Orangeville, Michigan is hidden away in central Barry County in a region that is rather different from most of lower central Michigan. Situated in the foothills some call the mini-appalalachia mountains of southwestern Michigan, Orangeville is home to a few thousand and a Michigan vacation destination for thousands more in every season of the year. The area has been a vacation destination for over 100 years. Spread around this picturesque region are numerous natural beauty spots. The local businesses welcome visitors all year with festivals and events designed to make your visit so enjoyable that you will want to come back often.
The most outstanding feature of the area has to be Gun Lake. Originally 5 small lakes, Gun Lake was formed when the Gun River was dammed and now covers over 2500 acres. Opportunities for fun abound all through the area. Good food is served up by the local restaurants. Camping, fishing, hiking and winter sports welcome the outdoors enthusiast and there are very cool shops scattered throughout the area.
The hills and valleys of the area make this a great destination for a Michigan road trip just to see the colors in fall.
History has been written here since before the Europeans arrived. Native tribes knew the area well. The Jesuits, lumbermen and farmers all found their way here.