Lake photo

Gladwin County’s businesses include auto parts manufacturing, plastic thermoforming, RV manufacturing, wood products - including wood flooring, construction, and agriculture. Tourism is a key business sector due to Gladwin County’s waterways, with several dams on the Tittabawassee, Sugar, Tobacco, and Cedar Rivers, and over 79 lakes, creating opportunities for boating, fishing, canoeing, and sightseeing. Nearly a quarter of the county is covered by the Tittabawassee State Forest, a great place for hiking, hunting, ORV riding, and snowmobiling. The county is also home to the Gladwin County Game Refuge, a 35,000 acre game preserve.