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Pet-Friendly Guide to Gaylord, Michigan

Feb 23, 2024 / maddendev

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 pampered life, many of our local lodging properties are pet-friendly.  Whether Fido is used to resort life, looking for a lakeside cabin or happy anywhere he can rest his paws, you’ll have lots of options when you visit Gaylord. MORE

Spring Is Here & You Should Be, Too!

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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 on the horizon, I am enthusiastically joining the “let’s hurry up and get this snow melted!” bandwagon. MORE

Five Really Cool Things To Do In Gaylord, Michigan This Winter

Nov 09, 2023 / maddendev

By Paul Beachnau So winter is here and your normal outdoor routine is shelved. It is cold and there is snow and you’re just not crazy about it. There are many of us crazy folks that LOVE winter. It is quiet, it is pretty and with the proper gear, you can stay warm and cozy!  Don’t have a snowmobile? MORE

Snow Days in Gaylord, Michigan

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What will your wide-open winter look like in Gaylord, Michigan?  Let us walk you through the next few months in our winter wonderland… Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding & TubingTreetops Resort and Otsego Resort are your winter hotspots this season – offering up slopes and terrain parks that will get your adrenaline pumping. Both perched atop valleys, downhill skiers and snowboarders will love our epic elevation at 1,380 feet above sea level.  Legs a little wobbly?  There’s no skill required to sail downhill on a tube with the biggest smile you’ve ever had on your face.  The latest snow-making technology helps winter start early at both resorts! MORE

National Take a Hike Day

Nov 08, 2023 / maddendev

We’re not sure who scheduled National Take a Hike Day in mid-November, but they obviously weren’t hunters or accustomed to northern Michigan’s weather!  If you choose to head out today, you may need winter boots and be sure to wear bright colors.  Whether you’re hiking today or daydreaming about your next adventure, let this list of our favorite natural areas in Gaylord, Michigan serve as inspiration to embrace being All Outdoors! Jordan Valley PathwayWhile Deadman’s Hill overlook at the trailhead of this 18-mile loop is known for offering one of the most stunning vistas in our area, the view from the valley floor might just knock your hiking boots off as well.  If you’re not up for the full trek, you can take the quick 3-mile down and back loop from the parking lot or don your backpack and make a weekend of it. MORE

Explore the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve

Oct 26, 2023 / maddendev

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, remnants of a former lumbermill and lovely lakes, this Gaylord gem is a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike. MORE

Your All Outdoors Autumn

Aug 01, 2023 / maddendev

By Paul Beachnau While the days are getting shorter and everyone is basking in the cooler temperatures, 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 the perfect season for those who are looking to leisurely explore new experiences. MORE

Top 5 Scenic Fall Vistas in the Gaylord Area

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As autumn approaches each year, you can’t help but feel excited seeing the first leaves meld 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 lungs that truly signal the beginning of fall.  When October finally rolls around, the landscape transforms into an intricate mosaic of colors. Northern Michigan is in its glory during this season…there’s no way around it. Gaylord is simply stunning this time of the year, and it doesn’t matter which direction you take. Paddle a kayak along one of our glassy shorelines, hike or bike any trail of your choice or just turn down a dirt road and explore…you will not be disappointed. MORE

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