But today, an old tradition is honored - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
Once Mirror Lake in Saranac Lake is good and frozen over, the preparations begin - they carefully harvest blocks of ice from the Lake and begin to assemble an amazing Ice Castle.
Today was warm. Well, comparatively speaking anyway. A balmy 34 degrees today, much warmer than the 18+ below temperatures we've recently experienced. My mister works in Saranac Lake and thought it would be a good day for me to go into work with him so we could check out the Winter Carnival.
This is an amazing family adventure opportunity. Which is evident by all the families braving the elements. There are events going on round the clock, lumberjack contest, snow mini golf - with a mini golf course constructed from ice and snow, local businesses host events of their own and of course what Winter Carnival would be complete without a King and Queen?