Dog Days of Summer By LARRY SAMSON | Staff writer - August 9, 2017 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter tweet Shell Lake is large enough for all kinds of water activities. These people are enjoying zipping around the lake on a jet ski. - photos by Larry Samson A beautiful, warm summer afternoon provides a perfect opportunity to sit and watch children swim and play on the beach, or to watch an occasional boat. It is a time of contemplation and contentment. The Shell Lake beach is a wonderful place for children to explore and discover. Music in the Park is a way to enjoy the music from the Shell Lake Art Center and to bask in the setting sun on a summer evening. The Monday, July 31, Shell Lake Art Center concert was the last in the park for the season, another reminder that summer is drawing to a close and school will soon be in session.