Fall Color Tours

One of the loveliest seasons in Gaylord is autumn. Visitors flock to our area to discover the intense red, yellow and orange hues that Mother Nature bestows upon us. Majestic pines are scattered in among the hardwoods, making for a beautiful contrast of colors. Our high elevation creates some never-ending views that you won’t want to miss. Choose one of our color tours below or stop at the Gaylord Information Center for a free map of the area and plan your own. 
  • Tour #1 travels north and west of Gaylord, taking in the scenic drive south of Cross Village, continuing along the Lake Michigan shoreline and winding back along M-32.  This rolling and beautiful stretch meanders through hardwoods and forest-lined farmlands.
  • Tour #2 travels north and east of Gaylord, passing through the pristine woodlands surrounding the Pigeon River State Forest and the shoreline drive along expansive Lake Huron.



Top 5 Scenic Fall Vistas

Gaylord is stunning this time of the year, and it doesn’t matter which direction you travel in.  Take 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.  But we all have favorite places and we’re more than happy to share our top 5 scenic fall vistas with you:

1.  The Pigeon River Valley and Sturgeon River Valley (Treetops Resort and the Otsego Resort)

2.  The Gaylord Golf Mecca

3.  Groen Nature Preserve

4.  Aspen Park

5.  Dead Man’s Hill Overlook

Ready to find out more?  Read the full blog here!