The South Cove Activity Center offers watercraft rentals, a well-equipped health club, a swimming pool, Peppermint Patty’s snack shack in the summer, and rooms to accommodate numerous activities such as meetings, painting classes, a choral group, a bell choir, a book club, a summer camp for the kids, and martial arts and exercise classes. The Center at Eastman supports golf, skiing, Jazz concerts, Wednesday night programs ranging from music to travelogues and nature, a full service restaurant and bar, weekly duplicate bridge games, and an annual week-long bridge instruction camp. Numerous activities are organized by Eastman Recreation such as the Splash, Mash and Dash Triathlon, David’s House benefits, Nordic Nibbles, Moonlight Snowshoe, and Ski to the Yurt.
All these opportunities do come with a price. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to offer Eastman’s programs and services without the South Cove and Center facilities, or the Eastman Community Association employees. And Eastman would certainly be a very different place without all the great volunteers who approach their tasks as if they are working for a better position and higher pay! We all appreciate the opportunity to pool our resources to have facilities that would normally be available only in more populated areas. Each one of us supports the community through both our assessments and our volunteer hours, allowing us to avoid the situation in many resort areas where trailers, campers, jet skis, and speed boats prevail, and the loons look somewhere else for a quiet place to nest.