We’ve Got Your Peaceful Places

Posted on May 27th, 2020
Wide open spaces – that’s what we crave right now.  Room to roam and captivating scenery that takes our attention away from our phones, TVs and worries.  We all have those favorite places that feel like home – maybe just a block away from your living room or maybe hundreds of mile…

Morel Mushrooms: The Fickle Fungus and How To Find It

Posted on May 18th, 2020
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.&…

National Bike Month

Posted on May 13th, 2020
Health is a top priority right now and what better way to get your exercise than by celebrating National Bike Month?  And how, one might ask, should you go about celebrating this special day?  Go ride a bike!  For avid cyclists, this is yesterday’s news.  They’ve been out o…

Gaylord – The Inside Scoop

Posted on April 20th, 2020
By Christy Walcott By now you think you’ve got this whole Gaylord thing down – the trails are exhilarating, each season is its own masterpiece and the downtown district is filled with eateries and shopping galore.  While you may be a Gaylord expert at this point, we thought we…

Spring Critters Checklist

Posted on April 6th, 2020
By Christy Walcott There’s no denying it’s spring in Gaylord, Michigan!  The weather has been on our side for the past month, with more sunlight and warmer temperatures than we’ve experienced in recent years.  To say we’re fortunate would be an understatement, given the circu…
Letters from fishing items used to spell out Christy

Nature Has Something to Say

Posted on March 27th, 2020
By Christy Walcott Since meeting my husband, Andy, I have attended countless antique car shows.  Don’t get me wrong, classic autos are intriguing from their unique designs to history filled with character, however, a girl can get antsy at times.  A good friend let me in on a little secr…
Tent set up in the Pigeon River State Forest

Out, See, Go: 12 ways to be a better outdoorsperson

Posted on March 16th, 2020
By Chris Engle, contributor Over the years I’ve read lots of magazine articles teaching really intensive skills for really intensive adventures. The thing is, each time one of those articles is published, I worry another person is scared off from getting outside and trying something new becaus…

Give Winter a Break

Posted on February 20th, 2020
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…

Valentine’s Day Trifecta – Snowshoes, the Spa and Squid

Posted on February 1st, 2020
By Christy Walcott Even if you prefer nontraditional or more personalized date options, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, you want to do it up right!  I’m talking roses, candlelit dinners and the type of gift that comes in a perfectly wrapped and ribbon-adorned box.  This holiday br…

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…
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