If you're looking for a great time in the mountains, Long Lake is a sleepy little gem of a town in the middle of the Adirondack Park. I took us about 5 hrs to get there from Manhattan. A trip we make every summer (the fall is nice too). We like the hikes nearby, picnicing on the lake and enjoy the camp fires on the shore at dusk (a must). It realy is a splendid way to unwind and get back to a simpler lifestyle if only for a week or 2.
BTW Water's Edge is by far the nicest of any accommodations in the village (some are really, really run down). Last summer we came with our ski boat and rented the Loon cabin with a great view over the water. Tom and Lesley were most accommodating allowing us to use their fab dock to tie up to. They've been running the place for years and it always has something new or refurbished about it. The bed rooms are smaller but all is very clean and there's lots of free firewood. They even own a rock shop which has some fantastic fossils of God know what.
In short, the best place in Long Lake, a lake well worth enjoying in a sleepy summer setting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hello, Water's Edge Cottages is located on the shores of Long Lake with amazing sunset and mountain views. Each unit has full kitchens and private baths, private decks and screened in porches. Renovated in 2010, our guests will be pleased to know we have tastefully used leather Arts&Crafts style furniture and Adirondack twig work to make each of our units unique. Come enjoy! ... more less