National Take a Hike Day

Posted on November 16th, 2020
We’re not sure who scheduled National Take a Hike Day in mid-November, but they obviously weren’t hunters or accustomed to northern Michigan’s weather!  If you choose to head out today, you may need winter boots and be sure to wear bright colors.  Whether you’re h…

Explore the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve

Posted on November 9th, 2020
There’s a little slice of paradise tucked away on the eastern side of our county – the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve.  After a brief closure this summer due to downed trees following a storm, this coveted natural area is once again open for public use. The Groen Nature Preserve is more than j…

Your Photos – for Everyone to Enjoy!

Posted on October 27th, 2020
It’s dreary outside and all you can think about is curling up under a blanket, reading a good book or catching up on a little TV. We get it.  We may be All Outdoors in Gaylord, Michigan, but there’s nothing wrong with taking a day or two off during the shoulder season and indulging in some “me t…

Gaylord Area Driving Tours

Posted on October 2nd, 2020
You can’t take a wrong turn in Gaylord, Michigan in the fall even if you try.  Every mile of highway, scenic country road and dirt two track has its own hidden gem for leafers to discover.  We’ve come up with two new diverse treks for you to explore the fantastic foliage during your stay.…
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 September 22nd, 2020
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…

How to have your own elk encounter

Posted on September 17th, 2020
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…

Exploring The Pigeon’s Sinkhole Lakes

Posted on August 25th, 2020
By Christy Walcott I can spend hours on a white, sandy beach with lapping waves inviting me to jump in and cool off.  I can spend even more hours paddling my kayak in a quiet lake, fishing rod in hand, reeling in plentiful panfish and an occasional large mouth bass.  But when I need a true escap…

6 Reasons to Visit Gaylord, Michigan this Summer

Posted on July 28th, 2020
There’s no question about it…Northern Michigan summers are sheer bliss.  If you haven’t experienced one yet, it’s high time to head to Gaylord, Michigan to see what all the fuss is about!  So what does the “Alpine Village” have in store for you? Biking Gaylord is quickly bec…

Dine Alfresco in Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on July 21st, 2020
Outdoor dining has been on the rise in recent years and is more popular than ever this summer!  While we already had a myriad of notable patios to choose from in Gaylord, Michigan, many of our dining partners have expanded their outdoor spaces even more. We can’t possibly list them all, but her…

Discover “The Pigeon”

Posted on July 6th, 2020
Nothing says “All Outdoors” quite like the Pigeon River Country State Forest.  This unspoiled wilderness stretching over 3 counties and 110,000 acres contains seemingly endless miles of trails, rustic campgrounds and unique sinkhole lakes, along with be…
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