Orion Township, Where Living is a Vacation, was established in 1835 as a popular destination along the Detroit United Railway for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. People came to enjoy Park Island Amusement Park and Dance Hall, and in search of the famous dragon on the lake.
184 years later, Orion Township is a thriving community in Northern Oakland County, with an estimated population of 39,518 residents. The Township includes the Village of Lake Orion, and is direct neighbors to Independence Township, Oxford Township, Oakland Township, and the City of Auburn Hills.
At 36 square miles, Orion Township is a slice of the best of Michigan’s lakes, parks, schools, and communities – boasting more than 4,200 acres of parks and open spaces, including 42 lakes larger than five acres, more than 10 square miles of recreation, and more than 50 miles of safety path and trail ways!