Old Time Ice Harvest-Canceled

March 02, 2024

Due to poor ice conditions, this event has been canceled. Discover the good old days of harvesting lake ice from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2 on Lake Itasca. See ice harvesters use tools of the ice cutting trade. Watch them create an opening in the ice with a single handled handsaw, then wait as they bounce the ice blocks out of the water onto the slippery edge.

NOTES: This Old Time Ice Harvest demonstration will take place on Lake Itasca if ice conditions permit. Parking is available at the Lake Itasca boat landing. This event presented by Itasca State Park and the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers. Dress for being outdoors including boots, ice cleats, hats, gloves, coats and insulated snowpants.