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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…

Give Winter a Break

Posted on February 26th, 2019
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…

Celebrate Free Fishing Weekend with youth ice derby Saturday

Posted on February 12th, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor This weekend marks the winter edition of a twice-annual Michigan tradition wherein fishing license fees are waived and families are encouraged to get out and fish together. It’s one thing to be able to fish for free during the aptly named “Free Fis…

National Plan Your Vacation Day

Posted on January 24th, 2019
Are the winter blues starting to get you down?  Well, buck up, because January 29th 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…

Welcome to Otsego Lake, where anything’s possible anywhere

Posted on January 4th, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor It was a normal, chilly morning on Otsego Lake Dec. 15 when a fish thumped the rod I’d been jigging. I was after walleye and this felt exactly like one, as the heavy, pulsing tugs bent my rod in a sharp arc. Fishing in only 4 feet of water at the north end of the lake, th…