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Raquette Lake is the source of the Raquette River in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. It is near the community of Raquette Lake, New York. Raquette is the largest natural lake in the Adirondack Park. It has 90 miles of shoreline with pines and mountains bordering the lake. The word source has more than one meaning: // Information Source Edit: A software program for developers in which you can edit your source code regardless of the computer language. ... The Raquette River originates at Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. ... Eagle Lake, Adirondack region The Adirondack mountain range is a group of mountains in the northeastern part of New York that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, and Warren counties. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... A state is an organized political community, occupying a territory, and possessing internal and external sovereignty, which successfully claims the monopoly on the use of force. ... Raquette Lake is a community in the Town of Long Lake in Hamilton County, New York. ...

Named for found snowshoes left after the French and Indian War, Raquette Lake developed into one of the most prestigious summer getaways for the elite in the 19th century. Most notably, the Durant family started what would turn into the first of the "Great Camps."

Nowadays, Raquette Lake is still a popular destination, especially during the summer months. It has wonderful wildlife, breathtaking scenery and all types of sporting, both aquatic and terrestrial. In the winter months, huge amounts of snowfall turn the area into a winter wonderland for snowmobiling.

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Long Lake, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (926 words)
Long Lake is part of the 1.1 million acres (4,500 kmĀ²) acquired from the Mohawk Indians as part of the 1771 Toten and Crossfield Purchase (The Adirondacks by Paul Schneider, pg 89).
Long Lake is a glacial widening of the Raquette River and is part of the water route that connects the Fulton Chain Lakes with the Saint Lawrence river drainage.
Raquette Lake -- A hamlet on the west shore of Raquette Lake and on Route 28.
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