Last weekend I took advantage of the beautiful weather and my frees day, and so I decided to drive out to Lyman Orchard in Middlefield, CT. I’ve always had a soft spot for picking berries because my family and I have done it almost every summer ever since I was little, and so I decided that despite the fact that I couldn’t join in with everyone that I didn’t have to totally miss out on the fun.
About 80 years ago, my grandparents bought a cottage on Lake Erie in a secluded little wood. Nowadays we have plenty of neighbors and the town has grown up around our summer home away from home. We used to spend six weeks every summer up in Dunkirk until I went away to college; now I’m lucky if I get to spend a few days up there. This year I spent an entire week at Summerthur (the nickname for our cottage), while intermittently traveling to D.C. and New York City. While the weather was a bit unpredictable, we had more sunny days than rainy ones which allowed us to enjoy all of our favorite summer activities.
As you may have guessed from the title, this entire post is dedicated to my favorite things about Lake Erie as well as my favorite things to do during the summer!
Our humble abode, Summerthur.