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Raquette Lake Winter CarnivalRaquette Lake, N.Y. – The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick on Saturday, February 15th with youth activities starting at 11am . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war.  At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.

GCC&M logoMumford, N.Y. – For one Saturday in February, Genesee Country Village & Museum will embrace the tradition of Kohlfahrt, a day that combines outdoor walks, games, and general silliness with a hearty German-style meal and plenty of drink offerings. Originally a way to be active and socialize during the long winter in areas of northern Europe, Kohlfahrt is a natural fit for the chilly Western New York climate as well.

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of CommerceTiconderoga, NY (February 6, 2020) – The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) Promotions Committee and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center, as well as a number of local businesses and organization are pleased to announce they will host the Sixth Annual Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival & Fireworks on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. This family friendly event will include activities all day and throughout the evening. Business promotions and specials will be available all weekend (March 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2020).

Stone Wall Snowshoe EventOne of the biggest snowshoe events in the US !

Mannsville, NY (January 9, 2020) - Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, the Stone Wall Snowshoe Event on January 26, 2020, is a NOT TO MISS winter event, right here on the Tug Hill. Hosted by Winona Forest Recreation Association (WFRA), this year's event features a "Snowshoe for Charity". WFRA will donate 50% of registration fees and a $1000 grand prize will be awarded to the largest groups' favorite charity!…

Mt Peter snowboarderWinter weather transforms the Hudson Valley into the ultimate destination for outdoor fun. 

Orange County, N.Y. (January 14, 2020) – The cold weather is here, so head to the scenic Hudson Valley where snowcapped mountains and freshly-covered slopes await! The opportunities for outdoor fun are endless in Orange County, N.Y. Just an hour’s drive from New York City, enjoy ski areas, ice rinks, riding stables, hiking, and mountain biking trails that offer fresh air and family fun.

Wild Center Wild Walk in WinterThe Wild Center Unveils New Winter Programming

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - For the first time ever, The Wild Center's award-winning Wild Walk will be available in winter, allowing visitors to see the Adirondacks from an entirely new perspective. With the addition of thousands of feet of lights, snow activities and new photo op. stations, Wild Walk has transformed into the ultimate winter wonderland and will remain open all season long.

Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest FestivalEast Meredith, NY – Hanford Mills Museum in the Catskills’ East Meredith will hold the 31st annual Ice Harvest Festival on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The popular winter event celebrates an activity that was essential before mechanical refrigeration. Using historic tools and techniques, visitors can cut and harvest ice from the Mill pond and transfer it to the ice house using bobsleds. Each year, seven to eight tons of ice are harvested.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation 9th Annual Event Encourages Families and Friends to Spend Jan. 1 Holiday Enjoying Nature at State Parks, Historic Sites, Wildlife Areas and Public Lands

New Yorkers can greet 2020 with a choice of 85 guided hikes at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails and public lands sponsored by the state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Now in its ninth year, the annual First Day Hikes program includes a variety of events, from seal watches along an Atlantic Ocean bay and a bird count in the Capital Region, to hikes to fire towers in the Adirondacks/Catskills, along parts of the historic New York City drinking water system in the Hudson Valley, waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region and historic forts along the Great Lakes.

Snowmobile AppAdirondacks, USA - Snowmobilers in the Adirondacks will now have access to an interactive trail map on their phone to better plan their outdoor riding adventures in one of the largest trail networks in New York state. 

The new, free Adirondacks, USA snowmobile app contains information about the trails in Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties, and nearby gas stations, stores, restaurants and lodging properties that welcome sledders. Additional trails in neighboring counties will eventually be added to provide a more comprehensive map.

Orange County Tourism logoFeel the excitement, warmth and wonder of the season at these great family-friendly spots

Orange County, N.Y. (December 11, 2019) – Orange County, nestled in the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley, puts all the wonder of Christmastime on full display. ‘Tis the season to experience incredible holiday lights, shop for unique gifts at special venues and discover seasonal traditions from days of yore. Hear the jingling bells of horse and carriage rides along quaint village streets lined with cute shops and restaurants. Whisper your heart’s desire into Santa’s ear or, better yet, tell Eggbert – the Hudson Valley’s best-loved talking egg – what you really want for Christmas.

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