Category Archives: Resort History

Northern Lights

Michaela captured some great photos of the northern lights over the beach this past week. We don’t see them like this too often, but when we do it’s a real treat! We have been busy with the fall routine this … Continue reading

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Ice Out

The last piece of ice in front of the resort was blown against the north shore of the lake and broken up with yesterday’s strong winds and warm temps. The ice usually breaks into several large pieces, then with the … Continue reading

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Spring Laundry

After countless loads of laundry over the past several days, we have nearly finished all of the spring laundry for the cabins.  Every spring, we strip the cabins of all the linens (quilts, mattress pads, blankets, etc.) and give them … Continue reading

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Half Moon Trail History

THE BEGINING OF HALF MOON TRAIL RESORT By Pat Tesch Walsh   My parents and I lived on Lake Minnetonka near Excelsior, MN.  During World War II my father (Harry Tesch) worked in a defense plant in Minneapolis as a tool and … Continue reading

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Resort Dumps

  Yesterday, while preparing an area for our recycling dumpsters, I exposed an old resort dump.  How ironic that while we commit and prepare for a recycling plan, I uncover evidence of how early resorts typically handled their garbage; landfills, … Continue reading

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