The realization of a dream is one of the greatest rewards in life, and for many Minnesotans, that dream is to own a lake home or cabin. Our lakes have attracted visitors for over a hundred years. Many visitors become seasonal residents when they find a cabin, cottage, or lake home on one of our dozens of lakes in and around Annandale. 

They arrived by train and later car, to small resorts and cabins that dotted the shorelines. The resort era is now gone, but what remains are visitors and residents who haven chosen this community for its beautiful waters. Small seasonal cabins, luxury lake homes, and everything in between offer a lifestyle that is treasured.

Each area lake has characteristics that give a personality and identity all their own. There are larger waters like Clearwater, Sylvia and Sugar that provide the most area to boat and fish, and smaller lakes like John, Marie and Bass that some days you may have all to yourself. Identifying the type of lake lifestyle you’re looking for is important if you’re searching for a home or cabin on the water.

Numerous area businesses support the lifestyle of the lakes. Marine dealerships, bait shops, landscapers and fun things for the cabin can be found here. We encourage all lake residents to get involved in the health and community of their lake by getting to know their Lake Association.

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