Gaylord

Gaylord is known for year round, diverse "All Outdoor" activities found in the breathtaking beauty of northern Michigan. 
With lakes and rivers perfect for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and relaxing, the Gaylord area has a special place for you to make a splash. Diverse trails will beckon you on foot or bicycle to explore our parks and preserves, filled with lush forests and abundant wildlife. 
Enjoy all nature has to offer, only minutes away from our recently remodeled and thriving downtown district with unique stores, trendy new eateries and our trademark Swiss-themed architecture. With warm summer breezes, late pastel sunsets and infinite ways to enjoy your days, a trip to the Gaylord area will leave you wanting to come back again and again.
Parks & Preserves

Our array of pristine parks and preserves, filled with seemingly endless miles of trails ranging from crushed limestone to rustic foot paths, beckon nature lovers for hiking, wildlife viewing and more.

Parks & Preserves
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.

A Water Wonderland

From kayaking a quiet, unspoiled lake in the woods to joining your friends for a BBQ on a white, sandy beach, you'll find the perfect way to get your feet wet.

A Water Wonderland
Biking

Whether you're in the mood for a leisurely ride or seeking the thrill of a knobby tire adventure, Gaylord offers something for every biking level! Trails range from just a few miles to all day exploration.

Biking
Discover Downtown

Treat yourself to some retail therapy in our newly remodeled downtown district. The Alpine Village is bustling with eclectic shops and unique boutiques to satisfy all your souvenir needs.

Discover Downtown
Drop A Line

Home to over 90 inland lakes, Otsego County is a fisherman's paradise! 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.

Golf
Elk Viewing
The Gaylord area offers unique elk viewing opportunities both in the wild and at the City Elk Park, just a few blocks from downtown.
Elk Viewing