The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has been around since 1897 and is the longest-running winter carnival in the eastern part of the country.  The carnival runs through February 13th and features many activities for the whole family. Find out about the fun festivities by clicking HERE. The Ice Palace is being built by many volunteers along with IPW-Local 101 and is almost complete. The Official Lighting and opening fireworks happen on February 5th at 7 pm.  The centerpiece of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the Ice Palace, built by volunteers on the shore of Lake Flower's Pontiac Bay at the state boat launch.

Pretty Cool: Building the Saranac Lake Ice Palace for Their Annual Winter Carnival

Check out what goes into building the beautiful ice palace in Saranac Lake for their Winter Carnival. It is quite the process and done completely by volunteers and members of IPW-Local 101. You can enjoy all that the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has to offer through February 13th. The Ice Palace will be ready on February 5th.

Check Out These Cool Ice Bars in the Lake George Region

If you are looking for something cool and different to do this winter, head on up to the Lake Geroge region and check out the many ice bars they have to offer. There are full frozen bars you can sit at, enjoy ice luges, fire pits surrounded by ice, and even photo-ops with ice sculptures you can get in or pose with.