Pigeon River Country State Forest Recognized with Award

Posted on August 14th, 2019
By Paul Beachnau Congratulations are in order for a group of hardworking people that recently completed yet another project that celebrates, educates and honors a major asset that makes up the rich diversity we have here in Gaylord and Otsego County. The Gaylord area is widely recognized for a dive…

5 Things to Know About Fishing in Otsego County

Posted on August 1st, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor Take a few blind steps within Otsego County and you’re bound to get a wet foot. With dozens of public lakes and the headwaters of five major trout streams, there’s no shortage of water to explore as an angler — whether that’s by boat, canoe, kayak, wad…

5 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on July 15th, 2019
By Christy Walcott Water wonderland is an understatement.  How do you refer to an All Outdoors paradise bursting with over 90 inland lakes and 5 rivers?  Simply stated, it’s Gaylord, Michigan. How you choose to spend your sun-drenched days in the Mecca of lakes and rivers is up to you.&…

Skimming the shore

Posted on July 8th, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor July’s been hot and dry so far, making it easy to forget the soaking-wet spring we had. That memory is still fresh for homeowners on our smaller inland lakes here, where the water still hasn’t recovered from what’s on track to be the wettest ye…
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…

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…

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.&…

Bridge ahead!

Posted on April 6th, 2019
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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…