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…

Make an Earth Day Difference

Posted on April 19th, 2021
Earth Day is not only a time to appreciate the natural world around you, but to make positive changes for our environment. While we hope you value nature every day, take a few minutes to make a difference on April 22 in honor of the 51st annual Earth Day.  Not sure where to start?  Read on for a f…

Get Your Gaylord Gear

Posted on December 7th, 2020
Tis the season for SHOPPING and Gaylord, Michigan has gifts and goodies galore to please everyone on your Christmas list.  Explore the brightly decorated stores within our Alpine Village as you browse for unique up north items and memorabilia.  Looking for the perfect gift to commemor…

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
Out See Go
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…
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