Saranac Lake to host snowshoe festival

By on December 18, 2017


That event attracted more than 400 competitors from over 15 nations, even though it was nearly cancelled because of warm weather. (Photo by Jackaranga - self-made from Image:New York blank.svg, GFDL)
That event attracted more than 400 competitors from over 15 nations, even though it was nearly cancelled because of warm weather. (Photo by Jackaranga – self-made from Image:New York blank.svg, GFDL)

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — The Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake got a taste of snowshoe racing early this year and now has created its own event.

The Adirondack Snowshoe Fest
(https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackSnowshoeFest/ ) is set for late
February as the area tries to promote its brand to boost local
tourism a year after it hosted the 2017 World Snowshoe
Championships.

That event attracted more than 400 competitors from over 15 nations, even though it was nearly cancelled because of warm weather.

Adirondack Snowshoe Fest organizers are putting together a two-day weekend event package in hopes that many participants will decide to stay overnight. The festival will feature a series of races for all skill levels plus entertainment options.