Gaylord Area Driving Tours

Posted on October 2nd, 2020
You can’t take a wrong turn in Gaylord, Michigan in the fall even if you try.  Every mile of highway, scenic country road and dirt two track has its own hidden gem for leafers to discover.  We’ve come up with two new diverse treks for you to explore the fantastic foliage during your stay.…
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 September 22nd, 2020
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…

How to have your own elk encounter

Posted on September 17th, 2020
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…

Exploring The Pigeon’s Sinkhole Lakes

Posted on August 25th, 2020
By Christy Walcott I can spend hours on a white, sandy beach with lapping waves inviting me to jump in and cool off.  I can spend even more hours paddling my kayak in a quiet lake, fishing rod in hand, reeling in plentiful panfish and an occasional large mouth bass.  But when I need a true escap…

6 Reasons to Visit Gaylord, Michigan this Summer

Posted on July 28th, 2020
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 Gaylord is quickly bec…

Discover “The Pigeon”

Posted on July 6th, 2020
Nothing says “All Outdoors” quite like the Pigeon River Country State Forest.  This unspoiled wilderness stretching over 3 counties and 1110,000 acres contains seemingly endless miles of trails, rustic campgrounds and unique sinkhole lakes, along with b…

We’ve Got Your Peaceful Places

Posted on May 27th, 2020
Wide open spaces – that’s what we crave right now.  Room to roam and captivating scenery that takes our attention away from our phones, TVs and worries.  We all have those favorite places that feel like home – maybe just a block away from your living room or maybe hundreds of mile…

Morel Mushrooms: The Fickle Fungus and How To Find It

Posted on May 18th, 2020
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.&…

National Bike Month

Posted on May 13th, 2020
Health is a top priority right now and what better way to get your exercise than by celebrating National Bike Month?  And how, one might ask, should you go about celebrating this special day?  Go ride a bike!  For avid cyclists, this is yesterday’s news.  They’ve been out o…
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…
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