Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Long Lake Winter Carnival Set For Saturday

BroomballAdirondack summers seem to bring festivals while Adirondack winters bring  carnivals. Spread throughout the Park, towns and villages take out the stops to celebrate the season.

Long Lake is no exception. On January 16, 2016 the community will bring together wacky and wild activities as part of their 15th Long Lake Winter Carnival.

Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club member Paula Piraino says: “This year the town has formally taken over the coordinating of Winter Carnival from the Moonlighter’s Club though they have been heavily involved in the past. The Moonlighter’s Club is still involved as we sponsor the Broomball Tournament and  the traditional crowning of the king and queen.”

The Carnival kicks-off at noon Saturday with a snowmobile parade and the coronation of the Long Lake Winter Carnival king and queen. From there activities range from a Cardboard Sled Race and Women’s Frying Pan Toss to the Broomball Tournament and Wackiest Hat completion.  New for 2016 is the Men’s Feat of Strength. The calendar of events can be found online.

Children of all ages will enjoy an icy version of such old fashioned games as miniature golf, tug o’ war and the ice cube spoon race. As always fireworks round up the winter activities. Enjoy the snow!

Broomball photo provided by the Town of Long Lake

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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