The best things to do in and around North Salem the weekend of January 28 - 30


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Here it is, the last weekend of January. It’s a classic winter weekend, with frigid temperatures and even snow in the forecast. Still, there’s plenty to do, including lots of outdoor activities, to keep you busy all weekend long.  With snow expected Saturday, be sure to check with event organizers before you head out the door. Inclement weather may result in event cancellations.

Read on for our top picks.

Go Pond Skating
If you can’t fight the deep freeze, join it. Mountain Lakes Park is open for ice skating. Call the park to confirm conditions. (914) 864-7312.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Baxter Preserve
North Salem’s Open Lands are just as beautiful when snow covered. Dust off your cross country skis or snowshoes, or find a local friend to borrow from, and enjoy the solitude of an afternoon spent communing with nature.
Daily; dawn til dusk

Get STEAM-y at Railyard Arts
Croton Falls’ Railyard Arts Studio is hosting STEAM Saturdays, a program for kids in grades K - 2 that plays at the intersection of art and science. Children will learn about and create with winter greens, building seasonal trees while employing creative thinking and fine motor skills.
Saturday, January 29; 10:00 a.m.

Hike with Muscoot
On Saturday, Muscoot Farm’s curator will take hikers on a tour of Muscoot Farm’s trails. This hike is ideal for people aged 10 and older. Registration required.
Saturday, January 29; 9:00 a.m.

Do all the winter activities at Fahnestock Winter Park
Fahnestock Winter Park is a winter sports lover’s paradise. The park, situated at an elevation of 1,100 feet in nearby Carmel, offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding/ tubing. There are 20 km of machine groomed ski trails, a network of blazed snowshoe trails and a groomed sledding hill next to the parking lot. Check weather conditions before you go.
Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Root out invasive species
Muscoot Farm invites volunteers to help remove invasive species and vines along the farm’s pasture fences and nature center. Tools and work gloves will be provided.
Saturday, January 29; 10:00 a.m.

See art; write poetry at The Aldrich
The Aldrich museum in Ridgefield is hosting an ekphrastic poetry workshop on Saturday. Ridgefield Poet Laureate and Aldrich Educator Barb Jennes will guide the group.
Saturday, January 29; 1:00 p.m.

Looking for more things to do in and around North Salem? Check out our Community Calendar.

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