We couldn't leave Sand Lake without a quick stop at the beautiful little log church around the corner. ILt's one of the prettiest small churches I know, and the only original log church I can remember seeing.
The small church sits on a sandy cottage road, and only has services during the summer, but it is well maintained, and I think cherished by the local cottagers. There's a small cemetery, but unlike some pioneer churches, this cemetery is still actively used and regularly visited.
It's very close to the road, but has always had this fence close to the front door. Compare it to the illustration below.
I found this illustration inside the church - it certainly hasn't changed much.
My sister attends occasionally when they're here at their cottage, and treasures the connection.
It's clearly a log church, with big squared logs, probably pine, the forest that would have been growing here originally.
The scalloped dovetailed corners were carefully cut originally, and have been carefully maintained.
I was surprised to find the church open, and we enjoyed looking at the simple wooden interior. I think the locals keep a close eye on their church.