Winter Trails Day is a nation-wide, family friendly event, allowing children and adults the opportunity to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, with the goal of helping participants discover these winter sports and their many benefits. Approximately 11,000 participants in 100 locations will get out on the snow this year on January 11th, 2014 in the 19th annual Winter Trails Day event. In 2014, ADK plans to host Winterfest: A family friendly winter event at its Heart Lake Program Center in Lake Placid. This event aligns with ADK�s mission of promoting protection and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve, and other parks, wild lands, and waters vital to our members and chapters. ADK has participated in Winter Trails Day events in the past, and has hosted similar family snowshoe day events on its property.