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Discover Lake Orion



Welcome to Lake Orion!

 

History

Lake Orion is the common name for the area, and it is often used to describe both the village of Lake Orion and the Township. The village of Lake Orion was established in 1859, but one of its' first recorded settlers, Nathan Hemingway, arrived in 1828 from Detroit.  In 1829, the lake was created by two other settlers and later erected a dam that was used to unite several lakes into one larger body of water, which is Lake Orion now.  Please feel free to visit lakeorion.org for additional historic information.  

Downtown

The village boasts a rich history of community involvement.  Over the years, the village has had three major fires that have almost completely destroyed the town.  But each time, its' residents have re-built the town.  Today, the downtown offers many options for entertainment and dining.  51 brewing Co. advertises live entertainment on the weekends.  Also, Trip advisor has ranked Sagebrush, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Palazzo DI Bocce the top 3 restaurants in the Lake Orion area.  Please visit downtownlakeorion.org for additional information.  

Events

Lake Orion hosts several events throughout the year like the Dragon on the Lake, Flower and Air Fair (May 6th and 7th, 2016), a Halloween Parade, and Gazebo Concert series.  If you're looking for a more serene atmosphere, the Lake Orion area has an abundance of lakes and trails.  The public boat launch for Lake Orion is located on Indianwood Rd. West of M24.  For all you golfers, Indianwood Golf and Country Club and Oxford Country Club are in close proximity as well.  

Schools

Last, but certainly not least, Lake Orion's school system was ranked as a Blue Ribbon School System.  In addition, Lake Orion's Early Literacy Intervention Program was recognized by the International Literacy Association.  You can check out the District at a glance brochure at lakeorion.k12.mi.us.