Yes, International Falls, Minnesota is proud to claim the title of "Icebox Of The nation".However, this claim has been repeatedly disputed by its arch enemy - Fraser, Colorado, - which also claims to be the real "Icebox Of The Nation." But the tiny town of Saranac Lake, NY, located high in the Adirondack Mountains, remains the undisputed king when it comes to the Coldest Place In The Nation!!

We hope to have a truck load of penquins brought in to fill up the empty seats.

Also, if you happen to be unemployed and a weather buff, we're now in the process of forming our official awards committee (made up of esteemed climatologists from around the world) who will help us each year with the awarding of the Coldest Place In The trophy.

This gold plated (spray painted) trophy will be awarded each year to that lucky town or village that can prove their citizens are colder than we are.

And along with this magnificent trophy, we'll be presenting a pair of long underwear and ear muffs.

The Saranac Lake region offers visitors a rich variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions.today as the rustic 'Adirondack style' representing a unique chapter in Americian architectural history. Cloud, Minnesota 41.4 The Carnival began as a one-day event to break the monotony of the long Adirondack winter and has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, dances, performances, two parades and two sets of spectacular fireworks above the world-famous Ice Palace.

These rustic camps served as huge retreats for wealthy families like the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts for half a century. was ranked #1 among small towns in New York State and 11th in the United States. The Carnival began as a one-day event to break the monotony of the long Adirondack winter and has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, dances, performances, two parades and two sets of spectacular fireworks above the world-famous Ice Palace. Over the years, the Carnival has retained the warmth, charm and camaraderie of a community celebration. 4 with the coronation of the Winter Carnival King and Queen.Today, visitors can actually tour some of these 'Great Camps' and experience their spectacular beauty first hand. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern U. Over the years, the Carnival has retained the warmth, charm and camaraderie of a community celebration. The event proceeds with the lighting of the Ice Palace, fireworks, sports, parades and performances, culminating in the Carnival Slide Show and Gala Fireworks. Saranac Lake, NY is now the coldest place in the nation. Along with the coveted Coldest Place In The Trophy, the mayor was also given a pair of long underwear and official ear muffs!A bone chilling 35 degrees below 0 on Monday January 24, 2011. Mayor Rabideau seemed at times to be overwhelmed with emotion as he fielded numerous questions from the press corps. Coldest Place In The Trophy Awarded By Rob Grant To The Mayor Of Saranac Lake, NY, Clyde Rabideau, In A Tearful Ceremony (Due To Bitter Wind Chill & Dropping Temperatures) Durring a Packed Press Conference.His final quote when asked about this great honor was 'Any press is good press in these trying times.'The official Coldest Place In The trophy is now on display in our uncomfortably cold offices in upstate New York. This coveted trophy will be presented to Saranac Lake, NY village officials in a tearful celebration (due to wind chill).