Raise your hand if you love winter! This snowy season is one of the best times of year for getting outdoors and trying new activities. This weekend, you can snowshoe at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, go skiing with the kids at Gore Mountain, or find even more fun throughout the Adirondacks.
Have Fun With the Family
Planning a ski trip with the family? Go to Gore Mountain! From now through this Friday (January 26), take advantage of a great ski special during Take Your Kids to Gore Week. Kids ages 19 and under can ski or ride for free when accompanied by a full-paying parent.
Enjoy fun activities, snowshoeing, and more during Family Weekend at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Family Weekends are free for members and cost general museum admission for other visitors.
Sign up for Winter Birding Weekend in Long Lake and experience two days of birding tours plus an afternoon presentation by local expert Joan Collins of Adirondack Avian Expeditions. All events and tours are free except for the dinner on Saturday night.
Enjoy Exciting Races & Competitions
Up for a challenge? Participate in the Garnet Hill Pursuit Race at Garnet Hill Lodge this Saturday! All races will start at their Nordic Ski Center, and gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded at the end. Refreshments will be provided inside the lodge.
An adult pond hockey tournament will be held at Mirror Lake in Lake Placid for four days. Stop by and watch some of the thrilling hockey action all weekend long.
Do your kids like skiing and candy? If so, then bring them to the Mt. Pisgah Ski Area in Saranac Lake for the fun Candy Bar Races on Saturday morning. All participating kids will receive a candy bar when they reach the finish line.
Get your ice fishing gear ready and travel to Raquette Lake on Saturday for the annual Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby. Registration will begin at 6:00am at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall, and the event will run throughout the day. Hot chocolate and snacks will also be provided.
Test your ice fishing skills in the annual Bob Whitford Ice Fishing Tournament in Brant Lake on Saturday. The cost to participate is $20, and proceeds will benefit a scholarship in the name of Bob Whitford.
Celebrate the Winter Season
Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake will host a Friday Night Ski Jam from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The evening will include live music, great food, and more. Admission is free.
Join Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center for their Snowshoe by the Light of the Moon Guided Tour on Saturday from 5:30pm-9:00pm. These guided tours start off with a meal and then feature a memorable moonlit snowshoe tour.
Have some fun at the Tupper Lake XC Ski Center on Saturday night during the Full Moon Ski & Bonfire. Bring your cross-country skis or snowshoes and follow the lighted torch trail to the fire pit/bonfire at Cranberry Pond.