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Enjoy Events & Activities at Clifton Park's 2021 Winterfest Celebration

This year, the annual Clifton Park Winterfest will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Join the Town of Clifton Park for a day of winter fun and excitement with the whole family!

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2021 Schedule of Events:

The Town of Clifton Park has planned a full schedule of events and activities that will take place throughout the local community. Please note that the schedule is subject to change, and some outdoor activities are weather dependent.

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Winter PARKaPALOOZA (New for 2021)

Discover special activities at numerous parks in Clifton Park, including:

  • Clifton Common (11:00am-4:00pm):
    • Gourmet S'mores Station sponsored by To Love a Child
    • Gourmet Coffee Station and Snowman Craft Kit sponsored by Twin Bridges Rotary
    • Craft and Snow Games sponsored by CAPteen
  • Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve (11:00am and 2:00pm hikes):
    • Orienteering sponsored by resident Ryan Haug, Eagle Scout
  • Garnsey Park:
    • Ski Races sponsored by Twin Bridges Rotary Interact Club
  • Kinns Road Park (11:00am-2:00pm):
    • Cups and Pups sponsored by Girl Scout Service Unit 208
    • Hot chocolate and dog treats
  • Veterans Memorial Park (11:00am-2:00pm):
    • Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Starpoint Church
    • Hot chocolate and popcorn
  • Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve (11:00am-2:00pm, Whipple Bridge entrance):
    • Winter Animal Tracks Self-Guided Hike sponsored by resident & nature instructor, Kelsey Clark

Winter Nature Story Walk

Come and experience being outside in a new way - a self-guided Nature Story Walk! Explore the winter trails at three parks and read a book at the same time! Come any time at your convenience. Walk the specially marked trail. Read the book with its separate pages displayed and posted along the trail.

  • Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve: Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner - (Whipple Bridge entrance)
  • Hayes Nature Park: A Loud Winter's Nap by Katy Hudson - 231 Moe Road
  • Veterans Memorial Park: The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett

Activities at Riverview Orchards

  • 10:00am-4:00pm - Enjoy free snow tubing on the farm (bring your own or borrow one at the property)
  • 10:00am-4:00pm - Free craft kits available to pick up and do at home
  • 11:00am-4:00pm - S'mores at the bonfire ($1)
  • 11:30am-2:00pm - Goodies to go, including chili, chowder, hot cider, donuts, or a pie

Winter Outhouse Races

The Shenendehowa Rotary Club will present winter outhouse races at Clifton Common. Registration will begin at 12:00pm, and the races will start at 1:00pm. Proceeds will benefit local programs, and there will be monetary prizes.

Cross-Country Skiing

Join the Shen Nordic Club for cross-country ski races for kids. The event will be held at Garnsey Park, and registration will start at 9:30am. There will be four age groups between lollypoppers and 13-year-olds.

Introduction to Ice Fishing

Meet at the Barney Road Pond by the dock off of Valencia Lane for an introduction to ice fishing event from 10:00am-12:00pm. See the equipment used by ice fishermen and learn about the popular winter activity.

Vischer Ferry General Store

From 11:00am-3:00pm, visit the Vischer Ferry General Store for snow games, kids crafts, a campfire, and a Rollin' Smoke Handcrafted BBQ Food Truck.

Food Trucks at Clifton Common

Enjoy lunch and dinner at the food trucks at Clifton Common! Participants will include Curvy Girls Food Truck and Catering, Mazz's Famous Snacks, and The Mac Factor.

Breakfast at the Elks Lodge

The Elks Lodge #2466 in Ballston Lake will offer breakfast from 9:30am-11:30am. Fuel up for the day with a delicious breakfast sandwich or three pancakes with sausage and a drink for only $4.

For more info, visit the Town of Clifton Park's website.

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