Saranac Lake New York has held a winter carnival since 1897 and lays claim to the oldest winter festival in the eastern United States. Activities, music and a parade with a yearly carnival theme, draws everyone out into the cold to greet friends, shake off their cabin fever and enjoy the hometown festivities that ends with a bang; literally. The closing of the festivities ends with a wonderful display of fireworks over a themed Ice Castle.
Yet, Saranac Lake is not the only town that takes part in winter festivities. Long Lake, Raquette Lake, Hague, Lowville, Indian Lake and the town of Inlet hosts annual winter carnivals. Some of their festivities include; Polar Bear Plunge, sledding, ice-skating, fireworks, horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft fairs, snowmobile races, theatrical shows, concerts, and so much more.
Therefore, as the winter seasons draws us more inside and less outdoors, take part in one of the many winter carnival activities that are spanned across the Adirondacks.