Join us January 26th, from 11-3 at
Gilbert Lake State Park in Laurens, NY.

Info about this Event:

This is a FREE event with fun for the whole family!
Last year we had over 500 people attend this fun event, make sure you don't miss it this year!


11:30 - Guide Led Beginner Snowshoe Hike around the lake - Starts at Briggs Lodge - Led by Jeff from OCCA
TBA - Guide Led Beginner Cross-Country Skiing - starts at Briggs Lodge
 - Guide Led Beginner Snowshoe Hike around the lake - Starts at Briggs Lodge - Led by Jeff from OCCA
TBA - Snowshoe and Cross-Country Demos - Near Briggs Lodge
11-3 - Drinks and lunch items by Cabana Coffee - They will have hot drinks and Chicken Speedies avilable!
11-3 - Self Guided Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing - There will be multiple trails open for self guided snowshoeing & cross-country skiing
11-3 - Sledding - behind Briggs Lodge 
11-3 - ADK informational sessions
11-3 - Animal Identification Information Table - Briggs Lodge
11-3 - Winter camping demo - outside Briggs Lodge
11-3 - Warm up by the Fire  - Multiple fire locations. (Camp fire locations: inside Briggs Lodge, outside Briggs Lodge)
11-3 - Crafts for Kids - Located in Briggs Lodge 

What should I bring to this event?

* Bring the whole family for a day full of fun!

*Warm Winter Gear

*Your own Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and Sledding Gear
(we will have a limited supply available to try, but we encourage you to bring your own, if you have it).

*Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. We will have multiple campfires
so feel free to bring your own items to cook up (we encourage s'more making)!

We will also have heated restrooms again this year for your convenience.

What if we don't have snow?
We will still have the event if there is no snow. This event will only be canceled if the roads are closed or for extreme cold weather.
In place of the Guide Led Snowshoe and Cross-Country Skiing, we will having Guide Led Walking Hikes.
We will still have campfires, a winter camping demo, animal tracking hike, snacks/drinks,
crafts for the kids, and a snowshoe and cross-country demo area (to try on gear and see how it works).

A special thanks to the following sponsors:
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Gilbert Lake State Park
Susquehanna Chapter ADK