A private lake community comprising Twin Lakes Road, the east side of Oscaleta Road (north of Twin Lakes Road), Orchard Drive, and North Lake Circle
President: Larry Mango
VP: Sheila Tortorici
Treasurer: Mike Greenblatt
Secretary: Allan Gottlieb
Directors: Colleen Harris, Jonathan Sampter, Diane Shannon, Michael Rudy, Doug Emmerich, Jim Crimmins
About The Two Lake Club
The area now called Twin Lakes Village was bought from Henry B. Anderson in 1906 by Jessica Palmer, who in 1948 sold it to the Peninsula Development Corporation (PDC). At that time few houses existed in the area. The sale deed included several restrictions regarding the use of the land. PDC subdivided the property and sold lots subject to the restrictions, which are included in the covenant which is part of the sale deeds.
Over time some of the deeds have failed to include the covenant in subsequent transfers, although it still applies (see paragraph 13).
One of the main elements of the covenant was the establishment of the Two Lake Club, which was the custodian of the beach property and of the roads in the Village. Membership in the club was a prerequisite to purchase land in the Village. This became problematic in several real estate negotiations, and the club bylaws were modified in the 1990s to allow a prospective buyer to become a conditional member by entering a purchase contract.
Twin Lakes Road, Orchard Drive, and North Lake Circle were transferred to town ownership, leaving the beach area the club's reason to exist.
In the 1960s the beach area was expanded and dredged, and several inland lots were surveyed by J. L. Wilson and Duncan Olmstead. The water supply was privatized with the creation of the Twin Lakes Water Works. Most of the inland homes were built in the 1960s.
More information is available in the book "Lewisboro" by Maureen Koehl (part of the Images of America series), available at the South Salem Library.
We are a unique community!
The Two Lake community is a unique blend of residents, ranging from young families just starting out to those who have lived here for over forty years or inherited their homes from family members. We are full time residents as well as weekenders seeking respite from their hectic lives. What we all have in common is our love of the lakes and our seasonal use and enjoyment of them! There is boating in the summer and skating in the winter...and just about everything in between...since our two lakes (Oscaleta and Rippowam) are connected to lake Waccabuc, as well, residents enjoy full days of fun and activity on our beautiful glacial lakes.
Lakes Rippowam and Oscaleta are PRIVATE lakes for the use and enjoyment of the Two Lake Club, Inc residents and their guests. We are fortunate to be able to use and enjoy them, so please keep them clean and litter free!
Our lakefront at Lake Oscaleta has a sandy beach, cedar play set, built in BBQ grills, and a fire pit, as well as boat racks and a boat launch. Motors are limited to 25 rpm. The boat racks are first come, first serve and many people have used their spot for years so please be respectful when storing your boat(s). Only take an open spot, please.
Please make certain you leave the beachfront in great condition for the next members to enjoy.
For the convenience of members, a Portosan is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please remember to bring your own "tp" and hand sanitizer, as it is not always provided.
Consider joining the Three Lakes Council. The Three Lakes Council is a volunteer board who works to protect Lakes Waccabuc, Oscaleta and Rippowam. You can access information by going to their web site: threelakescouncil.org. The Three Lakes Council is an independent organization and is not affiliated directly with the Two Lake Club, Inc.