Celebrate Winter 2021 in Washington County!
Find Upcoming Events You Might Not Know About Close to Saratoga
Editor's Note (10/15/2020 8AM): The following winter event and activity info is from the 2019 - 2020 winter season. We are in the process of updating this page for 2020 - 2021. Check back for more updates!
Snowy scenes, crisp air, warm fires, and fun events! That's what winter is all about, and you can find a slew of seasonal happenings close to Saratoga in neighboring Washington County.
No need to wait for summer - get out there and enjoy all our area has to offer right now. From winter festivals to winter sports, you're guaranteed to stay entertained and active. Check out the highlighted winter events below and then mark you calendars!
Discover Animal Tracks & Wildlife in a Nature Preserve
Animal Tracking & a Nature/Snowflake Walk in Granville, January 19th and February 16th, 2020
Wouldn't it be cool if, while you're out and about on winter hikes, you could recognize the animal tracks you see? Attend this Animal Tracking event and maybe you can! The Pember Nature Preserve is hosting this get together where the group will learn about animal tracks and signs before heading out on a hike.
The following month on February 16th, there will be a Nature/Snowflake Walk at the Pember Nature Preserve. This informative winter nature walk is free and open to all ages, but make sure you dress accordingly.
Bring the Whole Family Out for a Winter Hike
Camp Little Notch - Winter Open Hiking in Fort Ann, January 25th and February 22nd, 2020
Camp Little Notch in Fort Ann is hosting two Winter Open Hiking events this season on January 25th and February 22nd. These events are all about taking the time to soak in the beauty around us. You can bring your snowshoes if you'd like, as well as leashed dogs. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.
Winterfest in Jackson, February 1st, 2020
It's an entire festival celebrating the season! Happening at Lake Lauderdale in Jackson, you can enjoy all the winter activities you can imagine at the annual Winterfest. Think ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding - they've even had on-ice activities like ice bowling in past years. You can also try out ice fishing, no fishing license required, and embark on a horse drawn wagon ride.
Bonus: Explore Jackson & Nearby Towns!
Did you know? The rural town of Jackson is called "The Teapot Town" because the town's shape strikingly resembles a teapot. Located just about halfway between Saratoga Springs and Manchester, Vermont, you can find historic covered bridges, a number of lakes and cottages, and lush farmland in Jackson.
Easton, close to Jackson, bordering on Schuylerville and Greenwich, is also a treasure trove of farmland, history, and outdoor recreation. The town runs right along the Hudson River for prime fishing opportunities.
And there is also White Creek, which comprises the Mt. Tom State Forest and Chestnut Woods State Forest, the latter of which is right on the Vermont border.
As you're out and about celebrating winter, make a point to take a drive through these unspoiled areas and make the most of getting away from it all.
Music From Salem's Heart of Winter Party in Greenwich, February 7th, 2020
Most of the events highlighted here involve getting outdoors. Here's a winter-themed get together that's in the warm indoors - the Heart of Winter Party at Gather 103 in Greenwich. This is an annual fundraising event with a raffle and a silent auction of gift certificates to area restaurants and other prizes.
Enjoy festive beverages and sweet treats as you listen to tunes by Lila Brown from Music From Salem, which is a year-round series of concerts, open rehearsals, workshops, and seminars for musicians. This event kicks off their 2020 season.
Brews & Blues Featuring the Roadside Blues Band, February 8th, 2020
Get ready to eat, drink, and warm your spirits this winter at Hubbard Hall's annual fundraiser on February 8th in Cambridge. Brews & Blues features the perfect mix of delicious food, dancing, beer and wine, and live music from the Roadside Blues Band. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $10 for students ages 21 and under, and are free for ages 5 and under.
Winter Wonderland Free Family Day at Camp Chingachgook, February 15th, 2020
Plan a day trip to YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George for their Winter Wonderland Free Family Day on February 15th. Meet up with friends and family and enjoy all kinds of activities, including snow tubing, snowshoeing, crafts, s'mores by the campfire, and more. This is a free event open to the public, but you must register in advance so the camp can properly prepare.