Cakes at the Lake sponsored by the Long Lake Preservation Association, is a family-friendly pancake breakfast followed by a nature program. See below for the dates and topics of the presentations.

Program Fee

$3/child ages 5-12 years old
Free for children ages 4 and under

The program fee covers the cost of breakfast and the nature program.

Breakfast includes all you care to eat plain and specialty pancakes, fresh fruit salad, sausage links, and your choice of beverage: orange juice, milk, water, or coffee.


Breakfast served: 8:00 am to 9:45 am

Nature program: 10:00 am at the Richard Grand Recreation Hall. The program will end by 11:00 am with some time for Questions and Answers at the end.

Feel free to stick around afterwards to hike the trails or play on the playscape!

The Smallest Falcon: Live Raptor Program

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The American Kestrel is North America’s smallest falcon, but as we all know, big things come in small packages. Learn more about this tiny predator with a naturalist from the Cable Natural History Museum. We’ll meet a live raptor and discover how we can contribute to falcon conservation.

Presenter Haley Appleman is a naturalist and Live Collections Curator at the Cable Natural History Museum. After receiving a degree in Biology and working several years in zoos, she transitioned from zookeeping to environmental education. Now she has the best of both worlds: working with animals and getting to teach people about them.

Turtles of Wisconsin

Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn about the different types of turtles that live in Wisconsin and the many adaptations that they have that help them survive. You’ll get to touch and hold turtle shells and take a lot at some living turtles from the Northwoods Wildlife Center.

Presenter Bart Kotarba is a Wildlife Educator at the Northwoods Wildlife Center. Bart holds degrees in Wildlife Management and Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point.

Aquatic Invasives

Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are the species that invade our lakes, rivers, and wetlands and pose a significant threat to our native ecosystems. We’ll learn about common AIS such as zebra mussels, Eurasian water milfoil, banded mystery snails, and curly leaf pondweed, invasive bighead, silver, grass, and black carp.

Presenter Katie Sickmann is the Invasive Species Program Coordinator for the St. Croix River Association (SCRA). SCRA is committed to protecting the St. Croix River and its watershed from the threats posed by invasive species.