The Adirondack Park has received a lot of snowfall over the past few days, which makes it a great time to visit if you’re looking for outdoor winter fun! From winter carnivals to skiing, ice fishing, and more, check out some of the top events happening this weekend.
Attend a Winter Carnival
Head over to Old Forge for the annual Winter Carnival at McCauley Mountain this weekend. The three-day long festival will feature an Olympic Parade on Main Street, live music, fireworks, coronation of king and queen, a cardboard sled race, and much more.
Don’t miss the final days of the 2018 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival! This weekend, there will be a wide array of events and activities happening all around the community, including a snow rugby game, the gala parade, live music, a hockey tournament, fireworks, and more.
Take a trip to Lake George Village for the second weekend of the annual Winter Carnival! From sanctioned car races on the ice to a BBQ Cook-Off, there will be plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy.
Enjoy Outdoor Winter Activities
On Friday, the Long Lake Moonlighters Snowmobile Club will host a Poker Run from 12:00pm-6:00pm. The event will begin at the Newcomb House, and then participants will travel to various stops throughout the region. Prizes will be awarded at the Adirondack Hotel.
Test your skills at the Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday from 6:00am-3:00pm. The weigh-in station for the contest will be held at Long Lake Town Beach. Registration is $25pp.
Gore Mountain in North Creek will host a Mini-Shredders Jibfest on Sunday at 11:00am. This family-oriented freestyle competition is designed for kids, especially for ages 10 and under. Registration runs from 9:00am-10:30am in the Base Lodge.
Have Fun at These Community Events
In celebration of the Winter Olympics, join the community of Lake Placid on Friday as they relight their Olympic Cauldron. The program will begin at 6:30pm at the Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds.
Get ready for the Chilson Volunteer Fire Department’s 40th Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Saturday from 5:30pm-10:00pm. Tickets for this year’s event are just $15pp, and proceeds will benefit the fire department and their volunteers.
Join the Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club at their annual Tree Burning & Sledding Party on Sunday at the Oxbow Inn in Lake Pleasant. The schedule of events includes sledding, a bonfire, live music, fireworks, and a snowmobile raffle.