2015-2016 Winter Events

As the cold sets in you may want to bundle up and wait the winter out - but then you would miss out on so many great events going on in the heart of the Adirondacks! From ice fishing to snowmobiling to winter festivals, there are so many things to choose from! (Click on each event name for more information)


American Snowmobiler Dynotech Research Shoot Out - December 11

Returning to Inlet, this is a huge event with races starting at 11am! The Ole Barn will be hosting a lunch buffet with a live telecast and audio from the race track!

Inlet Barnstormers poker run - January 22-23

Stop by any sponsor to pick up your card, then visit as many sponsors as possible! Bring your stamped card to Daikers by 5:15 pm on Saturday, January 23rd. Each hand played costs $10. Play for your chance to win!

Adirondack Ice Bowl Pond Hockey Tournament - January 28-31

This 3-day tournament is filled with fun things to do! With games to watch, on-ice concessions, an ice bar, shanty grill, and live music you are guaranteed to have a blast!

Adirondack Ice Bowl Pond Hockey

Frozen Fire and Lights Festival - February 27

Get warm by the bonfire, build a ride for the cardboard sled race, make your own stuffed animal, have your face painted at the Inlet Town Hall, or set off on the Kitty Cat Fun Runs - wow, there are so many fun activities to participate in! The festival will conclude with fireworks, followed by a wine and chocolate sampling at Matt's Draft House and live music at The Woods Inn!

Cardboard Race Frozen Fire and Lights

Long Lake/ Raquette Lake

Feelin' Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge - January 2

Take a dip if you dare! ( Or just spectate...)

Moonlighter's Winter Carnival - January 16

Come check out the snowmobile parade and the crowning of Long Lake's King and Queen! Enjoy events throughout the day including the Cardboard Box Derby, snowball golf, the ladies frying pan toss, and more. End the night viewing a stunning fireworks display!

Moonlighter's Winter Carnival

Snowmobile Trail Rally and Scavenger hunt - January 30

Come take part in the 1st Annual Snowmobile Trail Rally and Scavenger Hunt! Follow a set of silly rules to find clues and complete the tasks for your chance to win cash prizes!

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival - February 13

A full day of fun winter events! There will be a Snowshoe Relay, Snow Dodge Ball, Tug-O-War, and more with a bonfire all day!Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

Lake Eaton Fishing Derby - February 13

With a $25 entry fee, take your chance at winning cash prizes for Trout and Land Locked Salmon!

Lake Eaton Fishing Derby Long Lake

Kid's Ice Fishing Derby - March 5

Kids under 15 can fish Long Lake, Lake Eaton or South Pond for pike, perch, and trout for cash prizes! Tip ups and lines in at 9 am, weigh in at 3pm at Geiger Arena.


Snowmobile Hill Climbs at Oak Mountain - December 5

The races start at noon and last all day. Come check out the sleds racing up hill all while competing for cash prizes.

Hill Climbs Oak Mountain

Holiday Fair at Oak Mountain - December 11

Featuring Holiday crafts for sale, live reindeer, children's book readings, and Jolly Old Saint Nick himself! There is fun here for the whole family!

Oak Mountain Holiday Fair

Kid's Fun on the Run race at Oak Mountain - December 26

A fun competition for kids to show off their skiing or snowboarding skills!

New Year's Eve Celebration at Oak Mountain- December 31

Fireworks, a Torchlight Parade and Live Music in the Acorn Pub!

Fireworks New Years Eve Oak Mountain

Annual Polar Plunge - January 1

Come join in the annual tradition on New Year's Day! As the noon firehouse alarm sounds, rush into the icy waters... or watch from dry land!

Polar Plunge Speculator

Ride for the Cure - January 30

Join the Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club to help raise money for a good cause! This will be their 3rd Annual Ride, with over $12,000 raised last year!

Oak Runner Snowshoe Race - February 6

Strap on your snowshoes and take a hike up, down, and around Oak Mountain! Take your pick of the 10k or 5k for adults, and sign up your younger family members for a 1k kids fun race!

Oak Runner Snowshoe

Winter Carnival at Oak Mountain - February 13

Come take part in a day full of fun winter games! And don't miss the crowning of Oak Mountain's Royalty! End the day with Live Music from 7-11 in the Acorn pub!

Big Dummy Air at Oak Mountain - February 20

A hilarious tradition at Oak Mountain! Build your own dummy and attach it to your choice of skis or snowboard and send it sailing over a jump! $25 to enter and a cash prize for the winner!

Famous Cardboard Race at Oak Mountain - March 5

Make a cardboard racer and then make your way down the mountain! Several catergories to participate in and win!

Pond skimming at Oak Mountain - March 19

Dress in your best costume and do your best to make is across the homemade "swimming pool" on your skis or snowboard! It's a toss up if it's more fun to watch or participate!Pondskimming Oak Mountain

Indian Lake

Central Adirondack ice Fishing Contest - January 16

Spend your day on Lake Adirondack Ice Fishing! There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes for both Northern Pike and perch.

Central Adk Ice Fishing Contest

Snocade - February 12-21

Don't miss out on Indian Lake's week-long celebration of all things winter! Events include snowmobiling, tours, dining, racing and more!

Snocade Indian Lake

Winterfest - February 12-14

Coinciding with Snocade is Indian Lake's Winterfest! This year marks the festivals 31st anniversary and they will celebrate with a "Fabulous 50's!" theme. There will be poker runs, bake-offs, craft fairs, snow horseshoes, and more, there will be so much to see and do for all ages.

B.A.D. Snowshoe Softball Tournament - February 27

This fun event is a charity softball tournament held to benefit the Northeast Kidney Foundation and the PKD Foundation. Come out to Benton Field to play or spectate and show your support!

B.A.D. Snowshoe Softball

Full Schedule of Events!

With so much to do this winter here in the heart of the Adirondacks, make sure you come visit! Stop for a night or two - check here for your lodging reservations! And while we are talking about reservations, make some for dinner too! 

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