Many events planned this weekend at Adirondack WhiteOut in Clifton, Cranberry Lake, Wanakena
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 5:20 pm

CLIFTON/FINE -- The annual Adirondack WhiteOut Weekend (WOW) held in the communities of Star Lake, Cranberry Lake and Wanakena is scheduled for Feb. 14-16.

Admission is free to the family event which will feature a variety of outdoor recreation, music and arts, food, crafts, interactive presentations, kids activities, snowmobile-accessible events and more. Some costs will apply for individual events.

The yearly event is staged through 100% volunteer efforts and the generosity of sponsors, donations and fundraising proceeds, said

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The following is a schedule of events:

Friday, Feb. 14

5-9 p.m., Event kickoff in Wanakena. Luminaries will be lit across the historic Wanakena Footbridge. Buy your Luminary at Otto's Abode in Wanakena or at Coffee Fever in Star Lake. Wanakena Historical Association will open its winter sculpture exhibit. Bonfire, Mini Plinko, hot drinks, snow croquet and snow labyrinth. Enjoy the moon & night sky. Ice luminary woods walk down "Lovers Lane" with solar lanterns sponsored by MPOWERD.

5-7 p.m., Ice skate party at Clifton-Fine Arena, Star Lake (BYO skates). The arena will be glowing with party lights & disco balls. Free glow bracelets and edible cookie dough. Sponsored by Deb Body & Family.

All day, Enjoy local snowmobile, cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. Check trail conditions/closures and utilize safe winter practices. Borrow snowshoes from Clifton Community Library with your library card.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Sunrise-sunset, Snow labyrinth, snow croquet hosted by Otto’s Abode in Wanakena; Wanakena Historical Association winter sculptures on display at various locations in Clifton-Fine.

7-11 a.m., Meet Bigfoot at the Bigfoot Pancake Challenge, “Littlefoot” pancake breakfast special hosted by U-B’s Mercantile and Bakery in Oswegatchie. Win your breakfast and a shir. See store for details and rules; a local maple syrup producer will be on-site making maple snow and maple taffy.

8 a.m. Pancake breakfast special hosted by Coffee Fever, Star Lake.

10 a.m. Snowshoe the Lost Pond Trail with the Wild About Fitness Club. Meet at Cranberry Lake Boat Launch parking lot on Columbian Road. Guided .2 miles round trip hike. Updates on snow conditions/storm date of 2/16/20 announced on Facebook page “Wild About Fitness Club – Hiking.” Bring good boots, water, snack, snow shoes if more than 5 inches of snow, ice spikes if indicated. No experience necessary, hot chocolate provided; Clifton Community Library has free snow shoe rentals. Organized by Debra Roberts and Halsey Bagg of the Cranberry Lake Boat Club.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Book and bale sale at Star Lake Community Center, benefiting the Clifton-Fine Senior Citizens Club.

10-2 p.m. Craft and vendor event at the Clifton-Fine Central School in the cafeteria. Food and drinks including hot cocoa. Games will set up in the gym for kids and families to play.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Western Adirondack Exhibit Center/SOS Crafts Event. Barn Quilt raffle (they have several) tickets available throughout the day. Snow craft, pattern block building & board games. Free Hot cocoa, coffee & snacks available.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Snowmobile Scavenger event (or auto). Registration from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $5 at Star Lake American Legion.

11 a.m. Coffee Fever Frying Pan Toss at Coffee Fever, Star Lake, $5 registration with Men, Women & Youth divisions.

11-3 p.m. Laser Tag at SLFD, Star Lake. Donations accepted.

1-4 p.m., Tasting with Heron Hill Winery & Black Button Distilling at Adirondack Liquors/U-B’s Mercantile in Oswegatchie.

2-5 p.m. Horse-drawn carriage rides by Canton Carriage. Park at DEC boat launch, not along the road, on Columbian Road, Cranberry Lake. Dress for the weather. Limited spots available, arrive early.

2-5 p.m. Warm-up with a hot cocoa and Oreo bar at Cranberry Lake Fire Hall. Donations accepted. Play Mini Plinko and win WOW prizes.

Special WhiteOut Weekend extended hours at Stone Manor Diner in Cranberry Lake, open until 6 p.m.

4 p.m. Canton Goldenaires performance at Western Adirondack Presbyterian Church, Star Lake, in the A-frame building next to Circle K Station on the corner of Route 3 and Youngs Road. Free, all ages show. Donations accepted. Chicken ’n biscuit dinner, following Goldenaires performance, $10 adults, $6 kids 12 & under, free for kids 5 & under.

5 p.m. (Dusk), Ride-Ski-Snowshoe-In Movie showing of "Smokey and the Bandit" at American Legion Post 1539, Star Lake (right on snowmobile trail). Help set a Guinness world record for snowmobile-in movie; $5 registration per sled to be counted. Application lists 100 sleds. Movie showing is free. Concessions available.

6-8 p.m. Open ice skating at Clifton-Fine Arena, Star Lake. Free, BYO skates. Party lights and music.

6:30-9 p.m. Clifton-Fine Lions Club presents Bear Dance Contra featuring local musicians Rick Kovacs, Riczi Kovacs, Jamie Savage, Doug Riley and caller Angie Oliver. Cranberry Lake Fire Hall, Route 3, Cranberry Lake. Free, donations kindly accepted. Beginners welcome. Thank you to Rick Kovacs for volunteering his talent. Play Mini Plinko and win WOW prizes.

6:30-9 p.m. Kids Mac 'n Cheese Party, Crafts & More at Clifton Community Center, Community Room, lower level. Free, adult-supervised fun. Winter games, puppet theatre, bear-themed craft, woodland animal wood cookie painting, food and drinks. Prizes and giveaways. Donations kindly accepted.

6:30-10:30 p.m. DJ Virgil will play at the American Legion Post 1539, 264 Benson Mines Road, Star Lake.

All day: Enjoy local snowmobile, cross-country ski & snowshoe trails. Check trail conditions and closures and utilize safe winter practices. Borrow snowshoes from Clifton Community Library with your library card.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Sunrise-sunset, Snow croquet and snow labyrinth at Wanakena Center, Wanakena, free; Wanakena Historical Association Winter Sculptures at various locations in Clifton-Fine, free.

1-3 p.m. Open ice skating, BYO skates at C-F Arena, Star Lake, free.

7 p.m. Lantern hike/snowshoe on Peavine Swamp Trail to the Lean-To. Join the WOW Committee for a celebration hike, s'mores and a bonfire. Meet at the Peavine Swamp trail entrance in front of SUNY ESF Ranger School, Wanakena. Free.

All day, Enjoy local snowmobile, cross-country ski & snowshoe trails. Check trail conditions/closures and utilize safe winter practices. Borrow snowshoes from Clifton Community Library with your library card.