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Lake-Orion was the site of a power dam, built in 1828, which united several small lakes that formed the present day mile-wide lake. The settlement on the east end of the lake was first called Canandaigua and renamed Lake Orion in 1929. The Lake Orion area became a summer resort and grew into a year-round community, which today has a permanent population of around 3,000. It is located on M-24, just north of Pontiac and about 25 miles north of Detroit. Lake Orion is part of Oakland County, which includes more than 5,600 acres of natural areas and recreational facilities. A wide variety of activities can be enjoyed in the Lake Orion area, including hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, golf, cross country skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. Other attractions in the community include the Lake Orion Art Center and Olde World Canterbury Village, which is a state designated historical site that covers over 21 acres. The Pontiac Silverdome, The Palace of Auburn Hills, Great Lakes Crossing and the new Chrysler Technical Center are just minutes away from Lake Orion.

Surrounding areas: Rochester Hills, Michigan (9.8 mi), Troy, Michigan (13.2 mi), Beverly Hills, Michigan (18.3 mi), Milford, Michigan (22.5 mi), Detroit, Michigan (32.8 mi), Harsens Island, Michigan (36.0 mi), Algonac, Michigan (37.7 mi)

Lake Orion Vacation Rentals

Lake Orion Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels3315 University DrAuburn Hills, MI7.8 mi.(248) 340-8888
Candlewood Suites1650 N OpdykeAuburn Hills, MI8.4 mi.(248) 373-3342
Amerisuites1545 N Opdyke RdAuburn Hills, MI8.5 mi.(248) 475-9393
Comfort Suites1565 N Opdyke RdAuburn Hills, MI8.5 mi.(248) 370-0200
Crowne Plaza Hotel- Auburn Hills1500 Opdyke RdAuburn Hills, MI8.6 mi.(248) 373-4550
Hampton Inn - Auburn Hills1461 N Opdyke RdAuburn Hills, MI8.6 mi.(313) 370-0044
Motel 6 - Auburn Hills1471 Opdyke RdAuburn Hills, MI8.6 mi.(248) 373-8440
Courtyard By Marriott Auburn Hills1296 Opdyke RdAuburn Hills, MI8.8 mi.(248) 373-4100
Extended Stay America1180 Doris RdAuburn Hills, MI8.8 mi.(248) 373-1355
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Det Auburn Hills1294 Opdyke RdAuburn Hills, MI8.8 mi.(248) 373-2228
Extended Stay Deluxe2100 Featherstone RdAuburn Hills, MI9.3 mi.(248) 335-5200
Hilton Suites - Auburn Hills2300 FeatherstoneAuburn Hills, MI9.3 mi.(313) 334-2222
Wingate Inn2200 Featherstone RdAuburn Hills, MI9.3 mi.(248) 334-3324
Staybridge Suites2050 Featherstone RdAuburn Hills, MI9.4 mi.(248) 322-4600
Best Western Concorde Inn1919 Star-Batt DrRochester Hills, MI10.2 mi.(248) 299-1210
Red Roof Inn2580 Crooks RdRochester Hills, MI10.4 mi.(313) 853-6400
Holiday Inn Express43501 Pontiac Lake RdWaterford, MI11.6 mi.(248) 674-3434
Courtyard By Marriott Pontiac3555 Centerpoint PkwyPontiac, MI12.2 mi.(248) 858-9595
Residence Inn By Marriott3333 Centerpoint PkwyPontiac, MI12.2 mi.(248) 858-8664
Detroit Marriott Pontiac At Centerpoint3600 Centerpoint PkwyPontiac, MI12.3 mi.(248) 253-9800
Best Western Concorde Inn Of Waterford7076 Highland RdWaterford, MI12.8 mi.(248) 666-8555
Hilton Detroit Troy5500 Crooks RdTroy, MI13.3 mi.(248) 879-2100
Embassy Suites Hotel850 Tower DrTroy, MI13.5 mi.(248) 879-7500
Radisson Detroit Bloomfield Hills39475 Woodward AveBloomfield Hills, MI15.4 mi.(248) 644-1400
Somerset Inn2601 W Big BeaverTroy, MI15.7 mi.(800) 228-8769
Courtyard By Marriott-Utica46000 Utica Park BlvdUtica, MI15.7 mi.(586) 997-6100
Staybridge Suites By Holiday Inn - Utica46155 Utica Park BlvdUtica, MI15.8 mi.(586) 323-0101
Barclay Inn - Birmingham34952 Woodward AveBirmingham, MI15.9 mi.(248) 646-7300
Drury Inn - Troy575 W Big Beaver RdTroy, MI15.9 mi.(248) 528-3330
Amerisuites Of Utica45400 Park AveUtica, MI15.9 mi.(586) 803-0100
Baymont Inns45311 Park AveUtica, MI15.9 mi.(586) 731-4700
Troy Marriott200 W Big BeaverTroy, MI16.0 mi.(248) 680-9797
Comfort Inn - Utica11401 Hall RdUtica, MI16.0 mi.(586) 739-7111
Baymont Inn & Suites Detroit - Novi/Wixom48953 Alpha DrWixom, MI16.0 mi.(877) 229-6668
Candlewood Suites2550 Troy Center DrTroy, MI16.2 mi.(248) 269-6600
Residence Inn By Marriott - Troy Central2600 Livernois RdTroy, MI16.3 mi.(248) 689-6856
The Townsend Hotel100 Townsend StBirmingham, MI16.6 mi.(248) 642-7900
Holiday Inn Troy2537 Rochester CtTroy, MI16.7 mi.(248) 689-7500
Clawson Super 8 Motel1145 W MapleClawson, MI16.8 mi.(313) 435-8881
Red Roof Inns #0212350 Rochester CTTroy, MI16.8 mi.(248) 689-4391

Lake Orion Weather & Climate

The Southeast Lower region of Michigan has four seasons and due to its location near Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, it does experience lake effect, such as increased cloudiness during late fall and early winter. Summer precipitation comes in the form of showers and thunderstorms. The Great Lakes also act 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 southeastern 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 29°F 15°F 1.41 in. -
February 33°F 17°F 1.14 in. -
March 44°F 26°F 1.99 in. -
April 57°F 36°F 2.83 in. -
May 69°F 47°F 2.80 in. -
June 78°F 56°F 3.43 in. -
July 82°F 61°F 2.81 in. -
August 80°F 60°F 2.87 in. -
September 72°F 52°F 3.50 in. -
October 60°F 41°F 2.59 in. -
November 46°F 32°F 2.50 in. -
December 34°F 21°F 1.80 in. -

Lake Orion Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bishop International airport (FNT) located about 28 miles northwest of Lake Orion in Flint, Michigan, the Detroit Metro Wayne County airport (DTW) located approximately 39 miles south of Lake Orion in Detroit, Michigan, the Willow Run airport (YIP) located roughly 40 miles southwest of Lake Orion in Detroit, Michigan, and finally the Mbs International airport (MBS) located around 66 miles northwest of Lake Orion in Saginaw, Michigan.

Lake Orion Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersAuburn HillsMI6.7 mi.
JeepersRosevilleMI25.1 mi.
JeepersLivoniaMI29.3 mi.
Deer Acres Storybook ParkPinconningMI82.4 mi.
Water Parks
Waterford Oaks County ParkWaterfordMI10.0 mi.
Four Bears Water ParkUticaMI15.1 mi.
Red Oaks WaterparkMadison HeightsMI21.7 mi.
Andersen Water ParkSaginawMI56.7 mi.
Soak City Water ParkSanduskyOH96.2 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI103.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Bald Mountain Golf CourseLake OrionMI 
Boulder Pointe Golf ClubOxfordMI2.7 mi.
Copper Hills Golf & Country ClubOxfordMI2.7 mi.
Devils Ridge Golf ClubOxfordMI2.7 mi.
Oxford Hills Golf & Country ClubOxfordMI2.7 mi.
Mulberry Hills Golf CourseOxfordMI5.4 mi.
Fieldstone Golf Club of Auburn HillsAuburn HillsMI7.2 mi.
Silver Lake Golf ClubWaterfordMI10.0 mi.
Blackheath Golf ClubRochester HillsMI10.4 mi.
Hampton Golf ClubRochester HillsMI10.4 mi.
Pine Trace Golf ClubRochester HillsMI10.4 mi.
Rochester Hills Golf CourseRochester HillsMI10.4 mi.
Pontiac Municipal Golf CoursePontiacMI11.0 mi.
Clarkston Creek Golf ClubClarkstonMI11.3 mi.
Pine Knob Golf CourseClarkstonMI11.3 mi.
Shepherds Hollow Golf ClubClarkstonMI11.3 mi.
Glacier ClubWashingtonMI11.5 mi.
OrchardsWashingtonMI11.5 mi.
Romeo Golf Course & Country ClubWashingtonMI11.5 mi.
Bruce Hills Golf ClubRomeoMI11.7 mi.
Greystone Golf ClubRomeoMI11.7 mi.
Heather Hills Golf ClubRomeoMI11.7 mi.
Pontiac Country ClubWaterfordMI12.3 mi.
Benona Shores Golf CourseShelbyMI13.3 mi.
Hadley AcresHadleyMI14.0 mi.
Springfield Oaks Golf CourseDavisburgMI15.4 mi.
Bello Woods Golf CourseMacombMI15.8 mi.
Cracklewood Golf ClubMacombMI15.8 mi.
Goodrich Country ClubGoodrichMI15.8 mi.
Sycamore Hills Golf ClubMacombMI15.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Alpine ValleyWhite LakeMI17.2 mi.
Apple MountainFreelandMI67.8 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI114.4 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI119.6 mi.
State Parks
Algonac State ParkMI37.2 mi. 
Meadow Brook HallRochesterMI9.0 mi.(History)
Cranbrook Art MuseumBloomfield HillsMI13.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Sloan MuseumFlintMI27.6 mi.(Technology)
Plymouth Historical MuseumPlymouthMI30.9 mi.(History)
Detroit Science CenterDetroitMI32.8 mi.(Science)
Detroit Institute of ArtsDetroitMI32.8 mi.(Art)
Detroit Historical MuseumDetroitMI32.8 mi.(History)
Dossin Great Lakes MuseumDetroitMI32.8 mi.(History)
Wyandotte MuseumWyandotteMI39.7 mi.(History)
Sindecuse Museum of DentistryAnn ArborMI43.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Belle Isle AquariumRoyal OakMI20.9 mi.
Belle Isle ZooRoyal OakMI20.9 mi.
Detroit Zoological ParkDetroitMI32.8 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI66.8 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH79.1 mi.
African Safari Wildlife ParkPort ClintonOH89.3 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI103.8 mi.
Cleveland Metroparks ZooClevelandOH118.9 mi.

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