Otter Tail County Family Resort Celebrates 100 Years

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East Silent Lake Resort started in 1915, and this summer the Leonard Family who currently owns the resort is celebrating the resorts 100th year running.

"Folks that may not have lake access otherwise can come and spend some time here on one of the beautiful Minnesota lakes." Nick Leonard one of the owners says.

In 1915 East Silent Lake Resort was started by a German minister named Charles Bublitz. Now it's 100 years later and despite the decreasing number of resorts, the Leonard family is continuing to update their cabins and creating a fun place for all.

"Outside of our normal activities whether it be pontoon rides and ice cream socials, we're doing some things like medallion hunts, which we're doing this year to celebrate 100 years." Andy Leonard another owner says, "We're also having a historical event where someone with the Otter Tail County Historical Society coming out and giving a presentation on tourism in Otter Tail County."

All ages of tourists will love the activities they do at the resort every day. Everything from a play ground, to a volleyball court, to a basketball hoop are available for all.

"We have all kinds of activities for all kinds of people whether you just want to relax on the beach, throw a pole in and do some fishing, if you're more adventurist we've got water activities like tubing and of course our kind of famous human launch activity which allow kids and adults love to do." Andy laughs.

But the most important thing to the Leonard family is to provide a place that guests can create memories from.

"You can hear the birds in the background, and you can step back put the phones down, turn off the computer and just kind of unwind in nature whether it's for a couple days, weeks or even months." Nick says with a smile

To plan your family vacation we have a link to the resorts web page attached to the right of this story.