Cure Cabin Fever at Northwest Park               

Write-up & photos by Jacqueline Bennett

In light of New England’s mild winter thus far, cabin fever – irritability and listlessness due to long periods of confinement-may not be an issue. Nonetheless, Northwest Park in Windsor, Connecticut is still slated to host its annual Cabin Fever Festival on Saturday, February 4. With clear skies and temperatures in the mid 30s predicted it seems like a great place to spend some time outdoors before hunkering down to watch Super Bowl XLVI on television for the Sunday night showdown between the New England Patriots and New York Giants.

Northwest Park is not easy to find but it is worth the effort of following twists and turns on the drive to 145 Lang Road. Saturday’s event is scheduled to include contests, games, prizes, exhibitors and educational activities, ice carving, sleigh or hay rides, a birds of prey exhibit and live music. Even though it appears the weather is not cooperating for this weekend, one of the great attractions of Northwest Park is the availability of cross country skis and snowshoes. Certainly something to keep in mind for a return visit.

Cabin Fever Festival is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. with a bonfire. Refreshments will be for sale. Age 2 and under, admission is free, residents pay $3 per person and non-residents pay$5 per person.

For more information call 860-285-1886.