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Dow Lake Orchard Lake Village MI information

 This website is all about Lake Cottages, Waterfront Homes, Lakefront Condos, Lake Lots, and Weekend Getaways in Oakland County and the surrounding Metro Detroit area.  Find Your Lake Home on Your Favorite Fishing Lake or Your Favorite All Sports Lake in Michigan. "We are Lake Home Owners with Expert Advice" on our local lakes and real estate.

  • Cities the lake lies in                                 Orchard            
  • School district for the lake                        West Bloomfield 
  • Streets around the lake are                         Paved
  • City water                                                  Municipal, well, water at street
  • City sewer                                                  sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                          yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                           yes
  • Water-ski course                                         n/a
  • Condominiums                                          yes


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What is great about Dow Lake in Orchard Lake MI  is that it is attached via canal to Cass Lake.  So you have over 1280 acres of Cass Lake to play on and then come back to your quiet lake.  It is an all sports lake but it is so small knowbody can tube or jet ski on it because it is a no wake lake.  You go out to Cass Lake to do that.  So Dow Lake has the charm and quiet of a small pond yet access to Oakland County's largest lake. 

  • All sports lake                      No - it is a no wake lake
  • Private                                  Not really because there is DNR access on Cass Lake
  • Size                                      est 16 -18 acres ?
  • Maximum Depth                  30 -60 feet
  • Public Access                       Not on the lake, but on Cass Lake there is
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                       Unknown



The children on the lake go to West Bloomfield Schools.


Dow Lake Orchard Lake Village MI

Dow Lake real estate Oakland County MI

I believe there are only 7 or 8 homes on the lake.  There are at least 2 gated homes on the lake.  Dow Lake properties have some space and privacy.

The three Dow Lakefront homes that I know information about are:

  •  2800 square foot colonial      4 bed     3 1/2 bath     3 car garage
  •  4100 square foot ranch         4 bed     4 1/2 bath     3 car garage
  •  3900 square foot ranch         4 bed     3 1/2 bath      3 car garage
  • 2900 square foot split level     4 bed     2 1/2 bath      2 car garage

They all sit on about 2 acres.

Have a great sunset photo? Or a good skiing, or action photo of the lake?  Or even a photo of your family's fishing catch?  I am looking for great photos to put on the website if you would like to share.  You can email them to  Be sure to tell me which lake it is from.  Thanks in advance for helping make this the best lake website in Southeastern Michigan 

Dow Lake homes Orchard Lake MI

Between January & October 20, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.

4431 DOW RIDGE RD 1100000 1075000 104 273.7458 3927 1967 N

Here is what Dow Lake real estate has been sold or leased lately.

3360 THREE LAKES LN 9/26/06 995,000  1    4101   4 4.1
3380 THREE LAKES LN 5/26/07 2200  2200    2862   4 3.1
3340 THREE LAKES LN 11/8/11 495,000  470,000  162.5  2892   4 2.2

 Dow Lake real estate Orchard Lake Village MI



Dow Lake is located in Orchard Lake Village Oakland County MI.  It is north of Commerce Rd, east of Hiller Rd and west of Orchard Lake Rd . The lake is on the south end of Cass Lake and to the north of Orchard Lake.

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Do you want a public Michigan lake or a private lake?  A private lake is a lake where the general public cannot put a boat on the lake.  A public lake may have a DNR access point where there are a certain number of parking spots to put boats in.  A public lake may be on a chain of lakes where there may be no public DNR access but the public still has access to the lake because they can get from one lake to the other.  For example that would be the Portage chain of Lakes near Hamburg in Livingston County.

Some lakes have marinas on them like Cass Lake, or Elizabeth Lake.  Elizabeth Lake is considered a private lake but there sure are quite a few boats on it.  The bigger the lake, the more likely that there are going to be a lot of boats on it.  Sometimes home owners will allow their friends to dock their boat at their house.  I have seen homes on lake in Oakland and Livingston County where there are two and three different boats tied up at one dock.  You know that they are not driving two pontoon boats around.

As I tell most lake home buyers....if the lake is a good sized all sports lake it is going to be busy on the weekend.  It is just that way.  Some of the smaller all sports lakes are quieter.  So private or public is a choice you have to make.  Remember if you are just looking at private lakes and cannot find the home you want then you may want to expand your search to public lakes in Southeastern Michigan  


  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Northern Pike
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass

Dow Lake Oakland County MI

Other Orchard Lake Village Lakes and Lake homes for sale

Cass Lake, Orchard Lake, Pine Lake, Dollar Lake and Darb Lake 

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