Fun Things to do at the Club

With summer in full swing there are many fun things to do at the club. Right now each evening the comet Neowise is visible plus regular stargazing. The shore and docks make an excellent vantage point to view the wonders of the night sky. The mosquitoes can be a bit "friendly" so insect repellent is recommended.

The club has a fire pit complete with a fire ring and a large supply of small branches and cut logs to have a fire. A fire can be had any time of day or night with chairs, picnic table and assorted stumps to sit on. Members just need to bring their own newspaper or fire starter and lighter, plus marshmallow or hot dog sticks for additional fun. There is a pail by the fire pit that needs to have water in it during the fire, and members are asked to extinguish their fire before leaving.

Swimming continues to be a very popular activity at the club. Members are asked to use the swim platform and to stay in the designated swim area. The black dock is for boats to be tied up when not sailing while the brown dock is for the launching of boats only. Members should not be tying their sailboats up to the brown dock as this impedes other members launching their boats or returning to the dock at the end of their sail.

Very close to the club, about 1.6 km from the front gate, is the entrance to the Elora Cataract Trailway system. Members go by the two entrances as they drive to the club. 

This flat trail was a railway bed that has been converted to a biking and walking trail system that leads to Fergus over the Belwood dam and in the other direction all the way to Hillsburgh. Many members have brought their bikes to the club and enjoyed exploring the trails. The trail map can be accessed here. The trail to Fergus leads also gives access to the Dairy Queen that is scheduled to open later this summer.

Cold drinks can be found in the fridge just to the left of the club house door as you walk in, and freezies in the small freezer to the right of the door. Members are asked not to put any personal items in the club's fridge or freezer. This year they are operating as "take out" only in lieu of organized club social events.

Casual Cruising Mondays continue through the summer anytime after 6 pm. We welcome everyone who wants to sail and/or paddle.

Thanks to all members for your continued efforts to keep everyone safe whether by physical distancing,using hand sanitizer, locking the gate upon entering or exiting, or taking home all your garbage/recycling items.

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