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…

7 Unexpected Reasons to Visit Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on December 23rd, 2019
By Christy Walcott Is it time to start planning your next Michigan vacation?  In a state overflowing with sparkling lakes, clear rivers, untamed wilderness, an assortment of themed festivals, unique attractions and unending charm around every turn, choosing just one location can be a daun…

Why You Need to Go Winter Rafting When Visiting Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on December 9th, 2019
By Christy Walcott Before you shake your head and say “no way!” to winter rafting, let’s clear one thing up from the get-go:  NO, YOU WILL NOT GET WET!  This is a guided trip with experienced professionals calling the shots.  If you’ve ever been spilled out of your kayak or ca…

Exploring the 2,200-acre Storey Lake tract

Posted on November 15th, 2019
Out See Go
By Chris Engle, contributor I’m now the proud owner of 2,100 acres of woods, trails, a river and a lake — and you are too. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) told the Gaylord Herald Times in October that the long-awaited purchase of the Storey Lake tract, first attempted…

How to have your own elk encounter

Posted on October 21st, 2019
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…
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 October 7th, 2019
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…
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