Water Recreation

rsz 89db6c3e4ebef5f30943116db8343161Whether you enjoy fishing, sailing or lounging on the beach of a beautiful lake, Dowagiac and its neighboring Sister Lakes are favorite vacation destinations enjoyed year-round by local residents. 

Comprising the Sister Lakes are these six lakes, ranging in size from 91 to 528 acres:

Big Crooked Lake
Little Crooked Lake
Cable Lake
Magician Lake
Dewey Lake
Round Lake

Four smaller lakes, ranging in size from 36 to 506 acres, are located just outside of what is traditionally known as Sister Lakes:

Indian Lake
Pipestone Lake
Keeler Lake
Priest Lake

For a map of these lakes, click here

 

Golfing

Southwestern Michigan's finest golf courses, with picturesque and rolling terrain, await the active sportsman.  Whether you want to practice your swing, or book a group outing, we're pleased to recommend our Chamber member golf courses, including the Dowagiac Elks Golf Course and Indian Lake Hills Golf Course

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Winter Recreation

Winter enthusiasts enjoy some of best trails in the area for snowmobiling, located to the west of Dowagiac, traveling from Niles north to neighboring Indian and Sister lakes. Click here for a map of the snomobile trails in the area.

Latest News from your Chamber

  • January 20th, 2019

    Jan Bloom to Bring in His Team of Four Sled Dogs

    Mid-Union Sled Haulers, known best for its promotion of sled dog racing as a fun, family activity, will be among the featured attractions of Dowagiac’s Ice Time Festival on Saturday, Feb. 2.

    Kris Soenen, festival chairman, said she is thrilled to bring this event back to Dowagiac, where most residents in southwestern Michigan have not experienced this winter sport.  “Mushing and sled hauling is a winter activity that is alive and well in Michigan, in both the upper and lower peninsulas, and locally at Fort Custer State Recreational Area, located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.”

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  • January 15th, 2019

    Corporate Underwriters of Ice Time Announced

    Lyons Industries, a Platinum Level and seasoned, 21-year corporate sponsor of the upcoming Ice Time, views the winter arts festival as one of the signature events of our community.

    Lyons is one of five corporate underwriters of the 23rd annual winter festival that returns to the downtown on Saturday, Feb. 2.  Corporate underwriters also include Gold Level sponsors Clark Chapel - Starks Family Funeral Homes and Dowagiac Area Federal Credit Union; and Silver Level sponsors Dowsett Chiropractic Health Center, and SEMCO.

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  • January 2nd, 2019

    Celebrating 80 Years of Pageantry

    Eighty years of Dowagiac pageantry will be celebrated Jan. 12 as this year’s 11 contestants take the stage at Dowagiac Middle School.

    Pageant director Tracy Urbanski, office manager for Dowagiac’s Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, invites the public to join this year’s contestants as they step back in time to the roaring 1930s, when ballroom dances were the rage, and motion pictures depicted a time of elegance & sophistication.

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