Pristine Great East Lake
hosts our fleet of Sunfish. The group likes to head out together on
days when the breeze comes up warm and 8-10 knots. Great East Lake's
tranquil waters cover three square miles, and the point our docks overlook is more than a mile and a half across. The bottom on the North Shore is sandy and smooth, and is comfortable for standing and floating on a hot day. Residents and visitors can also rent or own rowboats and canoes. Many sites are spacious enough to accommodate a fishing boat. We also have moorings by the dock available on a rotating basis. Fishing is popular at Great East Lake, with a wealth of small and large mouth bass and trout. Locals like to spend an afternoon drifting around several rocky points just offshore where the fish like to spend the day.
Lake Forest also hosts a
shuffleboard league, weekly horseshoe and bocce tournaments, and
several get-togethers such as pot-lucks, spaghetti suppers, and pancake
breakfasts. Various groups meet in our clubhouse to have craft
afternoons, and individuals offer instructional sessions such as
line-dancing, yoga and watercolor painting. Our residents frequently
suggest their own ideas for get-togethers and bring their talents and
interests to the group.
Once each summer the resort has a Chicken BBQ on the field, hosting more than a hundred of our residents and guests for the 4th of July. Fresh chicken breasts are cooked over a charcoal pit, and served by volunteers with corn on the cob, coleslaw, and potato salad. Of course, dinner is followed by strawberry sundaes and sometimes a game of horseshoes.
There's always a weekend of hot weather in July or August that brings families to visit for the day. Grandchildren are welcome to visit and spend a night. There are no video games in the Clubhouse or basketball courts, but many a grandfather has been seen out for a bike ride or a walk to the pond to look for ducks and watch the trout. The peace and simpleness of Lake Forest camping is a rare treasure for the day.
Lake Forest Resort Great East Lake, East Wakefield, New Hampshire(603) 522-3306