Welcome to Gaylord, Michigan!
An outdoor paradise for every season and every pursuit.
Breathe in fresh forest air and glide along pristine waterways in Gaylord, Michigan. Here, there’s enough room to roam and enough unspoiled wilderness to go around! Located in the heart of northern Michigan, Gaylord is the perfect place to gear up for adventure and unwind in nature. Bountiful forest trails, winding rivers, over 90 sparkling inland lakes, and four seasons make Gaylord the ultimate outdoor playground.
Winter brings a special magic to the Gaylord area, with an annual average of 152 inches of the white stuff to create memorable snow days! Trails transform into silent pathways for snowshoers and cross-country skiers, while resort-goers swap out their golf clubs with downhill gear. Whether a cold-weather aficionado or a newbie honing their snow skills, you’ll find your winter bliss in Gaylord.
6 Ways to Maximize Your Snow Days!
Dog sled rides, winter triathlons, moonlit snowshoe hikes and wintery wine walks are all waiting for you in Gaylord, MI this winter! Follow our calendar of events to make the most of your snow days.
The Illustrious Ice Tree
If you’ve ever wintered in Gaylord, Michigan, surely you’ve marveled at our favorite frosty attraction – the Ice Tree. Is it really the world’s largest, as the sign adorning it boasts? And how did this downtown landmark come to be in the first place? We’ve done some digging and have the inside scoop for you!
Hit the Town
Gaylord may be known the world over for its outdoor recreation opportunities, but that’s only half the charm. Shop, sip, sample, and savor the best of Gaylord’s downtown scene.