Explore the beauty of Gaylord.
A town that is close to everything —
yet a world away.
Nestled in the heart of Northern Michigan, Gaylord is a charming and picturesque destination that beckons travelers with its blend of natural beauty and vibrant activities.
Gaylord – the talk of the town.
Known as the "Alpine Village," did you know this warm and welcoming town is a sister city to another Alpine village, Pontresina, Switzerland? Gaylord offers things to see and do for visitors of all ages and interests. Explore the pristine lakes and lush forests that surround the area. Dive into outdoor adventures. Experience a rich local culture and savor the cuisine. Whatever your passion, Gaylord promises an unforgettable escape in every season.
Create summertime memories
Every summer, Gaylord comes alive with lush, green landscapes, clear blue skies, and warm temperatures. Lakes and rivers provide refreshing opportunities for water sports, and forested, pine-scented trails beckon visitors to explore the stunning surroundings.
Hike or mountain bike through scenic parks, such as Aspen Park and Pigeon River Country State Forest. The Gaylord area is also a popular spot for trout, bass, and walleye fishing, so cast your line into the waters of Otsego Lake or the Pigeon River. Speaking of water, the Gaylord area offers miles of beautiful open water for swimming, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding. In the cool evenings, take a stroll through Gaylord's quaint downtown, visit the shops, and enjoy a local beer. Summers were made for Gaylord.
Arts and Culture
Resaurants and Cafes
With the highest elevations in the Lower Peninsula, Gaylord offers Michigan's best vistas. Gaze out at the horizon or watch the deer, eagles, coyotes and other wildlife in their habitats alongside locals and visitors.
Summertime in Gaylord brings festivals and events, such as the Alpenfest, featuring live music, parades, and cultural celebrations. Stroll through downtown Gaylord, where you'll find unique crafts and souvenirs in the shops, boutiques, and galleries. Or get a sidewalk seat in downtown Gaylord's many cafes or restaurants, where you can sample local fare in the pleasant summer air. Or enjoy a Sunday drive through the picturesque countryside and explore the scenic beauty of Northern Michigan.
Explore Gaylord in the wintertime.
As summer memories of swimming and golf recede, Gaylord transforms into a snow-covered winter wonderland. The town is a hub for cold-weather activities and festive seasonal celebrations.
In and around Gaylord, sports enthusiasts enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. More adventurous travelers will appreciate the area's extensive network of snowmobile trails. For something quieter, the surrounding forests are a playground for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Gaylord is known for its charming downtown. The city celebrates the season with events like a tree-lighting ceremony and Alpenfest, with its winter-themed activities, parade, and entertainment.. Under a blanket of pristine snow and adorned with festive lights, the town is serene and picture-perfect — a delightful place for holiday shopping and dining. Anyone seeking a cozy winter retreat or adventure in a snowy paradise will find Gaylord a magical Northern Michigan experience, all winter long.
Winter in Gaylord
Enjoy a relaxing winter getaway in Gaylord by booking a cabin or a cozy lodge and unwind by a warm fireplace with a good book or hot cocoa. When you're ready to venture out, you can explore the quiet winter landscapes on the cross-country skiing trails of nearby state parks and forests, including the Pigeon River Country State Forest. Or, don a pair of snowshoes and discover the beauty of the winter woods. There are many trails suitable for snowshoeing in the area. Anglers will enjoy ice fishing on one of the area's frozen lakes, including nearby Otsego Lake.
If you prefer indoor activities, visit local museums, art galleries, or Gaylord's cozy cafes to warm up and enjoy the local culture. Gaylord is also home to unique shops and boutiques, where you can find the perfect gift or vacation keepsake. Gaylord offers a winter wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts or anyone who enjoys the magical, snowy season.
Come and experience everything Gaylord has to offer.
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