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Get your kids out into the country


Remember that New Year's Resolution to model a healthy, active lifestyle for your kids? GeneseeCountryVillage and Museum makes it easy with two family-friendly outdoor events on Sunday, January 7.

During "Skiing in the Village," from 1 to 4 p.m., your family can cross-country ski, snowshoe, or hike along many of the streets in the 19th-century village. Although the historic buildings are closed for the winter, the broad range of architectural styles can be more readily appreciated minus the distractions of foliage and large crowds. This event will not be cancelled for a lack of snow. It just means everyone will be walking, in the time-honored 19th-century tradition.

"Buds & Bark" is a short hike appropriate for ages 6 and up, beginning at 2 p.m. at GeneseeCountryMuseum's NatureCenter. Over the course of 60 to 90 minutes, a naturalist will teach participants how to identify trees including hickory, oak, and maple by examining buds, bark, and twigs. You can tell you're someplace old-timey when they're using the mnemonic device "madcap horse" to teach you stuff. Roy G. Biv better look out or he'll get trampled.

Adult admission for either program is $4, kids 4 to 16 are $3. It's free for kids 3 and under and for museum members. Ski rental is $10, snow shoes are $5. Rentals available on a first-come, first-served basis.GeneseeCountryVillage is located at 1410 Flint Hill Road in Mumford. Visit www.gcv.org or call 538-6822.

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