Joe McAdams - CEO, Thousand TrailsSummer’s Here—Hit the Road and Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

All trails lead to fun and of course, our preserves!

Well it’s summer and I’m sure many of you are preparing to celebrate the Fourth with family and friends while most likely enjoying one of our beautiful preserves. As you will see from the preserve activity listings in our Family News section, there is no shortage of July 4th celebrations on tap to fascinate both young and old alike, so don’t miss out!

I don’t know about you, but when I think of summer I remember packing up the family and hitting the road for some of our most memorable family vacations. I am proud that we are able to provide some of the finest vacation destinations to our member families and I trust that, just as I did with my family, you are creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Our Road Trip series wraps up with this issue with a trip to the Pacific Northwest. I hope you have enjoyed this three-part series that featured some of the best summer travel spots, all with convenient proximity to our great preserves.

Now to those who have yet to experience these areas and all that we have to offer, I ask, “What are you waiting for?”

Our One Park Membership, one of our newest products, is already proving to be a hit as a number of our members have already referred family and friends to this great program. As a result, the program and the participants are experiencing the financial rewards that come with those referrals, so thanks for thinking of us! Our ReadyCampGo product continues to grow in popularity and is again featured in this issue, along with our One Park Member Referral program. We ask that you continue to spread the word on our Summer’s Here—Hit the Road and Enjoy the Great Outdoors! All trails lead to fun and of course, our preserves! new product offerings across the country.

Also, recognizing that so many want to experience the great outdoors we have recently launched a new web site, The site has an emphasis on the areas of the country where many may prefer to “rough it” as opposed to having some of the finer comforts of home.

No matter which way you like to experience the great outdoors it really comes down to who you’re with and where you are. So whether you’re enjoying a spectacular fireworks display over lake or ocean waters, are tucked in a valley or enjoying majestic mountains as the backdrop to your experience, the choice is really up to you! And with so many products and locations in the ELS resort family there’s plenty to choose from!

As a final note, as we celebrate Independence Day, let’s give thanks to all those who have served, and are currently serving, our great country. Their dedicated efforts are the reason we continue to enjoy our many freedoms, including the freedom of choice!

Until next time,

Joe McAdams
President, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.