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…

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…

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…
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…

Your All Outdoors Autumn

Posted on September 27th, 2019
By Paul Beachnau While the days are getting shorter and everyone is basking in the first few days of fall, 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 t…

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…
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