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Things to do during "cabin time" in Gladwin
Lakefront vacation rentals in Gladwin, MI come with docks and beaches on some of the most beautiful inland lakes in central northern Michigan. Your cabin rental in Gladwin, MI, is located in the heart of Michigan and only a three-hour drive from Michigan’s major metropolitan areas. You’ll find plenty to do in every season while vacationing in this lovely area of water, woods and recreation.
History buffs will be drawn to the Gladwin County Historical Society Museum housed in a authentic railroad depot. You can tour a restored school house and cabins that include books, clothing, furniture, dishes, blacksmith tools and photos. While you are in downtown Gladwin, vacation home renters will want to have a meal in the quaint downtown area with many excellent dining options. The crystal clear Cedar River runs through the city and there’s no better place to see it than at the Gladwin City Park, open May 1 - November 30, that has picnic grounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, a children’s playground and a sand beach on the river for swimmers.
Gladwin vacation homes offer outdoor summertime fun for renters who like to fish and golf. With full-service marinas in Beaverton, Sugar Springs and on Secord Lake, you can rent a pontoon boat and you’ll be pleased with the excellent fishing for bluegill, crappie, pike, bass and walleye. Bring your own boat and try out your fishing skills on Wiggins Lake, Wixom Lake, Smallwood Lake and Ross Lake.
Cabins near Galdwin are close to two wonderful golf courses. Gladwin Heights is family owned and operated course and is a well-maintained, 18-hole course with rolling hills and tree lined fairways. Golfers of all levels will enjoy the competitive layout. The Sugar Springs Golf Course just north of Gladwin was rated by the Michigan Golfer as one of the 25 best public courses in Michigan. The 18-hole course has a slope rating of 124, a 72.6 USGA rating, and accommodates all skill levels and ages with 3 sets of tees.
For the more adventurous cabin renter, try a Cedar River canoe, kayak or tube trip that ends right in downtown Gladwin. The Cedar River is fairly shallow, only 1-3” deep, but it is crystal clean and a picturesque leisurely 2 hour canoe/kayak or 1-4 hr tube trip will create a relaxing experience for all members of the family. The river is classified for beginner/intermediate.
Gladwin vacation renters visiting in the fall will be delighted with the autumn bounty offered at The Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill. With over 35 varieties of apples to choose from, fresh pressed cider, daily made bakery items, a country store, and a pumpkin patch, you’ll savor the freshness of the fall flavors. The orchard also has sweet and sour cherries that ripen by July 4th.
Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Gladwin, MI seasonal events and day trips. Compare Gladwin vacation rentals here and book directly with the owners or local property managers. Avoid those middleman booking website traveler fees a get shared local knowledge.