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Size: 563 Square Miles
Elevation: 1500 Feet
Physiography: Hilly Uplands
Growing Season: 100-140 days
Annual Precipitation: 29-32 inches
Average Snowfall: 70-90 inches
Forest Type: Aspen-Birch, Maple-Beech-Hemlock, Pine-Oak
Fall Colors: Late September - Early October

Until the Newaygo and Northport State roads were built in 1860 the area was not easy to get to. The first sawmill that was not located on a river was at Cadillac. Lumbering played a key role. The Shay locomotive was developed in Cadillac Today industries include boats, hardwoods, and metal working. Caberfae ski area is located in Wexford county. Mesick hosts the Mushroom Festival each May and is known as the "Mushroom Capital of Michigan".
Wexford County Government

Axin Bagnell Baxter
Benson Boon (49618) Buckley (49620)
Cadillac (49601) Gilbert Glengary
Haring Harrietta (49638) Hobart
Hoxeyville (49641) Manton (49663) Meauwataka
Mesick (49668) Pleasant Lake Sherman
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