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Dow Lake


Dow Lake, Michigan

The Dow Lake real estate market is a beautiful, but lesser known, marketplace for lake property in Michigan.

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    • Counties: Oakland County
      About Dow Lake
      Located in Oakland County, Michigan

      Dow Lake is a relatively small body of water located right off the much bigger Lake Cass. Down is located in Orchard Lake Village, Michigan, just 28 miles northwest of Detroit.

      The Pontiac General Hospital is just 5 miles away, providing a reliable healthcare option for Dow Lake homeowners. Travel is also convenient with the Oakland County International Airport, eight miles away.

      On the Waters

      Dow Lake spans a small size giving residents their own little getaway next to the big lake. Neighboring Lake Cass spans 1,200 acres with access to fishing, water sports, boating, and more.

      However, people come to Dow Lake for relaxation and seclusion. Residents on the lake enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and just lounging on the water. For such a small lake, you can find quite a range of fish species here! Anglers can be lucky to find largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed, catfish, sunfish, trout, and more!

      Marshbank Park is on the western side of the lake and is an essential park for homeowners in the area. This is a wonderful place to walk the dogs, go for a run, or socialize with the community.

      What’s Around

      You can find an array of diverse restaurants less than a mile east of Dow Lake. Some local favorites include Early Bird Cafe, Tony’s Deli Restaurant, and Tet’s Pizza.

      The Oakland Pointe Shopping Center is the central shopping hub for the county. Here you can find an excellent combination of charming local businesses and essential national retailers.

      Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum offers guests an opportunity to travel back in time. There are classic arcade games, old roadside attractions, animatronic dummies, and much more to see here!

      Visit Detroit

      Located only 25 miles from Dow Lake, Detroit offers the perfect opportunity for an adventurous day trip. Nicknamed the “Motor City” due to its ties to the auto industry, Detroit is home to enriching museums and fun attractions.

      Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts features the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera. The Henry Ford Museum provides a unique opportunity to view exhibits and listen to stories about America’s tradition of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. Detroit is also home to the famous Rosa Parks Bus and JFK’s limo.

      Named the Best Riverwalk in the Country in 2021, the Detroit International RiverWalk offers beautiful sights and a relaxing experience for the whole family to enjoy. The riverwalk grants views of Canada, the Ambassador Bridge, and the GM Renaissance Center.

      Peaceful Lake Life and Local Community

      Life here is peaceful, with opportunities for relaxing, watersports, or a big city adventure. Dow Lake guarantees that you will feel at home right when you step into the door!