The Adirondacks puts on all its finery to revel in activities only to be found in a winter wonderland. Though not located in New Orleans, Venice or another warmer location, the Adirondacks version of Carnival utilizes one popular winter asset, snow. Like the world traditions of Mardi Gras and Carnival, an Adirondack Winter Carnival is not for the weak of heart.
4) Long Lake's Winter Wonderland Week directly follows the Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. From February 18-22, 2019 activities around Mount Sabattis. Enjoy sledding and ice skating races, bonfire skating party, crafts, workshops and even a movie night.
6) Indian Lake Snocade (February 15-24) invites participants to enjoy snowmobile races, even for the younger kids labeled "kitty kats" ages 5-12 . In addition to the snowmobile races, there will be guided tours, comedy show, skating races, free movies and kids' crafts, s'mores, bonfires, and fireworks.
7) Hague Winter Weekend (February 16-17) is a smaller venue than it's neighbor to the south, with a Snow Queen pageant for young girls at the Hague Community Center, cross-country skiing at Roger's Rock Campground, a pancake breakfast, chili competition as well as games with the Silver Bay Association. On Sunday, February 17, anyone wishing to take a plunge, allproceeds on the Polar Bear Plunge benefit the University of Vermont Children's Hospital.
11) If you can wait until March, Ticonderoga winter celebration is a bit different. The End of Winter Carnival is March 2 with bouncy house, snowmobile races, sledding, various winter activities and indoor games from 11 am - 3 pm. Enjoy fireworks over Bicentennial Park.
There isn’t just one method to celebrate the wonders of the Adirondack winter. Now with all the different ways to celebrate winter, I just need to figure out a way to get a lot more snow.
© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™guidebooks have easy Adirondack family hikes, Adirondack swimming holes, Lake Placid Olympic activities, Adirondack trivia, Adirondack horseback rides, Adirondack snowshoe family trails and more. Look for the Adirondack family guidebook online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the next Adirondack Family Activities™ guide.