Gaylord – The Snowshoe Capitol of the Lower Peninsula

Posted on February 6th, 2019
By Jim DuFresne I learned to snowshoe on a golf course while attending Michigan State University.  I learned right away that I was way overdressed and that it was important to spread your feet a bit to avoid tripping over the tails of the snowshoes. The beauty of snowshoeing is the simplicity of i…

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
Out See Go
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…

Your Winter To-Do List

Posted on December 31st, 2018
By Christy Walcott I used to hibernate on the couch under a blanket all winter, but in recent years, I’ve had the yearning to get out and find a way to embrace this snow-covered landscape I call home.  One of the biggest drawbacks to me has always been the fear of being COLD.  Ick. No one like…

Five Really Cool Things To Do In Gaylord This Winter

Posted on December 17th, 2018
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 snow…

Gaylord – The Inside Scoop

Posted on November 2nd, 2018
By Christy Walcott By now you think you’ve got this whole Gaylord thing down – the trails are exhilarating, each season is its own masterpiece and the friendly folks dress up in Swiss garb for one week each summer.  While you may be a Gaylord expert at this point, we thought we’d tantalize t…

Top 5 Gaylord Souvenirs

Posted on October 26th, 2018
By Christy Walcott We all know memories are the greatest souvenir from any vacation.  But what about the nifty gifties you surprise someone back home with?  Or the special little embellishments you add to your home as a reminder of the place miles away but now near and dear to your heart?&n…

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
Out See Go
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…
Sleeping dog floating in a raft down the river

Waggin’ Tails and Happy Trails

Posted on July 10th, 2018
The Otsego Resort welcomes your four-legged friends Ready to have a pawesome adventure with your four-legged friend?  Pack your bags and head to Gaylord 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 y…