Beat winter blahs at Crawford Lake

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The key to banishing the winter blahs is to dress in layers, add a pair of warm boots and get outside, according to Conservation Halton.

Rosy cheeks, a red nose and a big smile are the perfect accessories for any winter ensemble and you can get yours at Crawford Lake's annual Snowflakes and Snowsnakes Festival, Sunday, February 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Try out a pair of snowshoes or experience the thrill of racing a "Snowsnake" down an icy track in a traditional Iroquoian game. If you get hungry, gather around the fire for a free marshmallow roast.

Visitors can also hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski (rentals available) on the 19km of trails in the park.

When it's time to warm up, join staff in a reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian longhouse to listen to legends around the fire, or visit with local artists as they create pieces inspired by winter's beauty. Free craft-making, kids' discovery hunts and a raffle will also be part of the festivities.

The Crawford Lake gift shop and BBQ makes the perfect final stop.

Best of all, every dollar spent stays in the park to help support conservation.

Admission for this special event is $6 per person (children 4 and under are free).

Crawford Lake is located on the corner of Guelph Line and Steeles Avenue, approximately 20 km north of the QEW and 5 km south of the 401.

For more information call 905-854-0234 or visit online at www.conservationhalton.on.ca.

Beat winter blahs at Crawford Lake

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The key to banishing the winter blahs is to dress in layers, add a pair of warm boots and get outside, according to Conservation Halton.

Rosy cheeks, a red nose and a big smile are the perfect accessories for any winter ensemble and you can get yours at Crawford Lake's annual Snowflakes and Snowsnakes Festival, Sunday, February 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Try out a pair of snowshoes or experience the thrill of racing a "Snowsnake" down an icy track in a traditional Iroquoian game. If you get hungry, gather around the fire for a free marshmallow roast.

Visitors can also hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski (rentals available) on the 19km of trails in the park.

When it's time to warm up, join staff in a reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian longhouse to listen to legends around the fire, or visit with local artists as they create pieces inspired by winter's beauty. Free craft-making, kids' discovery hunts and a raffle will also be part of the festivities.

The Crawford Lake gift shop and BBQ makes the perfect final stop.

Best of all, every dollar spent stays in the park to help support conservation.

Admission for this special event is $6 per person (children 4 and under are free).

Crawford Lake is located on the corner of Guelph Line and Steeles Avenue, approximately 20 km north of the QEW and 5 km south of the 401.

For more information call 905-854-0234 or visit online at www.conservationhalton.on.ca.

Beat winter blahs at Crawford Lake

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The key to banishing the winter blahs is to dress in layers, add a pair of warm boots and get outside, according to Conservation Halton.

Rosy cheeks, a red nose and a big smile are the perfect accessories for any winter ensemble and you can get yours at Crawford Lake's annual Snowflakes and Snowsnakes Festival, Sunday, February 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Try out a pair of snowshoes or experience the thrill of racing a "Snowsnake" down an icy track in a traditional Iroquoian game. If you get hungry, gather around the fire for a free marshmallow roast.

Visitors can also hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski (rentals available) on the 19km of trails in the park.

When it's time to warm up, join staff in a reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian longhouse to listen to legends around the fire, or visit with local artists as they create pieces inspired by winter's beauty. Free craft-making, kids' discovery hunts and a raffle will also be part of the festivities.

The Crawford Lake gift shop and BBQ makes the perfect final stop.

Best of all, every dollar spent stays in the park to help support conservation.

Admission for this special event is $6 per person (children 4 and under are free).

Crawford Lake is located on the corner of Guelph Line and Steeles Avenue, approximately 20 km north of the QEW and 5 km south of the 401.

For more information call 905-854-0234 or visit online at www.conservationhalton.on.ca.