I f beautiful sandy beaches are at the top of your wish list, Melissa is the lake for you. Just a few minutes from Detroit Lakes, on the south edge of Sallie, Melissa is famous for miles of sugar sand beaches and excellent swimming. Melissa is a great place to relax and unwind. Enjoy everything DL has to offer: DL Country Club, WE Fest, Shady Hollow Flea Market and Historic Shoreham.