Due to the current Executive Order in place, Besser Museum will be
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
In 1915, tourists vacationing at Grand Lake landed at the Grand Lake Hotel’s boathouse dock to attend dancing parties and indulge in beverages at the hotel’s pavilion. (Watercolor by Bob Young)
First-rate fishing lured vacationers to Grand Lake in the early 1900s. It was not unusual to catch as many as eighty fish before breakfast! This smaller stringer of fish is hanging from one of the Birch Hill Hotel’s Lyman rowboats. (Bob Young watercolor)
The popular Presque Isle Lodge opened for business in 1920. The lodge and Fireside Inn are the only two of the original five resorts that are still in operation today. (Watercolor by Bob Young)
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