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 found in the breathtaking beauty of our water (over 90 inland lakes and 5 pristine rivers) and land (miles of distinct parks, forest and trails). Our recently remodeled downtown is bursting with eclectic shops, microbrews, 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, and fat tire biking is hitting the scene! Your winter wonderland awaits in Gaylord!
Snowshoeing & X-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.

A Water Wonderland

Otsego County is the best place to get your feet wet in the summer! 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.

Discover Downtown

Got a case of the winter blues? Treat yourself to some retail therapy in our newly remodeled downtown district! The Alpine Village is bustling with eclectic shops and unique boutiques.

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.

Downhill Skiing
Boasting the highest elevation in the lower peninsula, it's no surprise downhill skiers revere the Alpine Village. Gaylord is home to some of the best hills you will find!
Hit the trails right from your doorway at many area properties or park and ride from one of our convenient trailheads that connect to a trail system that stretches throughout northwest lower Michigan.

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

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.