With a unique location on the 45th parallel, the Alpine Village of Gaylord is truly northern Michigan’s heart. When planning a Gaylord vacation visitors to the area can take advantage of a variety of local attractions, picturesque scenery and the charming downtown shopping district. Shoppers will enjoy browsing through the unique stores clustered along Main Street and in the downtown area, while appreciating the small-town atmosphere of this growing community. Gaylord is home to a great summer event; Alpenfest enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. Multiple parks surround the Gaylord area. Just south of Main Street...the recently paved and lighted Aspen Park gives visitors the opportunity to play a game on one of the two tennis courts or enjoy the natural wonders of Gaylord's gently rolling, wooded terrain without venturing far from town. Those who want to experience more extensive outdoor exploring will also find plenty to do, since Gaylord is home to 90 small lakes, major rivers and the Pigeon River State Forest. Not only can Gaylord meet any vacationer's recreational needs, but guest will also find the perfect up north retreat in our unique range of accommodations from rustic cabins to full service resorts. We invite you to come and sample our breathtaking summer sunsets, stunning fall colors and the spectacular snow scenes only Northern Michigan can offer.