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Gaylord, Michigan

 

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Gaylord is an alpine community, and is home to many year round resorts, world class golf courses and ski resorts. If you like different types of architecture, you'll enjoy the downtown area. Gaylord is in Otsego County (of which it is the county seat), and in the Northern Region. Gaylord is located northeast of Traverse City between Mackinaw City and Grayling along Interstate 75 near Otsego Lake and the Sturgeon River.

Annual Festivals & Events:

  • Gaylord Air Fair - third weekend in June.
  • Gaylord Alpenfest - third weekend in July. Burning of the Boogg!, Parade on Saturday, car show, carnival rides.
  • Farmfest - second weekend in August.
     

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ATTRACTIONS:  Amusement Parks, Casinos, Farms & Mills, Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Museums, Planetariums, Tours, Waterfalls, Wineries, and Zoos

Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse - Gaylord [Breweries & Brew Pubs, Steakhouses], 550 S. Wisconsin St., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5781

Call of the Wild & Bavarian Falls Park [Museumj], 850 South Wisconsin Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4336. The wildlife museum features a wide variety of animals, habitats, and activities including over 60 wildlife displays, the Wildlife Theater, and the Hands-on Learning Center. Our gift shop carries many different collectibles and a variety of gifts with that "Up North" feel. Located right next to Call of the Wild, Bavarian Falls Park offers a fun time for kids of all ages.

Martells Northwoods Christmas Tree Farm, 205 Arrowhead Trail, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-2062

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Otsego County Historical Museum, 320 W. Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49734, Phone: (989) 732-4568

Pigeon River Country Elk Range [Wildlife Viewing Area] - Closest Town: Gaylord, Vanderbilt  and Wolverine.  Michigan Department of Natural Resources (517) 732-3541.  From Vanderbilt, drive east on Sturgeon Valley Road about ten miles to one of the designated elk viewing sites. For more information, continue east about three miles to Hardwood Lake Road. Turn left (north) and continue about one mile to the Forestry Field Office. This office has maps and information about elk viewing, but hours are variable depending on the season.  The Pigeon River Country State Forest and surrounding land is home to the largest free-roaming elk herd east of the Mississippi River. The nearly 100,000-acre state forest contains native hardwoods and pines that are interspersed with fields and forest openings. The Department of Natural Resources maintains this excellent elk habitat through careful forest and wildlife management.  Elk inhabit this site year-round, but certain times are better for viewing than others. Probably the best month is September, when the males (bulls) are trying to establish dominance for mating rights with the females (cows). They are very active during this time, making loud vocalizations (bugling), and breaking brush with their antlers to impress cows and intimidate their rivals. If you plan to visit during September, try to arrive during the week. Elk viewing has become very popular and weekends are crowded. Another good time to view elk is from late April through early May. Elk are active throughout the daylight hours eating the new green growth and there are few people out to see them. Several elk viewing sites have been established on this site. These are not the only places you can see elk, but they are located in known elk gathering spots, and are good places to start.  The best viewing is done from your car, since elk are accustomed to seeing cars. Use binoculars or spotting scopes for best results. Do not approach elk. Despite their large size, they are timid animals and will not tolerate much disturbance.

DINING 0UT:  Breweries, Dinner Trains & Cruises, Restaurants, and Wineries

Alpine Tavern & Eatery [Restaurants, Bars, Taverns & Saloons], 220 S Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5444

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill [Bar & Grills, Pubs, Saloon & Taverns], 1379 W M 32, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-2530

Arlene's Diner [Restaurants], 324 West Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5654

The Bearded Dogg Lounge [Restaurants], 302 S. Otsego, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 619-0298

Big Bear Delicatessen [Delicatessens, Bakeries], 201 East Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-3354

Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse [Breweries & Brew Pubs, Steakhouses], 550 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5781

Diana's Delights [Restaurants, Catering Services], 138 W. Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-6564

Keg Steakhouse & Bar [Bar & Grills, Steak Houses, Barbecue, Take Out], 10530 Old US Highway 27 S, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4378

Ponderosa Steakhouse [Steakhouses],1102 W M 32, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-8084

Sugar Bowl Restaurant [Restaurants], 216 West Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5524

Timothy's Pub [Bars, Saloons & Taverns, Restaurants], 110 S. Otsego Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-9333

PLACES TO STAY:  Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins & Cottages, Condominiums, Historic Inns, Hotels & Motels, Resorts and Vacation Homes

13th Fairway Vacation Home [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 10532 Calumet, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 619-4477

7th Heaven - Gaylord [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 1267 Christmas Tree Lane, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (248) 626-9625

Alpine Snow Cabin [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 10465 Calumet, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 619-4477

Beaver Creek Resort [Campgrounds & RV Parks; Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 5004 W Otsego Lake Dr., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-2459

Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse - Gaylord [Breweries & Brew Pubs, Steakhouses], 550 S. Wisconsin St., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5781

Borton's Snowmobile Cabin [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 10594 Geronimo's Trail, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 619-4477

Corey Cove Shores Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 5545 Corey Cove, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-3933

DerMiner's Parkside Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 6628 Old 27 S., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 350-1373

DeSchutter Cabin, Lake Wequas [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 3851 Wequas Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (248) 542-9100

Dixon Lake Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 2197 West Dixon Lake Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone:  (989) 732-2802

El Rancho Stevens [Resorts & Lodges], 2332 E. Dixon Lake, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5090

Gaylord Cabin Wequas Lake [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 4023 Wequas Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (248) 650-2436

Gaylord KOA [Campgrounds & RV Parks; Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 5101 Campfires Pkwy, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 939-8723

Gaylord Northernaire Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 5119 Old 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 944-5896

Golf Cabin Wilderness Valley [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 10465 Calumet,  Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 619-4477

Heart Lake Rental [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 1078 South Heart Lake Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (248) 672-1644

Heart Lake Waterfront Cottages [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 9603 Old US Highway 27 S, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5081

Heart's Delight [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 9457 Old US Highway 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5884

Hidden Valley Resort, 696 E. Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5181

Lakes of the North [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 8062 Pineview, Mancelona, MI 49659, Phone: (231) 585-6200

Lakeview Resort, 2423 Evergreen Dr, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4508

Lambert's Lakeside Lodges [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 5591 Corey Cove, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-3740

Marsh Ridge Resort [Golf Resort], 4815 Old US Highway 27 S, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5552

Michaywe Hideaway [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 6972 Whispering Pines Dr., Gaylord, MI 48035, Phone: (248) 310-4855

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Northern Alpine Rentals [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], PO Box 1901, Gaylord, MI 49734, Phone: (989) 350-9611

Northernaire Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Resorts & Lodges], 5119 Old US 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 944-5896

Northland Sportsmen's Club, Old Alba Road, Gaylord, MI 49735,  Phone: (989) 732-6389

Otsego Club and Resort [Golf Resort, Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 696 E. Main Street (M-32), PO Box 556, Gaylord, MI 49734, Phone: (989) 732-5181

Otsego Lake, Gaylord MI Rental Getaway [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 3692 Twin Oak, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (313) 680-9393

Otsego Lake Cabins [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 6628 Old 27 South, Gaylord , MI 49734, Phone: (989) 705-2040

Otsego Lake State Park [Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 7136 Old 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5485

Pine Cone Accommodations [Vacation Rental Management], 693 Charles Brink Rd, Gaylord, MI  49735, Phone: (989) 731-1887

Porcupine Lake Cottage [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 3247 Shaff Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 614-0248

Proctor's Pointe of View [Resorts & Lodges], 4636 Pinehurst Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4070

Ray's Retreat Country Inn, 9311 Old 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4914

Redpine Whitetails [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 1894 Kosiara Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-0728

Resort One Vacation Rentals, 5059 Old 27 South, Gaylord, Michigan 49735, Phone: (989) 732-2666

South Shores Resort Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 7846 Olmstead, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-6307

Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone:(989) 732-6711

Vail Lane Cottage of Gaylord [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 4173 West Vail Lane, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (269) 838-6804

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:  Business, Civic, Clubs, Colleges, Fraternal, Independent Schools, Political, Public Schools, Religious, Social,  Universities, Veteran, etc.

American Legion Post 499, Gaylord, MI 49735,  Phone: (800) 691-6059

Elks Lodge No 2544 of Gaylord, 116 Grandview Boulevard, Gaylord, MI 49735,  Phone: (989) 732-2793

Gaylord Area Chamber Of Commerce [Chambers of Commerce], 319 W. Main, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-6333

Knights Of Columbus Hall Rental, 986 North Center Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 705-2786

Michigan Tree Farm System, 501 Norway Street, Grayling, MI 49738, (989) 348-9319

Spring Arbor University [Colleges & Universities], 80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49738, Phone: (989) 705-3740

INDOOR & OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Beaches, Biking, Boating, Bowling, Camping, Dog-sledding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, ORVing, Nature & Parks, Scuba Diving & Snorkling, Skating & Hockey, Skiing, Sports Rentals, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing.

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Alpine Snowmobile Rentals [Bike Rentals, Snowmobile Rentals], 201 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-1276

Aspen Park [Biking Trail], Commerce Blvd, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4060

Beaver Creek Resort [Campgrounds & RV Parks; Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 5004 W Otsego Lake Dr., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-2459

Big Bear Lake State Forest Campground, Principal Meridian Road and Little Bear Lake Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-3541

Black Forest/Wilderness Valley Golf Course, 6500 Nicklaus, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (231) 585-7090

The Classic Golf Course, 696 E. Main Street (M-32), PO Box 556, Gaylord, MI 49753, Phone: (989) 732-5181

Extreme Power Sports [Snowmobile Rentals], 2572 S. Otsego Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4331

Fish Whisperer Taxidermy, 4842 Morgan Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-1660

Gaylord-Cheboygan Trail [Bike & Snowmobile Trail]

Gaylord Equestrian Center [Riding Stables], 7000 Hayes Tower Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-8878

Gaylord Country Club, 4893 W. M-32, PO Box 207, Gaylord, MI 49734, Phone: (231) 546-3376

Gaylord KOA [Campgrounds & RV Parks; Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 5101 Campfires Pkwy, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 939-8723

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Jay’s Sporting Goods [Sporting Goods, Archery Equipment & Supplies, Camping Equipment, Hunting & Fishing Supplies], 150 Dale Dr., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 705-1339

Johnson's Crossing Trail Camp [Equestrian Trail Camps], Johnson Crossing Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 983-4101. Group area designed  for use by equestrian campers riding the Shore to Shore Riding/Hiking  Trail. Non-equestrian campers are also welcome. Maximum capacity is  for 100 individuals and can accommodate tents and small trailers.  Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well  hand pump. There is also a submersible pump that requires a 5000 watt  generator to run.

Liberty Valley Ranch [Riding Stables], 4301 Hayes Tower Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-0149

The Loon Golf Club, 4400 Championship Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735 , Phone: (989) 732-4454

Marsh Ridge Resort [Golf Resort], 4815 Old US Highway 27 S, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5552

Masterpiece Golf Course, 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-6711

Michaywe, 1535 Opal Lake Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 939-8919

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Mountain Lake Golf Club, 5750 Opal Lake Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-1300

The Natural Golf Course, 4706 W. Otsego Lake Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-1785

Northland Sportsman's Club [Sporting Clays], W. Otsego Lake Dr & Old Alba Rd, Gaylord, Michigan 49735, Phone: (989) 732-9382

Otsego Club and Resort [Golf Resort], 696 E. Main Street (M-32), PO Box 556, Gaylord, MI 49734, Phone: (989) 732-5181

Otsego Lake State Park [Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 7136 Old 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5485

Pinney Bridge State Forest Campground, Gaylord Operations Service Center. Phone Number: (989) 732-3541. Antrim County - 5.5 miles NW of Alba via 620 and Cascade Road. Phone number indicated above is for the Gaylord Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. Enjoy the quiet, rustic setting along the Jordan River, Michigan's first designated Wild and Scenic River. Pinney Bridge offers 15 tent sites accessible by hiking or canoe only. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Gaylord (13 miles East) Mancelona (14 miles SW) and East Jordan (17 miles NW).

Premier Golf Course, 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-6711

Shadynook Stables LLC [Riding Stables], 1505 Marquardt Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5105

Signature Golf Course, 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-6711

Snowtime Rentals LLC [Snowmobile Rentals], 2781 Old 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 705-1717

Treetops Resort (Golf Resort), 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Telephone Number: (989) 732-6711

Tradition Golf Course, 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-6711

The Tribute Golf Course, 696 E. Main Street (M-32), PO Box 556, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5181

Wild Wings Game Farm [Hunting & Fishing Preserves], 11378 Alba Highway, Elmira, MI 49734, Mailing: P.O. Box 1232, Gaylord, MI 49734, Phone: (231) 584-3350

SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.

Carriage Clippery [Barber Shops, Beauty Salons], 308 S Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5094

City Barber Shop [Barber Shops], 129 E Main St., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4754

Diana's Delights [Restaurants, Catering Services], 138 W. Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-6564

Dynamic Physical Therapy [Physical Therapy Clinics], 2147 Professional Dr., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-0001

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Gaylord Community Based Outpatient Clinic [VA Medical Facilities], 806 South Otsego, Gaylord, MI 49732, Phone: (989) 732-7525

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HITS - 94.9 FM [Radio Station], 523 Meadows, Tawas City, MI 49730, Phone: (989) 362-3417

Keith Dressel Realty [Real Estate Agencies], 1738 Old US-27 South, P.O. Box 641, Gaylord, MI 49734, Phone: (989_ 732-1707

Michigan Network Realtors® [Real Estate Agencies], 685 M-32 East, Gaylord, Michigan  Phone: (989) 731-6500

Northern Timberlands [Forestry Consulting], 976 N Summitview Dr., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 705-7463

Phillips Ruth & Jerry [Barber Shops, Beauty Salons], 45200 Sparr Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5788

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Real Estate One Gaylord [Real Estate Agencies], 236 West Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 705-8284

Revord's Barber Shop [Barber Shops], 147 West Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (772) 341-0328

Northsport Physical Therapy [Physical Therapy Clinics], 1622 Dickerson Rd.,  Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-1777

SHOPPING:  Antique Shops & Flea Markets, Art & Craft Galleries, Florists, Gift Shops, Outlet Malls, Shopping Centers, Shopping Districts, and Specialty Shops

Big Bear Delicatessen [Delicatessens, Bakeries], 201 East Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-3354

Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse - Gaylord [Breweries & Brew Pubs, Steakhouses], 550 S. Wisconsin St., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5781

Book Swap [Bookstores, Used & Rare Books], 1699 S. Otsego Ave, Suite 8, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-5414

D & S Custom Designs {Art & Craft Galleries], 149 W. Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-3949

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Do South [Antique Shops & Flea Markets], 110 W. Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-0557

Dunham's Sports [Sporting Goods, Shoes, Sportswear], 1401 W Main St # D, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-9607

Jay’s Sporting Goods [Sporting Goods, Archery Equipment & Supplies, Camping Equipment, Hunting & Fishing Supplies], 150 Dale Dr., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 705-1339

Martells Northwoods Christmas Tree Farm, 205 Arrowhead Trail, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-2062

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Orion & the Stone Unicorn [Bookstores], 122 S Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 731-6400

Saturn Booksellers [Booksores], 133 W Main St., Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-8899

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