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Cold weather doesn't stop people from having fun on the holiday

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The cold weather isn't keeping everyone inside. Hundreds bundled up in Fulton County to have a little outdoor fun. As YNN's Maria Valvanis explains, Lapland Lake in the Adirondacks has a little something for everyone.

FULTON COUNTY, N.Y. – “We’re normally in school dreading it, waiting for lunch or the end of the day or art,” said Bridget Cox and Fallon Treis.

But not this Monday. With schools and offices closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hundreds headed out to Lapland Lake for a little winter fun.

“I'm going skiing,” said Adam Jansen.

Rita Pickett said, “The conditions are great. I came up because I had the day off from work and I just wanted to come up enjoy the outdoors and get in some great exercise.”

And for those that may not want to necessarily cross country ski, there’s a variety of different activities for all ages.

Owner Ann Hirovnen said, “We operate cross country ski and snow shoe trails in the winter time, ice skating pond, tubing hills.”

“I went tubing. Two people on one tube, tubing,” said Adam Jansen.

The winter wonderland is celebrating its 35th season open, offering more than 36 miles of trails.

Pat Jansen said, “I've been coming here for 17 years and we try to come every weekend in the season.”

“It's just a wonderful way to get out enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise and beat the winter blues,” said Pickett.

But of course, if the cold air isn't for you, you can always cozy up by the fireplace.

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