Want to make the most of the upcoming Presidents’ Day weekend? Plan a fun-filled trip to the Adirondack Park for some winter festivals and other fun events! It’s a great time to take a break this February and discover everything the snowy season has to offer.
Winter Carnivals & Celebrations
If you’re up for a trip, then consider traveling to the northwestern Adirondacks this weekend for the 2018 White Out Weekend in the Clifton-Fine Region. This winter festival will offer visitors all kinds of opportunities for winter fun, such as mini Olympic events, live music and dancing, cross-country skiing, dog sled presentations, and other activities. Best of all, many of the events are free.
Visit Lake George in the southeastern Adirondacks for the third weekend of their annual Winter Carnival! This weekend will feature motorcycle and ATV races on the ice, a chowder cook-off, fireworks, and more indoor and outdoor activities.
Snocade is Indian Lake’s annual multi-day celebration of winter! Bring the family to the area for both snowmobiling and non-snowmobiling events and activities, including a winter wonderland craft fair, a torch run and bonfire, guided snowmobile rides, outdoor human foosball, and more winter fun.
Don’t miss out on Raquette Lake’s two-day winter carnival this weekend! There will be outdoor youth activities, ice golf on the lake, a ladies frying pan toss, a bonfire, and much more.
Outdoor Winter Activities
Take advantage of the long weekend and plan a trip to the historic Great Camp Santanoni for their second Winter Weekend of 2018. This open house is free to attend and will allow cross-country skiers and snowshoers access to the camp properties, some of the buildings, and interpretive displays.
This Saturday, Chestertown will host their 42nd Annual Krazy Downhill Derby at the Dynamite Hill Recreation Area! This wacky winter event will feature a variety of sled races, and awards will be handed out to the best.
Feel up for a challenge? Take on the Stone Bridge Caveman 6K Snowshoe Race on Saturday at Natural Stone Bridge & Caves Park in Pottersville. This 2nd annual race will bring runners past the property’s beautiful natural attractions and features.
Indoor Entertainment & Fun
Warm up on Saturday at View Arts Center’s 12th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon in Old Forge. Attendees will be able to purchase a handmade bowl and then fill it up with some delicious chili. Pricing ranges from $18-$25, or you may purchase chili without the handmade bowl for $10 for adults/$5 for children.
Looking for something to do on Presidents’ Day? SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury will be hosting an ADK Banff Mountain Film Festival. Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings highlight the world’s best mountain sport, culture, and environmental films. Admission is $15.
Escape the cold and join the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake for a special program about the Adirondack Roots of American Philosophy, which will delve into the history of the fabled Philosophers’ Camp of 1858. The event will begin at 1:30pm on Sunday.