Hanford Mills Ice Harvest Festival is an Upstate Tradition!



Hanford Mills Museum, in East Meredith,  is holding their annual Ice harvest Festival on Saturday, February 1, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Ice harvests were once an essential part of winter in rural communities. Before there was refrigeration, ice was needed to preserve agricultural products and to keep food cold in the warmer months. Ponds like our Mill Pond were the source of this winter crop.

Take part in a traditional ice harvest as you walk out on the frozen mill pond to help cut and maneuver blocks of ice using historic tools. The ice will be transported by sled and then packed in the Museum’s traditional ice house.


What: Ice Harvest Festival

Where: Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith (Delaware County)

When: Saturday, February 1, 10am-4pm.

Website:  http://www.hanfordmills.org/programs-at-hanford-mills-museum/events/ice-harvest/

About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit www.upstatenewyorkbooks.vpweb.com
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