Winter Trails Day, Jan. 10, 2015 - Cross Country Ski Areas NY NY Winter Trails Day Jan 10, 2015 XC-Ski Areas NY.  Winter Trails Day is a great promotion for folks to get out and learn cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  With lots of activities and special deals – you can’t go wrong!  Here’s the run down of participating areas and a schedule of events and activities.  Mostly – call ahead to reserve.  Of course there will be snow!  Winter Trails Website or visit links below.

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center
139 Lapland Lake Road Northville (Town of Benson), NY
(518) 863-4974
vacation@laplandlake.com
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Date: 1/10/15 Time: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
FREE to first-timers!

Come enjoy a Touch of Finland in the Southern Adirondacks! Complimentary facility use, beginner x-c ski lesson for adults and children from age 5 & ski rentals for first-time participants. Pre-registration is required for first-timers participating in Winter Trails Day. Other resort activities include snowshoeing, tubing on our junior hills, ice-skating on our pond and visiting with our resident reindeer. Our spacious two-story warming lodge with its toasty wood stove is the perfect place to relax and visit with other outdoor enthusiasts. The resort’s Tuulen Tupa Grill, overlooking the pond, serves Finnish specialties, homemade soups, vegetarian and beef chili, quiche, wraps, burgers, quesadillas and delicious fresh baked goods. Plan to join us for an extraordinary afternoon where you will enjoy Adirondack splendor and warm Finnish hospitality! Conveniently located 60 miles northwest of Albany and four hours from NYC in the gorgeous Southern Adirondack Mountains.

Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Winterfest at Fahnestock State Park
75 Mt Laurel Lane Cold Spring, NY 10516
(845) 265-3773
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Date: 1/10/15 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy a winter day outdoors! Snowshoes will be available for use courtesy of Tubbs Snowshoes and Mountain Top Outfitters in Beacon, NY. On a first come, first served basis, participants will have a chance to use a pair of snowshoes for a short period of time. Enjoy a winter day outdoors! Snowshoes will be available for use courtesy of Tubbs Snowshoes and Mountain Top Outfitters in Beacon, NY. On a first come, first served basis, participants will have a chance to use a pair of snowshoes for a short period of time. REI outdoor staff will offer some tips and tricks for winter camping and hiking. Garrison Fish & Game Club will be ice fishing on Duck Pond. Come join them and learn about this fun way to fish in the winter. The back hill will be available for tubing, the lake open for skating-bring your own or just “boot” skate. Beginner instruction on map and compass use will be provided by Orienteering Unlimited. After learning the basic skills you will be able to put them to use and practice on a novice orienteering course. In Highland Lodge, Taconic Outdoor Education Center staff will offer a nature craft activity for kids. Putnam Highland Audubon will answer winter bird feeding questions and have seed available for sale. The day will end with a live wildlife presentation by Bill Robinson. Food and hot beverages will be available too. So sorry – no pets
National Winter Trail Day – Winterfest event is a “rain or shine”, “snow or no snow” event and activities will be adjusted to fit the day’s weather conditions.


Adirondack Mountain Club Winterfest
Heart Lake 1002 Adirondack Loj Road Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-3441
summit@adk.org
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Date: 1/10/15 Time: 9:00 AM – 8:00 AM

A free, family friendly winter event at its Heart Lake Program Center in Lake Placid! Events for the day include guided snowshoe hikes, beginner cross country and telemark ski lessons, a ski mountaineering race, kid’s only activities, Mommy/Daddy and me ski instruction for wee ones, Nordic skating, self-guided adventures, ski and snowshoe equipment demos, ski waxing clinics, orienteering workshop, and more. More information available here: http://www.adk.org/page.php?pname=winterfest-activities Schedule of Activities
9:00AM Registration starts at High Peaks Information Center
10:15AM Mt. Jo Guided Snowshoe Hike with ADK staff – Meet outside Adirondack Loj Beginner cross-country ski clinic
10:30AM Backcountry Ski Waxing clinic with Brian Delaney of High Peaks Cyclery – Outside Adirondak Loj
11:00AM Telemark lessons with ADK staff – Ski hill Curling clinic – Heart Lake Intro to Nordic skating – Heart Lake Mommy/Daddy and me introductory cross country skiing – Kid’s Zone Orienteering with Jacques Riberdy, past advisor of Canadian NATO team (French & English) – Adirondak Loj Bib pick up for Ski Mountaineering Race – High Peaks Cyclery tent
12:00PM Ski Mountaineering Race 12:30PM Kid’s Geocache Hunt – Kid’s Zone
1:00PM Curling clinic – Heart Lake Intro to Nordic skating – Heart Lake Mommy/Daddy and me introductory cross country skiing – Kid’s Zone
2:00PM Mt. Jo Guided Snowshoe Hike with ADK staff – Meet outside Adirondak Loj Introduction to Backcountry Safety and Avalanche Preparedness for teens – Adirondak Loj 3:00PM Ski Waxing clinic with Brian Delaney of High Peaks Cyclery – Outside Adirondak Loj
4:00 -8:00PM Live Music: Annie in the Water – Concession Tent
5:00-7:00PM Buffet Dinner – Concession Tent Ongoing throughout the day: Skating on Heart Lake Vendor tents. Picnic area Kid’s only activities with ADK staff and volunteers. Kid’s zone Self-guided ski and snowshoe adventures Winterfest Quest: Self-guided snowshoe scavenger hunt. Pick up quest at Concession Tent Registration at the High Peaks Information Center Food and information at the Concessions Tent


Garnet Hill Lodge XC Ski Center
39 Garnet Hill Road North River, NY 12856
(518) 251-2150 or 518-251-2444
mindy@garnet-hill.com
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Date: 1/10/15 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FREE beginner group lessons, KIDS! lessons, guided tours, shuttle bus rides and more.
Shuttle Bus Rides offered from Rogers Road & Old Farm Road – sign up at the Nordic Center to reserve your seat! Rental fees: Free with pre-registration Rentals for children ages 4 and under are always free! FREE beginner group lessons, KIDS! lessons, guided tours, shuttle bus rides and more. Shuttle Bus Rides offered from Rogers Road & Old Farm Road – sign up at the Nordic Center to reserve your seat! Rental fees: Free with pre-registration Rentals for children ages 4 and under are always free!

Tentative Schedule:
Beginner Group Lessons… 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
KIDS! Lessons… 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Snowshoe Tour… 10:30 am
Tours for Classic Technique… 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
Tour for Skate Technique… 12:30 pm
Backcountry Tour… 3 pm