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Whether you’re looking to stay away from sharp objects and opt for a no-carve painted pumpkin, or want to test your artistic abilities with an intricate design, decorating a pumpkin for the fall season is an essential part of celebrating. Plus, it’s an amazing indoor activity for when the weather starts to get chillier. Keep reading for 4 incredible ideas from some of our own team members! We’ve rounded up our favorite pumpkin decorating ideas in the hopes that they’ll inspire your own festive creations.

“BURGER” ON THE GRILL

Who said cookouts are only for summer? It’s time to fire up that grill and grab some inspo from your favorite warm-weather eats. This pumpkin burger is such a creative way to decorate – anyone want to try a hot dog?

DOUGHNUT PLATTER

Pumpkins have never looked so sweet. Instead of grabbing the biggest, roundest pumpkin you can get your hands on, opt for these smaller (and cuter) versions for a fun twist on decorating. We love the sprinkles for an added touch on these pumpkin doughnuts– they look good enough to eat!

CAMPFIRE & TREATS

S’mores & a campfire are a necessity for every camping trip, no matter the season. Use these gooey treats as inspiration for your next pumpkin masterpiece! Just don’t mix them up with your real s’mores.

CLOWN CARVING

Pick up that knife, mini saw, or the carving tool closest to you! While painting pumpkins results in less mess and is a safer option, if you have the correct tools and a great idea, carving a jack o’ lantern masterpiece is a great way to add some light to the night. Plus, who doesn’t secretly love cleaning out all the “guts” from your pumpkin?!

The creativity doesn’t have to end once the painting and carving is done!  Continue the festivities when you book a stay at Westward Shores this October. We’ll award the Best Decorated Site (first place winner gets a prize valued at $500!), host costume contests, candy hunts, and celebrate all things pumpkin!

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Attention stargazers! 🌟💫🌘
We’re in for some exciting celestial events this year and to help you out, we’ve found 3 events for you to see if you’re at camp! Check them out in our latest blog.
Link in bio 👉
...

Our cottages are the perfect place to retreat to after a fun day at camp! Enjoy a meal, take a rest, or warm your toes by the campfire. ...

Stuck inside? Start planning your outdoor escape to Westward Shores! ...

Our cottages are perfect for your family-sized vacation. ...

GIVEAWAY 🎉 – our 2021 Resort Guide was just released, and we want to help one lucky camper & a friend get their vacation planning started! Here’s all you need to do for a chance to win $100 for both you and a friend to our Camp-Resort!⁠

☑️ Follow @northgateresorts and @westwardshores⁠
☑️ Tag a friend in the comments and tell us why you love camping.⁠

It’s that easy! Comment as many times as you’d like for multiple entries! Contest ends Sunday, 1/17 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced Monday. See our website (westwardshores.com/contest-terms) for giveaway terms and see the link in our bio for a digital version of the guide!
...

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Do you prefer tennis or pickleball? 🤔 ...

We saw a beautiful morning over the lake. 🌞 ...

Waiting for campers to come back like 🥶 ...

Happy New Year to our amazing campers! We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for 2021! ❤️🎉 ...

It's a bright and beautiful holiday. 🎄☃️ Stay warm & safe everyone! ...

Happy first day of winter! ☃️

Whether you’ll have snow or not for the holidays, we can all wish upon a special star! 🌟 Click the link in our bio to learn about a rare astronomical event happening this year!
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It’s officially snowmobile season! ❄️ ...

Here’s a lovely view of the Marina from the dog beach! ...

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Stars at camp are the best stars. ✨🌙 ...

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