many elk standing in the snow by the trees in winter

Johannesburg

Johannesburg sits close to the north shore of Big Bear Lake and mostly surrounded by beautiful evergreens.

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Johannesburg includes two popular restaurants (The Old Depot and Paul's Pub), and a war veterans memorial, and hosts a popular July 4 fireworks show every year. The Alpine Village of Gaylord is truly northern Michigan. Visitors to this area can take advantage of a variety of our year-round "All Outdoor" adventures.