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Adirondack Snowshoe Fest

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Adirondack Snowshoe Fest

After hosting the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships, Saranac Lake leveraged this international experience to host a new snowshoe weekend called Adirondack Snowshoe Fest.

SARANAC LAKE: WE CALL IT HOME, YOU'LL CALL IT UNFORGETTABLE Snowshoeing at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center and the Paul Smith’s College VIC offers two different, uniquely Adirondack experiences.

Dewey’s trails twist and turn up the gentle slopes of the mountain, which is a short drive from downtown, while the base lodge provides a cozy meeting space for toe warming and friend making. The VIC is an Adirondack sampler — you’ll pass through every ecosystem in our forests except high alpine tundra as you explore the extensive trail network. The wide, well-marked paths skirt ponds, dip through open forest, and cross wetlands on boardwalks. You’ll love the scenery as much as the adventure!

In Saranac Lake, the excitement doesn’t end where the pavement begins. Book a room at Hotel Saranac and put yourself in the heart of downtown, where you’ll have access to a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. We’re talking diners and fine dining; souvenirs, books, pickles, and games; and art galleries and live music, all tucked within a highly walkable downtown that's surrounded by lakes and mountains.

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, Feb. 22 at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center:

7 - 9 p.m. Snowshoe (and Ski) Jam! Featuring music from Andy Walkow and food from Origin Coffee Saturday, Feb. 23 at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center:

10 a.m. Guided snowshoe tour 11 a.m. Registration opens 1 p.m. 10KM Race & 5KM Shoe-Be-Doo Race 3 p.m. Awards ceremony 2:30 p.m. Chili in the lodge Mid-day Children's Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt Mid-day Marshmallow Roast and Hot Chocolate Sunday, Feb. 24 at Paul Smith's College VIC:

10 a.m. Naturalist led snowshoe tour 10 a.m. Registration opens 10:30 a.m. Race (5km) 10:30 a.m. Race (15km) 1 p.m. Awards ceremony 2 p.m. Naturalist led snowshoe tour

All Day Snowshoe Obstacle Course All Day Build-your-own snowshoe kits with Paul Smith’s College Students Mid-day Children's Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt Mid-day Marshmallow Roast and Hot Chocolate 5km Snowshoe Race

Racers will start and finish at the VIC, racing clockwise around the Heron Marsh. The course passes through gorgeous stands of hard and softwood forests, across a bog, and over a waterfall!

15km Snowshoe Race

The 15km course follows the 5km course route for the first lap, and goes the distance for our endurance racers. The course manages some serious hill climbs and passes by some beautiful winter vistas.

Registration for all events can be found here. 18 and under are FREE!

Event Details

    Feb. 23, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM