We love to play outside in Cambridge. The development and continued expansion of the CamRock trail system has energized Cambridge into an active place to experience nature. These trails continue to expand and connect for hikers and bikers, Fat Tire riders and cross country skiers. The trailhead for CamRock 1 is just steps outside the back door of CamRock Café for year-round adventure. Rent bikes, skis or bring your own for a trail experience. And, when you’re done, we’ve got a spot to relax, refuel and reflect at any of our unique eateries.
If you’re a lake lover, dip into Lake Ripley, a sparkling gem in Cambridge. This 420-acre lake has a maximum depth of 44 feet, loaded with fish including Pan fish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. Take Park Road east of downtown to locate Lake Ripley Park with a public beach, playground, and concessions. The park is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Enjoy two tennis courts, a basketball court, volleyball courts, disc golf and more. Three shelters are available for rent and enjoy a new bath house facility. Whether your idea of active play involves tires and trails or waves and water, you’ll find plenty of ways to play outside in Cambridge.
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Located in the Nikolay Middle School, the Youth Center offers a safe place for youth to participate in positive social, recreational, educational, and community service activities under the supervision of professional staff. Each day will include a free healthy snack.
Lake Ripley Lodge is a historic Inn on the shores of Lake Ripley, home of local resident Ole Evinrude and Harley Davidson. The inn is the last of the grand resorts on Lake Riply, formerly Maple Villa in the 40’s and 50’s. Enjoy our Grand porch swing and lake front casual breakfast. Choose from 7 bedrooms, with luxury king and twin beds, Wi-Fi, and A. C. Retreat to a glistening lake with amazing sunsets, towering pines and beautiful flower gardens. Linger on our swim/fish pier with kayaks canoe, and nearby bike/hike trails. Venture just 1 mile east of Cambridge to experience the tranquility of Lake Ripley. Available for workshops and events.
Welcome to Valley View Recreation Club, a small, rustic nudists club comfortably conceived and designed for people who desire an escape from the pressures and pretensions of everyday life, a place to recharge mind and body, to play in the sun and watch the moon rise amidst a million stars above a warm and friendly campfire, to set your own pace, to be by yourself or to enjoy the company of others who share our unique nudist lifestyle. Relax and enjoy! There are over 17 acres of tree-lined sunning lawns, shady woods, and sun-drenched open areas surrounding our heated pool, volleyball court and clubhouse. For those that prefer more than a day stay, Valley View has several types of overnight accommodations. Check out the website for lodging and camping information and rates.