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

  • March 1st, 2019

    Business After Hours, Standing Room Only at Wood Fire

    As the Pompii Room at Wood Fire Italian Trattoria swelled to capacity Feb. 6 with the influx of people arriving for the Chamber’s Business After Hours, it was a moment of     reflection and great pride for both co-owner Kevin Hanner and Mayor Don Lyons.

    “I am honored and humbled by the turnout, and happy to recognize many of you as my customers,” Kevin said. Having purchased the restaurant and later moving to the community seven months ago, Kevin said he looks forward to many years of being here. He’s   already putting his touches on the restaurant with the addition of a fireplace, refinished oak floors, and the intriguing and oversized photographs depicting the community’s rich history.

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  • March 1st, 2019

    Now’s the Time to Start Thinking Spring Building Maintenance

    In a small community, curb appeal can determine the ability of a business to not only survive in today’s marketplace, but to also thrive.

    These last long days of winter offer building owners an opportunity to take a good look at their property to decide what maintenance or renovation is needed once spring arrives.

    While many of our downtown buildings have been renovated, some are showing significant wear and tear, such as rotting window trim, peeling paint, bricks in need of tuck pointing and, in some cases, faded and worn awnings.

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  • March 1st, 2019

    From the Desk of Our President

    Hello All!   Spring is almost here! I am ready to hear the birds chirping and feel the grass under my feet! As we await spring’s arrival, we’re working on new programs for you! I am very excited to tell you about them - unfortunately I can't just yet! Stay tuned!!

    Our next event is Easter Eggstravaganza! Angela Johnson of Lifestyle Nutrition is our new chairman! Make sure to save the date, April 6, and bring your kids!

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