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Paw Paw Lake

Paw Paw Lake, Michigan Homes For Sale

Paw Paw Lake, Michigan Homes for Sale

Paw Paw Lake is an all-sports lake in Berrien County, Michigan. The lake has 922 acres of surface area and depths of up to 90 feet. It is less than two hours from Chicago, and South Bend is under an hour away by car. The Paw Paw Lake area has been popular as a resort destination for over 100 years. It is a nice place to get away and enjoy nature without having to go too far from the cities. There are many nice homes and resorts along its eleven miles of shoreline.

Paw Paw Lake Area Attractions

The lakes and nature are just the start of what you can enjoy around Paw Paw Lake. As a place with a long history as a resort destination, there is so much to do. Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club sits on the lake’s western shore. The yacht club supports and encourages all sorts of boating and lake activities. They also have a restaurant and a range of other facilities for members to enjoy. The nearby Four Winds Casino in Hartford is ideal for an evening of gaming. It is only about ten minutes from the lake and offers table games and slots. The casino also has a restaurant for those looking to have a good meal.
Residents and visitors can also find many great wineries in the area. Contessa Wine Cellars and Vineyard 2121 are both close to the lake. There’s also Arclight Brewing Company less than ten minutes from the lake. There are many great dining options near Paw Paw Lake. The Waterfront Restaurant & Club Rocadero Bar is popular during the tourism season. Blackbird Waterhouse is another place to check out for a good meal. There are also places like Roma Pizza and Eddie’s Drive-in West.

Paw Paw Lake Outdoor Activities

Boating: Boating is one of the top activities on Paw Paw Lake. Members can use the yacht club and a public boat launch can be found at Sunset Park. Kayaking and canoeing are also popular on the lake and Paw Paw River.

Swimming: Paw Paw Lake offers the perfect environment for a refreshing swim. For places to swim, you could check out Forest Beach Park located on the south side of the lake.

Golf: You don’t need to travel far to enjoy a round of golf when you are at Paw Paw Lake. Paw Paw Lake Golf Club is on the lake’s south shore. Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club is also about 15 minutes from the lake.

Hiking: There are several hiking trails near Paw Paw Lake. Black Woods Sanctuary is close to the lake. The Paw Paw River Loop is also nearby.

Fishing: Paw Paw Lake is great for fishing, whether on a boat or from the shore. Anglers can catch fish like black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, perch, and northern pike in Paw Paw Lake.

Neighboring Lakes

  • Little Paw Paw Lake
  • Van Auken Lake

Paw Paw Lake Real Estate Market Overview

Paw Paw Lake is an ideal place to live. As a popular resort destination, there are also many vacation homes on the lake. The average price for a home on Paw Paw Lake is around $550,000. Some homes can sell for as low as $350,000. There are also homes on the higher end of the market that sell for close to $2 million.

Contact Lake Life Realty to learn more about homes on Paw Paw Lake. We are lakefront real estate experts, and we can help you achieve your goals.


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