Enjoy Northern Michigan in its Most Natural State


Experience all that is northern Michigan by hiking, biking, x-country skiing or snowshoeing one of our scenic trails. The Gaylord area abounds with pathways for outdoor enthusiasts of every skill and age level, and all are free to use with no trail passes required. Click here to view an interactive map of forest pathways and recreation areas.

Resources for Trails:

Michigan Trail Maps 
Up North Trails

Biking For All Surface Preferences

  • Local Trails
  • On The Pavement
  • On The Dirt
  • On The Snow


  • A Quick Jaunt
  • A Bit Longer
  • The Long Haul

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

  •  Links to Local Trail Maps
  • Groomed Trail Recommendations
  • Moonlight Excursions











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Monday 05/21 10%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly sunny skies this morning will become overcast during the afternoon. High 67F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.