During your stay in West Branch, there’s all types of great experiences for you discover! Ogemaw County has some of the best local shopping, golfing, and outdoor recreation in the state!

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Local Shopping

Within Walking Distance

If it is great shopping you’re looking for, Ogemaw County has the best of both worlds for you. Visit our Victorian Downtown that offers a wide variety of specialty stores, or walk across the street to West Branch Outlets that offer the latest fashion trends. Don’t forget, the Forward Conference Center has its very own gift shop that offers you the best “up north” gifts money can buy.


A Short Drive Away

If it is a golf getaway you are looking for, Ogemaw County is the place to be. The West Branch area offers several 18-hole courses to choose from: The Dream, Green Briar, Apply Valley, The Nightmare, and West Branch Country Club, and all are just minutes away from the Forward Conference Center. To make it even better, we offer golf packages! Contact the Forward Conference Center for more details.

Outdoor Recreation

A Short Drive Away 

Ogemaw County is the outdoor enthusiasts dream! We offer many scenic adventures that lie in the wide variety of hills, lakes and streams. Canoeing, trout fishing and swimming are just a few of the activities that you will find to do. Home to some of the best ORV Trails in Michigan, we offer a vast four-season playground. Whether you are into snowmobiles or cross-country skiing, with over 1280 acres of trails, we have you covered!