This year’s Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY is Saturday, February 7 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.