Credit: Northeast Historic Film

This video from Northeast Historic Film has it all: skating, ice sailing, some kind of giant bouncy ball game, and the ole’ “watch a guy in a big fur coat fall down repeatedly” game. Classic.

The film archival organization shared the 1928 footage on its YouTube channel.

“A lot of people think that there’s nothing to do here in the winter, but this is different,” the narrator says. “Notice the push sleds, the ice boat, the hockey sticks — all the things you would need for a good afternoon on the lake.”

Dan MacLeod

Dan MacLeod is the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News. He's an Orland native who moved to Portland in 2002 and now lives in Unity. He's been a journalist since 2008, and previously worked for the...