Frosty Forest at Green Lakes

 

DSC_0387Green Lakes State Park has created something magical with their Frosty Forest that takes place from 1 to 8:30 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 23. Experience the forest and all the winter activities including following the clues to find frosty, building your own snow sculpture, a ride through the forest by a horse drawn sleigh, show off your carving skills with the ice sculpture contest, take a break and warm up by the fire and take a stroll under the stars at their moonlight snowshoe. Refreshments will be available in the Old Administration Building. If it’s too cold for you – sit by the fire and relax with a movie at 2 p.m. Vendors will be selling their treats at 4 p.m. Frosty Forest is free with a suggested donation of one non-perishable food item per car that will be given to a local food pantry. How can you go wrong with that? You get to have a fun day with the family experiencing the beauty of Green Lakes and helping someone in need. Green Lakes is located 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville. For more information, call 315-637-6111.

 

Activities

 

Find Frosty
1 p.m. – Hunt for the hidden Frosty. The first clue will be given at 1 p.m. and then every half hour after that. Clues can be found on the white board in Green Lakes, Twitter, Facebook page or just listen for them on the PA system in the beach area of the park. The person who finds Frosty and turns it in will receive a $50 gift card

 

Snow Sculpture Contest
Build a snowman or other snow sculpture between 1 – 4 p.m. in the beach area. Judges will review sculptures at 4:15 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. Top four sculptures win a $25 gift card! Food coloring is okay to bring to color your sculpture. If no snow, build with sand!

 

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Take a ride through the winter wonderland at Green Lakes on a horse drawn trolley. Rides are from 1 – 4 p.m.

 

Ice Sculpture
1 – 2 p.m. Watch the carving of our Frosty Forest Ice Throne. After it if finished, put on a crown and sit on the throne for a wintery photo op!

 

Refreshments
2 p.m. Old Administration Building will open up with refreshments and hot cocoa. Warm up at one of the fireplaces while watching a movie. Starting at 4 p.m. vendors will be available for purchasing food.

 

Bonfire
5 p.m. On the beach

 

Moonlight Snowshoe
6:30 pm. Registration is required if you want to borrow snowshoes – limited availability (315-637-6111). If there is no snow or the trail is packed down, plan for a hike instead. Meet at the Boathouse near the West Beach Parking lot.

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