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 3rd, 2022

    Reserve Your Ad Today in Our 2022 Dowagiac & Sister Lakes Business Guide

    Advertising is being sold in the Dowagiac & Sister Lakes Business Guide, which will be published this spring.

    The annual brochure markets the community to day-visitors and also features a list of Chamber members and a quick reference of community events.

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  • January 3rd, 2022

    Host Sites Sought for Second Annual Love is in the Air Giveaway

    With the approach of Valentine's Day, the Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses will host the second-annual "Love is in the Air Giveaway."

    Chamber members who would like to be a host site of the drawing will assemble a special Valentine's Day gift basket for their customers. Gift baskets should have a suggested retail value of $40 to $50.

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  • January 3rd, 2022

    Celebrating 25 Years, Ice Time Returns Feb. 5

    While this winter has been unseasonably warm, for those who love the colder months of Michigan, Dowagiac Ice Time promises to give us a taste of what we've been longing for.

    Celebrating its 25th year, Ice Time returns to the downtown Saturday, Feb. 5, featuring such festival favorites as human foosball, frozen fish toss, chili crawl and, of course, ice sculptures that line the sidewalks, including the captivating live sculpture.
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