This photo of Serpent Lake, about 80 miles west of Duluth, includes an illustrated map of the route. It appeared in the Duluth Herald 100 years ago today — Sept. 16, 1920. Let it serve as a reminder to wear a white shirt and a tie when paddling.
The accompanying text:
Serpent lake, situated near Crosby, is one of the most ideal places in the state of Minnesota to spend a vacation. It is a charmingly beautiful body of water and is visited yearly by hundreds of persons who want to get away from the heat of the cities.
The roads to Serpent Lake are in excellent condition at this season of the year and pass through some of the most attractive parts of Minnesota.
Serpent lake is noted primarily for its fishing. It is well stocked with bass and other game fish. Record catches have been made there during the past few summers. There are also many excellent trout streams in the locality.
The camping grounds of the Y.M.C.A. are located at the lake and hundreds of boys and young men go there to spend their vacations. The cool, clear water and splendid beach make an ideal combination for swimming.
Near Serpent lake is Agate lake, noted for the many agates of different sizes and exquisite hues which have been found there.
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