Compared to most suburban areas in the country, this place and surrounding countryside is anti-progress. I go back here every couple years and nothing seems to change. Very boring if you like places that prosper.
In the summer we would swim in the lake, of course, but in the winter our families had the interesting tradition of winter picnics. Here is a picture of one of those -- as well as one of me on my butt at the ice-skating rink.