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Witness a staged Winter Woods Battle at Old Fort Niagara

     Old Fort Niagara will host a Winter Woods Battle beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday <Feb. 17>.

     The day’s demonstrations will include fur trading, shelter building, fire starting, weaponry, foodways, winter games, artisans and snowshoeing (or hiking) to a battle in the woods with complimentary hot chocolate with the reenactors.

     In addition, a hearty 18th century meal and warm drinks will be for sale in the log cabin onsite.

     Visitors will be invited to wear a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes (weather permitting) to accompany French soldiers into the woods in search of the English during a 2 p.m. Expedition. Organizers warn this is a 2-mile hike and snowshoes will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Cost is $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and under.


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