Madison Oxley

Madison Oxley

8th Grade

All Saints Catholic School

Bangor

Mrs. Whitney

 

 

 

 

Have You Lived Yet?

Have you ever been to Green Lake in Dedham/Ellsworth, Maine? If you haven’t, you have not lived! Green Lake has refreshing water and smooth sand during the summer and has thick ice in the winter. You can take part in so many activities and enjoy your time in a million different ways in all seasons. If you have not been to Green Lake, then you are missing out on a whole lot of merriment.

 

 

I have been going to Green Lake since I was about three years old. The first few trips I stayed with family friends, but my family fell in love with the lake so much we bought our own camp. Our entertainment consists of playing outside games and, of course, hours of water activities. At camp it seems like a lot of the worries of the world just melt away or disappear.

 

 

What is Green Lake like in the summer? In the summer the lake feels revitalizing when you come from a 100 degree city and jump into the icy lake. I like to water ski at my camp, but only when it’s smooth. I do not go water skiing unless it is smooth as glass; if it’s wavy on the water I refuse to go. I love tubing and it’s probably my favorite water sport. Another one of my favorite activities is what we call a swim ride. My family drives our boat to the deepest parts of the lake and takes deep pencil dives and other jumps. It feels so exhilarating to jump off the boat and plunge down deep in the water and pop back up. As you might guess the 4th of

 

 

Madison Oxley

8th Grade

All Saints Catholic School

Bangor

Mrs. Whitney

 

July is a big deal down on the lake. All of the boats deck themselves out in patriotic colors and form a line. The line of boats go down the lake waving to the people on the shore watching the festivities.

 

 

Green Lake is amazing in the summer, but it’s also nice in the winter. On nice winter days my dad and I like to go ice fishing at the lake. First, imagine a wide open stretch of ice that sparkles in the sun. Now think of tall beautiful trees with a layer of snow sitting on top. This beautiful image you have in your head is what Green Lake might look like during the winter.

 

 

We have a sign in my camp that reads, “If you’re lucky enough to live by a lake… you’re lucky enough.” I honestly haven’t realized how lucky I was to live by a lake until the last few summers when I was so happy at my camp. I have made great friends at camp both human and dog. Camp is like a totally different world that consists of loons calls instead of cars screeching. This world has smooth sand instead of sidewalks. I could compare Green Lake to the city forever, but it would be better for you to just experience it yourself.