Winter Days Festival returns to Vermilion River Reservation

A family oriented Winter Days Festival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at Vermilion River Reservation at 51211 North Ridge Road near Vermilion.

Get ready with layers of warm clothes and socks, boots, coats, hats and fuzzy mittens!

The free event features a sled dog meet and greet at Shelter #1; Fireside cooking demonstrations at the Carriage Barn; horse-drawn sleigh rides, free with donations accepted near the Carriage Barn; mechanical snowboard simulator, shelter #1; sledding at Bacon Woods sledding hill; winter wildlife display and children’s activity at Bacon House summer kitchen; s’mores station and campfire near carriage barn, first come first served; outdoor games near bacon house; ice harvesting display in Bacon House; EHOVE student ice carving demonstrations near Carriage Barn; ice fishing at pond; Bacon House tours; Lorain County Spinners and Weavers demonstrations in Bacon House; winter encampment between Carriage Barn and Bacon House;

Need more details?

11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. sled dog presentations at shelter #1

Noon and 1 p.m., snowshoeing hike to meet in front of Carriage Barn, first come first served

Time TBD, Vermilion Fire Department ice rescue demos at the pond

Food vendors and Friends of the Metro Parks snack bar available for purchase in the Carriage Barn meeting room.

Call the Carriage Barn at 440-967-7310 with questions.

Photo by Kevin Martin – The Morning Journal

Youngsters go on a horse drawn carriage ride at Lorain County Metro Park’s Vermilion River Reservation on Jan. 27, 2018 for the annual Winter Days celebration at 51211 N. Ridge Road in Vermilion.

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