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Your All Outdoors Autumn

Aug 01, 2023 / maddendev

By Paul Beachnau While the days are getting shorter and everyone is basking in the cooler temperatures, 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 the perfect season for those who are looking to leisurely explore new experiences. MORE

Your Winter To-Do List

Dec 31, 2018 / maddendev

By Christy Walcott I used to hibernate on the couch under a blanket all winter, but in recent years, I’ve had the yearning to get out and find a way to embrace this snow-covered landscape I call home.  One of the biggest drawbacks to me has always been the fear of being COLD.  Ick. No one likes that.  Just a few updates to my wardrobe have already solved that problem and nothing was “high-end” or expensive by any means (remember what your mother always said about wearing a hat?  It’s true.).   So as a newbie to finding joy in our winter wonderland, this is my to-do list for winter 2019: Sleigh Rides We all grew up dreaming of “dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh…”  It sounds magical and you can almost picture reaching out and touching the snow-draped pines as you pass through the wooded landscape.  But if you’re afraid of being cold, then you’ve avoided this childhood fantasy and left it dashing through the back of your mind all this time.  This is the winter to bundle up and finally experience a sleigh ride firsthand.  Choose from Cook Family Farms or Treetops Resort (where you can even add on a gourmet dinner!).  For a quick sample, try a horse-drawn carriage ride right downtown during Alpenfrost.  Cuddle up on a starlit sleigh ride. MORE

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