Timberlock is located on Indian Lake within the “blue line” that designates the six-plus million acre Adirondack Park. There are 23 lakeside cabins in the camp, none of which has electricity–reason number one why you must unplug. WiFi? Doesn’t exist there. Bars on your phone? Nope. And I love it. So does the rest of my family.
What do you do when you’re unplugged? Let me list a few things:
I could go on. The Catlin family, which has owned the camp since the early ’60s, provides a first-class experience for their guests, year after year, which is why, even after five years going to Timberlock, we still feel like newbies. You meet families who have been at it for upwards of 30 years, many of them consecutively. And while the amenities seem to get better every year, so much of the experience remains the same–simple, peaceful pleasures that are so often overlooked today in the face of technology.
Heading out for a trail ride
A couple of years ago we decided that we would make Timberlock an every other year thing so that we would make sure to see other parts of the world as well. But as we were leaving, I swung by the office just to check if there were any openings for the week we liked next summer (they often book up far in advance). I decided to let fate decide and wouldn’t you know it–there was an open cabin just our size. Looks like 2013 will bring visit number six for us.
Have you ever unplugged for a full week? If not, do you think you could make it?