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Lake-Odessa is a peaceful community situated on picturesque Jordan Lake in Ionia County, Michigan. This historic little town was founded in 1839 and was originally called the Russell Settlement after the five Russell brothers who were the first pioneers there. In 1900, the village paid $1,000 for the park property on South Main Street, and the park today remains in its natural state, with more than two hundred towering maple and beech trees, and a gigantic oak tree that is more than one hundred years old. There is also a very nice wooden playground superstructure for children inside the park. Lake Odessa's beautiful park and public beach at Jordan Lake provide plenty of recreational opportunities for locals and visitors. The beach at Jordan Lake underwent a quarter of a million-dollar renovation in 1994, making it an even more desirable place for a picnic and swimming, or relaxing and sunning. Also, while visiting Lake Odessa, be sure to visit the local museum that is located inside the historic train depot. Lake Odessa is easily assessable from Interstate 96, and lies approximately halfway between Lansing and Grand Rapids. It's a small town with a big heart that likes to bill itself as being "In the middle of everything, but away from it all."

Surrounding areas: Saranac, Michigan (10.8 mi), Gun Lake, Michigan (23.3 mi), Delton, Michigan (24.0 mi), Greenville, Michigan (27.9 mi), Grand Rapids, Michigan (29.1 mi), Carson City, Michigan (31.0 mi), Rockford, Michigan (31.6 mi)

Lake Odessa Vacation Rentals

Lake Odessa Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western American Heritage Inn1681 Grand Riv AvePortland, MI13.2 mi.(517) 647-2200
Amerihost Inn Ionia423 Brown BlvdIonia, MI13.8 mi.(616) 527-2200
Ionia Super 87245 S State RdIonia, MI14.8 mi.(616) 527-2828
Holiday Inn Express500 Meijer StCharlotte, MI21.5 mi.(517) 541-5000
Comfort Inn1302 E Packard HwyCharlotte, MI21.6 mi.(517) 543-7307
Baymont Inn-grand Rapids/airport2873 Kraft Ave SeGrand Rapids, MI21.8 mi.(616) 956-3300
Crowne Plaza5700 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI21.8 mi.(616) 957-1770
Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites2985 Kraft AveGrand Rapids, MI21.8 mi.(616) 940-1777
Days Inn5500 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI21.9 mi.(616) 949-8400
Econo Lodge5175 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI22.3 mi.(616) 956-6601
Knights Inn Grand Rapids Airport5175 28th StGrand Rapids, MI22.3 mi.(800) 843-5644
Springhill Suites Grand Rapids Airport Se5250 28th St SEGrand Rapids, MI22.3 mi.(616) 464-1130
Super 8 Motel828 E Shepherd StCharlotte, MI22.4 mi.(517) 543-8288
Red Roof Inn5131 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI22.4 mi.(616) 942-0800
Days Inn4981 28TH St SEGrand Rapids, MI22.5 mi.(616) 956-9304
Hiilton Grand Rapids4747 28th St SEGrand Rapids, MI22.8 mi.(616) 957-0100
Courtyard By Marriott Grand Rapids Airport4741 28th StKentwood, MI22.8 mi.(800) 321-2211
Courtyard By Marriott--Grand Rapids4741 28th St SeKentwood, MI22.8 mi.(616) 954-0500
Holiday Inn Lansing West Conf Ctr7501 E Saginaw HwyLansing, MI22.8 mi.(517) 627-3211
Quality Inn Terrace Club4495 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI23.1 mi.(616) 956-8080
Comfort Inn - Grand Rapids4155 28TH StGrand Rapids, MI23.5 mi.(616) 957-2080
Fairfield Inn Grand Rapids3930 Stahl Dr SEGrand Rapids, MI23.8 mi.(616) 940-2700
Homewood Suites By Hilton3920 Stahl Dr SeGrand Rapids, MI23.8 mi.(616) 285-7100
Extended Stay America3747 29TH St SEKentwood, MI23.9 mi.(616) 977-6750
Best Western Midway Hotel7711 W Saginaw HwyLansing, MI23.9 mi.(517) 627-8471
Motel 6 - Grand Rapids3524 28TH SeGrand Rapids, MI24.2 mi.(616) 957-3511
Hampton Inn - Lansing525 North Canal RdLansing, MI24.3 mi.(517) 627-8381
Motel 6 - Lansing7326 W Saginaw HwyLansing, MI24.3 mi.(517) 321-1444
Red Roof Inn West7412 W Saginaw HwyLansing, MI24.3 mi.(517) 321-7246
Ramada Plaza Hotel3333 28th Street SEGrand Rapids, MI24.4 mi.(616) 949-9222
Residence Inn By Marriott - Grand Rapids2701 E Beltline SeGrand Rapids, MI24.4 mi.(616) 957-8111
Fairfield Inn-w Lansing810 Delta Commerce DrLansing, MI24.5 mi.(517) 886-1066
Quality Suites Hotel901 Delta Commerce DrLansing, MI24.5 mi.(517) 886-0600
Residence Inn922 Delta Commerce DrLansing, MI24.5 mi.(517) 886-5030
Country Inn & Suites6511 Centurion DrLansing, MI25.3 mi.(517) 827-7000
Windmill Truck Stop & Motel7262 Lansing RdDimondale, MI25.4 mi.(517) 646-6752
Sheraton Lansing Hotel925 S Creyts RdLansing, MI25.4 mi.(517) 323-7100
Amerihost Inn & Suites Lansing At The Capital Ctr9742 Woodlane DrDimondale, MI25.7 mi.(517) 721-0000
Amerihost Inn7625 Caterpillar CtGrand Rapids, MI27.3 mi.(616) 827-9900
Comfort Suites South7644 Caterpillar CourtGrand Rapids, MI27.3 mi.(616) 301-2255

Lake Odessa Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan has a distinct four-season climate that is typical of most of the Midwest, except that it experiences some lake effect conditions due to the close proximity of Lake Michigan. Summer precipitation comes in the form of showers and thunderstorms. Lake Michigan acts as a giant "heat sink," which helps moderate the temperatures of the surrounding land, cooling summers and warming winters. It is also a natural humidifier, and this causes an increase in the moisture content in the air, creating heavier snowfalls in the winter. However, seldom are there prolonged periods of extreme heat combined with humidity in southwestern Michigan. Average annual snowfall is 36 inches, but varies greatly from year to year. Michigan is on the fringe of the Midwest tornado belt, but sees less of this activity than other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 13°F 1.97 in. -
February 31°F 15°F 1.72 in. -
March 42°F 24°F 2.69 in. -
April 55°F 34°F 3.20 in. -
May 68°F 46°F 3.28 in. -
June 78°F 55°F 3.61 in. -
July 82°F 59°F 2.98 in. -
August 79°F 58°F 4.22 in. -
September 71°F 50°F 3.86 in. -
October 59°F 39°F 2.95 in. -
November 44°F 29°F 2.88 in. -
December 32°F 20°F 2.53 in. -

Lake Odessa Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Gerald R Ford International airport (GRR) located about 20 miles northwest of Lake Odessa in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Capital City airport (LAN) located approximately 27 miles east of Lake Odessa in Lansing, Michigan, and finally the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located roughly 33 miles south of Lake Odessa in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Lake Odessa Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Michigan's AdventureMuskegonMI64.3 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI72.6 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN79.7 mi.
Funland Amusement ParkShelby TownshipMI83.0 mi.
Water Parks
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI29.7 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI32.0 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI64.3 mi.
Andersen Water ParkSaginawMI74.2 mi.
Waterford Oaks County ParkWaterfordMI88.1 mi.
Red Oaks WaterparkMadison HeightsMI105.3 mi.
Four Bears Water ParkUticaMI107.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Centennial AcresSunfieldMI7.6 mi.
Morrison Lake Country ClubSaranacMI10.2 mi.
Deer Run Golf CourseHortonMI11.9 mi.
Deer Run Golf CourseLowellMI11.9 mi.
Gun Ridge Golf CourseHastingsMI12.6 mi.
Hastings Country ClubHastingsMI12.6 mi.
River Bend Golf CourseHastingsMI12.6 mi.
Mulberry Fore Golf CourseNashvilleMI12.9 mi.
Willow Wood Country ClubPortlandMI13.1 mi.
Saskatoon Golf ClubAltoMI13.2 mi.
Tyler Creek Golf ClubAltoMI13.2 mi.
Rolling Hills Golf EstatesIoniaMI14.0 mi.
Shadow Ridge Public Golf CourseIoniaMI14.0 mi.
Arrowhead Golf CourseLowellMI14.5 mi.
Portland Country ClubPortlandMI15.7 mi.
Briarwood Golf ClubCaledoniaMI19.0 mi.
Broadmoor Country ClubCaledoniaMI19.0 mi.
Arrowhead Golf ClubCaroMI19.4 mi.
Grand Ledge Country ClubGrand LedgeMI20.2 mi.
Ledge Meadows Golf CourseGrand LedgeMI20.2 mi.
Huckleberry Creek Golf CoursePewamoMI21.2 mi.
Iron Horse Golf Course at Double R Ranch ResortBeldingMI21.6 mi.
Ridgeview Golf ClubBeldingMI21.6 mi.
Twin Brook Golf ClubCharlotteMI21.9 mi.
Mullenhurst Golf CourseDeltonMI24.3 mi.
Meadowlane Golf CourseKentwoodMI26.1 mi.
Olivet Country ClubOlivetMI26.1 mi.
Indian Trails Golf CourseGrand RapidsMI26.2 mi.
Yankee Springs Golf CourseWaylandMI26.8 mi.
GlenKerry Golf CourseGreenvilleMI27.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI25.2 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI31.6 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI47.8 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI52.8 mi.
Swiss ValleyJonesMI69.7 mi.
Apple MountainFreelandMI72.4 mi.
Alpine ValleyWhite LakeMI80.5 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI102.4 mi.
State Parks
Fort Custer State ParkMI33.9 mi. 
Sleepy Hollow State ParkMI38.1 mi. 
Michigan Historical MuseumLansingMI29.7 mi.(History)
Impress 5 Science CenterLansingMI29.7 mi.(Science)
Grand Rapids Art MuseumGrand RapidsMI29.7 mi.(Art)
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekMI32.0 mi.(Science)
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI41.0 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI41.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI29.7 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI32.0 mi.
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN95.0 mi.
Belle Isle AquariumRoyal OakMI103.2 mi.
Belle Isle ZooRoyal OakMI103.2 mi.
Detroit Zoological ParkDetroitMI110.9 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH111.9 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN114.2 mi.

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