ADK hosts Winterfest Saturday

LAKE PLACID – The Adirondack Mountain Club will host Winterfest, part of National Winter Trails Day on Saturday at the Heart Lake Program Center in Lake Placid.

ADK’s Winterfest is a free, family friendly event with the goal of helping participants discover the many forms of winter recreation. Visitors can check out and participate in winter activities, demo gear such as snowshoes and skis, enjoy live music, food and more. Winterfest will include telemark lessons, ski waxing clinics, Nordic ski workshops, guided snowshoe hikes, ice skating, curling, a kid’s activity area, family scavenger hunt, and more. Local retailers and national gear vendors will have tents with equipment to demo and purchase. This event begins at 10 a.m. and continues through the evening.

Winter Trails Day is a nation-wide, family friendly event, allowing children and adults the opportunity to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, with the goal of helping participants discover these winter sports and their many benefits. Approximately 11,000 participants in 100 locations will get out on the snow this year on Saturday in the 19th annual Winter Trails Day event.

ADK’s Winterfest activities will be offered free of charge to the public thanks to the generosity of sponsors and partnering organizations.