Baby, It’s Not Too Cold Outside, But Oh What Fun!

  The Fun Factor at  C&C Snowmobile Tours, Run by CRaig Kennedy  

 

The Fun Factor at  C&C Snowmobile Tours, Run by CRaig Kennedy

 

There are dozens of activities to get you out from under that warm blanket and away from that fire this weekend in and around Schroon and the North Country. Here are a few suggestions.

Need some warm, winter gear, at hugely discounted prices?. Curtis Lumber, one of our advertisers, is having a massive 40 per cent off sale only at their Schroon Lake location. (Check out their ad on the right rail of our website.)

 

For winter fun close to town, there’s no better place to be than at the Town Ski Tow, where tubers, old school sledder, skiers and snowboarders come for some fast – but brief – down hill action. Hours and Rules: Saturday and  Sunday 11am  - 4 pm, Winter Break: Feb 14 – 22. For more information call 518-532-7737 x 11 Monday - Friday

 

With Schroon's Old Towne Store closed for the season, The Adirondack General Store in the Hamlet of Adirondack is your go to spot to buy all things Schroon Lake -- from signs to Hoodies. Oh, and did we mention they're developing a kick ass menu that has locals returning time after time. From a hearty breakfast to amazing soups and more at lunch, this is must stop during any season.  And on Monday (February 16th.) there's their first annual "Art of Pizza Challenge"  with 8 teams competing! So come and join in the fun for $1 a slice with all proceeds going to the Horicon Food Pantry!

Bring your skates and sticks for a pick up ice hockey game at the Town’s Ice Skating Rink, next to the Hudson Headwaters Health Building.

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For last minute accommodations check out the Schroon Lake Place, conveniently located in downtown. The Schroon Place is also an excellent choice to stay during the Annual Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club Ice Fishing Tournament.

Be a romantic and take a sleigh ride with your partner, withe our friends at Circle B's Ranch! dave money with our special  Schroon Laker.com coupon.

Build a snowman! There’s so much of the white stuff around, take advantage of it, like the Maisonville family has done in previous years.

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Ever thought about owning your own piece of the Adirondacks? There are some amazing camps, homes and properties for sale right now, in what is a buyers market. Call the excellent realtor Brooke Clarke.

 

  The Best Blueberry pancakes at Piitkins will bow your mind. Image courtesy Marcia Toner

 

The Best Blueberry pancakes at Piitkins will bow your mind. Image courtesy Marcia Toner

There are plenty of good eats this weekend including  Sticks and Stone’s Valentine’s Day specials, the amazing blueberry pancakes at Pitkins, eggs at Shirely's, great pizza at Alpine and DeCesare’s and fine pub grub at Flanagan’s. Witherbee’s Carriage House is also featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu and be sure to join in the fun at the Timberwolf Pub and the Black Bear in Pottersville.

  Amazing steaks and more at sticks & stones

 

Amazing steaks and more at sticks & stones


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Warm up in the PDX tasting room this weekend. The brewery has special hours for the Presidents Day-Winter Break: Friday, from 4 pm - 7pm, Saturday,  11am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm and Monday, 11am – 4pm.

The Schroon Lake Library will feature two movies Saturday. Details are here.

Bundle up and take a walk on our areas Lakes. Visit with the ice fishermen and women and see how they do it. It’s a great activity for kids.

 

Take a snowmobile ride with Craig Kennedy, best known as the co-owner of the Schroon Lake Marina, who also has a winter sledding business. Reservations are strongly suggested. More info, here!

Escape the cold and check out the work of some truly talented local artists at Anthony Ruiz's Giant Mountain Gallery featuring their Winter Warmers Exhibit. More than 20 artists and more than 170 works will be a part of this show. 

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Give snow shoeing a shot at the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves!

Take a road trip to the Saranac Winter Festival, which is getting rave reviews this year for another amazing ice castle. Saturday is their annual parade. Click here for the full program. And our  beloved Gore Mountian, is enjoying a bonza year – all of the Mountain’s lifts and trials are open!!!.