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Sister-Lakes is a resort area in southwestern Michigan that has ten lakes within a 5 to 6 mile radius. Three "Sisters" make up the heart of Sister Lakes - Round Lake, Big Crooked and Little Crooked Lakes. Every type of water sport imaginable is available here, such as swimming, canoeing, sailing, fishing, water skiing, tubing and jet skiing. The beaches are also great for a romantic late evening stroll. The area is also well known for its many public and private golf courses. The Sister Lakes region is beautiful countryside with wooded areas, orchards, lakes, rivers and vineyards. It's not just for summertime fun either; it's beautiful in spring when the wildflowers are blooming, and the crisp, cool weather of fall turns the trees gold, orange and red. Winter brings with it lots of snow and opportunities for downhill skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. The nearby town of Dowagiac is filled with beautiful Victorian era architecture, with a vibrant downtown for shopping, restaurants, theaters and museums - big city amenities but with the friendliness and charm of a small town. The Sister Lakes region is located just thirty miles north of South Bend, Indiana and 12 miles east of St. Joseph/ Benton Harbor in Michigan.

Surrounding areas: Magician Lake, Michigan (1.9 mi), Dowagiac, Michigan (7.7 mi), Watervliet, Michigan (8.5 mi), Coloma, Michigan (9.6 mi), St Joseph, Michigan (14.7 mi), Cassopolis, Michigan (14.8 mi), Covert, Michigan (15.6 mi)

Sister Lakes Vacation Rentals

Sister Lakes Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Amerihost Inn & Suites Dowagiac29291 Amerihost DrDowagiac, MI7.2 mi.(269) 782-4270
Super 8 Motel Benton Harbor1950 E Napier AveBenton Harbor, MI10.9 mi.(269) 926-1371
Comfort Suites1825 Meadowbrook RdBenton Harbor, MI11.0 mi.(269) 925-8800
Holiday Inn Express2276 Pipestone RdBenton Harbor, MI11.2 mi.(269) 927-4599
Comfort Inn - Benton Harbor1598 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI11.4 mi.(269) 925-1880
Courtyard By Marriott1592 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI11.4 mi.(269) 925-3000
Red Roof Inn1630 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI11.4 mi.(269) 927-2484
Howard Johnson798 Ferguson DrBenton Harbor, MI12.2 mi.(269) 927-1172
Motel 6 - Benton Harbor2063 PipestoneBenton Harbor, MI12.4 mi.(269) 925-5100
Benton Harbor Super 8 Motel1950 E Hapier AveBenton Harbor, MI13.4 mi.(269) 926-1371
Days Inn - Benton Harbor2699 MichiganBenton Harbor, MI13.4 mi.(269) 925-7021
Econo Lodge2723 Niles AveST Joseph, MI14.7 mi.(269) 983-6321
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3019 Lakeshore DrST Joseph, MI15.5 mi.(269) 982-0004
Snow Flake Inn Inc3822 Red Arrow HwyST Joseph, MI16.2 mi.(269) 429-3261
Park Inn Stevensville4290 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI16.3 mi.(800) 670-7275
Baymont Inn & Suites2601 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI16.5 mi.(269) 428-9111
Comfort Suites2633 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI16.5 mi.(269) 428-4888
Hampton Inn5050 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI16.7 mi.(269) 429-2700
Candelwood Suites2567 Marquettewood RdStevensville, MI16.9 mi.(269) 428-4400
Holiday Inn Express1265 S 11TH StNiles, MI18.0 mi.(269) 684-3900
Comfort Inn & Suites153 Ampey RdPaw Paw, MI18.2 mi.(269) 655-0303
Econo Lodge139 Ampey RdPaw Paw, MI18.2 mi.(269) 657-2578
Super 8 Motel - Paw Paw111 Ampey RdPaw Paw, MI18.4 mi.(269) 657-1111
Comfort Suites1743 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI23.1 mi.(269) 639-2014
Holiday Inn Express1741 Phoenix RdSaint Haven, MI23.2 mi.(269) 637-8800
Captains Loft407 1/2 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI23.2 mi.(269) 637-7391
Hampton Inn04299 Cecilia DrSouth Haven, MI23.2 mi.(269) 639-8550
Ramada Inn & Conference Center1555 Phoenix RdSouth Haven, MI23.2 mi.(269) 639-9900
The Friendship Inn09817 M-140 HwySouth Haven, MI23.2 mi.(269) 637-5141
Old Harbor Inn515 Williams StSouth Haven, MI23.4 mi.(269) 637-8480
The Colonial Hotel532 DyckmanSouth Haven, MI23.4 mi.(269) 637-2887
Super 8 - South Bend52825 US 33 NSouthbend, IN23.7 mi.(574) 272-9000
Super 8 Sawyer12850 Super DrSawyer, MI23.8 mi.(800) 800-8000
Super 8 South Bend4124 Ameritech DrSouth Bend, IN24.2 mi.(574) 233-3800
Holiday Inn Express-Mishawaka6701 N Main StGranger, IN24.4 mi.(574) 271-1700
Knights Inn236 Dixie Hwy NSouth Bend, IN24.5 mi.(574) 277-2960
Signature Inn215 S Dixie HwySouth Bend, IN24.8 mi.(574) 277-3211
Country Inn & Suites120 W University DrMishawaka, IN24.9 mi.(574) 271-1700
Fairfield Inn South Bend Mishawaka425 University DrMishawaka, IN24.9 mi.(574) 273-2202
Hampton Inn Mishawaka445 W University DrMishawaka, IN24.9 mi.(574) 273-2309

Sister Lakes Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan enjoys four seasons with a moderate climate, surrounded by vast forests, fertile farmlands, the Lake Michigan shoreline and numerous inland lakes and rivers. Snowfall is moderate along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Heavier snowfall in the state is found in the Upper Peninsula and the upper reaches of the Lower Peninsula. The Great Lakes help moderate winter temperatures, but still, average highs in January in the southwest portion of the state can be expected to be in the 20s. Breezes along the shoreline of Lake Michigan helps keep temperatures cooler in the summertime and humidity is considered average. Statewide annual rainfall is around 35 inches, with the higher amounts in the upper regions of the state and along the Lake Michigan border.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 17°F 2.02 in. -
February 35°F 20°F 1.59 in. -
March 46°F 28°F 2.53 in. -
April 59°F 38°F 3.33 in. -
May 71°F 49°F 3.50 in. -
June 80°F 58°F 3.51 in. -
July 84°F 62°F 3.37 in. -
August 81°F 61°F 3.72 in. -
September 73°F 54°F 3.75 in. -
October 61°F 43°F 3.14 in. -
November 47°F 33°F 3.27 in. -
December 35°F 22°F 2.78 in. -

Sister Lakes Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 25 miles south of Sister Lakes in South Bend, Indiana, the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located approximately 51 miles east of Sister Lakes in Battle Creek, Michigan, the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located roughly 59 miles southwest of Sister Lakes in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Gerald R Ford International airport (GRR) located around 65 miles northeast of Sister Lakes in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and finally the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located about 69 miles west of Sister Lakes in Gary, Indiana.

Sister Lakes Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI9.6 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN57.7 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN68.8 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL76.1 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN76.6 mi.
Michigan's AdventureMuskegonMI80.3 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL82.8 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL84.5 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL85.9 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL89.5 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI55.0 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI67.3 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI80.3 mi.
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL106.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI7.9 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI7.9 mi.
New Paw Paw Lake Golf ClubWatervlietMI8.1 mi.
Dowagiac Elks Country ClubDowagiacMI8.2 mi.
Hampshire Country ClubDowagiacMI8.2 mi.
Spruce RidgeDowagiacMI8.2 mi.
Blossom TrailsBenton HarborMI13.1 mi.
Lake Michigan Hills Golf ClubBenton HarborMI13.1 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubSaint JosephMI14.5 mi.
Diamond Lake Golf CourseCassopolisMI14.9 mi.
Park Shore Golf ClubCassopolisMI14.9 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI17.6 mi.
Heritage Glen Golf ClubPaw PawMI18.5 mi.
Lake Cora HillsPaw PawMI18.5 mi.
Lawton Golf ClubLawtonMI19.4 mi.
Garver Lake Golf CourseEdwardsburgMI19.9 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI20.2 mi.
Juday Creek Golf ClubGrangerIN22.7 mi.
Glenn Shores Golf CourseSouth HavenMI22.9 mi.
Jeptha Lake Golf CourseBloomingdaleMI24.8 mi.
Shamrock Hills Golf CourseGoblesMI26.1 mi.
South Haven Country ClubSouth HavenMI26.1 mi.
Bucks Run Golf ClubMount PleasantMI26.2 mi.
Pleasant Hills Golf CourseMount PleasantMI26.2 mi.
PohlcatMount PleasantMI26.2 mi.
Blackthorn Golf ClubSouth BendIN27.2 mi.
Elbel Golf CourseSouth BendIN27.2 mi.
Erskine Golf CourseSouth BendIN27.2 mi.
Robin Hood Golf ClubSouth BendIN27.2 mi.
Studebaker Municipal Golf CourseSouth BendIN27.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI23.7 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI25.8 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI77.3 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI79.4 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI99.0 mi.
State Parks
Van Buren State ParkMI19.2 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI23.0 mi. 
Warren Woods State ParkMI27.3 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN36.8 mi. 
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI11.3 mi.(History)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN27.0 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN27.0 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN27.0 mi.(Art)
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI34.8 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI34.8 mi.(Art)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN41.7 mi.(Technology)
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekMI55.0 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN27.0 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI55.0 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL76.1 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL76.1 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN85.4 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL86.6 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI92.6 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI95.5 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI109.6 mi.

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