Unplugging — and unwinding — at an old-style Adirondacks retreat

Unplugging — and unwinding — at an old-style Adirondacks retreat

“Is it like ‘Dirty Dancing’?”

That’s the question I’m inevitably asked when I tell people where I’m headed for summer vacation. Timberlock is an old-fashioned camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, so remote that there is no connectivity. There’s also no electricity in the 23 simple, comfortable cabins that dot the shoreline of 11-mile-long Indian Lake. That’s what attracted my family for the first time back in 2007. This year marked our ninth return.

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Adirondack Life Article

Adirondack Life

Welcome to Timberlock, an unassuming collection of cottages on Indian Lake that has welcomed families for generations. When the world-weary come calling, this oldfangled wilderness retreat answers with campfires and sing-alongs, community meaL and fast friendships. It’s an authentic summer camp experience for ail ages, but it comes at a price: no cell phone reception, no wireless Internet and no electricity in the guest quarters.

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