Highland Lakes

Country Club and Community Association

Welcome to the website of the Highland Lakes Country Club and Community Association, a membership-based, volunteer-driven private lake community in Vernon Township, NJ.

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Update August 28, 2020: Lake 4 (Upper East Highland Lake) Test Results Forces Downgrade to ADVISORY Status / Beach 5 Closed for Season

Progress made earlier in August in reducing cyanobacteria counts has been reversed based on results received Friday, August 28. Therefore, the Harmful Algae Bloom status for the lake, which improved to WATCH on August 12, 2020, must be rescinded, the lake is once again experiencing a hazardous algae bloom, and conditions have deteriorated, resulting in […]

Posted in Lake Conditions, Member Notices |

End-of-Season Beach Hours

Please note the following changes in beach operations beginning Saturday, August 22. Badges and parking permits required at all times. Saturday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28 Beach 1.& 3…….. 11 am – 6 pm Beach 2 & 7…….. 12 pm – 5:30 pm Beaches 4 and 6 may open based on staff availability – […]

Posted in Beaches, Water Safety and Swimming |

Update August 16, 2020 8:30 am: Annual Meeting and Elections – Sunday, August 16, 2020, Starting at 2 pm / Voting for Trustees 11 am – 2 pm

While rain is in the forecast it is expected to break before 2 pm. As of 8:30 am the Annual Meeting is planned to take place. Polls will be open regardless of weather from 11 am to 2 pm – polling stations are located in the Lake Room. The election of Trustees at the polls […]

Posted in Member Notices |

Annual Meeting Election Results – August 16, 2020

The balloting results from the Annual Meeting held on August 16, 2020, for Trustees for full, three-year terms commencing October 1, 2020, are as follows: Section 1…… Louis Iannucci……… 12 votes – Elected Section 3…… Eric Pietrucha……….   6 votes ………………. Patricia Thompson.. 19 – Elected Section 4…… Janice Fajardo………   5 votes – Elected […]

Posted in Elections |

EZ In / EZ Out – Kayak/Canoe Launches Arrive

In an attempt to provide easier access for Club members challenged by launching and docking their canoes and kayaks two new EZ Launch Systems are being installed on the Main Lake this week.  These launch systems will be located at Club Park and Beach 3. Features of the system include guide rails for easy access […]

Posted in Boat Docks and Racks, Of Special Interest |

August 10: Lacrosse and Football Clinics Cancelled

We regret to announce that the following clinics have been cancelled due to ongoing social distancing and Covid-19 concerns: Football (girls and boys) – Wednesday, August 12:  5 – 7 pm – ages 7-14 Boys Lacrosse – Wednesday, August 12:  9 – 11 am – ages 7-14 Girls Lacrosse – Saturday, August 15:  9 – […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Children, Athletics |

Coming Soon: More Kayak/Paddleboard Racks

Twelve additional kayak racks have been ordered for installation at the following locations: Freeways (Main Lake) Island Road at intersection with Lakeside Drive East Lakeside Drive East near intersection with Birch Road Lakeside Drive East at Shadow Lane Lakeside Drive East at Sunset Lane Lakeside Drive West south of Breezy Point Lakeside Drive West at […]

Posted in Boat Docks and Racks |

August 6, 2020 8 am: Power Outages Continue to Affect 500 Homes / Lake Room Open Until 5 pm

Update 4:30 pm: The Lake Room will close at 5 pm today. Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative made significant progress today restoring power with approximately 200 homes remaining without power. SREC projects most homes will have power restored by 9 pm this evening. Published 8:30 am: According to Sussex Rural’s outage map, power outages remain throughout […]

Posted in Important Message |

Preparing for Tropical Storm Isaias

As of 2 pm Monday, August 3, 2020, the National Weather Service advises that 45-55 mph wind gusts from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected in our area together with two to six inches of rainfall. The storm is expected to intensify once again into a hurricane. Rain will begin later tonight and intensify through Tuesday […]

Posted in Community Safety, Important Message |

Election News: Absentee Ballots Available

Absentee Ballots to vote for Trustees in Sections 1, 3, 4, and 5 will be available at the Activity Center ONLY beginning Saturday, August 1. The Absentee Ballot must be received at the Club Office, either by mail or in person, with your validated 2020 Membership Card enclosed in the envelope provided, no later than […]

Posted in Elections |

New: One-day Lacrosse and Football Clinics in August

Join us for new, one-day socially-distanced lacrosse and football clinics at Field 1 at Beach 1. Athletics Director Orlando Gomez has recruited volunteer athletes from Vernon High School to demonstrate skills and techniques. Permission slips required (available here). Football (girls and boys) – Wednesday, August 12:  5 – 7 pm – ages 7-14 Boys Lacrosse […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Children, Athletics |

Wednesday Evenings – Sunset Yoga with Victoria – Clubhouse Lawn 7:30 pm

Victoria, RYT200, received her 200 hour yoga teacher certificate in February of 2020. Previously a gym rat, Victoria was always told she should teach something fitness related. Unsure of what to teach, she decided if it was meant to be, she would just know. While going to school for graphic design, she started her yoga […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Adults |

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