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 31st, 2019

    Vineyard 2121 to Host Fundraiser for Pageant Scholarship

    The Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, April 13, will present “Reds, Whites & Flights,” at Vineyard 2121. The early evening event, from 4 to 7 p.m., is a fundraiser for the Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Fund, featuring spirits, entertainment and silent auction. Vineyard 2121 on Red Arrow Highway in Benton Harbor is one of several venues where musician and pageant master of ceremonies, Joe Jason, performs on a regular basis.

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  • March 31st, 2019

    Chamber Spotlight Shines on Olympia Books

    Olympia Used and Rare Books is a family business that opened in 1987 by Paul and Karen Pugh as Olympia Books and Prints in downtown Dowagiac at 208 S. Front St.

     The store then dealt in used and rare books, as well as posters and prints, and would eventually branch off to the framing business.

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  • March 31st, 2019

    Steeped in Tradition, Caruso’s at Nearly 100, Feted at BAH

    Antonio and Emilia Caruso would be proud of their granddaughter and third-generation candy maker, Julie Johnson, known to most in the community by only her first name. Second, third and even fourth generation business legacies are something this community knows well.

    At the Chamber’s Business After Hours March 13, co-hosted by Caruso’s, the legacy of candy-making that began in 1922 was feted, as attendees also congratulated Dick Judd on his upcoming retirement, as they welcomed Bryan and Jolynn Smith, the new owners of the business now marking its 160th year in the community.

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