Taylor's Lakeside Retreat

Our Top 10 Recommendations

Here are our favourite things to see and do in Gladwin.
Some are well know, some not so well known. Have a look around as we have included photos, videos, information and links.
They are in no particular order.

1. Enjoy The Lake

Have some fun on the lake. Rent a pontoon and tube and enjoy everything the lake has to offer

There are three local marinas that will deliver a pontoon to the boat launch. You can dock the pontoon at our dock so it’s ready when you are!  There’s Secord Lake Marina, Lakeside Services and Sugar Spring Marine. You can contact them at the links below to make arrangements.

2. Play Some Golf

Gladwin Heights, a family owned and operated course. An 18-hole course with rolling hills and tree lined fairways. They are committed to providing our golfers with a fun and enjoyable golf experience!

The Course
The front 9 plays to 2725 yards. This may seem short, but this is the shot makers’ side. Straight tee shots and accurate approach shots are paramount. Five of nine holes have strategically placed bunkers, and water comes into play on holes 1,4,6 and 8. Number 4 is a par 5 playing only 413 yards. Once you have executed a demanding tee shot, it will leave you a short 2nd shot to the green for a possible eagle. With a little patience you can go low on the front side!

Holes 10 through 18 play to 3170 yards for a total of 5895 yards. The back side is more open with larger landing areas for your tee shots. Six holes have sand in play, but only two have water in play. With larger greens, don’t underestimate the subtle, but not too subtle, breaks that make putting a challenge! Number 16 dogleg left around a water hazard at 549 yards makes par a good score. Enjoy!!

3. Take a Canoe, Kayak or Tube Down the Cedar River

Spend a relaxing day on the crystal clear Cedar River Canoeing-Kayaking-Tubing. We offer a 2 & 4 hour canoe/kayak trip and a 1hr (kid friendly) or 3.5 hr tube trip.

This is a specialty and a prime Canoeing / Kayaking / Tubing river. Come and enjoy our beautiful, winding
and scenic “Golden” Cedar River running through downtown Gladwin, Michigan. This scenic, crystal clear and
gentle flowing river is ideally suited for a leisurely 2 hour canoe / kayak /tube trip (1hr. or 4hr tube trips). This beautiful river has a nice current to carry you downstream, is fairly shallow (1′-3′ deep
average), has no power boats and is very picturesque. It also winds through downtown Gladwin with ALL trips
ending right behind Burger King (next to the 3 story Riverwalk Complex) where you have easy access to Gladwin’s
fine shopping and restaurants.

4. Go Fishing

Whether you rent a boat or fish right off the dock, there’s a variety of fish in Wiggin’s Lake to satisfy everyone

Wiggins Lake is located in Gladwin County, Michigan. This lake is 345 acres in size. It is approximately 25 feet deep at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Sunfish, Walleye and Yellow Perch.

5. Shopping Downtown Gladwin

With many small shops and restaurants, your sure to find something that peaks your interest

Gladwin is full of rich history dating back to 1793.

Gladwin County was named for British Major Henry Gladwin of Fort Detroit. He was known for defending the fort at Detroit during the 1793 several month long siege, lead by Chief Pontiac.

The year was 1861 the city of Gladwin (being just a few miles out) was about to receive its first American settlers. The settlers were Marvel Secord and his family, whom by means of the Tittabawassee River came upon the mouth of the Sugar River by canoe. And henceforth, the settlement of Gladwin County began.

It wasn’t until the 1880’s, that the county began further development. It was the thick white pine forests that began to draw the establishment of many lumber towns in the area

6. Hard Cider Tasting

The Merry-Hearted Cidery is a licensed winery producing hand crafted hard ciders from locally grown apples and fruits

Located on property with our sister business The Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill in Gladwin, MI, we take varieties of our fresh apples every fall and carefully blend them and ferment them into a delightfully refreshing adult beverage. Our Ciders are Gluten Free and have no artificial flavorings!

7. Take a Spa Day

At the Oasis Spa, indulge in Unique Luxurious Treatments like our Purely Michigan Massage and Signature Facial

Experience our incredible massages, body treatments and facials to reduce stress and relax your muscles and your mind. Our gifted therapists and aestheticians will help determine the appropriate treatment for you. Plus, explore our salon services, including manicures, pedicures and more.

8. Ice Cream Treat

Skip Dinner Eat at Corner House! Home of the Pig’s Platter!

With about 75 flavors of hand dipped ice cream, homemade waffle cones, sundaes, malts and floats, your sure to find something you like!

9. Local Restaurants

With several local restaurants in downtown Gladwin, you have plenty of choices

No matter if your looking for, downtown Gladwin has it all. Breakfast, try Mack’s on Main. Pizza, check out Mr. M’s. Dessert, try the Pepper Mill which has several homemade pies every day.

10. Relax, Relax, Relax

Grab a lawn chair or sit on the swing while enjoying the quite, serene lakefront.

Sit back and listen to the frogs, turtles and ducks living in the waterfront just to the north of the home. Or do some birdwatching with multiple bird houses on the property

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