Black Pine Beach Resort
Developed in 1939, the construction of the resort was financed by a Salem, NE, banker who, according to lore, actually came up to “this remote part of Minnesota” and pounded a few nails himself. Speculation abounds as to what a ‘black pine’ actually is. One story says it’s named after a colloquial term for jackpine; others say the name came from the color of the tree trunks when wet. Travelers can stop by, relax on the deck or in the lodge, and visit with the owners for ‘the rest of the story’. This resort was a study site for the U of M's Landscape Design class in 1996. It also won a Central Lakes College shoreline erosion control grant in the later '90s.