Updated on February 6, 2017
Cold weather cures for cabin fever
Kids that play outside in the winter? Does that still happen? It does if you take your munchkins to the Hanford Mills Museum Ice Festival.
I watched as dozens of tiny rosy cheeks found fun in pulling heavy blocks of ice out of a cold pond and dragging them 200 feet to an ice closet. Not one complaint, whine or grumble. And even when the older kids caught on that it was actually work-in-disguise they still kept to the task. That’s the secret to a successful history museum.
But the Hanford Mills Museum Ice Festival in East Meredith, NY had something for everyone: blacksmith demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, historic cooking shows and, of course, ice sculpting demonstrations. The queue for a small sample of one of 25 hot soup varieties stretched all the way back to the post office building.
For more information, visit: www.hanfordmills.org
Check out my short 360-degree video of a SUNY student from the Delhi Hospitality Program working her magic.