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This Scandinavian-style castle is tucked into the trees on the sandy back cove of Emerald Bay. The 38-room mansion—built of native stone and timber and topped with multiple turrets and towers—was constructed in 1929 by wealthy Chicago widow Lora Josephine Knight, who spent 16 summers here until her death in 1945. But apparently her magnificent house wasn’t enough lakefront real estate, so she built a stone tea house atop Emerald Bay’s single island, Fannette, where she and her friends would sip Earl Grey and chat about the news of the day. Now a part of Emerald Bay State Park, Vikingsholm can be visited with a one-mile hike down (and then back UP) a dirt-and-gravel road. Tours of the castle’s interior are offered daily in summer.