This year’s Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY is Saturday, February 6 from 10 am – 4 pm.
Using historic tools, children and adults can walk out on the frozen mill pond to cut and maneuver blocks of ice. The ice blocks are pushed up a ramp and then loaded onto sleds, which are hauled to a traditional ice house. Ice harvesting will take place all day, and visitors also can take part in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
Here to tell us more: Hanford Mills Museum’s executive director, Liz Callahan.