As cottage costs soar and entry level retreats steal your time as repairs reveal themselves one nightmare after another, more and more families are looking to Trottage life as an option.
The Trottage – otherwise known as the trailer – has come a long way.
Trailer parks are plentiful in this region but if you’re looking for a seasonal site – meaning you are in one location for the whole season, May 24th through Thanksgiving – then you might want to check out The Red Eagle Family Campground on Wollaston Lake.
The first thing you notice when you arrive at Red Eagle is the big sandy beach. It’s only for folks in the park and it has a great sandy bottom and deepens gradually. Outside of the swim area there are lots of boats and there is even a fishing dock!
The park has a big store for essentials and extras like ice cream and penny candy, there is an on-site laundromat and a huge pavilion for activities like bingo, talent shows, dances and live music. There are playgrounds and horseshoe pits as well.
Everywhere you look in this park you will see people out for a stroll or packs of happy kids running around, riding bikes and having great adventures. This is a great community for kids. It’s safe and everyone knows everyone.
And it is a community. People have been coming here for years. And each year the trailers seem to get nicer, the gardens get bigger and the park just seems more like the perfect cottage alternative.
Nice “park model” trailers can cost $100,000 and they are full of luxury upgrades. Full kitchens, air conditioning, bathrooms with tubs and showers, multiple bedrooms and many are on waterfront sites with stunning views. There are also more entry-level units available and a large assortment of used trailers that are ready to help a new family create the perfect summer adventure.
Trottage life is for the social. Campers enjoy activities together in the day and then at night it’s time for cocktails and campfires. Everyone knows everyone and because of that – there’s always something to do.
If you’re not sure that you’d absolutely love Trottage life, Red Eagle has a luxury unit that they will rent out by the night to give you an idea of what life is like in this special park.
So for those who want to be at the lake, with lots of great adventures, social activities and no huge long list of chores to do – Red Eagle is the place to check out.