- Snow Days
- Day Trips
- Lakes, Rivers & Fishing
It’s more than what defines us here in Gaylord. It’s a call-to-action— an invitation to get out here!
Our geographically-gifted position smack dab in the center of Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula offers the state’s best base camp for any outdoor pursuit. With easy access to trail networks, river systems, inland lakes, parks, ski resorts, and big wilderness spaces, Gaylord is alive with adventure!
If you prefer a more manicured outdoor experience, Gaylord is known as America’s Summer Golf Mecca. With 15 championship-caliber courses designed by golf’s greatest, you can swing into something spectacular—golf, resort lodging and unique dining— all within an hour’s drive.
Winter also brings a fresh flurry of activity to Gaylord. With more than 180 snowbelt-centered inches of the white stuff each year, we are sweetly situated for epic snowmobiling, Nordic and downhill skiing, and snowshoeing.
You will find accommodations, simple to sophisticated, with amenities to suit any taste. Rustic cabins, campgrounds, cottages and cozy homes dot the shorelines and deep woods, while modern resorts and brand name hotels deliver first-class lodging and dining. Downtown stays busy with boutique shopping and a central pavilion that’s alive with weekend entertainment, a twice-weekly farmer’s market and a variety of festivals.
Come as you are. You will settle right into our quaint Alpine-themed village and friendly, laid-back vibe.