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    About Maple Lake - Paw Paw Twp
    Located in Van Buren County, Michigan

    Maple Lake is a 172-acre lake located in Paw Paw, Michigan. It is nestled in the southwestern corner of the state, 20 miles away from Kalamazoo and 61.5 miles south of Grand Rapids.

    The closest location for emergency care is Bronson Lakeview Hospital on the shore of the lake. Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport is 20 miles east.

    A Loved Lake

    Maple Lake is a well-loved feature of the Paw Paw area. It's an excellent lake for an array of watersports such as swimming, cruising on your pontoon, waterskiing, or fishing.

    The forage in this lake makes for excellent fishing! Anglers can expect to catch bass, carp, bullhead, perch, walleye, and various panfish.

    What's Nearby?

    The town of Paw Paw is a small-town community filled with plenty of things to do off the water. There are many restaurants, historical locations, and small businesses to peruse.

    Every September, Paw Paw hosts the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival. This popular local event offers residents and visitors wine tastings, a parade, 5K, and more.

    Visit Kalamazoo

    Kalamazoo makes for a great day trip, with plenty of things to do indoors and out!

    The Kalamazoo Nature Center spans 1,100 acres with an 11-acre arboretum, 11 nature trails, and the Delano Pioneer Homestead. The Interpretive Center features its award-winning "Nature Up Close" hall, interactive exhibits, three-story tropical rainforest, a bug house, and seasonal butterfly and hummingbird garden.

    The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts features more than 5,000 works of fine art in its permanent collection for visitors to enjoy. It also has touring and collective exhibitions in 10 galleries, offers four art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School and highlights local artists in the KIA Gallery Shop.

    The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum has been voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family," making it a must-see. It features more than 100 air and space artifacts, rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, a theater, historical exhibits, and educational activities.

    After a long day of exploration, be sure to enjoy a meal at one of the many delicious restaurants in the city. Highly-rated options include Crow's Nest, The Studio Grill, Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Erbelli's Gourmet Pizza, and Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

    Why Maple Lake?

    If you're looking for a place to retire or a new summer home, you've found the perfect match in Maple Lake!