Long Lake

From the Deerland Bend to Essex County Line

Long Lake Looking NE towards the Falls
Long Lake Looking NE towards the Falls

Long Lake is great and beautiful! Only overpriced & crowded Lake Placid has a better view. It's the heart of the Adirondacks and Hamilton County and is proud of it, with their mama & baby bear logo. The hamlet lies on a thirteen mile long lake, hence its name. Long Lake is a section of the Raquette River. Like Indian and Tupper Lakes, it was used to handle rafts of logs during the logging days. Float planes fly off the lake to reach remote camps or bring hikers and hunters far into the bush. The town has a free public beach right on NY Route 30 just south of the bridge, across from the Adirondack Hotel. Next to the town public beach are the year-round heated town public restrooms, a rare bird up here. The Northville-Lake Placid Trail goes by the hamlet, as well as many other DEC trails. You can access the Northville-Lake Placid Trail two miles east of the junction off of NY 28N, "The Roosevelt-Marcy Trail" towards Newcomb. There are miles of snowmobile trails on state land plus the lake when it's frozen over. In season, hunting is good and challenging in the mountains and around the lakes. The state and the town both have public campgrounds. Raquette Lake is to the west of Long Lake. Warning, watch out for black bears, don't leave food around or act like they are tame animals!

The road leading into Long Lake from Blue Mountain Lake is fairly cool stretch of road, though a lot of folks don't like it. There's a long hill, but with a climbing lane. At the top of the hill from Blue Mountain Lake, you can access the big trailhead to Blue Mountain & the lookout tower on the east side of the road. On top of the hill, there's a few good curves, but it's great driving and a great view all the way to Long Lake. Be careful in bad weather! This stretch can be deceiving for speeders and as lots of traffic in season, there wee some bad accidents on this part.! Just before you get to the actual Long Lake, You'll come to a hard right bend with Northpoint Road (CR 3) off to the left. That road (CR 3) is dead end, but will take you to the north shore of Raquette Lake along the beginning of the Raquette River. NY 28N & 30 is fairly straight, with rolling hills, all the way into the hamlet and the junction. But there are a lot of hotels and summer homes, so be extra careful during the season. At the junction, stay straight past the Stewarts. Soon, you'll cross the Northville - Lake Placid Trail. There's also the old dump, which used to be the place everyone came to look at the bears. The road towards Newcomb, in Essex County, is fast and straight, but there are a lot of frost heaves and it's posted rough road.

Official Web Site of the Town of Long Lake & Raquette Lake
Participating Establishments
12847 Zip Code 518 Area Code

Faust Motel

Faust Motel

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Lowest Rates In Tupper Lake!
151 Main St., NY 3 North, Tupper Lake
cabins, rooms with a/c, cable with HBO, shaded picnic area
adjoining rooms available, near village center
5 Cabins, 10 Rooms
Phone: 518-359-9088

Park Motel and Cabins
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Park Motel and Cabins

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Park Street, NY 3 & 30, Tupper Lake, across from Sunmount Developmental Center
cabins, rooms with a/c, cable TV, continental breakfast
in ground pool, picnic area, near village center
Phone: 518-359-3600

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Red Top Inn

Really comfortable rooms and friendly too.
1563 NY Route 30, 3 miles south of village line
rooms, cabins, efficiencies, weekly and monthly resident rates, private beach & dock
bait & tackle shop, boat rentals
Closest lodging to Big Tupper Ski Resort.
Phone: 359-9209
Red Top Inn

Faust Motel

Faust Motel

Enjoy our Hospitality
Lowest Rates In Tupper Lake!
151 Main St., NY 3 North, Tupper Lake
cabins, rooms with a/c, cable with HBO, shaded picnic area
adjoining rooms available, near village center
5 Cabins, 10 Rooms
Phone: 518-359-9088

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Red Top Inn

Really comfortable rooms and friendly too.
1563 NY Route 30, 3 miles south of village line
rooms, cabins, efficiencies, weekly and monthly resident rates, private beach & dock
bait & tackle shop, boat rentals
Closest lodging to Big Tupper Ski Resort.
Phone: 359-9209
Red Top Inn