Tour Of Up State New York Nudist Parks Part Deux: Bonita and Juniper Woods Nudist Resorts!
[ 7-01-2012 UPDATE: Sadly, Bonita Nudist Club has since been sold and became a textile family campground. We will miss you Bonita! ]
Nudist Parks Tour – To continue the story of our Nudist Club Tour & Road Trip, our next spot was Bonita Nudist resort or better yet – nudist park In contrast with Sunny Rest, Bonita is a very rustic, serene place, located in the Catskills in upstate NY.
Annie, who runs and operates Bonita with her husband Jerry, toured us around through the woods and quaintly decorated RV sites. Afterward we set up our tent again at an enclosed woodsy spot. Then we took a swim in the very clean and peaceful lake (see photos above) and passed some time with a few people also taking in the sunshine. They also have an outdoor pool (not yet opened because of the recent storms) and a hot tub situated in a gazebo outdoors.
A potluck clothing optional dinner was taking place at 6 o’ clock, and though we didn’t have anything to contribute, everyone welcomed us. I found the owners as well as members at Bonita to be the most amiable people of all the places we’ve been to recently.
We dined in their outdoor pavilion with some great food, and later on people gathered around their large fire pit to talk and enjoy the summery night. (They also have an indoor nudist clubhouse.) After we turned in for the night, Jerry came up to warn us about more severe thunderstorms coming in. Seeing as their bathhouse had a tree on it from the last set of storms, I made us sit in the car for a little bit. Seemed like a good decision when the hail came.
To sum up, we had an overall very positive experience at Bonita, and enjoyed the more relaxing and secluded experience in nature. We definitely recommend Bonita nudist club as a great nude weekend get-away.
[UPDATE: Sadly, Bonita Nudist Park has since been sold and became a textile family campground. We will miss you Bonita!]
On Monday we decided to visit Juniper Woods, located on the other side of the Catskills, before heading back home to textile city. We took Rt 88, which has an irrationally low speed limit but a lot of cops, so word to the wise ’cause I got a speeding ticket :( Arriving around lunchtime, we enjoyed some grilled food near the pool while talking to the owners Peggy and Jim, who is the president of AANR East.
They also serve breakfast in the morning, but not dinner. (Prices are reasonable). From what we saw, Juniper has a pleasant atmosphere and picturesque grounds. Its facilities include a pool, hot tub / conversation pool, large clubhouse with games and a pool table.
Near the entrance there are ponds you can fish in. What I found interesting was their lenient rules on body jewelry and nipple piercings, which I inquired about after noticing a guy with some genital jewelry walking around. Though there are small children and families who are members, it’s allowed as long as it isn’t obscene… Very progressive!
So that was the end of our clothing optional mini tour. As I was not happy about getting re-dressed on a hot sunny day, Jordan suggested I drive naked and see how long I could get away with it. But one ticket being enough for that day, I got dressed.
Views of the lake at Bonita – RIP You Will Be Missed :(