(Activities) or (Area Attractions)
BEACH: Our big, sandy beach (200 feet in length) and spring fed clear waters make it an ideal place to swim and sun-bathe. It's about 13' deep out at our anchored swim raft with a gradual slope to get there.
Many of our guests enjoy tubing, knee boarding and water skiing . . .
. . . sorry! but our resort does not allow jet skis (why?)
WATER FUN amenities include . . . .
bring your "floatables" - we have a big air compressor for you to blow them up
2 kid-size hand crank Paddle Wheels
4 paddle boats
Fun Bug (yep! waddle your way forward, dude!) (Source)
bring your snorkel or scuba stuff - it's fresh, clear water (14' clarity on average)
Lakeside SAUNA . . . . . .
to sweat out those toxins!
(seating 15 persons)
Need to cool off? GO JUMP IN THE LAKE!
Homemade benches circling several (11) campfire pits around the grounds can help assuage the primitive urge in us all.
Star gaze, listen to the loons, toast marshmallows and bring down your guitar. (Thanks for lowering voices after 10 p.m. to be respectful of others - sound carries rather well when cabin windows are open for evening breezes. It's a community, thanks for understanding!)
Bring your own firewood (locally bought ONLY please - don't bring from home to prevent invasive species spread), scavenge on the trails, or heavy bundles can be bought at the lodge for $5.
PLAY FORT with 3 slides, rock climbing wall, pulley bucket, ramp and trapeze rings (made of preservative-free natural cedar, and no splinters!)
adjacent Swing Set (view of lake!)
with pinch-free chain
(some fairies go camo . . . ).
Cop a squat in the gazebo,
gaze at floor of said gazebo to orient,
or get active. Walk 20' to the log caddy . . .
And then relax in the bench swing by the lodge (yes, ANOTHER swing set).
Maybe your grandkid will enjoy the mini carousel,
rides for a quarter,
(yah, yah, it's a little tempermental after 80 years, but it flies around as fast as a speeding snail, by golly!)
or try to tame a chipmunk . . .
. . . or feed the ducks,
. . . while YOU listen to gleeful giggling.
Did we mention the volleyball sand court?
Volleyballs can be grabbed near gazebo,
badminton racquets and shuttles can be borrowed in lodge,
and water balloons from Kris for Norwegian Volleyball on Mondays will be waiting to soak you next summer. 🙂
HIKING TRAILS on-site . . .
Most commonly seen critters at the resort: Chipmunks (they're everywhere!), red and gray squirrels, beaver, muskrat, otter, mink, skunk, deer, porcupine, red fox, painted turtle, snapping turtle, bats (little brown and mylar). etc. Keep your eyes open as there is always something new to see.
The following are birds that Big John and I have identified on-site in the last 15 years and we are not avid bird watchers, so I imagine there are tons of species here of which we're not aware. (We have lots of bird books you can borrow from the lodge)
Each cabin is equipped with either a hummingbird feeder or hanging feeder of some kind.
Click here to go to Kim's 2008 Birding Blog - marking migration patterns throughout one season.
- Loon (several nesting pairs) (click to hear loons!)
- Bald Eagle (seen daily)
- Canadian Goose
- Tundra Swans (migrate through in April and September)
- Hooded Merganser
- Red-Breasted Merganser
- Common Merganser
- Belted or Gray Kingfisher (not sure)
- Great Blue Heron (always hangin' around by the creek mouth)
- Spotted Sandpiper
- Ruffed Grouse (they "drum" in the spring behind Cabin #7)
- red tail
- Great Horned Owl
- Great Gray Owl
- Unidentified owls hooting (would love help to identify)
- Ruby Throated Hummingbird
- Red Eye Vireo (nesting above the shop)
- Red-breasted Nuthatch
- White-breasted Nuthatch
- Black capped Chickadee
- Indigo Bunting
- Scarlet Tanager
- American Redstart
- Dark eyed Junco
- Finches (Gold, Purple)
- Evening Grosbeak
- Pine Grosbeak
- Ruby-breasted Grosbeak
- Golden crown Kinglet
- Warbler (yellow rumped)
- Chipping Sparrow
- Fox Sparrow (migrate thru)
- White throated Sparrow (migrate thru)
- Common Redpoll
- Baltimore Oriole
- Red-wing Blackbird
- Crows & Ravens
- Common Grackle
- American Robin
- Blue Jay
- Cedar Waxwing
- Bohemian Waxwing (flocks are very active)
- Pileated Woodpecker (gawd they're loud!)
- Yellow Shafted Flicker
- Downy Woodpecker
- Hairy Woodpecker
- Red-Bellied Woodpecker