VIC to host Ski and Snowshoe Festival

PAUL SMITHS - On Saturday, Jan. 16, the Visitor Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths will once again host a variety of winter activities at its 10th Annual Chili Ski and Snowshoe Festival. The festival will take place between 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Paul Smiths VIC which is located 12 miles north of Saranac Lake on NYS Route 30.

The Chili Ski and Snowshoe Festival is an annual event packed with activity. Programs include snowshoe walks, winter camping and ice fishing demonstrations by Blue Line Sport Shop. A "snow cream" making workshop will be held for kids. Later in the day you can even relax in the VIC's theater and watch the full length animated feature, "Ice Age." Admission to the Festival and all of its activities is free. A Chili and Corn Bread lunch will be available for purchase.

This year's Festival is once again being sponsored by the Adirondack Park Institute (API), the "friends group" for the VICs, with generous support from area businesses including Adirondack Artisan Catering, Bear Essentials and the Blue Line Sport Shop.

For a program schedule and a full list of event sponsors, check the VIC website, www.adkvic.org, or call the VIC at 327-3000.

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