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Gaylord, Michigan

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  • Boyne Falls, Michigan

    Snowshoe at Boyne Mountain

    3.1 mi
    The trailhead for the snowshoe trail is located across the street from the Boyne Cross Country Ski center parking lot.  The trail starts out by winding through the woods sandwiched between the Boyne Mountain Resort maintenance facility and a road, so you’ll hear traffic and equipment noise for th...
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  • Bellaire, Michigan

    Ski Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resorts

    Just about an hour north of Traverse City in the village of Bellaire lies Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resorts! The mountain offers 53 runs with several base areas. The terrain is applicable for any type of skier, whether you are a beginner or a more advanced rider. We spent the majority of ou...
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  • Indian River, Michigan

    Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve Loop

    5.0
    2 mi / 89 ft gain
    Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Afton, Michigan.
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  • Roscommon, Michigan

    Paddle the Mason Tract

    The Mason Tract is a massive protected wilderness area encompassing 4,493 acres. The crystal clear AuSable River runs right through the heart of this forest. On this trip, you will encounter enormous old trees with beautiful remote scenery around each riverbend. Bald eagles and black bears are pl...
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  • Charlevoix, Michigan

    Camp at Fisherman's Island State Park

    0 mi / 0 ft gain
    Located just south of Charlevoix is Fisherman's Island State Park. The park offers miles of biking/hiking trails, and campsites directly on the beach of Lake Michigan.  Although located just outside of town, there is no service in this area, leaving you completely cut off from the outside world. ...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Hike Old Mission Peninsula Park

    6 mi / 183 ft gain
    At the end of the Old Mission peninsula sits Mission Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is surrounded by 5 acres of wooded township and many acres of state land! Upon arriving you can explore the shores just below the lighthouse - there can intriguing iceberg islands forming at the edge of the wate...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Mission Point Lighthouse

    0.2 mi
    Mission Point Lighthouse is situated between the East and West Grand Traverse Bays, about 20 minutes north of downtown Traverse City. This historic lighthouse offers stunning views of Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan. There is a parking lot located a few hundred feet away where visitors can p...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Fat Tire Biking on the Vasa Pathway

    10 mi
    If you’re looking for a place to fat bike ride in the area, then this is the spot for you! To access the Vasa Pathway you’ll want to head to Timber Ridge Resort, feel free to park in the main area. From the southeast corner of the Timber Ridge Resort, you will be able to jump on the pathway. You ...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Whiskey Blending at Mammoth Distillery

    Now, this is something you probably haven't tried yet. Whiskey blending! The experience with Mammoth Distillery was stimulating, educating and so much fun! Technically we were actually blending bourbon - which we learned all bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon. You’ll sit down with ...
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Camping and Lodging in Gaylord

Gaylord KOA Holiday
Gaylord, Michigan

Gaylord KOA Holiday

Chimney Loop Campground
Rose City, Michigan

Chimney Loop Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Gaylord

72 Hours in the Winter Wonderland of Traverse City, Michigan

72 Hours in the Winter Wonderland of Traverse City, Michigan

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Everything You Need for a Winter Getaway in Traverse City, Michigan

Everything You Need for a Winter Getaway in Traverse City, Michigan

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