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

  • October 30th, 2019

    Donations Accepted to Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Fund

    The Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant, which is entering its 81st year, is now taking donations to its Scholarship Fund.
     
    Pageant director Tracy Urbanski of the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, and members of the Pageant Executive Committee welcomed 14 young women, who attended the recent orientation social held at Dowagiac Area History Museum. Contestants of the upcoming Feb. 6 pageant are shown above.
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  • October 30th, 2019

    Rental Rehab Program Attracts Much Attention

    When $60,000 is on the table and available to downtown property owners, who renovate their upper levels into residential apartments, it definitely attracts attention.
     
    Eighteen building owners and contractors attended the Rental Rehab orientation, held at City Hall earlier this month. Marilyn Smith, of Smith Housing, provided the briefing on the program that uses Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the development and rehabilitation of quality and affordable rental housing within the central business district.
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  • October 30th, 2019

    A Celebration of Our Members

    People, businesses and organizations that care for our community resonated throughout the evening at the Chamber's Annual Dinner & Celebration of its Members.
    More than 125 people gathered for the annual event Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, where Chamber officials paid tribute to Lifestyle Nutrition; Kyle Belew, owner of The Wounded Minnow; Dowagiac Union Schools; Joe Odenwald, Southwestern Michigan College incoming president; and Domestic And Sexual Assault Services (DASAS). Presdient Kim MacGregor is shown above with the award recipients.
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