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AuSable Acres in Jay

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Snowflake Chalet, courtesy Joe DeMarco


The Acres, a 1960s planned recreational community located between Jay and AuSable Forks, epitomizes the mid-century, middle-class dream: a place where average Americans could own a “leisure home” for “vacation, retirement, or as an investment.”

The development was the brainchild of lumber mill-owner John Eaton, who created a community lake, walking trails, and sectioned the land into “neighborhoods” with evocative names like Kitzbuhel, Ridgetop, Lakeside Village, and Sequoia Mountain Village. The playful styles range from Swiss chalets and A-frames to rustic log cabins and shed-style contemporary houses.

In the company of Acres home-owners, tour six of these distinctive private homes that reflect the range of styles found in this charming hidden community.



The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 3:30 p.m.

FEE:  $45 for members and $55 for non-members.


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