Ogemaw County is an ideal place to spend a day, a long weekend or an entire vacation. Everything you can imagine is here for your enjoyment. We offer many great scenic adventures that will make your stay seem like a fairy tale. Enjoy the beauty of the Ogemaw Hills and the many trails that abound in the area. Let your mind wander back to your childhood and remember the fun you had while enjoying the beauty of nature and the feeling of renewed life that comes with being outdoors.

Bike through the seasons in Ogemaw County. You can enjoy the change of scenery through our forests and even on our roads. Ogemaw Hills Pathway hosts a variety of levels of challenge on the pathways. Also at Rifle River Recreation you can bike the trails.

If you are a road biker come to ride in the West Branch Classic. Build a better vacation biking through Ogemaw County.

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Approximate Size: 4449 Acres

The Rifle River Recreation Area covers 4,329 acres in Ogemaw County, and is the most predominant recreation facility in the watershed. The park offers 159 campsites, has several hiking trails and several lakes in its boundaries. From biking to fishing to relaxing to birdwatching, the Rifle River Recreation Area is the perfect setting to enjoy your visit to Ogemaw County.


The Ogemaw Hills Pathway is located at the corner of Clear Lake Road and Fairview Road. Take Exit 212 (West Branch Exit) following Business Loop 75 to Fairview Road (5 miles to Ogemaw Hills Pathway).Trail Length: 13.6 Miles

Located in the hills north of West Branch, the trails of the Ogemaw Hills Pathway wind through approximately 15 miles of the AuSable State Forest providing trails for hiking and biking and groomed cross country trails for all skill levels.

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A visit to Ogemaw County is one that your family will remember for many years to come. Contact the West Branch Visitors Bureau and let us help you plan your perfect trip to Ogemaw County.

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