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Adirondack Snowshoe Fest Feb. 23-24

SARANAC LAKE –  Two years ago, Saranac Lake hosted the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships, with its Shoe-Be-Do 5K and world class races.

This Adirondack village continues to build on this international experience by hosting its second snowshoe weekend, dubbed the Adirondack Snowshoe Fest, set for Feb. 23-24.

“Through hard work and extraordinary volunteerism, Saranac Lake became highly regarded in the snowshoe community, and now we want to leverage our brand to boost local tourism,” said Saranac Lake Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau.

The 2017 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships attracted more than 400 competitors from over 15 nations.

The annual Shoe-Be-Doo 5K fun walk or run for families and individuals has free registration for 18 and under, thanks to Adirondack Health sponsorship for all kids.

The tentative schedule for the 2019 Adirondack Snowshoe Fest follows:

Friday, Feb. 22 at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center

7 to 9 p.m.: Snowshoe (and Ski) Jam! Featuring music from Andy Walkow and food from Origin Coffee

Saturday, Feb. 23 at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center

10 a.m.: Guided snowshoe tour

11 a.m.: Registration opens

1 p.m.: 10KM Race & 5KM Shoe-Be-Doo Race

3 p.m.: Awards ceremony

All day: Chili in the lodge

Mid-day: Children’s Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt

Mid-day: Marshmallow Roast and Hot Chocolate

Sunday, Feb. 24 at Paul Smith’s College VIC

10 a.m.: Naturalist led snowshoe tour

10 a.m.: Registration opens

10:30 a.m.: Race (5km)

10:30 a.m.: Race (15km)

12 to 2:30 p.m.: Chili in the lodge

1 p.m.: Awards ceremony

2 p.m.: Naturalist led snowshoe tour

All day: Snowshoe Obstacle Course

All day: Build-your-own snowshoe kits with Paul Smith’s College Students

Mid-day: Children’s Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt

Mid-day: Marshmallow Roast and Hot Chocolate

Register now at www.eventbee.com/v/adksnowshoefest/event?eid=161762054#/tickets.

Children 18 and under are admitted for free.

For more information, visit, www.AdkSnowshoeFest.com.

The same weekend, the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce will host the Brewski at the Tupper Lake Country Club’s cross-country ski trails in Tupper Lake on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information on Brewski, visit www.tupperlake.com/events/the-brewski.

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