Call nowAvailability

Wildlife abounds

My sister and her family were visiting this weekend. They went out in the canoe in the flowage and captured some great photos of the wildlife. Enjoy.

Goose3 Goose5 young-eagle4

Wildlife abounds 2013-05-27T15:48:28+00:00

Charlie’s on the move

It didn’t take Charlie long to move a couple of times on his first day of hiding.

Congratulations to Emmy and Molly....first time guests and the first finders of Charlie in 2013

Congratulations to Emmy and Molly….first time guests and the first finders of Charlie in 2013

Kira is also a first time guest. Congrats.

Kira is also a first time guest. Congrats.

Charlie’s on the move 2013-05-27T10:24:48+00:00

Charlie has gone into hiding

And the hunt begins. Charlie went into hiding today. He has found himself sandwiched between two parking spots. When will he be found?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Charlie has gone into hiding 2013-05-25T13:04:13+00:00

Wildlife and fish

Our son, Brian and his girlfriend Missy were up visiting for a couple of days. They love to take the canoe out and fish area lakes. They shared some of the wildlife photos they took while fishing, along with some of the fishing success they had.

Unaware he's being watched.

Unaware he’s being watched.

Taking a drink.

Taking a drink.

Bristling up now that he knows someone is watching.

Bristling up now that he knows someone is watching.

Great spring crappie fishing.

Great spring crappie fishing.

They came across a loon sitting on it''s nest.

They came across a loon sitting on it”s nest.

There's a big one on!

There’s a big one on!

Bringing it in.

Reeling it in.

A 27 inch walleye brings a smile to Brian's face. The fish was released.

A 27 inch walleye brings a smile to Brian’s face. The fish was released.

Wildlife and fish 2013-05-24T11:58:34+00:00

The flowage is full!

What a wonderful sight the high water is! It has been at least 10 years since we have seen the flowage with so much water in it. the wildlife is enjoying it. There are ducks, geese, cranes and fish everywhere this spring enjoying the wetlands. We were hoping the beaver would work on the beaver dam and they did. If the rain continues to fall in a normal pattern this year the flowage should be canoe-able all summer.

Great water levels!

Great water levels!

The water is rushing down the spillway this spring. And once again the creek is full of fish trying to swim upstream. Late in the day you can stand on the bridge and watch the fish trying to jump upstream.

The water is rushing down the spillway this spring. And once again the creek is full of fish trying to swim upstream. Late in the day you can stand on the bridge and watch the fish trying to jump upstream.

Once the vegetation starts to grow it will be interesting to see if the waterway stays open.

Once the vegetation starts to grow it will be interesting to see if the waterway stays open.

Look at all the water!

Look at all the water!

It's great to see so much water rushing through the system.

It’s great to see so much water rushing through the system.

The flowage is full! 2013-05-19T16:15:45+00:00

Wedding Day!

We were honored today to have our first large wedding on the property. Close to 100 family and guests enjoyed themselves on our property. The day started out gloomy and rainy, but a few minutes before the 4PM ceremony the sun started shining through the clouds. I took some pre-wedding photos. the area near the barn and the fish hatchery made for a great backdrop for the wedding. The wedding photography said she would share some of her photos with us. When I get them I’ll post them for you to enjoy.

The ceremony took place on the grassy area just before you walk down the steps by the fish hatchery. The bride came walking across the bridge from the picnic pavilion.

The ceremony took place on the grassy area just before you walk down the steps by the fish hatchery. The bride came walking across the bridge from the picnic pavilion.

The reception tent was set up right next to the barn.

The reception tent was set up right next to the barn and they and appetizers at the picnic pavilion.

Wedding Day! 2013-05-18T15:54:09+00:00

The sign of opening….docks are in!

The day the docks go in always gets me excited for the start of another season of vacationing! It makes the resort look complete. It was balmy 55 degrees outside…..far better than Monday’s morning temperature of 19 degrees! The guys were happy that it had warmed up as the water was still a little chilly since the ice just left the lake a week ago.

Andy and Randy making sure the main dock gets done correctly.

Andy and Randy making sure the main dock gets done correctly.

The "line up" of sections floating to their destination.

The “line up” of sections floating to their destination.

Chris moving this section along.

Chris moving this section along.

Andy and Randy keep all the pieces in order. Every section and post are numbered.

Andy and Randy keep all the pieces in order. Every section and post are numbered.

John and John using the sections to transport the posts.

John and John using the sections to transport the posts.

For each section it takes 3 guys to hold it and 2 to attach it to the previous section. There's a total of 84 sections to put in.

For each section it takes 3 guys to hold it and 2 to attach it to the previous section. There’s a total of 84 sections to put in.

The last pile of sections to go in the water.

The last pile of sections to go in the water.

Beach dock being assembled.

Beach dock being assembled.

Enjoying a bowl of hot chili after all the hard work is done.

Enjoying a bowl of hot chili after all the hard work is done. Can’t forget the ladies who are hard at work too getting cabins cleaned!

The sign of opening….docks are in! 2013-05-14T15:12:44+00:00

17th Annual Journey’s Marathon

On another blustery morning (yes, there were snowflakes in the air) the 17th annual Journey’s Marathon begins at White Birch Village. We are honored to host the starting line for the full marathon. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for some video clips.

6:50 AM and the place is deserted. Not for long though, by 7:30 there will be over 200 people around.

6:50 AM and the place is deserted. Not for long though, by 7:30 there will be over 200 people around.

We host the starting line in the RecBuilding. Nice weather empty........cold, blustery weather means a full room!

We host the starting line in the Rec Building. Nice weather empty……..cold, blustery weather means a full room!

Cars lined up alla the way around the corner.

Cars lined up all the way around the corner.

Getting in place for the start of the race.

Getting in place for the start of the race.

The Boulder Chamber helps with the starting line, so it's only apporpriate that their banner is proudly displayed.

The Boulder Chamber helps with the starting line, so it’s only appropriate that their banner is proudly displayed.

Getting some pre-opening advertising! We thought it was apporpriate to hang this sign on the site of the origanal Aqualand. Wishing Susia and Dick the best of luck when they open the end of the month!

Getting some pre-opening advertising! We thought it was appropriate to hang this sign on the site of the original Aqualand. Wishing Susie and Dick the best of luck when they open the end of the month!

17th Annual Journey’s Marathon 2013-05-11T11:49:11+00:00

And the clean up begins

Now that most of the snow is gone, yes there are still piles of snow lurking about, the spring cleanup has begun. With the spring ice storms we had there are trees and limbs down everywhere. And the squirrels have been very busy nipping the ends of the pine trees off. The burn pile is growing!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And the clean up begins 2013-05-10T18:58:18+00:00

Charlie goes on an adventure

Charlie decided that his adventure wasn’t over yet. After falling through the ice, and before we could get a boat in the water to retrieve him, he decided to go floating around the lake. It proves that the life jackets work! Charlie, chair and all, enjoyed a romp floating around the lake before John retrieved him this morning. He ended up over in the north bay.

This is the shoreline Charlie ended up on

This is the shoreline Charlie ended up on

John retrieving Charlie

John retrieving Charlie

Charlie's ride in the canoe

Charlie’s ride in the canoe

Thasnk for the ride, John

Thanks for the ride, John

Drying out before he goes into seclusion for the summer

Drying out before he goes into seclusion for the summer

Charlie goes on an adventure 2013-05-09T10:56:27+00:00