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…

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…

Spring Critters Checklist

Posted on April 6th, 2020
By Christy Walcott There’s no denying it’s spring in Gaylord, Michigan!  The weather has been on our side for the past month, with more sunlight and warmer temperatures than we’ve experienced in recent years.  To say we’re fortunate would be an understatement, given the circu…

4 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on January 6th, 2020
By Christy Walcott The ball drops. Fireworks explode against the now-January night sky. This is it, the moment everyone shouts “Happy New Year” and reaches for a midnight smooch from someone nearby. But all you can think is “it’s here…the diet I said I would start after the holidays.” T…

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…

Celebrate Sweetest Day…

Posted on October 19th, 2019
By Christy Walcott I’ll take any excuse to entice my husband into a day of exploring northern Michigan, Sweetest Day included.  Traditionally not considered a “real” holiday, this special occasion gives you the opportunity to make everyday moments more meaningful, simply because y…

5 Things to Know About Fishing in Otsego County

Posted on August 1st, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor Take a few blind steps within Otsego County and you’re bound to get a wet foot. With dozens of public lakes and the headwaters of five major trout streams, there’s no shortage of water to explore as an angler — whether that’s by boat, canoe, kayak, wad…

Making the rounds in Pigeon River Country

Posted on May 17th, 2019
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By Chris Engle, contributor
(Feature photo is Round Lake, a great place to be.)
The end of April brought opening day of trout season, a welcome date on the calendar after nearly six months of winter. Spring in Northern Michigan is the reason I live here and opening day for trout — which c…

Live Here, Play Here

Posted on August 20th, 2018
By Christy Walcott Gaylord is my hometown and while I do enjoy venturing out and seeing what other communities have to offer, it goes without saying that my heart is always at home.  I make it a priority to take some time off during our perfect northern Michigan summers, but instead of venturing n…
A fine fishing and swimming hole on the Upper Manistee River.

Trading trout for blueberries in Deward Area

Posted on July 20th, 2018
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By Chris Engle, contributor The plan was simple: catch one or two brook trout for lunch. We had the stove, we had the frying pan, the butter, the salt and pepper. We had the appetite. Paige was all excited for her first shore lunch, but the fish apparently were not. Nestled in the southwest corn…
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