Tidbits of Interest
Ortonville is nestled in a scenic valley that was once covered with dense forests of oak, pine and marshlands that is now known as Brandon Township. But it will be remembered for its rolling farmlands, rippling lakes and streams, bubbling springs, artesian wells and winding roads.
History is an important part of daily life in Ortonville and Brandon Township. In 1998, Ortonville celebrated its 150-year sesquicentennial. Ortonville has at least two known Indian burial grounds. The first roads were mere Indian trails from one lake to another. The main drag, M-15, crossed wet marshlands. From the Memorial Day Parade, Fourth of July fireworks, and Septemberfest to the Christmas in the Village celebration, residents of the Ortonville area join together year round for community enjoyment.
Ortonville offers easy access to many State Parks, Mount Holly, Pine Knob, DTE Energy Music Theatre, The Palace of Auburn Hills, and Great Lakes Crossing. M-15 is a gateway to I-75 and I-69, great access to Detroit, Flint, and Lansing. Ortonville features thousands of acres of State Land that offers hiking, horse-back riding, cross-country skiing, boating, swimming and more. The nature that surrounds the area gives Ortonville that "up-north" feeling just an hour north of Detroit.