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As we are looking to bid a fond farewell to the nightmare that this winter has brought upon us and greet spring a well deserved hello, many New Yorkers are looking to get away for the weekends ahead and enjoy the beautiful weather that is to come outside of the rough pavement of New York City.  Lucky for all our readers, there is one place coming up this weekend that I would highly recommend anyone trying as it is the perfect mixture of relaxation, wilderness and fun all combined in one.  I am talking about the annual “Spring Awakening” Event happening at Easton Mountain.  Easton Mountain is a great location that I have profiled for Manhattan Digest in the past for their Winter Gay Spirit Camp, and now I encourage gay men from all backgrounds to experience what they have to offer for this coming weekend.

Manhattan Digest, Easton Mountain, Spring Awakening
Credit to: Dave Dietz

So just a little background on Easton Mountain so you can get yourself familiarized.  With over 15 years of being in business, the location is roughly 3 hours north of New York City in the foothills of the Adirondacks.  They have several weekends planned throughout the year with a different theme in each of them, yet seeming to have one goal in mind which is to have a positive and welcoming outlet for all types of gay men to convene and have a great time.  Spring Awakening is just another fantastic example of what this group has to offer.  Take a look at what they have planned for the upcoming weekend.

Hosted by resident of Easton Mountain Freddy Freeman and Bear World Magazine’s Editor in Chief David Goodman, the weekend (Friday – Sunday) will incorporate enlightening workshops, a talent show, The Green Man Dance party, entertainment from Candy Samples, baking class, music, a Walt Whitman poetry salon and more. If you want to get away from it all and spend a few days frolicking in the woods, or hanging out in the clothing optional hot tub and sauna, participate in amazing workshops, or just bake a cake- they have you covered.  (Cost for two nights, $195 – $495 depending on housing option – All meals included.)

Candy Samples, Manhattan Digest, Easton Mountain
Credit to: Dave Dietz

Easton Mountain offers bunk house style lodging as well as semi private bedrooms. Food is cooked fresh for each meal by their in house chef, with menu items typically including, home made soups, roasts, cottage pie, home made cake, and deserts, as well as a full breakfast with pancakes or french toast, and oatmeal each morning. Tea – Coffee and iced water available 24/7 (vegetarian options available also)  Facilities also include Sauna in the evenings, 24/7 hot-tub, gift shop, Library, Morning Yoga, Massage services.

Being in such a great price range with a vast amount of activities to do make this weekend seem like a no brainer for any gay man out there.  For more information about Spring Awakening and to book yourself a ticket for this weekend, head on over to the official site for more information.