Friday, February 15, 2019

Indian Lake’s Week Long Snocade

Indian Lake has snow and is asking everyone to come make tracks for Snocade. The annual event celebrates a week’s worth of winter activities, February 15-24, from cardboard sled races to snowmobile time trials.

My family does not own snowmobiles, but this week long festival is more than just riding the miles of local trails. It’s a celebration of snow.  There are so many things to do that allow us to celebrate winter while enjoying the Central Adirondacks.

After enjoying a hardy breakfast, we can ice skate and sled at the Ski Hill for free. There is a local craft fair as well as a variety of snowshoe hikes, bonfires, and fireworks. If you haven’t tried snowmobiling, the local Snowarriors are holding a time trial fundraiser ($5/2 runs) as well as a safety course (preregistration is required) so you can have a chance to talk with a group of people passionate about their sport.

Throughout the week the Indian Lake Library is hosting free craft and knitting sessions. You can learn how to make marble paper or even a warm pair of felted mittens. A special evening is planned mid-week to “Light Up The Library” with ice lanterns, bonfire and s’mores along with stories, crafts, and an indoor scavenger hunt.

Snocade’s activities aren’t just about the winter wonderland. Evenings are packed with special movies, live music, and fireworks. There will be a lecture about the Snocade starscape, drink and food specials, as well as plenty of opportunity to mix and mingle. The Adirondack Lakes Center for Arts is bringing FLAME, the Band to the Indian Lake Theatre to close out the week of festivities. Of course there are certainly more activities than I’m able to list, but that should give you a start on how to kick off a trip to Snocade.

Photo of Kitty Kat Snowmobile Races provided.

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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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