Sunset on Orchard Lake, Michigan
|Location||Orchard Lake Village, Michigan,
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||795 acres (322 ha)|
|Max. depth||110 ft (34 m)|
|Islands||Apple Island, Cedar Island|
|Settlements||Orchard Lake Village|
Orchard Lake is a medium-sized inland lake, 795 acres (3.2 km²). It has a 110 feet (34 m) maximum depth and is in the city of Orchard Lake Village in Oakland County, Michigan. It is the second-largest lake in Oakland County after Cass Lake.
The lake is unusual in that there is a large 35 acre (142,000 m²) island in the middle of the lake, Apple Island. The island was frequently inhabited by local Native Americans before the coming of Western settlers, who later planted an apple orchard on the island, giving rise to the current name of the lake. Apple Island is now abandoned and has been designated a protected wildlife sanctuary. The small Cedar Island is near the western shore.
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