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In summer months Eatonville is a popular spot for sliding down the rapids. A short stretch of about 300 feet serves as a natural slip and slide, meets lazy river. The top of the area can be reached by a small foot trail that starts at the base of the bridge that crosses over otter creek.
Some people slide down with nothing under them however it would be a better idea to bring a tube or raft to slide down on as a layer of protection to prevent a spinal injury. People have been spotted sliding down on air mattresses, inner tubes and small rafts.
Summers at Eatonville welcome a variety of water activities as well as Mountain Biking, ATV riding, hiking, and Horseback riding through the area. Fall is an especially beautiful season when all the trees turn colors. In the Winter the water is far too cold to enter without a wetsuit.
The water flowing down the falls is typically much colder than the surrounding still lakes. It is mostly very clear with a brown tannin hue. The floor of the falls is slippery rock and should be treated with extreme caution.
A few of the deep areas after the falls serve as good fishing spots for local fishermen. The stream is known to have trout.
At Eatonville you will find occasional sightings of Bald Eagles, and other birds like Blue Jays, Robbins, Chickadees, Hummingbirds, and Finches. Red, Grey Squirrels, and Chipmunks are commonly found scurrying up and down trees. Black Bears have been known to ransack garbage containers in the night, but are rarely seen during the day. Deer are commonly seen walking along the area. There are also Fox, Beavers, Mink and Racoons found in the area.
Eatonville can be accessed by car, truck and any ATV vehicle. The roads that lead the way there are dirt roads and include Van Arnam Road and Eatonville Road. Where these two roads intersect is where the otter creek truck trail begins. About 500 feet from this intersection is the parking area for access to Eatonville and the falls. There is one outside BBQ grill available. You will need to provide charcoal or fuel.
There is one General Store also appropriately named The Brantingham General Store. In the center of all these locations is the Brantingham Fire Department.
View Virtual Tour of Restaurants and Stores here: BRANTINGHAM
In the summer Brantingham is a hot tourist area for area ATV and UTV riders. The area boasts some of the best riding trails in New England and is host to the local ATV club the Black River Valley Four Wheeler Club Inc. Their site can be found here: BLACK RIVER VALLEY FOUR WHEELER CLUB
A trail permit is required to ride the local trails. They can be purchased in person at Kovach Repair in Brantingham. Kovach Repair does not have a website but their facebook page is: KOVACH REPAIR
Trail Permits can be purchased online from Lewis County here: LEWIS COUNTY TRAIL PERMITS
Just outside Brantingham toward Greig is the motocross race track called High Voltage MX. They do not have a website but you can find news and updates on their Facebook page: HIGH VOLTAGE MX.
In Winter, Brantingham is a popular snowmobiling area. Because of its high elevation, it receives a large amount of lake effect snow and tends to have better snow conditions than that of the lower elevation surrounding areas. The Brantingham trail system ties into that of the Popular Tug Hill Plateau trail systems that are tremendously popular. Brantingham’s benefit is that it is just far enough out of the way that their trails do not get overrun with traffic and the trails tend to stay in better condition longer.
The local trails are Groomed and Maintained by the local Snowmobile Club, The Brantingham Snowmads. The Snowmads are a phenomenal club and one of the best at tending to the trails the moment show hits the ground. Snowmobilers are graced with a great riding experience throughout the entire Winter season because of the Snowmads dedication and care.
Trail Permits and Club memberships are available by contacting them through their website here: BRANTINGHAM SNOWMADS
Grant Island Rentals rents Jetskis, ATV, UTV, Kayaks, SUP’s, Paddleboats, Rowboats, Canoes, Sailboats and many other vehicles. You can book online directly from their site here: GRANT ISLAND RENTALS
Kovach Repair has several snowmobiles for rent during the winter. You can contact them here: KOVACH REPAIR
Local Mechanics for Boats, ATV, Snowmobiles, are:
Brantingham is host to a very nice 18-hole golf course appropriately named the BRANTINGHAM GOLF COURSE. The Course borders Brantingham Lake, the Lily pond and Lake of the Pines.
View Virtual Tour of Golf Course here: GOLF COURSE