Explore the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve

Posted on October 21st, 2021
There’s a little slice of paradise tucked away on the eastern side of our county – the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve.  Filled with all the nature you can absorb, sprawling trails, remains of a former lumbermill and lovely lakes, this Gaylord gem is a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts and hi…

Hot on the Trail of Michigan’s Wild Elk

Posted on September 23rd, 2021
By Roy Heilman
www.neveragoosechase.com
When I rolled out of bed this morning, I thought the best thing that could happen was to hear my first in-the-wild elk bugle. I never dreamed I’d get close enough to see elk, let alone smell any.  The day started as the eastern horizon bega…

We’ve Got Your Peaceful Places

Posted on August 24th, 2021
Wide open spaces – that’s what so many of us crave.  Room to roam and captivating scenery that takes our attention away from our phones, laptops and TVs.  We all have those favorite places that feel like home – maybe just a block away from your living room or maybe hundreds of mile…

Discover “The Pigeon”

Posted on July 7th, 2021
Nothing says “All Outdoors” quite like the Pigeon River Country State Forest.  This unspoiled wilderness stretching over 3 counties and 114,000 acres contains seemingly endless miles of trails, rustic campgrounds and unique sinkhole lakes, along with be…

6 Reasons to Visit Gaylord, MI this Summer

Posted on June 3rd, 2021
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 recognized…
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…
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…

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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