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…

Why You Need to Go Winter Rafting When Visiting Gaylord, Michigan

Posted on December 9th, 2019
By Christy Walcott Before you shake your head and say “no way!” to winter rafting, let’s clear one thing up from the get-go:  NO, YOU WILL NOT GET WET!  This is a guided trip with experienced professionals calling the shots.  If you’ve ever been spilled out of your kayak or ca…

Give Winter a Break

Posted on February 26th, 2019
By Christy Walcott I’m here to bring you a simple reminder – it’s not springtime yet!  I know once March rolls around we all start getting anxious for the snow to melt and the trees to start budding.  But why rush winter on its way?  We still have a few more weeks to enjoy the white s…

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…

So What’s with the White Stuff in Gaylord?

Posted on January 15th, 2019
The Skinny on Gaylord’s Snow from Jim Keysor of the National Weather Service There are myriad ways our region stands out, though our most well-known attribute may just be the heaping helping of white stuff we receive each winter. And we mean lots of snow— the fluffiest, most amazing kind of s…

Welcome to Otsego Lake, where anything’s possible anywhere

Posted on January 4th, 2019
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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, Michigan 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…

Sandals in the Snow

Posted on May 5th, 2018
By Christy Walcott There’s just something about spring that’s hard to explain.  With the first warm day, whether it occurs in early March or holds off until late April, you feel your senses awaken.  The crisp, pure winter air is replaced with all the scents you’d forgotten – damp

Valentine’s Day Trifecta – Snowshoes, the Spa and Squid

Posted on February 2nd, 2018
Although I tend to prefer nontraditional or more personalized date options, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, I 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 brings out the bes…
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