So What’s with all Gaylord’s White Stuff?

Posted on December 15th, 2016
THE SKINNY ON GAYLORD’S SNOW FROM JIM KEYSOR OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE There are myriad ways our region stands out, though our most well known attribute may just be the heaping helping of white stuff we receive each winter. And we mean lots of snow— the fluffiest, most amazing kind of snow yo…

How to have your own elk encounter

Posted on November 23rd, 2016
Out See Go, by Chris Engle, contributor My first run-in with a wild elk became a close call with an entire herd. 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 pul…

Locals Vote Best Chili in Gaylord

Posted on October 7th, 2016
  It’s fall and there is nothing better than a warm hearty bowl of chili.  Chili, with beans or without, spicy or mild, from white chicken, beef or venison; a bowl of chili is just as unique as the individual who eats it.  Eat it alone or pour it over fries and baked potatoes.  Add garnishes lik…

A man, a fish sandwich, and his gift to us

Posted on October 7th, 2016
Out See Go by Chris Engle, contributor Let’s start this story way back in 1962. That spring, with the season of Lent on the horizon, two businessmen were betting that sales of their hamburgers were about to take a hit. Catholics shun meat on Fridays during those 40 days before Easter and there were a l…

Fall’s mystery mushrooms

Posted on September 15th, 2016
Out See Go, by Chris Engle, contributor By the time I pulled into a faraway spot in the Gaylord Meijer parking lot and unbuckled my seat belt, another couple was already investigating the odd-looking fungi growing at the base of a small tree. “You guys came to see the mushrooms too, eh?” I…

Have You Herd?

Posted on September 2nd, 2016
Gaylord has it’s very own elk herd.  The Elk Park has over 70 elk, sika and fallow deer contained on 108 acres.  September is one of the best months to observe.  The male bulls are trying to establish dominance for mating with the female cows.  They are very active and make loud vocalizations kn…

National Dog Day, Friday, August 26th

Posted on August 25th, 2016
We are celebrating National Dog Day. Here’s  to “man’s best friend,” from prehistoric Dino to Space age Astro, loveable Lassie, the always hungry Scooby Doo, the gifted Mr. Peabody or the modern day “Max” from the movie Pets. They love us unconditionally and are always there to gree…

National Left Handers Day, Saturday, August 13th

Posted on August 12th, 2016
Fellow lefties, advocates and supporters,                                                                                                   It’s National Left Hander’s day!  We definitely need to celebrate and ra…

Foraging forest fruits for food & fun

Posted on August 11th, 2016
Out See Go by Chris Engle, contributor Chelsea raised her eyebrows at me from the passenger seat as my head swiveled excitedly to the tree line passing in a blur outside the car window. “How can you even see the berries from here?” she asked. To be honest, it’s pretty hard to spot the blackberries…

Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day in Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on July 29th, 2016
By: Gaylord Tourism Bureau Tap 32 When it comes to hot wings we’ll be your wing-man.  Guess you could say we’re traditionalists.  We like wings in their “original “natural state (bones in) Buffalo style and when we say original, we’re referring to the original brand Frank…

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