Located on the 45th parallel, Gaylord offers easy access directly off I-75 and is truly the heart of northern Michigan. We are known for our year round diverse "All Outdoor" adventures. 
Explore our breathtaking beauty of water (over 90 inland lakes and 5 pristine rivers) and land (miles of distinct parks, forests and trails). Our downtown is bursting with eclectic shopsmicrobrews, tasty dining options and a new vibe, while still embracing our trademark Swiss-themed architecture and friendly ambiance.
Winter flurries bring enough powder to snowmobile, snowshoe, ice fish, downhill and cross-country ski. Treat yourself to something extra special with a guided float down the Sturgeon River. Gaylord OWNS winter!
Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

Groomed trails provide easy access for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing through level plains of evergreens or hilly forests of hardwoods.

Gaylord's New Groove

Follow our "Craft Beer & Tap Trail" to tantalize your taste buds with a flavorful array of craft beers, microbrews and a new collection of contemporary dining options.

Winter Rafting

If you yearn to be back on the water during this chilly time of the year, treat  yourself to a guided paddle on the Sturgeon River.


Whether you're in the mood for a leisurely ride or seeking the thrill of a fat tire adventure in the snow, Gaylord offers something for every biking level!

Discover Downtown

Got a case of the winter blues? Treat yourself to some retail therapy in our newly remodeled downtown district. 

Drop A Line

Whether you're dropping a line from your boat in the summer or your shanty in the winter, our year round variety of freshwater fish will not dissapoint.

Driven To Inspire

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

Downhill Skiing
With opportunities for ski lessons and a multitude of runs at two fabulous resorts, Gaylord is home to some of the best slopes you will find!
From our centrally located community, sled heads are connected to a trail system that stretches throughout northwest lower Michigan.