Little Bay De Noc's, Year Round Playground - www.gladstonemi.org
Gladstone, Michigan has everything you could hope for in a small historic town. The quality of life here is a combination of incredible natural beauty and a whole host of small companies manufacturing a range of quality Michigan products. Gladstone, Michigan is rightly known as Little Bay De Noc's, "Year Round Playground". With the harbor and boat launches, beaches and hiking trails, cross country skiing, skating, color tours and the Monarch Butterfly Migration, Gladstone offers endless fun.
Gladstone, Michigan has a rich history tied to the railroad and the beauty of the surrounding area. Originally known as "Land between the Waters", Gladstone is surrounded by the treasures of nature. Gladstone is often referred to as “The Year ‘Round Playground” because of its myriad of parks and activities. Gladstone’s main park is Van Cleve, which hosts a playground (Kid’s Kingdom), a skateboarding park, a beach and boardwalk, as well as a harbor with boat ramps. Another Gladstone attraction is
the Gladstone Sports Park, which hosts skiing and snowboarding runs and a tubing facility. The Park itself is often rented out for other activities, including wedding receptions, and high school graduation parties. - Ski Hill Gladstone
Gladstone also hosts the Days River Trails, which are hiked and biked in the spring, summer, and fall. In the winter, these trails are used primarily for cross-country skiing.