Some places settle down during the winter, switching to a slower pace and quieter evenings, hibernating like bears. Hamilton County, one of the most rugged sections of the Adirondacks, doesn't do that. We celebrate winter, play in the snow, glide over the ice, fish for big fat landlocked salmon, sing, dance, and so much more. Winter is a time for fun, for play, and for making great memories with friends and family. These family-friendly events are all great opportunities to spend time celebrating winter in one of the prettiest, most classically rustic areas in the Adirondacks. Visit us and see what you've been missing!
Apres Music at Oak Mountain
Feb. 2, 8, 29; March 21
Take a break from skiing, riding, and chasing your kids down the tubing hill to savor great live music at Oak Mountain, one of the Adirondacks' oldest family-owned ski areas! On select days this winter, the afternoon comes alive with a range of music, from roots rock to classic country and a little bit of acoustic rock classics in between. All apres music events are free and family-friendly!
Snocade in Indian Lake
Feb. 14 - 22
You might need a vacation from your vacation after attending Snocade! Spend part or all of the President’s week break in Indian Lake riding great local trails and joining in other fun activities, including snowmobile time trials, snowshoe outings, crafts for kids young and old, movie nights, a craft show, fireworks, and so much more. The family-friendly week includes cardboard sled races and “kitty kat” snowmobiling for little ones. The week ends with an ice fishing derby on Indian Lake!
Winter Wonderland Week - Long Lake
Feb. 16 - 21
Celebrate snow and ice and everything nice in the Adirondacks in Long Lake at this family-oriented, week-long event. You'll all love skating races, sledding, movie night, arts and crafts activities, ice skating by a toasty bonfire, and so much more! This is a wonderful event for spending time with your loved ones, sharing laughs and adventures.
Inlet's Frozen Fire and Lights
Head to Inlet's scenic Fern Park for a day jam-packed with winter fun indoors and out! Frozen Fire and Lights is a full day of fun, including a free pancake breakfast (sign me up!), cardboard sled races for children, kite decorating and flying on the frozen lake, live music, a wine tasting, a bonfire with treats, and fireworks. Young or old, there's plenty to do at varying speeds. Warm indoor activities include face painting, a book sale, and a make your own stuffed animal workshop. Visitors can also enjoy free sledding, skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing; equipment rentals are available at local outfitter Petals and Pedals.
With so much adventure and fun to be had, you'll need to rest up before you head to Hamilton County for your winter vacation. Bring warm layers and be prepared to enjoy every day, all day. Our winter wonderland is waiting for you.
Start planning your trip today by exploring our overnight options, family-friendly restaurants, and attractions. We're sure you'll find something that's just perfect for you.
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