EMA Members & Guests

If your lodging includes access to the Beach and other Eagles Mere Association (EMA) locations and services, then this page is for you! Please remember that additional fees apply for use of the Beach.

If you landed on this page and are not enjoying lodging privileges, please jump over here for a description of events that are open to all our visitors.

A link to the current calendar of events follows this list.

The Eagles Mere Athletic Association

Kids of all ages can participate in games, swimming, sailing, crafts, you name it. Just show up at the Beach or the “Field of Dreams” (athletic field near the Park entrance), and get involved. Your friendly professional EMAA staff will answer your questions and may even be coaching you during your next “Strawberry Ball” game.

A whiteboard with the day’s events is posted at the Beach Desk. For planning ahead, peruse your primary source, The Treetop Eagle, “Eagles Mere’s Largest Fortnightly.” If it’s sports-related, you can get clued with this bi-weekly mini-newspaper.  It’s free and available at the Beach Desk.

Please remember that the activities listed are offered through the Eagles Mere Athletic Association which depends solely on your donations.  So give generously cuz no Camp Wobegone can rival what you get here.

EMAA Cocktail Parties in July and August

The first Friday of the first full weekend of the month from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome; no RSVP.  Adults only. Admission is $10 per and an hors d’oeuvre which will get you unlimited drinks. Not bad. Sometimes there’s also a raffle or auction, too, and all proceeds go to support the Athletic Association….you know, those activities that keep your kids happy.  The host house varies, so check The Treetop Eagle and come on out.  EM loves a great party.  🙂

The Eagles Mere Conservancy

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.

The Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts

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!

Water Carnival

Usually the second Saturday in August. Nothing like it. “Floats” that float! A themed event that teams interpret, often with hysterical results. View at the Beach or Edgemere Dock 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
October, usually Columbus Weekend (which just happens to be our Peak Color Season, hint).  Awesome mint condition wheels up close and personal on the street, the Museum’s train display and special events, vendors in the Village Complex, and the near-by Air Museum and Auto Museum will all be featured.
Home for the Holidays
Thanksgiving Weekend. A festive gathering in the Village with vendors and food. Let the town decorations get you in the holiday spirit.
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.