Making the rounds in Pigeon River Country

Posted on May 17th, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor
(Feature photo is Round Lake, a great place to be.)
The end of April brought opening day of trout season, a welcome date on the calendar after nearly six months of winter. Spring in Northern Michigan is the reason I live here and opening day for trout — which c…

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week

Posted on May 6th, 2019
By Christy Walcott While we all love vacationing, creating memories and enjoying new experiences, there’s more to travel than meets the eye.  Travel can strengthen families, improve your health and even make you more productive at work! May 5 – 11 is National Travel & Tourism Week an…

The Fickle Fungus and How To Find It

Posted on April 26th, 2019
Morels are often described as the “steak” of the mushroom world, a delicacy hidden among last autumn’s remaining dried leaves and the bright green mossy cover of early spring.  While mouthwateringly delicious, this most sought after tidbit can be difficult to find, to say the least.&…

Restaurant Week

Posted on April 15th, 2019
By Christy Walcott Spring is a fickle time of year.  The weather can be unpredictable, making it difficult to plan ahead when considering a trip to our all outdoors paradise.  But there’s more to Gaylord than just the great outdoors… Take a break from your active routine and TASTE wha…

Bridge ahead!

Posted on April 6th, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor Family road trips growing up were exclusively built around fishing and almost always took us north, over the Straits and to the westernmost parts of the Upper Peninsula. Along the way we crossed countless rivers, streams and culverts. I pleaded to stop at each o…

Spring Is Here & You Should Be, Too!

Posted on March 29th, 2019
By Paul Beachnau We are so blessed to live in a four-season community. Just when we run out of patience with one season, we are able to look forward to the next with renewed vigor. With the first official day of spring behind us, I am enthusiastically joining the “let’s hurry up and get this snow melt…

Simply Spring

Posted on March 15th, 2019
Spring has sprung, but not everyone will be heading south in search of sandy beaches. If your compass points north, we have a few suggestions for spring break fun in the Gaylord area! The Alpine Chocolat Haus is certainly no secret (it would be impossible to keep their decadent chocolate covered pota

Give Winter a Break

Posted on February 26th, 2019
By Christy Walcott I’m here to bring you a simple reminder – it’s not springtime yet!  I know once March rolls around we all start getting anxious for the snow to melt and the trees to start budding.  But why rush winter on its way?  We still have a few more weeks to enjoy the white s…

Celebrate Free Fishing Weekend with youth ice derby Saturday

Posted on February 12th, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor This weekend marks the winter edition of a twice-annual Michigan tradition wherein fishing license fees are waived and families are encouraged to get out and fish together. It’s one thing to be able to fish for free during the aptly named “Free Fis…

Gaylord – The Snowshoe Capitol of the Lower Peninsula

Posted on February 6th, 2019
By Jim DuFresne I learned to snowshoe on a golf course while attending Michigan State University.  I learned right away that I was way overdressed and that it was important to spread your feet a bit to avoid tripping over the tails of the snowshoes. The beauty of snowshoeing is the simplicity of i…