This weekend is the Smugglers’ Notch Snowshoe Festival. There was a ½ Km Kid Fun Run, a snowshoe obstacle course, a scavenger hunt, free demos, an 8 Km Race, and a 4 Km Fun Run. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Cambridge Food Shelf and the IAN Fund. It was great to watch the snowshoe races. It is pretty amazing how snowshoes have changed over the years. The snowshoes that they race on are smaller than the usual snowshoes. The racers also wear running shoes. I saw a few families who were out cross country skiing. One family had their young child in a covered sled that they pulled behind them. They told me that they were hoping the ride would allow their child to take a nap.
I also went over to the ice rink to see what was happening. There were kids having fun playing hockey. It was fun to watch a couple groups of people who were teaching their friends how to ice skate.