Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Oh, What Fun!

Thank you to everyone who came up the mountain for our
2016 Winter Festival!

We had a wonderful turnout for the event that was held on Saturday, January 30. Visitors were treated to bird feeder and seasonal crafts; sled dog, ice fishing, and curling demonstrations; free use of snow shoes, a guided winter walk, a children’s sing-a-long, and fireside hot soups, beverages, and treats.  

Warm sunshine brightened everyone’s day and so did the canine visitors from the New Jersey Sled Dog Club.

Thank you to Kathy Murarik and the New Jersey Sled Dog Club for the exciting education program and demonstration. We would also like to thank the owners of the sled dog puppies that came up to share their exuberant little friends with us.

Fun times were had down on Lake Marcia as well with curling and ice fishing demonstrations. Thank you to Dean Roth and Paul Graebena of Plainfield Curling Club for joining us and sharing your excitement and expertise on the ice. To learn more about the sport of curling and the Plainfield Curling Club, please visit

Thank you to Joe Rocco for once again entertaining our young visitors! We appreciate your continued support and friendship.

We would like to thank the New Jersey School of Conservation for their generous loan of snowshoes for the day. We greatly appreciate your annual support! A special thank you to Dr. Randy Fitzgerald, Dr. William Thomas, and Tom Card with the New Jersey School of Conservation/Montclair State University, your generous donation of equipment and time was much appreciated by our participants.

A huge thank you to all our volunteers who give their time and talents to bring smiles to visitors of all ages.

Photos from the event are now available for viewing from our photos page and by clicking here.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the mountain again soon!