Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation, Inc.

          The purpose of the foundation is to promote the cooperation and friendship among the inhabitants of the area and to unite its members in the material understanding of Raquette Lake, New York and its problems; so that the entire membership will go forward in carrying out the preservation and conservation of Raquette Lake and its watershed through education, advocacy and broad based community involvement.

Raquette Lake Things To Do

Here's a sample of the things to do in and around Raquette lake ....
  • Fish the lake and many adjacent ponds and streams for Bass, Brook Trout, Perch, Bullhead, Lake Trout, Salmon and pan fish.
  • Participate in the Ice Fishing, Spring Trout and Bass Fishing Tourneys.
  • Go Water-skiing, Tubing, Wind-surfing, Wake-boarding, Sailing, Paddling, Rowing or Motor around over 90 miles of lake shore; most of which is undeveloped.  
  • Swim, Snorkel, Scuba in clean water.
  • Launch a Cuddy-cabin cruiser and anchor in a quiet cove.
  • Explore South Inlet; Brown's Tract Outlet stream; Beaver Brook; Boulder Brook; Marion River; Sucker Brook.
  • Hike to Death Brook Falls; Sagamore Falls; or enjoy numerous other trails.
  • Camp out on an island or one of two NYS DEC campsites.
  • Spend a day on an isolated beach.
  • Climb West Mountain
  • Visit Buttermilk Falls
  • Tour turn of the century Churches and Great Camps.
  • Slow down, relax and enjoy some of the best scenery on earth.
  • Play golf at a nearby course in the woods.
  • Take a boat out into the middle of one of the big bays on a clear night and look at the night sky without any light pollution.
  • Mountain Bike on over 43 miles backwoods roads and trails.
  • Enjoy Strawberry Shortcake at the 4th of July activities.
  • Hunt Deer, Bear, Turkey and numerous Small Game [But please leave the moose alone!]
  • Enjoy the annual Durant Days activities. [First weekend in August.]
  • Participate in the Annual Fire department Kids Auction, 'Stuff' Auction, School Craft Fair and Library book sale.  [Second weekend in August.]
  • Chow down at the annual Hunter's Dinner.
  • Take a Luncheon or Dinner Cruse.
  • Take a Moon-light Cruse.
  • Attend educational and fun events every Wednesday night at the Library. [July - August]
  • Attend free Entertainment by first class entertainers at an 1800s Church.  [Thursday nights in July and August.]
  • Attend church in a Church built in 1880.
  • Enjoy open pit roast beef sandwiches as a part of the Labor day activities.
  • Snowmobile in pristine country.
  • Help harvest ice as it was done early in the 1900s.
  • Go Snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
  • Try your hand at the events at the Winter Carnival.  [Second Weekend in February.]

Raquette Lake has Something for Everyone !