Welcome to Gladwin County Michigan.
Where is Gladwin exactly? Gladwin County is sometimes considered to be a part of Central Michigan. At other times it’s called part of Northern Michigan. And it’s usually referred to as being “Up North”.
Gladwin County offers fun and relaxation in that friendly “Up North” setting. Many lakes, rivers, forests and recreational facilities provide an abundance of opportunities for both business and family.
Camping, hiking, boating, swimming, hunting and snowmobiling are a few of the many activities to do in Gladwin County.
The county has a population of about 26,000. The two major communities are Gladwin (population 3,000) and Beaverton (population 1,100).
Small towns and villages within the county include All Bright Shores, Sugar Springs, White Star, Wooden Shoe, Estey, Secord, Wagerville, Hockaday, Highwood, Billings, Butman, Lockwood Beach, Wildwood Shores
Winegars and Rhodes.
Summer and Winter both provide fun and recreation in the county.
Rivers include the Tittabawassee, Sugar, Tobacco and Cedar rivers that are used for boating, fishing, canoeing and good old sightseeing.
The busiest time in Gladwin is Summer! Thousands of people visit Gladwin each summer and enjoy camping, the County Fair, Fun Days, Arts and Crafts Festivals, Friends of the Theatre Summer Performances, Tuesdays in the Park and the County ORV Fun Run.
The Fall and Winter season bring Halloween Pumpkin Painting, The Jeep Creep, Christmas Tree Lighting and the Gladwin County Festival of Lights and Parade.
For year round recreation, the Tittabawassee State Forest, almost a fourth of the county, offers hiking, hunting, motorcycle and ORV riding and snowmobiling. This area also includes a large 5,000 acre game preserve, the Gladwin Game Refuge, in the northern part of the county.
How Many Miles To Gladwin Michigan?
Detroit: 160 Miles
Grand Rapids: 140 Miles
Mackinac Bridge: 140 Miles
Lansing: 112 Miles
Traverse City: 107 Miles
Saginaw: 60 Miles
Bay City: 45 Miles
Clare: 40 Miles
Houghton Lake: 36 Miles
Midland: 35 Miles
Counties Surrounding Gladwin
Ogemaw County (northeast)
Arenac County (east)
Bay County (southeast)
Midland County (south)
Clare County (west)
Roscommon County (northwest)
Gladwin is located within 2-3 hours of Michigan’s largest cities: Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing. You will find plenty of water, woods, and fun for everyone.
Relaxing on the water at Ross Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs, Pratt Lake or Wiggins Lake. CampingOr a peaceful walk in the woods or the Gladwin City Park.
Enjoy a meal, do some shopping, exploring our beautiful county and the many indoor and outdoor activities for everyone.
Gladwin County Townships
You can take a drive through the countryside, visit downtown Gladwin or Beaverton and our summer farm markets, or stroll along the Cedar River to have that small town experience. Look to Gladwin County for a day trip, a relaxing weekend, or to live and raise a family. Gladwin County has it all!
If you are looking for more to do in the state of Michigan, visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources site. You can find boating, fishing, hiking and many outdoor activities to do year round.