Black Bear Sighting

What a beautiful place. My family thoroughly enjoyed this escape from overpopulated New Jersey. The hike to the falls was great - the view exceptional. The B-52 site was humbling. Hope to come back soon. Did not see any moose, but we did encounter a black bear on Eliotsville Road, about four miles from camp.

The Frett Family
(Jeff, Heather, Lindsey, Taylor, Brian & Rachel)
Aug. 24-30, 2008

Take Time For Yourself

We have had a magical time this week! This is the first family vacation we have taken since our son was born (he's 14-months old) and we have all loved it! We took our kayaks out on Prong Pond and Lake Onawa - both such beautiful places! We hiked every day - to the lower & upper falls, up Borestone, etc. Grady, happily tucked on my back, would talk to the trees, birds, insects and take naps along the way. My husband and I loved the rope swing. As we dropped in the water, Grady waited to share a smile once we surfaced! We also read stories, books; I knit a dress for a friend who just had a baby; we played dice, sat by the fire, and of course ate delicious s'mores! A perfect place to remember to always take time for yourself! Many thanks.

Erin, David & Grady Hazlett
Rumford, RI
August 17-24, 2008

P.S. - We also picked blueberries twice, because Grady went crazy over them! Yummy!

'It's Paradise'

Blessed are they who build gorgeous mountain retreats like Big Wilson Camp. It's paradise! My stay was so much more than I could have hoped for.

Hiking the waterfalls; rock diving; the swimming hole; the general store; home-made honey; basking at the fire pit - that was just the 1st day! A well-stocked kitchen, complete with quality cookware and utensiles ensured a fine meal. And I was famished!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for thinking of everything.

Note: The 1st sunny day, you've got to hike to the top of Borestone Mtn. You will not be disappointed. The views are incredible!! Be sure to push on to the 2nd peak. It's worth it.

I will surely return next year!

Michael McBride
Sarasota, FL
August 12-17, 2008

'I Felt Like Gumby'

What a blessing this place has been for our family!!

Borestone - what a blast (lots of blueberries). What a view. Happy kids.

Mt Kineo - More berries. More great views. Happy kids.

Playing in the river, catching trout, BBQ on the deck. My wife and I both have very stressful jobs. I became so relaxed, I felt like 'Gumby'. The toughest part will be saying goodbye.

We saw while here (red fox - 3 times, racoon, moose - 2 times, a weasel, and two beautiful king fishers).

Lilly Bay State Park - just outstanding. The lake is so clear, water so nice.

Thank you so very much for the use of your home. May the powers that be bless this place and keep it whole!!

The Bradshaw Clan
July 26-August 2, 2008