Taylor's Lakeside Retreat

Shopping Downtown Gladwin

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. 

Farm and Garden Show March 24, 2018

The date has been set for the 2018 Mid-Michigan Farm and Garden Show, to be held on a Saturday this year. Circle your calendar for Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The show day has been changed to a Saturday giving more people, especially part time farmers, an opportunity to attend.  Mid-Michigan Farm and Garden Show is held at the Gladwin Community Arena in Gladwin, Michigan. The hard working farm show committee is determined to carry on the tradition of successful shows. The past couple years were sellouts in terms of vendor space and we expect the same this year.

The trade show consists of agricultural commodity groups, agricultural equipment and service businesses, and governmental agencies. Local, State and National businesses will be represented. Supplementing commercial agricultural products, small scale farming and homeowner gardening services will be on site.  

 Food and drink for purchase will also be available from Ebels Catering.

In addition to the trade show there will be educational stations for youth of all ages.  

 The Saturday venue will allow parents to bring all their children to the show.

The Mid-Michigan Farm and Garden Show, Saturday, March 24, 2018 has free admission and is a great event for our community.  Plan to attend and start thinking about the upcoming year in agriculture.

Enjoy Wiggins Lake

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.