Sleeping dog floating in a raft down the river

Pet-Friendly Guide to Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on June 24th, 2019
By Christy Walcott Ready to have a pawesome adventure with your four-legged friend?  Pack your bags and head to Gaylord, Michigan to enjoy the dog days of summer! Where to Rest Your Paws Campgrounds are always a great place to stay with your furry friends, but if your dog is used to the more pamper…

Fireworks Coming to Gaylord, Michigan!

Posted on June 24th, 2019
Keep your eyes to the sky in July to catch one of our outstanding fireworks displays!  The Gaylord area has several sparktacular events to help you celebrate Independence Day and enjoy some Alpine Village fun! The Accidentals at Sojourn Lakeside Resort Kick off July in style along the shores o…

7 Reasons to Visit Gaylord, Michigan this Summer

Posted on June 7th, 2019
By Christy Walcott 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 Gay…

Making the rounds in Pigeon River Country

Posted on May 17th, 2019
Out See Go
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
Out See Go
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