National Plan Your Vacation Day

Posted on January 25th, 2020
Are the winter blues starting to get you down?  Well, buck up, because January 28th is National Plan Your Vacation Day and there’s no better time to start thinking about your next Gaylord getaway! Offering four seasons of Pure Michigan enjoyment, the Gaylord area is the perfect travel desti…

4 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on January 6th, 2020
By Christy Walcott The ball drops. Fireworks explode against the now-January night sky. This is it, the moment everyone shouts “Happy New Year” and reaches for a midnight smooch from someone nearby. But all you can think is “it’s here…the diet I said I would start after the holidays.” T…

7 Unexpected Reasons to Visit Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on December 23rd, 2019
By Christy Walcott Is it time to start planning your next Michigan vacation?  In a state overflowing with sparkling lakes, clear rivers, untamed wilderness, an assortment of themed festivals, unique attractions and unending charm around every turn, choosing just one location can be a daun…

Why You Need to Go Winter Rafting When Visiting Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on December 9th, 2019
By Christy Walcott Before you shake your head and say “no way!” to winter rafting, let’s clear one thing up from the get-go:  NO, YOU WILL NOT GET WET!  This is a guided trip with experienced professionals calling the shots.  If you’ve ever been spilled out of your kayak or ca…

Exploring the 2,200-acre Storey Lake tract

Posted on November 15th, 2019
Out See Go
By Chris Engle, contributor I’m now the proud owner of 2,100 acres of woods, trails, a river and a lake — and you are too. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) told the Gaylord Herald Times in October that the long-awaited purchase of the Storey Lake tract, first attempted…

Top 5 Gaylord, Michigan Souvenirs

Posted on November 12th, 2019
By Christy Walcott We all know memories are the greatest souvenir from any vacation.  But what about the nifty gifties you surprise someone back home with?  Or the special little embellishments you add to your home as a reminder of the place miles away but now near and dear to your heart?&n…

Trip Advisor’s Top Restaurants in Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on November 4th, 2019
It’s November – a month torn between two seasons.  While we take our final bike ride or hike in tennis shoes for the year and start waterproofing our winter boots, it’s easy to find yourself hunkering down inside as your body adjusts to the newfound crispness in the air.  But the indo…

How to have your own elk encounter

Posted on October 21st, 2019
Out See Go, by Chris Engle, contributor I was snowmobiling with family through Montmorency County about 40 or 50 miles east of Gaylord when the lead sled came to a sudden halt. My uncle shut off his machine and lifted his helmet. I pulled up alongside him and did the same. He silently aimed his finger at a…

Celebrate Sweetest Day…

Posted on October 19th, 2019
By Christy Walcott I’ll take any excuse to entice my husband into a day of exploring northern Michigan, Sweetest Day included.  Traditionally not considered a “real” holiday, this special occasion gives you the opportunity to make everyday moments more meaningful, simply because y…
A German Shephard looks down the trail at Dead Man's Hill in the fall.

Top 5 Scenic Fall Vistas in the Gaylord Area

Posted on October 7th, 2019
By Christy Walcott As autumn approaches each year, you can’t help but feel excited when you see the first leaves melding from their usual green state to varying shades of red, orange and gold.  It’s those peek-a-boo moments through the lush greenery and the sudden crisp air filling your lu…
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