The Meandering Naturist’s Guide to Eastern US and Canada.
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH: Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
NATURISM IN EASTERN STATES AND PROVINCES
Given the pervasive French influence in Quebec, the dense population of the Northeast, and the idyllic weather of the Southeast, it’s no huge surprise that there are more naturist resorts on the eastern seaboard than anywhere else in the country. (California has a lot of nude tolerated beaches, but amazingly few resorts.) The east coast is also home to several legacy clubs, founded by the nudist pioneers in the first half of the 20th century. That, however, comes along with a good bit of baggage, as many of these venues are still operating on a membership basis, often involving steep annual fees along with expectations to show up on “work-days” to keep the place up. Despite all that, these places vary – dramatically – from one location to the next; some with modern clubhouses and manicured grounds, others rustic and virtually unchanged since they opened in 1930-something.
As always, it pays to do your homework! Make sure you check out the individual websites, along with recent reviews on places like Trip Advisor and Yelp. We’ll provide links to these pages when we can find them, and I’m gradually adding our own reviews for those places we’ve visited first hand, marked with this guy… 😎!
And a final word to the wise… A few of these places have a reputation for getting a little (or maybe, a lot) racy, especially on holiday weekends. To each their own, we say, but it’s worth taking the time to read the fine print before you pack the kids and the dog into the car for a weekend family nakation.
WHERE WE TELL OUR FRIENDS TO GET NAKED ON THE EAST COAST
We’ve visited at least a dozen naked places on the east coast, and I’m hoping to add a few more to that list in the coming months. If you’re looking for a place with a nice room, you should check out Abbott’s Glen in Vermont or Cypress Cove in Florida. Coventry Resort in Vermont is great for camping and has a naturist friendly lake, as does Solair Nudist Resort in Connecticut. Both have excellent hiking trails as well. Skyfarm and Rock Lodge Club are easy day–trips from the NYC metropolitan area, but require a membership if you’re going to become a regular. There are loads of places for RVers in Florida, but we don’t have an RV, so we’re not so keen on that, but I am eager to check out Sunsport Gardens and Lake Como, as they both have modest cabins to rent.
CLICK ON THE HYPERLINK FOR THE STATE OR PROVINCE BELOW.
(Links will go live as each region is fully populated. I’m starting with New Jersey, and working my way out from there. )
In the coming weeks, I’ll be adding an individual page for each state/province, with links to reports and webpages for each naked place as I’m able to complete each page. You may want to bookmark this page and watch for links to go live as each section opens up. And if you find a place I’ve missed, please don’t hesitate to add a reply in the comment section below. Word of mouth is always the best intel!