Gladwin County
Parks & Recreation


Gladwin County Recreation Area

Gladwin County is in the heart of the mitten, and home to acres of parks with miles of trails for non-motorized usage.

The Gladwin County Recreation Area, at 1365 Shaw Rd. or Pratt Lake Road; known in its younger days as the "Sportsmen's Club".  It contains 160 acres with 5 miles of mountain bike trails; also hiking trails, and groomed cross-country ski trails.  There are seasonal picnic sites.  There is also a .5 mile asphalt walking trail that is handicapped accessible.  The lodge and grounds of the 'sportsmen's club' are now available for seasonal rental, thru October 31, for that special party, wedding reception, reunion, or what-have-you.  Costs are $200-$350, plus deposit, depending on the size of your gathering.  Download the application for rental, or call 989-426-4821 during business hours for more information.

In the City of Gladwin walkers/runners/in-line skaters have the Riverwalk trail, 1.3 miles of asphalt, from the Gladwin City Park at 100 N. Cayuga to North Park (home of the Skate Park), along the Cedar River.

Please note: Motorized vehicles may NOT be operated in the Gladwin County Recreation Area or on the Riverwalk in Gladwin. Dogs must be on leashes (please have the courtesy to clean up after the dog.)


Trail Map - Gladwin County Recreation Area

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Gladwin County Parks & Recreation Area

Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance

Michigan Mountain Biking Association

DNR - Trout Lake Info

Mid-Michigan College Trails

Other Gladwin County Recreation-related Links
   Off Road Vehicle Ordinance 23kb (Adobe PDF file)
   Off Road Vehicle Map 482kb (Adobe PDF file)
   Off Road Vehicle Q&A 17kb (Adobe PDF file)
   Gladwin City ORV Map 40kb (Adobe PDF file)
   Beaverton City ORV Map 46kb (Adobe PDF file)

Gladwin County Recreation Area