Snocade - Indian Lake's Annual Winter Festival

Spend Presidents Day Week with the Town of Indian Lake during its annual winter fest – SNOCADE. The town celebrates all things related to winter featuring Cardboard Sled & Kayak Races (2/18), Kitty Kat Snowmobile Races (2/19) Ice Carving Demonstrations (2/20), horse drawn wagon rides, dog sled rides, ice skating, and grand finale event featuring music, Hot Cocoa Bar, S’mores, and Fireworks (2/25). Activities are weather dependent and locations vary, so please visit www.indianlakeadk.com/events for the most recent updates.

Saturday, February 18

7-10am- Breakfast at Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department (ILVFD) with choice of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, home fries, coffee, and juice.
10-11pm-Ice Lantern Workshop The Library will demonstrate how to create beautiful lanterns from water, snow, and ice. Several samples will be available to view, and participants will have access to materials they can use to make their own lantern at home. Participants will be encouraged to display their finished creations at the annual “Light Up the Library” party Wednesday 2/22 at 6:00PM
10am-2:30pm- Friends of the Indian Lake Library Book & Bake Sale located at the Indian Lake Town Hall, 117 Pelon Rd
11:30am-8pm- Lunch & Dinner Specials at the Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern & Liquor Store, 6296 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5115
4-7pm- Happy Hour Drink Specials at The Bear Trap, 6453  NYS Route 30 (518)648-5341
4-8pm- Baked Potato Dinner at the American Legion hosted by the Snowarriors

Sunday, February 19

7-11am- Breakfast at Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department with choice of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, home fries, coffee, and juice.
10am–2:30pm Friends of the Indian Lake Library Book & Bake Sale,  Indian Lake Town Hall located at 117 Pelon Road.
11:30am-8pm- Lunch & Dinner Specials at the Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern & Liquor Store, 6296 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5115
Noon-4pm- Kitty Kat Snowmobile Races at the Indian Lake Little League Field, Benton Rd
4-7pm- Happy Hour Drink Specials at The Bear Trap, 6453  NYS Route 30 (518)648-5341
7pm- Family Feud at the Indian Lake Theater

Monday, February 20

10am- Cold Water Rescue Demonstration- Water Department on Chain Lake Rd. ILVFD and NYS DEC will demonstrate how to rescue a person or animal from cold water (Weather permitting)
2pm- Ice Carving Demonstration by The Ice Farm (theicefarm.com), Town of Indian Lake Welcome Center, 6132 NYS Route 28
5-7pm- Dinner Special with Free Drink at the Bear Trap, 6453 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5341

Tuesday, February 21

8am-4pm- Free NYS Snowmobile Safety Course taught by state certified instructors from the Hamilton County Sherriff Department, Byron Park, 117 Pelon Rd. Pre-registration is required, class size may be limited.
10:30-11:30am- Craft & Story Hour at the Indian Lake Library. Following the Story of "A Lot of Otters", kids will be able to make a cool otter craft to take home. This program is for families with toddlers through elementary ages. Older and younger siblings welcome to attend too.
2-4pm- Upcycled Glass Vessel Lantern Workshop Using upcycled and new glass jars and bottles, participants will great frost textured lanterns illuminated with either fairy lights or tea candles. Rustic trimmings will be provided to put an Adirondack finishing touch to each creation. This program is for adults and teens. Registration is required. Please call or visit the Indian Lake Library (518)648-5444
4-7pm- Happy Hour at McSweeney's Irish Pub, 6303 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5832
5-7pm- Dinner Special with Free Drink at the Bear Trap, 6453 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5341

Wednesday, February 22

11am- Guided Snowshoe Hike- Snowshoe experience exploring the two new hike/bike trails at the Ski Hut. Trail One connects the Ski Hut/Hill and meanders through the woods ending at Crow Hill Road. Trail two begins at the Ski Hut/Hill and crosses three ski hills and climbs to the top of the ski hill offering views of the High Peaks.
11:30am-8pm- $1 off Drink Special available at the Bar only, Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern & Liquor Store, 6296 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5115
2-4pm- Spa Day at the Library Learn how to create three simple and all-natural spa treatment essentials: beeswax lip balm, fizzing bath bombs, and invigorating body scrub. The Indian Lake Library will provide all the supplies participants will need to create a great sample of pampering products to soothe winter weary skin. This program is for adults and teens. Registration is required. Please call or visit the Indian Lake Library (518)648-5444
5-7pm- Dinner Special with Free Drink at the Bear Trap, 6453 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5341
6-7pm- 4th Annual "Light up the Library" Party Join us at the Indian Lake Library for a family-friendly celebration of wonderful winter in Indian Lake! Outside there will be s’mores to roast and cider to enjoy while admiring the beautiful ice lanterns created by community members [Learn how to make ice lanterns Saturday Feb. 18, 10-11]. Attendees can vote for the lanterns they like best! Inside there will be stories, songs, activities for kids, a scavenger hunt, and take and make craft kits. Registration is not required, but an RSVP is appreciated to help us prep kits and snacks, please call (518) 648-5444.

Thursday, February 23

10:30-11:30am- Craft & Story Hour at the Indian Lake Library. Following the Story of "The Snow Globe Family", kids will be able to make a snow globe ornament to take home. This program is for families with toddlers through elementary ages. Older and younger siblings welcome to attend too.
11:30am-8pm- Lunch & Dinner Specials at the Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern & Liquor Store, 6296 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5115
Noon- 4pm Horse Drawn Wagon Rides A Time to Remember Carriage & Sleigh Rides. Location TBD
2-4pm- Paper Flower Workshop from Upcycles Books Participants will learn the art of making paper roses from upcycled book pages and brighten their winter décor with dreams of spring around the corner. All supplies will be provided. This program is for adults and teens; and registration is required to reserve materials and space for participants; please call or stop by the Indian Lake Library (518) 648- 5444.
5-7pm- Dinner Special with Free Drink at the Bear Trap, 6453 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5341
7pm- Chalice of Malice- A Murder Mystery Event produced by Gem Radio, sponsored by The Town of Indian Lake, at the Indian Lake Theater,13 E. Main Street. More details to follow.

Friday, February 24

10:30-11:15am- Super Fun Story Time at the Indian Lake Library Join us for our regularly scheduled baby and toddler story time fun! We have stories, songs, and activities to encourage learning through play and community. This week's theme is "Fun in the Snow" with a big snowy sensory bin full of arctic animals, a snow person puppet station, and an indoor snowball toss to work on motor skills.
11:30am-8pm- Lunch & Dinner Specials at the Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern & Liquor Store, 6296 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5115
1-4pm- Cardboard Sled & Kayak Races at Ski Hill/Hut with cookies and hot cocoa after the event. Sleds must be made with cardboard, paint, wax, and tape. Kayaks may be decorated in a similar style. Prizes for sled/kayak include Fastest, Best Effort, Best Design, and Best Wipe Out per age division. All ages welcome. Please note pre-registration is required to determine age divisions by calling (518) 648-5828 or development@indianlakeadk.com no later than 2/17/2023 by 3PM. If you are unable to pre-register, you must arrive at the Ski Hut between Noon and 12:30 PM to register otherwise entries will not be accepted.
4-7pm- Happy Hour Drink Specials at The Bear Trap, 6453  NYS Route 30 (518)648-5341 
5pm- Paint & Sip with Briana of Brushtrokes, Mountain View Adventures Cafe, 6627 NYS Route 30. Registration will be requires. (518)648-5120 

Saturday, February 25 Grand Finale Day

5-7am- Snowcade Breakfast Sandwich & Bait Special Mountain View Adventures Café , 6627 NYS Rte. 30.Grab a sandwich and bait before you head out for the Fishing Derby. (518) 648-5120
7am-3pm- Ice Fishing Derby on Indian Lake sponsored by Indian Lake/ Blue Mountain Lake Fish & Game Club Association. Registration information available online at www.indianlakefishandgame.com or www.indianlakeadk.com.
10am-4pm- Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Snocade Craft Fair, Indian Lake Central School 6345 NYS Route 30 Call (518) 648-5112
11:30am- 8pm- Lunch & Dinner Specials at the Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern & Liquor Store, 6296 NYS Route 30 (518)648-5115
Noon- 3pm Snowarriors Meet & Greet on Lewey Lake, Route 30
4-7pm- Snocade Grand Finale Event Live music at the Ski Hut/Hill with Tim Rodrigue and Norm Allen while you enjoy complimentary ice skating, bonfire, hot cocoa bar, s’mores, glow necklaces and more! Followed by FIREWORKS!!!!
4-7pm- Happy Hour Drink Specials at The Bear Trap, 6453  NYS Route 30 (518)648-5341