It's carpe diem for the Baker Family as they reflect on their "lake life"
Old North State Club members Scott and Kristin Baker cherish their time spent with family on their dock and boat. The Bakers, along with their three children, were drawn to the breadth of outdoor opportunities available year-round at Badin Lake and its easy, less than an hour drive from their home in Concord. This allows them to make weekend and even day trips to their retreat.
Weekends find their family trying to fit it all in. The golfers head to the course early while the rest of the family splits their time between the tennis courts, running trails, and the club’s fitness center. They regroup at home for a quick lunch, then it’s on to the boat, where they never seem to have enough time for the many water sports they enjoy.
Afternoons filled with wake surfing and wakeboarding are followed by early evening refreshments on the dock, and then a return to the boat, where the skiers seek the still flat waters of early summer evenings. Many days they also squeeze in a ride on the WaveRunner, on which they often visit friends at their docks along the lake. Grilled dinners on the deck are followed by quiet evenings on the porch, or, on full moon nights, by taking in the magnificence of the idyllic lake by boat.
During cooler months, afternoons consist of hiking or biking on the nearby Uwharrie Mountain trails, or taking long walks with their dogs, after which they frequently gather around the firepit long into the evening. No matter the time of year, their family’s favorite time of day at the lake is late afternoons. Sitting on the dock as the sun sets and the lake quiets, they appreciate watching the ducks, blue herons, and other wildlife on the water.
The Baker family enjoys spending holidays together at Old North State Club, especially the July Fourth celebration at the clubhouse. Kristin and Scott’s children rearrange their schedules to spend July Fourth weekend at the lake each year, often with friends in tow. The festive atmosphere, live music, lawn games, and delicious summer cookouts culminate in fabulous fireworks reflecting over the lake.
From a very young age, Kristin and Scott’s oldest daughter, Leah, dreamed of being married under the gazebo overlooking Badin Lake at Old North State Club, with a celebratory reception of dinner and dancing on the veranda overlooking the lake. That dream became reality for her this past June, as she and her husband said their “I dos” under the gazebo just as she always envisioned. The club’s staff went above and beyond to make their special day perfect, giving the entire family a memory they will forever cherish.
For years to come Badin Lake and its surrounding area will keep the Bakers active, healthy and happy. They exemplify all of the reasons why Uwharrie Point is such a fantastic place to call home.