Winter Activities, First Installment


It’s a good day when the temperature is above zero degrees Fahrenheit.  This year has been no exception; the mercury has been hovering at or below zero for nearly two weeks, with no end in sight. Snow accumulations have not been as high as in the past years, but the season is still young.

So what does one do in Ogdensburg, NY to stay busy during the dark winter months?

The residents of our community are passionate about ice fishing. An ice shanty (also called an ice shack, ice house, fishing shanty, fish house, fish coop, bobhouse, ice hut, or darkhouse) is a portable shed placed on the frozen river to provide shelter during ice fishing. It’s still early in the season, but by mid-February we will see many more shacks set up along the river.

Photos by Steve Krauz
Photos by Steve Krauz


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