Maple Lake and the Rivers of Paw Paw

Few communities are blessed to have a lake and two rivers in the heart of their community, but Paw Paw is one of those few. With Maple Lake positioned in the heart of the village, Paw Paw affords its visitors a gorgeous backdrop for countless recreational water activities, including fishing, boating, and birdwatching. Connected to the East and West Branches of the Paw Paw River, the area is also a destination for those interested in paddling, kayaking, and more. The village – and the community built around it – take great pride in Maple Lake and its rivers and have, through the years, undertaken a variety of efforts to restore it, keep it clean, and ensure that it maintains its beauty for generations to come. To learn more about the village’s efforts to preserve Maple Lake, the village’s water quality, and various impact studies, select a document below.

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Drawdown 2015-2016 Maple and Ackley Lakes Drawdown Impact Study Sept. 2016
2.3 MB
Protecting The Paw Paw River Watershed
3.7 MB
Outcomes Of The 319 Grant Project
1.5 MB
Seawalls: Bulkhead vs. Bioengineered
2.0 MB
Maple Lake Management Plan
8.1 MB
Maple Lake Preservation and Improvement Committee Summary of Findings
5.8 MB
Maple and Ackley Lakes Drawdown Impact Study Report
4.0 MB

Get a closer look at Paw Paw’s beautiful lake and rivers

If you’re new to town or considering a visit to Paw Paw, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at our beautiful lake and rivers. Picturesque and tranquil, Maple Lake lies in the village’s center and is a favorite destination for residents, tourists, and water-lovers. Congregating on the water, you’re afforded a breathtaking view of the surroundings. To see for yourself the beauty that Paw Paw – and Maple Lake – has to offer, click on one of the photos below.