Sugar Springs, A Planned Community in Gladwin, Michigan

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Sugar Springs, a private planned community in Gladwin, Michgian (of some 1,200 homes) is well known for its all sports lakes (Lake Lancer & Lake Lancelot) that offer great fishing, its championship golf course and pro shop, rolling terrain and winding roads.  Over 100 years ago the heart of this thriving community was called Millsville.  Millsville was centered near the "Shotgun Corners" of what are now Grass Lake Road and Butman Road and was home to families and a lumber company.  The railroad and farming were the main industries however Millsville was hidden away from the industrial revolution and the seclusion that made its inhabitants love it the most was what  ultimatley led to its demise.


N.E. Isaacson, a developer, adored the seclusion this area had to offer and felt it was the best kept secret in Michigan.  He desired to creat a community called "Sugar Springs".  The community was to include and does still today a 1,000 acres of Lakes (230 for Lake Lancelot and 780 for Lake Lancer) and 3,200 platted acres.

puttingongreenToday Sugar Springs can offer an 18-hole golf course and pro shop that was designed by Jerry Matthews.  The golf course has been rated with 3 stars from Golf Digest and distinguished as one of the 25 best public golf courses in Michigan. 

There are 15 private beach clubs along the shores of the lakes for association members only.  Some of the beach clubs offer restrooms, showers, swimming, picnic areas and boat launches.

GirlintubeFisherman enjoy the tranquility of the lakes and the Northern Pike, Walleye & Bass and Panfish that can readily be caught from both Lake Lancer & Lake Lancelot.  Lake waters are tested annually and treated several time per year to control weeds and infestation allowing boaters, skiers, jet skiers and swimmers to enjoy the waters.

SSHearthSignThe Sugar Springs Club House contains The Hearth Restaurant and Pub and is the hub of social activies in the community.  The Hearth is known for its casual dining and fine food and the Pub is casually nicknamed the perfect 19th Hole!  The Club House also offers an Olympic sized indoor heated pool for use all year round.

Recreational activities abound and include weekly card and game nights, quilters and stichers club, coffee walks.  Annually the POA plans an ice cream social, hay rides, sleigh rides and a craft fair.  To find out what is happening now click here.

Sugar Springs is complete with a 3,500' grass airstrip certified as a public airport SSAirstrip and a 35 site campground with a chalet.  For the outdoor enthusiast the campground has a sledding hill, trails and an archery area.

Because the wilderness and serene setting was the draw for the developer the 1,000 acres of natural, undeveloped wilderness is perhaps one of the greatest ammenities Sugar Springs can offer.

All amenties in Sugar Springs are owned by the Property Owners Association and managed by a Board of Directors and a General Manager.

There are currently 82 residential properties actively listed for sale ranging from $61,500 to $469,888 to accomodate all budgets.  The POA allows camping and many owners just utilize lots for camping (some have well, sewer and electric).  There are currently 135 lots actively listed in for sale in Sugar Springs ranging from $1,200 to $189,900.

Does Sugar Springs living in Gladwin, Michigan sound like the life you'd like to lead?  Contact Sonya Loose at 989-429-2600 or by email at for a complete list of all available homes and properties.

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