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West Branch, Michigan

The city of West Branch is the county seat for Ogemaw County. It was founded in the early 1870’s when the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad built a line to the area for the transportation of lumber. A post office was established in 1873 and the village was organized in 1885. It was reorganized as a city in 1905. West Branch has a diverse economy based on tourism, small businesses, and a variety manufacturing facilities. The downtown area has many unique restaurants and shops, many featuring Victorian era architecture. Several beautiful and challenging Golf Courses make West Branch an ideal location of a golf vacation. West Branch has experienced steady growth and has a diverse economy supported by tourism, small businesses and various production facilities, such as machinery, auto industry related products and lumber processing. Population: 2,500. City Offices: 121 N. Fourth St., West Branch, MI 48661, (989) 345-0500. A store and a hotel was built here in 1871, when the railroad came through. The town was named from its location on the west branch of the Rifle River.

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ATTRACTIONS:  Amusement Parks, Casinos, Farms & Mills, Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Museums, Planetariums, Tours, Waterfalls, Wineries, and Zoos

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Ogemaw County Historical Museum, 123 South 5th Street, P. O. Box 734, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1643

Ogemaw Nature Park (Deer), 5626 W. Rose City Road, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5000

Skate Place [Roller Skating Rink], 1917 W M-55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3024

West Branch Farmers` Market [Farmers Market], 121 North First, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0500

DINING 0UT:  Breweries, Dinner Trains & Cruises, Restaurants, and Wineries

Applebee's [American Cuisine, Family Style, Take Out], 2992 Cook Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-0100

Bob's Big Boy [American Cuisine, Family Style], 2891 Cook Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2021

Checkered Flag Party Store & Restaurant [Convenience Stores, Family Style Restaurants], 2015 S. M-33, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5590

China Inn Inc. [Chinese Cuisine], 601 West Houghton Avenue, PO Box 334, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2898

G’s Pizzeria [Pizzerias], 200 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3008

Geneva Artisan Bakery & Bistro [Bakeries, Bistros, Caterering Service], 221 West Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-8000

Java Junction Coffee House [Coffee House], 511 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-0144

Little Caesars Pizza [Pizzarias], 2210 S M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3405

Ogemaw Lanes, Inc. [Bowling Lanes, Sandwich Shop & Bar], 2357 South M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2200

Ponderosa Steakhouse [Steak Houses, Family Style], 2882 Cook Rd, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1215‎

Quality Inn - West Branch [Motel, Casual Dining], 2980 Cook Road, PO Box 369, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3503

Ritter’s Pizza [Pizzerias], 619 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 49661, Phone: (989) 345-2393

Rollag Stone Steakhouse [Steakhouses], 3444 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7768

Willow Tree Restaurant [American Cuisine, Family Style], 633 Court St., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0660

PLACES TO STAY:  Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins & Cottages, Condominiums, Historic Inns, Hotels & Motels, Resorts and Vacation Homes

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Call of the Loon Cottage, 6512 North Shore Dr., Gladwin, Michigan 48624 (13 miles from West Branch), Phone; (810) 367-6320, Email: callofthelooncottage@gmail.com

Clear Lake Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Pontoon Rentals], 3802 Grass Lake Rd, West Branch, Michigan 48661, Phone:  (989) 345-2459 , Email: reservations@clearlakeresort.info

Cottage on Horseshoe Lake, 2795 Horseshoe Lake Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2376

La Hacienda Motel, 969 West Houghton , I 75 Business Loop, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2345

Lake George Family Cottage, 2916 W. Lakeside Dr., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2082

Lake George Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 4195 Lake George Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-0856

Lake of the North Resort, 3070 West Elm Drive, West Branch, MI 48662, Phone: (888)71-9953

Lake Ogemaw Guest House [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 1660 Arrowhead Trail, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (586) 553-2919

Lake Ogemaw Summer Resort, 2916 Rifle River Trl, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 873-3058

Lily Landing [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 4680 Oak Dr., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (586) 944-8965

LogHaven Bed, Breakfast & Breakfast [Bed & Breakfasts], 1550 McGregor Road, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 685-3527

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Oak Trail [Cabin Rental], 2323 Oak Trail, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (248) 739-9156

The Point at Clear Lake, 2314 Miller Drive, West Branch, Michigan 48661, Phone: (989) 835-1876

Quality Inn - West Branch [Hotels & Motels, Restaurants], 2980 Cook Road, PO Box 369, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3503

Super 8 -West Branch [Hotels & Motels], 2596 Austin Way, I-75 Exit 212, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-8488

Tri-Terrace Motel [Hotels & Motels], 2259 South M-76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3121

Troll Landing Campground & Canoe Rental [Campgrounds & RV Parks, Canoe & Kayak Rentals, Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 2660 Rifle River Trail, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7260

Welcome Motel [Hotels & Motels], 3308 W. State Route 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2896

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:  Business, Civic, Clubs, Fraternal, Political, Religious, Social,  Veteran, etc.

Michigan Area Retiree Activities Office (RAO) [Support services for Military Retirees], 5671 Skeel Avenue, Suite 12, Oscoda, Michigan 48750, (989) 739-2777

Michigan Tree Farm System, 501 Norway Street, Grayling, MI 49738, (989) 348-9319

INDOOR & OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Beaches, Biking, Boating, Bowling, Camping, Dog-sledding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, ORVing, Nature & Parks, Scuba Diving & Snorkling, Skating & Hockey, Skiing, Sports Rentals, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing.

Ambrose Lake State Forest Campground, County Road 15 & 20, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989 )275-4622

Apple Valley Golf Course, 2100 East Maes Road, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2971

Beaver Trail Campground, 4408 Grass Lake Rd, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7745

Clear Lake Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Pontoon Rentals], 3802 Grass Lake Rd, West Branch, Michigan 48661, Phone:  (989) 345-2459 , Email: reservations@clearlakeresort.info

The Dream Golf Course, 5266 Old 76 (M-55), West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-6300

Fine Line Taxidermy,3275 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 387-0389

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Gun Smith Shop [Guns & Gunsiths], 1470 Stalker Dr, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7619

J & P Sporting Goods Inc [Archery Equipment & Supplies, Guns & Gunsmiths], 3275 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3744

J & P Sporting Goods Inc [Archery Equipment & Supplies, Guns & Gunsmiths], 3275 W M 76,, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3744

Jacksonville Store [Canoe & Kayak Rental], 987 E M 55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0049

Loranger Pines RV Park, 1700 Crawford Lane, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-0261

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Michael J. Malik [Hunting & Fishing Preserves], 5902 Greenwood Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-4666

 

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The Nightmare [Golf Courses], 5745 Old 76 (M-55), West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1500

Ogemaw Hills Pathway [Biking, Cross-County Skiing, Hiking], Roscommon Field Office, Phone Number: (989) 275-4622. Trail Length: 13.60 (Miles).  5 miles N of West Branch on Fairview Rd.

Troll Landing Campground [Campground & Canoe & Kayak Rental], 2660 Rifle River Trl, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7260

West Branch Country Club [Golf Courses], 198 S Fairview Drive, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2501

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West Branch Equine Center [Rding Stables], 1340 South M 33, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-9300

Zettel's Gunsmithing [Guns & Gunsmiths], 3091 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3159

SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.

A & B Saw Mill [Sawmills], 3913 Maes Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-6731

A & R [Lawn Mower Sharpening & Repair], 3218 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3350

Advanced  Downtown Aquatic Physical Therapy [Physical Therapy Clinics], 105 W. Houghton Avenue,West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-9755

Arts & Crafts Studio & Frame Shop [Art & Craft Gallery, Frame Shop], 511 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI  48661, Phone: (989) 345-3856

Barb’s Land & Lakes [Real Estate Agencies], 3008 Rifle River Trail, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (9890 873-4588

Best Cleaning Service & Restoration [Janitorial Services], 1013 S. Fairview Rd, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7898

Bryan's Processing [Meat & Wild Game Processing], 439 N. Morrison Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 225-9100

C.A. Hanes Realty [Real Estate Agencies], 1953 S. M-33, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (800) 535-6520

C.A. Hanes Realty [Real Estate Agencies], 2575 S. I-75 Business Loop, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (866) 345-0315

The Chiropractic Adjustment Center [Chiropractic Clinics], 2116 W M 55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone:  (989) 345-0444

Clear Lake Realty [Real Estate Agencies], 2224 Clear Lake Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5195

Crecine Insurance [Insurance Agencies], 400 West Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2790

Dings Excavating [Excavating Contractors, Snow Removal Services], 5458 M-30, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-9660

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Geneva Artisan Bakery & Bistro [Bakeries, Bistros, Caterering Service], 221 West Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-8000

Harlin Assisted Living [Nursing & Convalescent Homes], 1825 N. Gray Rd, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-4663

Hart Pontiac-GMC Buick [Automoible & Truck Sales & Service], 3433 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2571

Horizon Realty [Real Estate Agencies], 2333 S. M-76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989)216-6868

Ken’s Barber Shop ]Barber Shops], 300 E Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5483

M’s Kitchen & Bath Studio [Kitchen & Bath Designers], 328 W. M-55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2243

Martel [Communication Services], 200 S. Second St, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3658

Matthew's Catering [Caterers], 2742 S M 33, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-1675

May & Associates, Inc. [Surveyors], 3197 . M-76, Suite B, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1600

Mercantile Bank of Michigan [Banks], 502 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7900

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Michigan Pellet Fuel Co. [Sawmills], 1205 W Gallagher Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1339

Morris Richardson Real Estate [Real Estate Agencies], 3148 West M-55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: 989.345.2828

Mow Parts 4 Less [Lawn Mower Sharpening & Repair], 2266 S M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 701-2520

Ogemaw Chiropractic Clinic [Chiropractic Clinics], 2268 S M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0010

Ogemaw Lanes, Inc. [Bowling Lanes, Sandwich Shop & Bar], 2357 South M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2200

Progress Physical Therapy [Physical Therapy Clinics], 565 Progress St., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-4300

Promitch.com [Website Design & Hosting], 350 State St. Suite 105,  West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 685-3155

R & J Screenprinting & Embroidery [Screenprinting, Embroidery], 266 S. M-33, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-8614

Roy Simmons & Son Well Drilling [Well Drilling], 976 W. M-55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3872

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Sappington Machine & Tool [Machine Shop], 483 N 1st St, West Branch, MI  48661, Phone: (989) 345-0470

Schmitt Tire & Gas [Auto Service, Tire Dealer], 624 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI  48661, Phone: (989) 345-9840

Shortt and Associates [Dental Clinics], 720 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0185

Snider’s Car Car [Automotive Services], 962 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3936

Stoney Acres Collision, Inc.[Auto Body Repair & Painting], 7207 Prescott Rd, Whittemore, MI 48770

T.R. Timber Co., [Logging Companies], 502 E. State Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5350

TechArt [Computer Sales & Service], 5710 Clouse Road, Glennie, MI 48737, Phone: (989) 735-2997

Tobian's Appliance Service [Appliance Repair], 4400 Grass Lake Road, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5121

TZ Contracting [Excavating Contractors], 2291 Griffin Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3918

Walker Agency [Insurance Agencies], 2200 S. M-76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1570

West Branch Chiropractic Center PC [Chiropractic Clinics], 110 E Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3310

West Branch Veterinary Services [Veterinarians], 1938 Dam Rd., P.O. Box 100, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5363

Wise Heating & Cooling Inc. [Air Conditioning & Heating Contractors], 2268 S. M-76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0680

SHOPPING:  Antique Shops & Flea Markets, Art & Craft Galleries, Florists, Gift Shops, Outlet Malls, Shopping Centers, Shopping Districts, and Specialty Shops

4th Street Gift Shop & Gallery [Arts & Crafts, Art Gallery], 124 N 4th St, West Branch, MI  48661, Phone: (989) 345-1451

Abigail's Posies Antique's & Collectibles, 305 West Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0350

Countryside Appliance [Appliance Sales, Repair & Service], 354 W. Finerty Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5602

Crocker's Attic [Antique Shops & Flea Markets], 3156 West M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1780

Crust & Crumb Baking Co. [Bakeris, Delicatessens], 221 W Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-8000

Dean Arbor Ford [Automobiles & Trucks], 3382 W. M-55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1590

Downtown Antiques & Collectibles, 318 West Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-1391

Downtown Books [Bookstores], 308 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661-1222, Phone:  (989) 701-2705

Edith M’s [Florist Shops], 227 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-8001

Enchante Art Gallery [Art & Craft Galleries], 2799 Refinery Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-0227

Fourth St Gallery & Gift Shop [Art & Craft Galleries, Gift Shops], 124 N Fourth St., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1451

The Glass Slipper Inc [Bridal Shops & Formal Wear], 321 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-4125

Geneva Artisan Bakery & Bistro [Bakeries, Bistros, Caterering Service], 221 West Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-8000

Green Ace Home Center [Hardware Store], 2106 S M-76, West Branch, MI  48661, Phone: (989) 345-0020

Green Pine Arts Custom Picture Framing [Arts & Crafts, Framing Shop], 342 E Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-4813

Gun Smith Shop [Guns & Gunsmiths], 1470 Stalker Dr, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7619

J & P Sporting Goods Inc [Archery Equipment & Supplies, Guns & Gunsmiths], 3275 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3744

Hart Pontiac-GMC Buick [Automoible & Truck Sales & Service], 3433 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2571

Jacksonville Store [Canoe & Kayak Rental], 987 E M 55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0049

Kandu Krafts, LLC [Arts & Crafts], 308 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-1055

 

Miller Construction & Equipment [Building Contractor, Equipment Rental], 276 M-55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2499

Michigan Stove Worx (Outdoor Wood Stoves], 350 State Street, Suite 105, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 685-3155

Morse Clark Funiture Co. [Home Furnishings], 219 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0355

Potato Barn Antique Mall, 615 West Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-3333

R & J Screenprinting & Embroidery [Screenprinting, Embroidery], 266 S. M-33, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-8614

Schmitt Tire & Gas [Auto Service, Tire Dealer], 624 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI  48661, Phone: (989) 345-9840

Saint-Vincent Depaul Thrift Store Consignment Shops], 723 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661-1229, Phone: (989) 345-0779

Tanger Outlet Center - West Branch, 2990 Cook Road, Suite 128, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (800) 482-6437

Treasures Galore [Consignment Shops], 103 Plaza Dr., West Branch, MI 48661-1453, (989) 345-3747

Victorian Millworks [Furniture Stores], 3249 W. M-55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2540

Wangler's Welding Metal Sculpture [Art & Craft Galleries], 162 Pointer Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-4977

West Branch Antique Mall, 318 West Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-1391

West Branch Automotive [Auto Parts Supplier], 623 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0996

West Branch Collision, Inc., [Auto Body Repair & Painting], 2515 S M 30, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7230

West Branch Farmers` Market [Farm Markets], 121 North First, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0500

West Branch Furniture & Mattress Outlet [Furniture Stores], 136 S. Fifth St, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5326

West Branch Greenhouse [Greenhouse, Garden Centers], 166 N 5th St., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1133

West Branch NAPA Auto & Truck Center [Auto Parts Supplier], 129 N 5th St, West Branch, MI  48661, Phone: (989) 345-7450

Willards Equipment [Agricultural Equipment], 255 M-33, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3128

Xanadu Stained Glass & Antiques LLC, 3450 West M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1029

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