Leisure and Fitness

Buck Hillers offer skills and services to each other – organizing reading discussions with the book club, exercise and relaxation classes, and strategy and card games.


A variety of levels of yoga and relaxation classes are offered year-round on a weekly-basis. Yoga students learn fundamentals, positions, breath control, mindfulness and meditation as well as more challenging positions, and nidra yoga.

Fitness Center

The Paiste Pond Chalet offers a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring equipment to fit all your indoor workout needs. The gym offers step machines, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and treadmills for low-impact cardio as well as core machines, yoga balls, and free weights for toning, defining, and building muscle.

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Group of women at a yoga or meditation class


During the summer season in Buck Hill, meditation instructors aid in your mindfulness journey regardless of experience.

Barre Class

Fun and challenging, community members enjoy barre class in summers. This hybrid workout class combines ballet and elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training for community members.

Women playing bridge

A Room Of Their Own

Youth between ages 11 – 15 are beginning to assert their independence. That’s why we offer a place on the Buck Hill campus in Summer just for our them! Complete with a Foosball Table, Pool Table, snack machines, picnic tables, and a lounge area, Buck Hill youth can be sure that they have time to nurture their friendships with social activities. Together with counselor supervision, campers can fully enjoy the fun and independence of the safe Buck Hill community.

Buck Hill Book Club

The Buck Hill Falls Book Club began early in the 21st century and currently has over 30 participants. Each year, the first meeting is held around Memorial Day to decide what four books to read for the summer and to schedule meeting dates. The goal is to choose books that will offer perspectives that might be missed as solitary readers.

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Cards and Strategy Games


The Buck Hill Falls Lawn Bowling Club hosts a natural stone chess table, chess set, and clock. The set is available under the arbor on the lawn bowling greens.

A stone chessboard

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg arrived in Buck Hill in 2009 and now boasts a roster of more than 30 regular players. While it’s true that there is a bit of a learning curve getting the basics down, once mastered, Mah Jongg is intellectually stimulating and a lot of fun. There are participants of varying abilities and thus everyone can find their comfort zone at the gatherings.

Bridge and Canasta

Bridge has been meeting every Tuesday for more than 85 years in Buck Hill. Players from within the community and the surrounding area meet in for a friendly, competitive game. Canasta is a fun social card game, similar to Rummy, offered in Buck Hill and meets weekly in summer.