Winter had a slow start, but now it’s in full swing. Jonas dumped almost two feet of snow in this area causing havoc on our roads (and driveways), and now another 2-3 inches have fallen just before the weekend. There is a lot to do in Princeton in winter, especially when there snow is on the ground. For snow fun in the region, click here.
“The Hill” at Community Park South next to the parking lot, or the slope next to Westminster Conservatory is suitable for younger kids to ride their sleds. Others will enjoy sledding or snow tubing at Springdale Golf Club. To get there, turn on Lawrence Drive off of Alexander Road (near the bridge over the D&R Canal), then immediately right on Clubhouse Drive.
Ice skating on the lakes is possible when it is completely frozen. Look out for the white flag on top of the boathouse at Washington Road soon, which indicates it’s safe to be on Lake Carnegie. You can skate between there and north up to the Harrison Street bridge from 10 AM to dusk. The lake needs a five-inch-thick layer of ice to be proclaimed safe. Community Park North and Smoyer Park also have lakes on which to skate. Call the Princeton Rec Department (609) 688-2054 after 10 AM for updates.
Nordic/cross-country skiing at Community Park North & South, Smoyer Park, and various wooded areas in town.
Put on your snow shoes or make DIY snow shoes and go for a walk in the woods.
Use a large ice cream scoop or snow ball mold to quickly make a quick collection of snow balls for the ultimate snow ball fight.
Build a bird house and add some nuts and seeds to feed our fine feathered friends.
Snow forts/castles – Use buckets, large storage bins, waste paper baskets, or garbage bins to make blocks to build a fort or castle. For a more professional look, try the Sno Castle Kit or the very useful Flexible Flyer Snow Block mold. Or, dig into an embankment with garden or sand shovels, scoops, buckets
Buy a steaming cup of hot chocolate at:
- Cafe Vienna
- Chez Alice Cafe & Bakery
- Halo Pub
- infini-T Cafe and Spice Souk
- Lindt Chocolate
- Rojo’s Roastery
- Small World
- The Bent Spoon