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Winterfest at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will be hosting a day of fun activities to celebrate getting outdoors in winter. The events will all take place at Camp Saratoga on Scout Road in Wilton. The day will kick-off with the 15th Annual Camp Saratoga 8k Snowshoe Race which is part of the Dion Winter Series. On-site registration will begin at 9:15 and the race begins at 10:30. For more information on the race, go to www.saratogastryders.com.
With the recent snow, the trails will be in great shape and the Preserve & Park will be renting out snowshoes and cross country skis from 10:00 am with the last rentals needing to be returned by 3:00 pm. There are a range of sizes from toddlers through adult, so the whole family can get out together to enjoy some winter fun. Rentals are $5.00 per person or free to members of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.
Activities during Winterfest will include a bonfire with hot cocoa and s’mores, an animal tracking walk beginning at noon, and a winter tree walk beginning at 1:00. There will be activities in the Winter Lodge beginning at 1:30. These will include an animal track activity, a display on animals of the Preserve & Park, and a trees-in-winter nature craft. There will also be an ice fishing display and information in the Winter Lodge beginning at 1:30. The display will include old ice fishing equipment and modern rigs. There will be information on different kinds of rigs and bait for different kinds of fish. This is perfect for anyone who has questions about ice fishing and is looking to get answers about the hows and whys. The day will finish with a snowman building contest at 2:00 by the Winter Lodge. All of the Snowmen will be judged and the prizes announced at 3:00 at the end of Winterfest.
For more information, please call the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at [email protected] For up-to-date trail conditions or program information, please visit the Preserve & Park’s website at www.wiltonpreserve.org The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a non-profit organization that conserves ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreation.