Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Historic and quaint


















We have been very pleasantly surprised by both the friendliness of the people here and what a real gem this area is. It is understandable how so many people come here from all over the northeast to spend their summer vacations along the shore. We pulled the Birch Haven campground thru Anneke’s usual review process. When you first approach, there is a sudden concern about the size and location. It is a tight campground with only three or four sites available for transients, with the rest taken up by long time seasonal residents. Our spot was next to a highly decorated park model. The permanent equipment varies from brand new to very old, but all well cared for. It is right along the river and near all the attractions and water access. Add to that a laid back and friendly manager; it was a great choice for us.

On both the boat rides, we heard about the oldest settlement on the islands founded by a Methodist Colony over 140 years ago called 1000 Island Park. After some rough times, today it is a highly desirable place to live with mostly the original buildings and gingerbread style houses still in use. We have been told that when a home comes up for sale, it is snapped up by someone almost before it is listed. The colony association still owns the land with anyone purchasing the home granted a 99 year lease with an agreement to abide by the community rules. It is a very quaint and colorful place to spend the summer.

6 comments:

Luci & Loree said...

LOVE those houses!!!

Sue and Doug said...

love the houses too!..mint julip anyone??

Rick and Paulette said...

Great pics of those beautiful old homes. Not so sure I'd want to live in that pink one though!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Another nice find, really cute houses, reminds me of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

I was not involved in your case at MSO Philly, but in the back of my (foggy) mind, I recall something going on therer in that time frame.
Most big investigations every office heard something about it, agents talk to other agents all the time.

We'll have to compare notes sometime. If you get a chance, shoot me an email address so we can chat offline. My email is at the very bottom of my blog page.

Happytrails said...

What a beautiful area!! Great pics of the quaint houses...love them!!
Looks like you all have found a jewel. :-)

Margie and Roger said...

What beautiful homes! Maybe one will come up for sale and you can grab it. Neat little park you are in now.