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Catch boat fever in 2017


There was a time when fiberglass bow-rider cruisers ruled the lakes, but those days are rapidly fading into memory as pontoon boats are becoming the watercraft of choice for many people. Because of their versatility and wide price range, pontoon boats offer something for everyone. That does not mean they are, by any stretch, the […]

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LakeLife stickers on sale now

Just in time for lake season, get in the spirit! Let people know there’s nothing like living the LakeLife on Logan Martin with your own vinyl, die cut sticker customized for Logan Martin. Order one today! They are only $7.95 plus tax, shipping and handling. On your car, on your truck, on your cooler – […]

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A day in the life of a Logan Martin landmark

It’s a place that would make Jimmy Buffett proud. Surrounded by family and friends and scores more of adopted family and friends, this tiny island in the middle of Logan Martin Lake is like the star of the singer’s tune, Cheeseburger in Paradise – “heaven on earth with an onion slice.” On this Saturday afternoon […]

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Paddle boards growing in popularity

Modes of travel are many along the waters of Logan Martin Lake. By boat, by personal watercraft, kayak or canoe, we tend to see them all. And while we’ve been seeing more and more kayaks in sloughs and out on the lake, it looks like the next big thing may be stand up paddle boards. […]

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Log cabin with an Asian flair


For eight years, Steve and Carla Valdes have been trying to turn their log home on Logan Martin Lake into a 14th-century Japanese-style home. They tore out the country kitchen, removed a clawfoot bathtub, reworked the master bedroom fireplace and painted the door frames black. Despite their best efforts, it’s still a log house. It’s […]

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Tutwiler Home: Masterpiece by the water


Howard and Linda Tutwiler seem the perfect match. They like to create beauty around them. And a look inside and outside their Logan Martin Lake home reveals that together, they have a talent for doing just that. Howard, a designer  by trade, calls the planning of their home a “dream come true” for him. “Seldom, […]

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Chapel in the Pines

Make a joyful noise while overlooking beautiful Logan Martin Lake with the Chapel in the Pines services. These non-denominational Christian services begin at 8:30 a.m. in Lakeside Park’s amphitheater and are held every Sunday from the first Sunday in May to the last Sunday in September. The services are casual and “come as you are,” […]

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Wood Carver


Creator of many; master of all When lightning struck a tree in Bill Golden’s yard, the natural instinct was to grab a chainsaw. But as quickly as that bolt shot through the tree, an idea struck Golden. So with chainsaw in hand and a makeshift scaffold surrounding the tree, he masterfully turned the 12 feet […]

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Boats Built by Hand

Sitting in what is easily described as a “dream” workshop a few blocks from Logan Martin Lake is a work of art in wood — a Pete Culler designed Wherry Yawl boat. It is the pride and joy of professional structural engineer Bob Barnett — and though the boat-project was started by many hands, it […]

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Remember Avondale Lake

Vicki Davis on pier at swimming area, Avondale Lake

When the waters of Logan Martin reservoir began to rise in 1963, they slowly covered the remaining foundation walls of Easonville, Alabama, committing a once-bustling little country village to the whims of history and nostalgia. This impoundment also engulfed two smaller lakes that were part of the Easonville environs — Harmon Lake and Avondale Lake. […]

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