MOHEGAN COLONY ASSOCIATION
A beach community in Yorktown and Cortlandt, NY
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We are now accepting guest memberships for the 2022-2023 season. Membership is year-round.
If you are looking to get out and get some fresh air in a safe and socially distant way, an MCA guest membership is for you!
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Mohegan Colony Association consists of twenty-five beautiful acres on the south side of Lake Mohegan. There is a large, sandy beach with a roped in swimming area and a diving board, swimming with a lifeguard during the season, a bath house currently beginning renovations into a year-round building, permanent bathrooms, a children's playground, a sports field, paddle and handball courts.
The Mohegan Colony Association was founded in 1923 as an intentional community with the Modern Schools movement. It was a utopian attempt to provide an egalitarian way of living and raising one's family. The colony was a hotbed of new thinking, establishing its own school and had some 300 families.
This changed and evolved through the first 30 years of the Colony's existence.
Community events, including reunions and anniversaries, as well as cultural concerts have been central to the Colony's existence throughout the second half of the 20th century. Though the community has shed the radical principals of its founding, it remains committed to preserving a sense of community through shared property and cultural events.
Throughout the year, colony members get together for different community events. Delicious potlucks, setting up the beach for summer and taking down it for winter, the Battle of Yorktown event on Earth Day, summer movies screened down at the lake, and we host part of the yearly Mohegan Lake Day. On Lake Day, all the beach communities around the lake host different events. Everything from boat races to discussions on local plants and animals, fishing derby's, and music with storytelling performances.
"I always feel that once you enter the Colony and come down one of the roads lined with old stone walls, you are in a special place. No two houses are the same. There is lots of breathing space between the houses. There is no commercial enterprise within the Colony. It is great for walking and exercising, many stroll the roads.
A rural feeling, yet just a few miles from all kinds of shopping."
colony resident and professional storyteller