We have been at Association Island KOA in upstate New York on Lake Ontario since the beginning of May. While I had the best intentions of keeping you updated on our time here, it simply did not work out.
But, I do plan on the next few weeks trying to get you caught up. I wanted to spend the time on this post to show you what a unique place Association Island is and why we have really enjoyed our season here.
Association Island is basically owned by mother nature. The animals, the western winds and the high waves off of Lake Ontario simply tolerate us and our quest to camp on the island. We live here surrounded by water and beauty.
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While working our first job in Bar Harbor, we were told often about an amazing campground on an island in Lake Ontario called Association Island. We were intrigued. Last summer, I contacted the manager there and lined up positions for this summer. After several years in the arid west, we are going to work on a beautiful island surrounded by lots of water!
The island is reached by a narrow causeway that is approximately one mile long. This was our first view of Association Island. Beautiful blue waters and crisp cold air. It was May 1, and as you can see, still winter to early spring on the island.
We were a little nervous as we are with any new adventure. Association Island has been owned by the same family for the last 20+ years. They had hired a new island manager about two years ago who has worked hard on enforcing rules and improving the island amenities. There was a lot of push back from campers who had previously done whatever they wanted to do on the island, resulting in mixed reviews on the web.
But life is about the adventure, right?
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