Forsell to handle RL winter events

LONG LAKE - The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department has announced the appointment of Kathryn Forsell to assist as the seasonal winter events coordinator for the Hamlet of Raquette Lake.

Forsell will work closely with the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department planning and implementing community-based events for the winter months.

She is a fourth generation Raquette Laker, having graduated from Raquette Lake Union Free School and Indian Lake Central School. She studied hotel and restaurant management in college.

She is very active as a volunteer for the Facebook group "Save Township 40," advocating to resolve the Township 40 property dispute between Raquette Lakers and the State of New York, Proposition 4 on the upcoming General Election ballot.

For the last two years Forsell has volunteered as the Raquette Lake Facebook page manager. She will continue to work at the Raquette Lake Tap Room and the Eighth Lake Campground.

Forsell's first event will be leading an informal group hike to Moss Lake Saturday, Oct. 19. Participants are to meet at the Moss Lake trailhead on Big Moose Road at 11a.m. Hikers are to bring a camera, lunch, snacks and water for the 3.2-mile loop.

Forsell will also be coordinating a Halloween celebration featuring a scarecrow decorating contest, a Halloween party for the kids and a costume contest at the Tap Room.

Other ideas on the table include a possible bus trip to wine country, craft classes, a cooking class and hosting two winter trivia nights in Raquette Lake. Organizing and coordinating the Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will be her biggest undertaking.

Raquette Lake community members interested in submitting ideas or volunteering should email Forsell at

Forsell will report to the Long Lake Parks & Recreation Director Alexandra Roalsvig and working closely with Events Coordinator Erin Barton to bring these events to life for Raquette Lake residents.

For more information about events call (518) 624-3077 or check out or