Northern New York Newspapers
NNY Business
NNY Living
Sun., Oct. 4
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Several Snowtown USA events rescheduled


The group that brought the most recent version of Snowtown USA to Watertown will be trying again to offer winter-themed activities after icy and cold conditions during the six-day festival forced some to be canceled.

Several outdoor events have been rescheduled.

On Jan. 25, the group will hold “Winter Adventures at Thompson Park,” which will feature a variety of outdoor activities, including:

n Free dog-sled rides, near the large stone pavilion, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

n Free horse-drawn wagon rides through the park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

n Free winter back-country travel demonstrations and activities, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and building snow shelters in the large stone pavilion, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Other events are:

n A snow softball tournament at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds’s softball fields the weekend of Jan. 24 to 26. Game times vary.

n The Red and Black semi-professional football team will play a touch football game at the fairgrounds on Feb. 8. Kickoff is 10 a.m.

All the events were scheduled to be held during the six-day event from Dec. 31 to Jan. 5.

A group of volunteers, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce put on Snowtown USA as a way to pay homage to Watertown’s winter weather.

The festival was held from the early 1980s until unreliable weather forced it to go on a lengthy hiatus since1997.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes