Maple Grove Lodge

Maplegrove1This property was owned by Albert Cox (Sr.) who bought the land from Otto Roehl in 1903. He farmed for a while, and his son Abby helped his father build an addition to their house about 1910 in order to take in tourists. Maple Grove Lodge was not large and catered to families and fishermen. About 1940, Abby sold the property back to Otto Roehl, and approximately 5 years later it was purchased by Margaret Van Kralingen. She married Jack Sykes, who joined her in running the resort until the mid-seventies, when the property was sold to four families (Patava, Tmej, Gregor, Hanka) who operated the business as Maple Grove Cottage Resort for several years until the operation ceased. In the 1980s, the property was divided into six private lots.

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View of the lakeshore looking north.

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