Area Activity Guide: Native American Winter Games

A Different Type of Winter Games

Can’t get enough of winter sports — or want to get closer to the action? Just down the road in Victor, you can discover a wealth of athletic adventure and local history. On Saturday, February 24th, Ganondagan State Historic Site will hold the 15th annual Native American Winter Games. See how the first people to inhabit our region celebrated the long season of snow and ice with dancing, storytelling, and a competitive game called “snowsnake.” There will also be snowshoeing and dog sled demonstrations. To keep your energy up, be sure to indulge in Iroquois White Corn pancakes, locally-sourced real maple syrup, and sausages. Admission is free and open to the public, though there’s a suggested donation of $10 per family. The event is an engaging way to celebrate and discover the Seneca ways of winter through traditional Native American activities!