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    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. 184 years later, Orion Township is a thriving community in Northern Oakland County, with an estimated population of 39,518 residents. 
     
    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!
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    Home to three major trail systems (including the Iron Belle Trail), a state park, a large county park, five local parks, and 89 bodies of water (42 of which are over five acres), Orion Township is rich in recreation and open space. Almost one-quarter of the Township is preserved for recreation, more than any of the surrounding Townships. In addition, Orion Township has over 47 miles of safety paths ideal for walking, running, or biking, which are the connector system allowing residents to safely enjoy the natural landscapes and features of our township while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
     
    Click here for summaries of the public parks within the Township.
     
    Click here for summaries of the trails within the Township.
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    Orion Township is a vibrant community that has the utmost to offer to residents, businesses, and visitors. The celebration of our history, our appreciation for the arts, and the multitude of events we host provide entertainment to the diverse public that we welcome into our community.

    Click here for a list of some of the great organizations enriching our community.