42 years ago my family moved to Alexandria, Minnesota from Camarillo, California when my dad’s employer, 3M, transferred him to the Alexandria Plant. After renting a home my parents bought a split-level on the western shores of Lake Brophy. I have many fond memories from life at that lake home.
With the photos below you can take an aerial trip around Lake Brophy. The photos begin at the northeast corner of the lake and proceed clockwise and end with Brophy’s island. It is a nice, 292 acre lake with the The Central Lakes Trail passing by on the north end and it is the start of Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes. Some things to look for in the photos below are Brophy’s island, the channel to North Union Lake, Brophy Lake Resort and the Brophy Bay Mart.