Exploring the 2,200-acre Storey Lake tract

Posted on November 15th, 2019
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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…

Your All Outdoors Autumn

Posted on September 27th, 2019
By Paul Beachnau While the days are getting shorter and everyone is basking in the first few days of fall, there is still plenty of time to get “all outdoors” and enjoy the beauty that surrounds Gaylord and the Otsego County area. Fall travel has grown tremendously over the past few years and it is t…

Pigeon River Country State Forest Recognized with Award

Posted on August 14th, 2019
By Paul Beachnau Congratulations are in order for a group of hardworking people that recently completed yet another project that celebrates, educates and honors a major asset that makes up the rich diversity we have here in Gaylord and Otsego County. The Gaylord area is widely recognized for a dive…

5 Things to Know About Fishing in Otsego County

Posted on August 1st, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor Take a few blind steps within Otsego County and you’re bound to get a wet foot. With dozens of public lakes and the headwaters of five major trout streams, there’s no shortage of water to explore as an angler — whether that’s by boat, canoe, kayak, wad…

5 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on July 15th, 2019
By Christy Walcott Water wonderland is an understatement.  How do you refer to an All Outdoors paradise bursting with over 90 inland lakes and 5 rivers?  Simply stated, it’s Gaylord, Michigan. How you choose to spend your sun-drenched days in the Mecca of lakes and rivers is up to you.&…
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