Saranac Lake's 2017 Winter Carnival is underway and we have a sneak peek inside this year's Ice Palace.

This year's theme is 'Adirondack Wildlife' and you can see sculptures of bears and even a beaver inside the palace.

Also new this year is a representation of an Adirondack Lean-to made out of ice.

If you've ever seen or stayed in an Adirondack Lean-to, looking at one made of ice is sure to make you appreciate the wooden ones.

And if you're wondering where and how they got all that ice for the ice palace - yes it comes straight out of the lake. By hand. With traditional(meaning hand) tools.

Here's a clip of a few ice blocks being carved out of the lake.

The Winter Carnival concludes on Sunday, February 12 with a ton of activities and even a fireworks display!


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