One of the things that I love about Lake Martin is that I am constantly learning about new spots – rope swings, skiing sloughs, hiking trails, fishing haunts. Despite the fact that I’m a full time real estate agent here, and despite the fact that I grew up in Alex City, rarely does a week go by where I do not learn of a new road or a new slough on Lake Martin.
For example, I read a recent issue of LAKE Magazine, and I learned about Peanut Point (“A Visit to Peanut Point” July 2014). I know, I know, many of you readers are rolling your eyes right now. How could I not know about Peanut Point?? But after I read about it, I had to seek it out. I realized I had driven by there once before, last May, and wondered, “What in the world is going on here?”
We have some good friends who have a lake house on what they call the “Non-Palooza” side of Lake Martin, and they are Peanut Point regulars. They offered to bring us by, and it was a lot of fun! There’s something exciting about driving up by boat and getting boiled peanuts. Lake Martin + boiled peanuts = Fun.
Granted, I am a huge fan of boiled peanuts. A couple of football seasons ago I boiled a bushel of my own one Saturday for a marathon session of watching SEC football. I ate so many that the next morning I awoke convinced I had a stomach virus. My wife gently reminded me that my sodium intake the previous day was gargantuan. Never-the-less, she let me lay out of church that morning.
To find Peanut Point: There’s a very small cut thru on the west side of Woods Island. It separates Woods Island from the mainland where the Alex City version of Young’s Ferry Road peters out into a dirt track. If you don’t know where that is, go to Bay Pines Marina and ask them. They will tell you to travel south/southwest, or about seven o’clock on the clock face.
A gentle reminder to my readers that I am a Lake Martin realtor, and I do not sell boiled peanuts. If you call me to ask if Peanut Point is open, I will tell you “Yes!” 100% of the time. I’d love to help you research Lake Martin real estate, but I’m leaving the boiled peanuts to the experts.