HUNTING AND FALL / WINTER ACTIVITY

The Gladwin / West Branch and surrounding areas are a great place for outdoor sports and activities.

Our vacation rental homes are in a rural area surrounded by lots of public State Forest land. It is a beautiful area, whether it is fall or winter, and has plenty to keep you occupied no matter what you are looking to do.

Gladwin / West Branch, and the surrounding areas, have lots of public land and is a great place for hunting. There is an abundance of deer in the area and many hunters come down from farther up north to hunt in this area.

          Gladwin / DNR 
          Hunting / DNR /W ild Turkey 
          Lost Arrow on the Water (Note:  You do not need to be a guest at Lost Arrow to hunt
          Sugar Springs Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve 
          Gladwin Field Trial Area
          Gladwin State Game Area (Map)
          Hunting Land - Gladwin County (Map)

Fishing & Hunting Licenses can be purchased at the following locations:

Purchase license online at DNR site:
       http://www.michigan.go/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10773-24871--,00.html
Purchase license near property:
      Beacon & Bridge Gas & Mini Market (M-61 & M-30), Gladwin
      30 East M-61
      Gladwin, MI 48624-8329
      (989) 426-7487 


There is also an abundance of hiking, ATV/ORV, skiing/snowshoeing and snowmobile trails. Three of our properties are on lakes and have great ice fishing.

   Sugar Springs Campground:  (Available 24/ 7 through January 4. Available weekends
  only after January 4) - Ice Skating Pond (also great for a family & friends hockey game),
  sledding hills, cross country skiing, hiking trails, warming chalet (with huge field​ stone
  fireplace, bathrooms and picnic tables).

      Cross Country Skiing:
             Cross Country Ski Headquarters
                  Trails 
                  Trail Map 
                  Ski Rentals

              Corsair Ski Trails

              Hartwick Pines State Park-Grayling 
                  Trail Map

     Down Hill Skiing:
              Snow Snake Ski & Golf -Harrison (down hill skiing, snow tubing, snow boarding and Terrain Park) 
              Hanson Hills Recreation Area-Grayling (down hill ski, Nordic ski, snow boarding and Terrain Park) 
              Apple Mountain Ski & Golf-Freeland (down hill skiing, night skiing and Terrain Park) 

     Snowmobiling:
          Rentals:
             Ray's Retreat-Gaylord 
             Snowblitz-Gaylord 
             American Oak Resort-Houghton Lake 
             Wolf Lake-Baldwin (Also ATV Rentals)

          Trails:
              Alcona Snowmobile Trails
              Clare - Gladwin Snowmobile Trails
              Iosco Snowmobile Trails
              Northeast Lower Peninsula Snowmobile Trails
              Ogemaw Snowmobile Trails (West Branch)
              Oscoda Snowmobile Trails
              Roscommon Snowmobile Trails

          Houghton Lake Snowmobile Gallery Photos

     Snowshoeing:
            Trails:
               Mason Tract Pathway 
                    Map 
              Houghton Lake 
              Houghton Lake Snowshoeing Gallery Photos  

The Rifle and Au Sable rivers are a fun place to canoe and take in the fall colors (See Area information and Attractions).

There are cider mills, apple orchards, hay rides, craft sales, fresh baked goods, farms stands, Amish Farms.

There are also plenty of Golf Courses in the area with reduced (off-season) rates. 
Some of these courses are championship courses…one of which is located right at Sugar Springs Resort.
(See Area Information & Attractions)

If you just can’t wait to enjoy “Pure Michigan’s” fall and winter activities, please click on the page tabs above for information on our wonderful properties.


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Contact us by Phone:  Lin  (313) 376-0690    or   Sue  (248) 755-1618



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