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NEWDLA Newsletter, Spring 2024


4th of July Boat Parade planned on Deer Lake        



Calendar of DLA Events

Recurring events (golf, bookclub and more) can be found HERE


Friday, June 28th

Birch Island (Boat In)

Band called Grock > Classic Rock 5-8pm

Good-will offering for DLA Loon Project. 

Concert on the 29th if the weather is inclement.



4th of July Boat Parade - 2:00 - 5:00pm
Start Point:Bear Island Landing area
Let's have a Parade! - The DLA has done this in years past and weather permitting, we thought we would host again this year.
Details:  We'll start off the Beach area of Bear Island and proceed North to loop the North Bay First and the circle the South side of Bear Island Proceeding West and circle the West End / Big Area of the Lake, finally ending again in the vicinity of the Beach on Bear Island and disperse home from there. 
Saturday, July 6th
Acoustic Guitar Soloist Sam Miltich
3:00-5pm Camp Hiawatha Grounds
Please bring and appetizer to share and any lawn games that you may have, ie., Corn Hole (Bags), Bocce Ball, Croquette, kites, etc.
The DLA Boutique will be there with fun merch that will be of interest.


Saturday, July 13th

Camp Sherwood Dock Area (Boat-In)

Jason Schooler Band 5-8pm.

Good-will offering for DLA Operating Fund.



Friday, July 19

Spaghetti Dinner and

Annual Business Meeting  

5:00pm Annual Meeting,

5:30pm Spaghetti Dinner,

Free-will offering at Spaghetti Dinner for DLA

DLA Board Meets prior at 3:00 in Chapel at Camp Hiawatha. 

(Board meetings are open to all members). 


Thursday, August 22


5pm gather; 6pm-dinner At Camp Hiawatha

(Click link for more information)

The Annual Deer Lake Frolic will be held at Camp Hiawatha on Thursday, August 17.  Music, food, chance drawing, silent auction.  The Frolic is a great opportunity for the entire Deer Lake community to come together, including residents, guests, and visitors both from Deer Lake and the surrounding communities, and also serves as the primary annual fundraiser for the DLA. 

It’s the best social event of the season! 

Please mark the date!  

DLA Board please come at 3PM to help with set-up!!



Latest Offerings from the DLA Boutique!

Click here for the DLA Boutique Page!

 Please contact Jackie Johnston@ 612-490-9267 or
Holly Bushyager 443-504-9191

These Deer Lake Magic Mugs are our latest offering.

See the Boutique webpage (click here)

More highlights:

Fur Family of Deer Lake

Image on a 50 x 60 fleece blanket ($50):


A June 2023 to June 2024 DLA Wall Calendar

with all the DLA events and photos ($25)!

We also have bumper stickers, sunglasses and much more.

Click here for the DLA Boutique Page!



Shoreland Stewardship

Click here for our Shoreland Initiative page

Get the Deer Lake Challenge Guide Here!

Suitablble for printing



Deer Lake Sunset                                         Photo by Larry Baldwin



The latest 2023 Edition of the

Deer Lake Property Owner's Handbook

is now available: click the link



Water Wisdom Series

Noon talks on topics of great interest to Lake Residents.

These are free, on-line, one-hour noon-time seminars

from experts covering a variety of topics, with Q&A.

Beginning February 2 and continuing until November.

1st Thursdays of every month.

Click here for more information and registration.




Stairway to Heaven on Otter Lake near Deer Lake

See the entire Ice-In Sequence HERE




List of Neighborhood Communicators

All this Just a Click Away!

Message about Newsletter distribution via email.



It's always Time to Renew

your DLA Membership,

or JOIN the DLA!

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Click here for more information on Deer Lake Defence.

A beach full of invasive mussles makes bare feet impossible!

Video of AIS (featuring shots of Deer Lake)

Newly Dedicated Deer Lake Station



A frosty morning around Deer Lakes provides beauty for all.


Always ready for a Sailboat ride on Deer Lake             Photo by Larry Baldwin



Pretty View on County Road 62 in 1935    (photo from DeCoster Family)

Points: Christmas from the left; Deer Path from the right; Battleship Island from left (barely visible).

A Fourth Point on the far right of the photo (just past sappling), is Little Itasca.

Pretty View Off-Leaf (2015)

Pretty View Map showing the Three Points

sighting the full length of

Deer Lake.

The Pretty View of Deer Lake today. 

We hope that the View can be improved in the future.