Before it was a State Park, Rockland Lake was where ice was harvested with tools like this,
The Knickerbocker Ice Festival remembers our frozen history by bringing in ice sculptors, crafters, artists, musicians and brewers of hot chocolate for an annual event in January.
Sculptures this year featured wooly mammouth and saber tooth tiger.
A sculptor told us about the difficulty of carving when the sun is shining and the ice is melting.
Coupe Dance Studio led a Lanape Social Dance with live drumming around the huge bonfire.
Not to say that they didn't enjoy the igloo!
Last Year's Ice Fest Post:
Knickerbocker Ice Festival and Pigaroons (2009)