Event Recap: YNA Upstate NY Summer Gathering at Bare Lake
Recap of Our YNA Upstate NY Gathering at Bare Lake Nudist Club
Our Bare Lake Gathering
Bare Lake – This past weekend, we drove a few hours out of the city into the quiet countryside of upstate New York. We were headed to the YNA Upstate NY Summer Gathering at Bare Lake Nudist Club. Last year was a little bit different, as Steve and Susanne hosted a YNA gathering at their goat cheese farm. But we discovered Bare Lake was a great new place to be and with the horses and chickens, it was a lot like being on a farm again!
Some of you may not know Bare Lake, as it is a fairly recent addition to the nudist club scene. Right now it’s an unofficial, donation-based private nudist club located on 32 acres near Corning, NY. Owners Aric and Colleen have been developing their land to create a little nudie haven. At the center is a pond bordered by green grass and trees for shade. Beyond this pond area we’re surrounded by woods and fields of wheat. Just across from the pond is a clubhouse with a full kitchen and porch where they prepared our meals. A flat grassy area nearby is reserved for parking and tenting. They also have trailers and extra beds in the clubhouse for overnight stays.
A rocky road leads up to their main house where they have a hot tub and game room with a pool table and karaoke. This is where they’ve hosted some small indoor naked parties in the winter. Next to the hot tub they’re currently doing construction to add an indoor pool.
We had a small group of YNA’ers attend, and we all hung out with some local Bare Lake regulars. The weather was mostly sunny and warm, though some of us got a little too much naked sun! During the day we lounged on the banks of the pond, went canoeing, some naked swimming and flew into the water via their docked water slide. Jordan brought his fly fishing gear, so many had a good time learning how to fly fish in a pond teeming with sunnies, bass, trout and even some giant catfish.
At night we gathered around the fire pit to hang out and roast marshmallows as the bull frogs began to sing.
All in all it was a pleasant, relaxing weekend with good friends, good food and getting back to nature. Check out our photo gallery below!
Hope to see everyone at the next YNA Upstate NY shindig – a meetup at the Northeast Naturist Festival at Empire Haven.
Learn more about Bare Lake at http://www.barelakenudistclub.com/.
Looking to get in touch with more upstate nudies? Contact Steve & Susanne to join their secret Facebook group: ynaupstateny [at] gmail.com