❄️ Winterlude 2023 ❄️

Old East End Winterlude Postponed to February 10-11

Winter is roaring in with dangerous wind chills this weekend, so we are postponing our Winterlude festival one week. We hope you’ll update calendars and join us as temperatures move back into the 20s and 30s.

Our free festival has something for everyone, so let’s smash the winter doldrums and celebrate together! Come meet your neighbors and enjoy outdoor activities, a cozy fire, tasty refreshments, local music, and fun crafts. And, if you bring your own drinking vessel, we’ll give you a free Old East End souvenir (while supplies last)!

OEE History Highlights

Our very own Dave Cawley recently sat down with Preservation Burlington‘s Ron Wanamaker to share the unique history of the Old East End and hype our 3rd Annual Winterlude festival! Learn about the boundaries of our neighborhood, the families who founded and defended the area, plus the homes, businesses, and taverns that supported this newContinue reading “OEE History Highlights”

Winterlude 2022

Burlington’s Old East End Neighborhood Coalition is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Winterlude Festival to help you chase away those winter blues! Break the isolation of winter and visit Schmanska Park in a COVID-safe way. Enjoy outdoor activities throughout February including snowshoeing, sledding, cross-country skiing, nature walks, and a kid’s Story Walk®. We encourage everyone toContinue reading “Winterlude 2022”

Vellum Lanterns are Back!

Everybody loved last year’s lanterns so much that we are bringing back this beloved community craft project for Winterlude 2022! Help us light up Schmanska Park! Free supplies at the barn If you want to make a lantern or two, pick up free supplies right now at the Schmanska Park barn on Grove Street. LookContinue reading “Vellum Lanterns are Back!”

Woods Ramble

Let’s get ready to ramble! Make your way behind the the Tennis Court (section C7 on the Winterlude Activity Map) and follow the orange trail markers as you wind your way up the hill to Greenmount Cemetery. Don’t forget to explore the side trails that split off along the way, there’s a lot to seeContinue reading “Woods Ramble”

Activity Map

We’ve created a handy-dandy Schmanska Park map to guide you directly to your favorite Winterlude activity. For the full experience, click here or on the Activity Map button conveniently located at the top of this section under the Current Activities heading. View the map online or download a .pdf, we’re all about choice here atContinue reading “Activity Map”

Story Walk®

The snowflakes were resting after their twisting twirling dance through the crisp night air. Every twig in the forest wore a new coat of glimmering white. Daybreak came softly moving through the woods and yawning as its rays slowly stretched across the snowy meadows. The birds were the first to notice… Enjoy a New YorkContinue reading “Story Walk®”