Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cock-A-Doodle Shoe at Saranac’s New Land Trust

rooster on showshoesWe just had a warm spell, but it looks like winter is back on track for this weekend with some colder temperatures and new snow.

It’s just in time too. The New Land Trust in Saranac has once again teamed with Dion Snowshoes to host the annual Cock-A-Doodle Shoe on Sunday, January 19 at 10 am. There are 5k/10K options and no charge for the ½-mile Kids’ Snowshoe Scramble.

Though preregistration is closed, entries are still being accepted the day of the race.

The $30 registration fee benefits The New Land Trust, the race host, and the Epilepsy Foundation. All participants are automatically entered into post-race raffles, which include a handmade cherry table by Mountain Gap Furniture Design, NIKE polarized sunglasses, and Injinji toe socks, as well as other area gift certificates/merchandise. There will be loaner snowshoes courtesy of Dion Snowshoes and the Town of Plattsburgh Park and Recreation Department.

If you are looking for a more casual way to enjoy the new snow, the New Land Trust’s trails are always free. With over 28 trails of varying abilities on 287 acres, every member of the family will find a favorite place to ski, snowshoe or just enjoy the scenery.

The New Land Trust is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 1977 by SUNY Plattsburgh students as an experiment in cooperative land management. To get there from Route 3 in the town of Saranac, take Chazy Lake Rd to Clark Hill Rd to 236 Plumadore Rd., following the NLT signs.

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Diane Chase

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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