You can swim in the lake or take the kids to Doolittle Park in Birchwood to their beach on Birch Lake. It is free to everyone. If you like to shop–and what woman doesn’t–Birchwood has junk and antique shops as well as a grocery, hardware. There is a bank with an ATM, a post office, lumber yard and laundry mat. If it’s entertainment and food you seek, there is a café, pizza den, and two taverns.