We have a few updates on what to expect with Winterfest in Lake George, suggestions for winter activities and upcoming events in the meantime, and there’s some local news to brush up on.
Some Lake George Winterfest Updates
More information is rolling out all the time for Lake George Winterfest, the COVID-friendly replacement of the Lake George Winter Carnival for 2021.
The event will take place each weekend in February and will include socially-distanced outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and fat tire biking, along with local dining and lodging specials, horse-drawn carriage rides, and hot cocoa stations. There will be a wristband for participants to get in on the fun. Click through to the event website for more details!
Winter fun in the meantime: Crandall Park is frozen over and open for ice skating! (Note: There are no rentals.) There’s also a sledding hill at the park, pictured above. And, if you’re looking to cross-country ski or snowshoe, The Inside Edge Ski & Bike Shop offers rentals and they’re close to the trails at Cole’s Woods.
More Upcoming Events in Glens Falls & Queensbury
Opening Reception Show at LARAC
Featured artist Valeria Orozco is the shining star of the upcoming Opening Reception Show at LARAC, slated to take place Friday, January 15. She’s known for the thick application of paint and romanticized landscapes and objects.
Gurney Lane Fat Tire Bike Day
The third annual Gurney Lane Fat Tire Bike Day is on as scheduled for Sunday, January 24. There will be a 5K snowshoe race followed by a day of fat tire riding and racing.
Heated Outdoor Dining Is Available in the North Country & Capital Region
We recently reported on The Queensbury Hotel’s igloos, pictured above, but more area restaurants have announced heated outdoor igloos, porches, or tents for the season, and you can check out options from Lake George to Albany here.
You Can Help the Charles R. Wood Theater Fill Their Seats
The Charles R. Wood Theater has now been closed for approximately 300 days. The Glens Falls theater has initiated a Fill Our Seats Campaign, where you can donate a “seat” which can say your name, a business name, or you can honor a loved one. Check out woodtheater.org/fillourseats for more.
Check Out Some Glens Falls Good News (And Good Food)
Queensbury Restaurant Feeds Frontline Workers
Farmstead Flatbread, one of the top pizzerias in the area, deserves a major shoutout for providing meals to healthcare workers and first responders during the pandemic. The plan is to deliver food to those deserving each Friday.
“We wanted to do something for those that have been working tirelessly during the pandemic, and who wouldn’t love a little pizza in their life!” owner Jane Sutton said in a statement on the restaurant’s GoFundMe page.
You can donate to their great cause and read more about it at their GoFundMe fundraiser. (They also have phenomenal wood-fired pizza you might want to order for your next takeout night.)
South Glens Falls Barbershop Raises Funds & More for Leukemia Patient
Chris Maiello of Maiello’s Barbershop in South Glens Falls recently hosted an all-day fundraiser that consisted of video messages to leukemia patient Landon Groves from some special celebrities: Susan Gallagher of Cobra Kai and Sean Kanan of The Karate Kid 3. All haircut proceeds from the event went to the Groves family for Landon’s treatment.
- News10ABC: Barber shop benefits Leukemia patient with help from ‘Cobra Kai,’ ‘Karate Kid’ actors