The Cold River area is an excellent hunting ground for the sportsman who wants to rough it. One way to reach it is to travel down Long Lake by boat. You will find lean-tos along the Raquette River, Cold River and Calkins Creek. These areas can only be reached in a small boat or canoe because the water is very shallow in the fall.
If you wish, you may stay in one of the many lean-tos that dot the northwest shore of Long Lake. There are hundreds of acres of land for hunting in this area. Long Lake often freezes over during late fall so pay attention to the temperature.
State lands provide the Long Lake hunter with unlimited acres of hunting grounds. Hunting opportunities in Long Lake are better than ever before. Small game, a special bear, archery, muzzle loading, and the regular seasons provide hunters with some access to this sport from early September through the end of March.