FIND THE #adkwow YETIS ALL WEEKEND! We have 3 geo-caches hidden - each with a prize-gifting Yeti! Find the Yeti, claim your prize, take a #yetiselfie but please return the Yeti to the cache :) Have fun & be safe out there!
Star Lake: 44.160725, -75.036679 | Wanakena: 44.221354, -74.836050 | Cranberry Lake: 44.131782, -74.920713
Saturday, February 17, 2018
7-11 AM: BIGFOOT SIGHTING AT U-B'S MERCANTILE! Bigfoot will be here to taunt would-be Bigfoot Pancake challengers! Finish the Bigfoot Pancake breakfast for your shot at bragging rights, a t-shirt & your meal free (see store for rules)! ($17.99, rules at U-B's Mercantile, Rte 3). Enjoy a nice breakfast menu if you're not up for the challenge. Also slinging "Little Foot" pancake breakfast special.
Star Lake, NY
Public Restrooms, Warming Room, Concessions
PeeWee Hockey Tournament has been cancelled!
3:00-6:00 PM: Free Open Skate (BYO skates)* Time has changed!
7:00 PM: Clifton-Fine Central School Alumni Hockey Game - come cheer them on!*
8:00 AM - Pancake Breakfast till gone...*
11:00 AM Frying Pan Toss Contest - Men's, Women's & Youth divisions with prizes! Entrance Fee $2*
CLIFTON-FINE SCHOOL 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Public Restrooms, Indoor & Outdoor Events, Concessions
- OUTDOORS -
KidZone Outdoor Play
Mini Olympics Events
- INDOORS -
Welcome Center, WOW souvenirs & family meeting place
PTO refreshments/bake sale & WOW raffles
Winter of Wonder Children's Event:
NEW! Teddy Bear Clinic. STEM stations, art projects, mega puzzle painting, Kid's Stage dress-up/pretend play & games
Kid's Puppet Theatre presented by Adirondack Pharmacy and designed/built by the Clifton-Fine Central High School students in Mr Griffin's Construction Systems and Design & Drawing for Production
Additional Thanks to:Clifton-Fine Central School & Board, Clifton-Fine PTO, Deborah Body FNP, Pajama Program, WSKG Watertown & Vaverchak Creative.
STAR LAKE FIRE DEPT: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Jr. Firefighter Course - try on equipment, move through obstacles & see the fire trucks! Special appearance by Smokey Bear with thanks to our local Forest Rangers and DEC at approximately 1:00, 1:45 & 2:30.
WESTERN ADIRONDACK EXHIBIT CENTER (SOS, OLD SCHOOLHOUSE) - Open House 12:00 - 4:00 PM*
Make 'n Take crafts: Create a beaded sun catcher to warm your home! Model train & kid's train on display.
U-B's MERCANTILE/ADIRONDACK LIQUORS:1:00 - 4:00 PM Join us for a tasting of Heron Hill Winery & Black Button Distilling*
WESTERN ADIRONDACK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (A-FRAME ADJACENT TO NICE N EASY)*
4:00 PM - Live Music by the Canton Goldenaires followed by Chicken 'n Biscuit Dinner 4:30 - 6:00 PM ($10 Adults, $6 Kids 6-12, Free Kids 5 & under)
TWIN LAKES On Rte 3 next to Great American* - Music in Evening
CLIFTON-FINE GOLF COURSE - Sunrise to Sunset
X-Country ski, snowshoe & sledding hill. BYO equipment - ski & snowshoe cross snowmobile thru traffic, be alert.
Wanakena, NY & Cranberry Lake, NY Area
PINE CONE GRILL
3:00 PM Pig Roast, Hot Toddies (PCG open at 11:00 AM & playing the Winter Olympics on TV all weekend!)*
OTTO'S ABODE: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM *
Welcome, Schedules & Info, Family Meeting Place
Wanakena Historical Assoc Winter Photography Show with Public Voting
Photography Show winners announced at 4:00 PM
Snow Croquet and Snow Labyrinth outside
RANGER SCHOOL 12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Snow Kickball, Snow Volleyball & Winter Yard games with a bonfire. Pick-up games, bring your crew...challenge your rivals!
3:00 PM Guided group Snowshoe/X-Country Ski on the Peavine Swamp Trail to the Lean-To. Enjoy hot cocoa & a bonfire at the lean-to before heading back on the Oswegatchie River (provided there is safe ice). Limit 13 participants - meet in front of the Ranger School. Some snowshoes available to borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis.
CRANBERRY LAKE FIRE DEPT HALL: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Contra and Square Dancing to live and lively Celtic, Old Time and French Canadian fiddle music. All are welcome. Come dance or just watch and listen. Refreshments & baked goods on donation. Pie Raffle!
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Star Lake, NY
9:00 - 11:00 AM Try Curling sponsored by Deborah Body, FNP at Clifton-Fine Arena (ice & weather-dependent)
Thanks also to the Tupper Lake Civic Center for lending their curling equipment
9:00-11:00 AM, The Haven at Star Lake (Rd off of Lake Rd, Star Lake): Dog Sled presentations by Brian Heft, TrailMark Dog Sled Team - Rides for kids up to 12 on donation. Limited spots - arrive early and get on the list. (Weather-dependent).
OTTO'S ABODE: CLOSED
See you at brunch! Enjoy the outside Snow Croquet and Snow Labyrinth.
Wanakena Historical Assoc Winter Photography Show photos will remain on display February 13 - March 4, 2018
Cranberry Lake, NY
GILBERT TRACT SKI AREA: 9:30 AM - on right, just past the hamlet of Cranberry Lake on Route 3.
Guided snowshoe/cross-country ski of the Gilbert Tract ski loop. This is a very flat and easy ski, a great loop for the entire family. Plan on approximately 2 hours to complete. Limited to 13 participants.
CRANBERRY LAKE FIRE DEPT HALL
Apres-Ski Brunch with Live Music, games & good cheer! 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (food served 10:30-12:30 or until it's gone! Relax with games, hot drinks and pastries until 2pm). Bid on gorgeous centerpieces created & generously donated by Cranberry Lake Artists as well as Clifton-Fine School Garden Club! Mark your calendars for the Cranberry Lake Annual Art Show August 11 & 12th, 2018.
Kid-friendly games, puzzles, coloring available!
BRUNCH: $10 Adult, $2 kids 7-12 or Drinks & Pastries only, Free for kids 6 & under
WOW Souvenirs, Raffles & Silent Auction 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
CLIFTON COMMUNITY CENTER
Clifton Town Museum Open House: 12:00-3:00 PM, main level - Town Historian, Mark Friden available for Q&A
DEC BUILDING, River Rd
SLFD & CLFD Ice Rescue Training Demo - TBD - CHECK IN AT CLFD FIRE HALL! New demonstration - Turbo Draft!
Check out local area trails for snowshoe, x-country ski, snowmobile, photography & birding!
Friday, February 16th, 2018
Light Up the Night Kick-off in Wanakena, NY
Otto's Abode will host the Wanakena Historical Association's Winter Photography Contest* Opening Reception. Public voting on winners, live music by The Mountain Carol at 6 PM. Drinks & snacks inside. Snow croquet, snow labyrinth & a bonfire going outside.* The Wanakena community is invited to decorate their homes/yards with a winter light/sculpture/ice display!
Head over to Pine Cone Grill afterwards for hot toddies, food, live music & a bonfire.*
6:00-8:00 PM, CLIFTON-FINE ARENA, Star Lake: Public Restrooms, Warming Room, Concessions. '90's Skate Party - Free Open Skate (BYO skates). Spinning 90's music. Glow bracelets & necklaces on first come basis!
Winter Waterfall Tour. Explore 6 waterfalls along Tooley Pond Rd with NYS Licensed Guide, Jenn Mays. Total distance hiked between falls ~2.5 mi. Cost: $90/pp $150/couple, (includes snowshoe equipment). Participants provide own drinks, snacks & meals. Reservations required (limit 14): 315-561-0223. For details: firstname.lastname@example.org*
*Events hosted by other organizations, for informational purposes
Lights Across the Wanakena Footbridge
We'll be lighting luminaries across the bridge Friday Night. Reserve at Otto's Abode, Wanakena. $2/ea - limited quantity