Boating and Fishing
A canoe is provided at each dock, free of charge. Check with our office staff about additional kayaks. Boat rentals can be arranged at the Great Pond Marina in Belgrade Lakes.
Anglers, be sure to bring your rods! Great Pond is known for its large-mouthed and small-mouthed bass, Northern Pike, perch, pickerel, and the occasional land-locked salmon. Fishing licenses are available at Day’s General Store in Belgrade Lakes Village.
Please note that the use of Jet Skis is not permitted.
Tennis and Golf
Three well-maintained Har-tru tennis courts are available on island for guests at no charge. Our tennis person takes care of the courts and is available for practice play. Guests are invited to join in on a "break the ice" round robin tournament each Monday morning. Meet new partners and win a trophy!
On Monday afternoons, a free tennis clinic is held for children. Private or group lessons available at low rates.
Golfers take note: a world-class course awaits you at the nearby Belgrade Lakes Golf Club in Belgrade Lakes village.
Children’s Activities: Monday-Friday
Arts, crafts or games keep the kids occupied each weekday morning. For children 3 years of age and older, activities are from 9 to 11 a.m. (younger children may participate with a parent). Meet at the picnic yellow tables, or in the Main Lodge in case of bad weather.
Evening Activities: Monday- Friday
Fun for all ages! After supper, Taconnet staff members lead a game of wiffle ball, kick ball, basketball, soccer or Capture the Flag. Join the fun or enjoy an after-dinner cup of coffee and watch. Another favorite activity is a trip to the lakeside roller rink in Smithfield; rent skates or bring your own rollerblades.
Sundays, after dinners, there is a hearthside meet-and-greet which allows you to meet other Taconnet guests and enjoy coffee and desserts.
In keeping with our rustic setting, Taconnet provides an old-fashioned, relaxing atmosphere. Cottages often have games, books and other diversions, but no televisions or telephones. To maintain the family-friendly ambience, we do not allow alcoholic beverages or smoking in the Main Lodge. Cell phone service can vary, but there is a pay phone for guests located near the lodge. We ask that you not use your cell phone in public areas.
Please note that pets are not allowed.
Meals and "The Clacker"
Still a tradition, wake up time and meals are announced by a Taconnet staff member running around the island with an antique wooden clacker. Children gather to chase after the runner!
Saturday Arrival and Departure
In order to prepare each cottage and the island, we request that guests do not arrive until 3:00 p.m. You will leave your car at our parking lot on the mainland, and staff take you and your belongings over to the island by boat or ferry. To better accommodate arriving guests, dinner is served from 5:30 to 6:45 Saturday night.
We have both a motorized and a hand crank ferry. Weather permitting, the ferry runs on call from 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Check out time is Saturday at 10 a.m., and settlement of your account should be made in our office before that time. (Sorry, but we do not accept credit cards.) A scheduled pick-up of your bags will be arranged on Friday evening. Following breakfast on Saturday, a make-your-own brown bag lunch buffet is available for all guests.
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