Downey Lake


Downey Lake, Michigan

Located in Michigan, Downey Lake real estate is a limited supply market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

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      About Downey Lake
      Located in Oakland County, Michigan

      Downey Lake is a relatively small lake in Highland Charter Township, Michigan, roughly 45 miles northwest of Detroit.

      Residents on the lake enjoy quick and easy access to help when they need it with the Detroit Medical Center Huron Hospital 10 miles away. Travel is also convenient with the Oakland County International Airport 11 miles away.

      Little Miracle

      Downey Lake spans a small size tucked away in the woods right outside Detroit. Life here is peaceful, and residents enjoy a variety of calming activities. Fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming are all commonly enjoyed on the waters of this paradise.

      When fishing on Downey Lake, you can expect a quiet experience with lots of fish! Anglers can expect to find largemouth, bluegill, common carp, black bullhead, pumpkinseed, and bowfin.

      What's Nearby?

      The Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Waterford, Michigan, is well known for the variety of outdoor activities you can do here. There is a model airplane flying field, a dog park, the longest beach in Southern Michigan, and one of the most highly rated mountain biking courses in the U.S.

      Mt Holly Ski & Snowboard Resort is less than 20 miles from Downey Lake. The park features a high-speed lift and levels of slopes. In the summer, the park doubles as an offroading location!

      Before you head home after a long day of exploring the outdoors, head to nearby Fenton, Michigan, and grab a bite to eat at a highly rated restaurant. A sample of restaurants you will find here are the Laundry, the Fenton House Restaurant, and Fenton Fire Hall.

      Explore the Detroit Area

      Detroit is a city with many fascinating stops for tourists, downtown and around the metro area!

      The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is the largest indoor-outdoor museum in the country. It features exhibits illustrating events crucial to American histories like J.F.K’s limousine, Abraham Lincoln’s chair at the Ford Theater, the bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, and more.

      Greenfield Village is another part of the museum that shows visitors what American life was like in the past. Take a ride in a Ford Model T, eat a meal from the 1830s, or enjoy watching baseball from the late 1800s.

      Visit Sea Life in Auburn Hills for a family-friendly trip into the world of the ocean! Go through their Ocean Tunnel and get a front-row seat to a tropical ocean. There are also interactive exhibits like Touchpool, where visitors can look and feel up to nine different types of creatures.

      Why Charlick Lake?

      If you're looking for a cozy, suburban lake that's near scenic outdoor areas and a large metropolitan city, then you've found the perfect match in Downey Lake.