Just so you understand, Eagles Mere Lake is a private lake which includes the Laurel Path encircling it. You must be a member or your lodging agreement must give you access to the Beach, Lake, and its services.
If you are visiting for a day, you are welcome to participate in the activities listed below. We hope to see you and encourage you to stay longer to fully enjoy all the Lake has to offer! See the “Stay Put!” page for lodging and rental information.
Get back to nature with the Eagles Mere Conservancy’s many programs for all ages. Most happen at the Conservancy Cabin, located down a gravel path near the Outlet Pond. Get to know Irene and Maggie who will show your kids how to catch a dragonfly nymph, or grok a tree. Take yourself on group hikes of all difficulties near and afar from the Lake. Their free annual newsletter lists all the activities for the current season, most of which are free of charge. (They DO accept donations!) The newsletter can be found at the Post Office, the Beach Desk, and the Conservancy Cabin near the Outlet Pond.
Get cultural! The EMFA schedules musical and dramatic productions of every style and for every taste throughout the summer. Find the details in their brochure or on posters displayed throughput town: Beach Desk, Beach Shop, Sweet Shop, Post Office, and of course at the Dewire Center (the preforming arts center) itself. Tickets available at the door or in advance. See their flyer for details.
Some of the other not-to-be-missed events and traditions follow. Take your pick! (Subject to change, so check this Eagles Mere website for updates . )
Fourth of July Parade on Eagles Mere Avenue.
Kicks off at noonish at the Dewire Center. Bring your bike early to decorate and be part of this tradition or wave from the sidewalk along Eagles Mere Ave./Rt. 42. Join the crowd after on the Village Green for singing, inspiring speeches, and cookies. And watch out for flying hot dogs from our Wiener Mobile!
Summer Antiques Show in July
On the Village Green in the Town Center. Dozens of vendors including great food and live music. Don’t miss the Kiwanis French Fries! Admission charged.
The Annual Flower Show
Third Wednesday of July at the Community Hall on Laporte Ave. Viewing time from 4-7 PM. Entry categories for all ages. Brochures with descriptions available at the Beach Desk, Post Office, etc. And even if you don’t enter, come and see how creative we can be around here!
The Fireman’s Carnival
Usually second Friday night in August at the (where else?) Fire Hall on Laporte Ave.
Hometown fun and helps our emergency guys help us. Games of chance, cake walk (with homemade goodies by the generous hands of residents), yummy food, and free firetruck rides!! Happily, no goldfish games, so you won’t be saddled with an unexpected pet.
Juried Arts and Crafts Show in August
On the Village Green in the Town Center. Quality hand-made items. Find that perfect purchase to remember your stay or to gift a friend. And that Kiwanis French Fry truck will be there too. Combine with the Bavarian nuts and you’ve got a meal!
Usually the second Saturday in August. Nothing like it. “Floats” that float on the water under the stars! A themed event that teams interpret, often with hysterical results. View at the Beach or Edgemere Dock at opposite end of the lake. Begins at dusk.
Pro tip: it can get quite chilly on the water at night even after a warm day. Dress accordingly. PJ’s for kids encouraged!
Annual Bi-Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Home for the Holidays
The Toboggan Slide
Completely weather dependent , but if they build it, you should come! Generally it takes until late January for the lake ice to thicken enough, so don’t plan on it during your Christmas break. $25/hour for up to 5 people per toboggan, two runs guaranteed. Lines can be VERY long and VERY cold. Best bet: weeknights! Hot chocolate and light food available by the Civic Club. Call the Hotline (570-525-3244) for continual updates.