A young guest enjoys finding creatures during a pond dipping activity at last year’s WinterFest.

DRYDEN TWP. — WinterFest is scheduled to take place at Seven Ponds Nature Center this Saturday, January 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will be full of outdoor activities, including pre-packaged s’mores kits to roast over a fire, pond dipping, lawn games, ice cutting, ice skating, a snowman building competition, and interpretive walks outside. In the event there is not sufficient snow or ice, the staff will have alternative activities planned.

Seven Ponds Naturalist Katie McKiernan is preparing for WinterFest to look a little different than in years past.

“Some changes this year are masks will be required when in close proximity to other guests and with Seven Ponds staff members and our volunteers. There is pre-registration this year and we have limited the event to only 50 participants. This is a much lower number than what we normally do. Our same activities will be taking place however the s’mores will be pre-packaged for safety reasons and there will be no other food. We are optimistic that there will be snow and ice for the event!”

Guests are asked to pre-register for this event, due to limited space at this year’s WinterFest. The cost to attend is $3.00 per person. Masks will be required when necessary.

Guests can pre-register at https://sevenponds.org/winterfest.