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January LET'S GO! Event - Winter Carnival

Release Date: 12/30/2015

Waterville’s popular Winter Carnival is slated for Saturday, January 30 at the Quarry Road Recreation Area. The annual family-friendly event will be held from 11am until 2pm at the area located off North Street in Waterville.  Admission to the event is free while donations for dog sled rides, food, and general support for the area’s trails and programs are gratefully accepted.
 
Planned activities include ski, snowshoe, and walking tours of the trails, ski instruction, winter biking, snowshoeing, sledding and dog sled rides. The groomed Quarry Road trail system offers trails for all levels and equipment for children and adults will be available. Families can also enjoy exploring the ever-popular “Amazing Tree Maze” and WinterKids story walk. Trailside food and hot beverages will be available and 92 Moose will broadcast live from the event.
 
Attendees are encouraged to visit the Welcome Center Yurt where Friends of Quarry Road volunteers will be on-hand to talk about snowmaking, the ski pass system, and future plans for the area. 
 
Adults and children of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Due to the expected large crowd, it is requested that dogs stay at home for the event.  Free transportation to the event from stops around the city is in the works with details to be announced at a later date.
 
Winter Carnival is the January feature event in Inland Hospital’s monthly LET’S GO! Family Fun Series; get your Passport stamped and enter to win a $500 L.L. Bean gift card.  Program information, registration, and passports will be available at the event.  The annual Winter Carnival is hosted by Waterville Parks & Recreation in collaboration with Friends of Quarry Road.  Kennebec Federal Savings Bank is this year’s major event sponsor while Inland Hospital is proud to participate as a gold level sponsor and community partner. Central Maine Motors, Kennebec Messalonskee Trails, MaineGeneral Health, The Red Barn and many other local businesses and organizations also provide sponsorship support and dozens of volunteers for this community event. 
 
For more information or to volunteer, visit quarryroad.org, call 680-4744, or email mskehan@waterville-me.gov.