time there and when I left I was thinking to myself -"how did this amazing place find itself here". This is a first class facility that chronicles a unique piece of history and culture. And don't forget to have lunch in the cafeteria with a view of Blue Mountain lake that will knock you out. Website: theadkx.org
2. Seaplane Ride - Helms Aero Service
The first time I did this, I remember being struck by how much water we have in this region. From the air, you can see lakes, small lakes, ponds and rivers everywhere you look. It is a pervasive feature that provides the beauty all around us. This is an exciting experience - you won't be disappointed. Website: helmsaeroservice.com
3. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.
This nature center is a unique with interactive activities, elevated (tree top) trail that is just amazing, otters, fossils and critters - oh my! This is a just do it event for the family. Website: wildcenter.org
4. Fishing, boating and canoeing! The Long Lake Marina
I know, it seems so obvious - we are of course a lake community. If you are here, you have to enjoy the water to its fullest. You can start with a gentle canoe around the lake or an early morning kayak (my personal favorite). The rest of the day can be in a more purposeful endeavor - the pursuit of fish. They are here you just need to find them - good luck. If a faster boat is more your speed, the marina can provide that also. Website: longlakemarina.com
5. Lake Placid.
It is 45 miles away but it is a beautiful drive that will take you through communities of Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Ray brook and into the Olympic village of Lake Placid. There is so much to do - shopping, dinning, and of course the olympic sites. The 80's Miracle on Ice arena, the ski jumps and Olympic museum. There is history also - many people don't know this but Lake Placid is the final resting place of the famous abolitionist John Brown. A visit to the John Brown farm and graves is a nice side trip and there are off course - beautiful views. Do a little research before you go and you'll be prepared for a great day.
There is so much more but this is a good start for planning your days. For a more thorough list go to mylonglake.com and click on the "what2do" button and you'll be on your way to planning three years worth of visits to our region. Come, be happy, be entertained, learn about it and experience it - it is a place like no other.