Monday, 23 August 2010

Hamilton Spectator Article

The Hamilton Spectator featured a couple of articles on naturism this weekend.

While the article featured the Ponderosa Nature Resort (which is near Hamilton) it does feature a quote from a Karen at Bare Oaks.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

A rare opportunity!

A trailer in Helios Circle has just been listed for sale. Not only is it one of only two trailers for sale at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park (there are no year-round sites left) this one is serviced with year-round water, sewer & 100 amp electrical services!

For those looking for a more affordable option, there is also a 2007 27ft Starcraft Aruba Travel Trailer for sale.

For more details, go to:

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Toronto Star: Naked in public

In today's Toronto Star, Ryan Bigge reviews A Brief History of Nakedness by Philip Carr-Gomm and concludes that "being naked in public has a number of spiritual, cultural and political implications." This is certainly in line with the naturist view that being nude is much more than just taking your clothes off.

Toronto Star
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Insight section, page IN2

Also online at:

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Bare Bistro: Year-round operation

The Bare Bistro has been doing very well this year. Liz has done a fantastic job. The service has been great and the food has been very tasty. We even got a positive review in the Globe & Mail.

"the eggs were done perfectly"
Ian Brown, The Globe & Mail

The extended hours have also been well received. Nikki has done a great job of providing drinks and meals during weekdays.

So with that in mind, I approached Liz to find out whether she wanted to extended her contract beyond this summer season. The Bare Bistro is run as an independent business. For Liz, this was her first foray into entrepreneurship. She found it challenging and tiring at times. But she also found it rewarding. She enjoys food and making people happy. And while she didn't make very much profit, she does see some future potential.

So I am happy to announce that Liz has agreed to continue operating the Bare Bistro on a permanent, indefinite basis. She will continue the operations during the winter; albeit with very limited hours. That will likely mean only weekends. But please check the posted hours on the website,, before coming up for a meal.

The restaurant is an important part of the amenities of the club. When people come up for the day, they want to be able to buy a meal or a snack. Most of us lead busy lives and don't have time to plan ahead and bring a picnic lunch.

But it is also a fundamental part of the experience. Having a pleasant place to sit and share a coffee, a glass of wine, a beer or a meal with others has been at the core of our culture for thousands of years. Socializing with family and good friends over food and drink is one of the most pleasant things we do. So clearly having the Bare Bistro makes Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park a better place.

So please support Liz and the Bare Bistro by letting her know when something could be done better and by encouraging her when things are done well.