Monroe County’s 22nd annual Winterfest will be held and Mendon Ponds Park this Sunday, January 15!

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Winterfest will feature a variety of seasonal participatory activities, including sledding, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, as well as demonstrations by local organizations and clubs. 

Popular spectator competitions include both sled dog and snowshoe races. 

Visitors may also enjoy crafts, face painting, chain saw carving demonstrations, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol. 

Mercy Flight Central also plans a helicopter flyover or landing in front of Stewart Lodge at approximately 2:00 p.m., schedule and weather permitting.  

Refreshments will be available for sale at the Nature Center, Stewart Lodge and East/West Lodge.

The event is jointly sponsored and coordinated by Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and the Monroe County Department of Parks.

Mendon Ponds Park is located in the southeastern portion of Monroe County just south of the Thruway. Visitors may enter the park from either Route 65 (Clover Street) or Pittsford-Mendon Center Road.

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