This place is a hoot! I never expected to be transported back in time to 1884 and thereabouts. What a story of Northeast industrialists forming a hunting club here in the 1880s, changing to a tennis and golf club in more recent years before it was disbanded. Now the whole Island is a State park ($6 entry fee good for 24 hours with return allowed if you leave) but full of places to stay and eat and things to see. The buildings in the Historic District are wonderful, many of the small cottages are now gift shops. Some of them are still part of the original Club and you can stay in them or just enjoy the bars, porches and patios with folks dressed all in white (over 55, I believe) playing croquet on the manicured large lawn in front of the Island club resort main building. Great place for biking too being very flat. Tram tours available for seeing the Historic District with narration of the fascinating story accompanying the area.
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