Snow or no — and I’m betting on the former — you can take part in the Native American Winter Games and Sports at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor which takes place on Saturday, February 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Making snow shoes the Native American way

Making snow shoes the Native American way

There will be lots to do!  You’ll discover how Native American artists make snowshoes and toboggans.   Then listen to tales related by master storytellers around the fire pit inside the replica of an authentic 17th Century Longhouse. 

Think you can craft a toboggan from scratch?

Think you can craft a toboggan from scratch?

And this could be your chance to throw a snowsnake!  For a great description of this sport, CLICK HERE to visit Sue Freeman’s blog “New York Outdoors” where she shares her first experience with snow snakes.

You can watch the art of Seneca dog sledding or explore the great outdoors on snow shoes that can be borrowed onsite.  After that adventure, head to the Visitors Center to warm up while you watch a Native American video. 

Huskies that pull dog sleds love the winter!

Huskies that pull dog sleds love the winter!

This event is FREE and open to the general public.  Refreshments will be available for purchase onsite.

Ganondagan State Historic Site is  located on the corner of  State Route 444 and County Route 41 outside the village of Victor.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Photos courtesy of Ganondagan

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