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 (endless miles of distinct parks, lush forests and meandering trails). Our recently remodeled downtown is bursting with eclectic shops, and microbrews.
Tasty dining options and a new vibe embrace our trademark Swiss-themed architecture and friendly ambiance. Set against a backdrop of crimson and gold hues, you're sure to find infinite ways to enjoy your visit to the Gaylord area
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.

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.


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!

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.

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.