Gaylord is located in the Heart of Northern Michigan on the 45th parallel with easy access directly off I-75. We are known for our year round diverse "All Outdoor" adventures found in the breathtaking beauty of our water (with over 90 inland lakes and 5 pristine rivers) and land (with miles of diverse parks, forests and trails). Our swiss themed architecture and ambiance  is bursting with excitement, growth and an eclectic Downtown vibe bursting with new shops, brews, and tasty foods.

Parks & Preserves

Whether you're looking for a big-woods adventure or a wee walk in the park, Gaylord's got it.

Gaylord's New Groove

Our Alpine identity has entered a hip new territory with a new brewery, a bistro and a 24 tap grille pub.

A Water Wonderland

Otsego County is simply the best place to get your feet, your line or your paddle wet.


Choose your biking adventure level in Gaylord. Choices are unlimited, dirt, pavement, crushed limestone, novice, expert, leisurely or challenging: we've got you covered.

Discover Downtown

Catch the vibe with an eclectic mix of unique shops and restaurants that include micro brews and craft beer on tap mixed with gourmet apps.

Drop A Line

For those looking to cast a line, dozens of lakes are stocked with the catch-of-the-day.

Driven To Inspire

Tee up to pristine conditions on any one fo Gaylord's 15 Championship Golf Courses developed by America's top designers.