The writings of Thoreau have inspired generations of readers to marvel at the beauty of nature, not realizing he got most of the details from a jungle placemat. See if your placemats match reality with this Groupon.
$30 for a Full Day of Fishing for Up to Six (Up to $216 Value)
Anglers fish from the banks of a trout pond, from a second pond filled with bass, bluegills, and bullhead catfish, or from a creek. A fishing license is not required. Bait and tackle are not included—bait is available for purchase, and Groupon holders may rent poles with advance reservation. Fishermen may keep their catches for an additional fee, charged by the pound.
Lake Lane Fishing and Hunting Getaway
Sean and Hannah Maurer founded Lake Lane Fishing and Hunting Getaway so families could have a place to experience the outdoors together. The fishing grounds—a trout pond, a second pond with bass, bluegills, and bullhead catfish, and a creek—stay open all year for fishing by appointment, and since Lake Lane is a New York State Fishing Preserve, no license is required. In addition to renting gear and selling bait, the staff teaches angling basics, such as how to fly fish or catch a fish directly in your mouth. The 2013 Sports Show on June 1 and 2 features a free youth fishing tournament. Adults must pay a $25 registration fee for a trout and bass tourney, but cash prizes will be awarded to all age groups. Pre-registration is recommended.
Lake Lane's hunting grounds host both small and big game, including wild turkey and white-tailed deer. A shooting range also caters to hunters with bow and rifle targets. In order to help guests extend their outdoor adventures, campsites for self-contained tents and campers are available, and the Maurers have plans to introduce all-season cabins equipped with outlets for sno-cone machines in the near future.
Members of Lake Lane Fishing and Hunting Getaway get special privileges, such as entry in the monthly trout and bass fishing tournament. Additionally, Lake Lane hosts special annual events, including a sports show and chicken barbecue, and the Maurers operate a small lumberyard and sawmill onsite that offers custom furniture from black walnut coffee tables to computers made of solid oak.