Since 1962,The Lake George Winter Carnival was an annual tradition that many in the North Country looked forward to for all things ski, snow, food, drink and fun.  This year's pandemic  may have put that event on ice, but businesses in the North Country rallied and created their own version of the carnival.  It's a socially distanced event that focuses on individual outdoor events at great savings that they are calling "WinterFest."

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According to News 10 ABC, the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and area businesses have banded together to create The Lake George Area Winterfest and will run throughout each of the four weekends in February.

The Lake George Chamber of Commerce describes it as a "socially-distanced safe outdoor events such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, winter “fat tire” mountain biking and more while they dine and relax in the Lake George area."

According to News 10 ABC, so far there are dozens of hotels and restaurants teeming up to provide people with food and lodging at discounted savings with the purchase of your Winterfest wristband. Wristbands  will be made available starting on Monday, January 11th at which at the time this was published, was not an operable website.

The press announcement by the chamber added that your wristband will also give you access to "horse-drawn carriage rides around Lake George and hot cocoa stations" in addition to the other savings from participating area businesses.

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