Local Attractions & Activities

Being a mere 5 miles southwest of town definitely has its benefits - Gaylord, MI and the surrounding area is host to many year-round attractions and activities. If you love nature, the acclaimed Call of the Wild Museum is for you. Gaylord is also home to a large sports-plex with an indoor ice rink, walking track, and more. There is a sure to be a local activity for everyone to enjoy.

The Natural Golf Course

The Natural Golf Course

"The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort, located on the west side of Otsego Lake is very deserving of its name. This championship 18-hole golf course has been constructed on one of the most scenic sites in northern Michigan. The course was designed so golfers of different levels of ability could enjoy an exciting challenge amidst beautiful land of oak, maple, birch, and pine; rolling terrain and some of the most visually outstanding wetlands in northern Michigan. While you take in the landscape, keep an eye out for the wildlife because during a round of golf you have a good chance of seeing deer, wild turkey, beaver, heron, and other water fowl."
Location: 4706 W Otsego Lake Dr, Gaylord, MI 49735, USA
Phone: (989) 732-1785
Call of the Wild Museum

Call of the Wild Museum

Approximately 60 Displays of North American Animals - the Museum is about the length of 2 city blocks and has tons of intricate details. The animals are in natural settings with hand-painted backgrounds, and many displays have sound effects. The museum also includes a Wildlife Theater, a Hands-on Discovery Room, some walk-in exhibits where you can touch the animals, and a display of authentic & historic hunting and fishing items from Michigan. There is also a large gift shop on site with handmade fudge, unique gifts and souvenirs, and more. Sure to be exciting for the whole family!
Location: 850 South Wisconsin Avenue. Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: 989-732-4336
The Holistic Spa

The Holistic Spa

The Holistic Spa offers much more than just traditional massage therapy practices. Their services also include Ionic Foot Detox sessions, Acupuncture, Sound Therapy/Reiki sessions, and more. They offer many packages and options, so you can tailor your experience to whatever you need. They are currently appointment only, and you can book on their website or give them a call.
Location: 104 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735, USA
Phone: (989) 448-2992
Up North Blueberry Farm

Up North Blueberry Farm

"Up North Blueberry Farm was founded in 2011 in Gaylord, Michigan. We have eight varieties of high bush blueberries and offer you-pick as well as pre-picked blueberries. We also have a collection of jams, pie filling, honey, dehydrated blueberries and chocolate covered blueberries available." While this year`s blueberry season hasn`t started yet - they are offering their homemade goods curbside if you are interested in indulging! They offer jams, honey, dried blueberries, necklaces, note cards gift certificates, frozen blueberries, and more. Call or visit their website for more information.
Location: 3964 Hallenius Road Gaylord, Michigan 49735
Phone: (231) 546-3032
The Landing Zone (Gaylord`s Bowling Center)

The Landing Zone (Gaylord`s Bowling Center)

The Landing Zone is a great place to go with the family to enjoy bowling together. They offer a lot of different activities and they are owned and operated by Vets Inc. Enterprise, a local company dedicated to fostering a sense of community and helping veteran organizations. Their vision for the Gaylord Bowling Center is to be a sustainable revenue source for Vets, Inc. of Northern Michigan, and to be a year-round destination family fun center with entertainment, restaurant/lounge, video arcade, and bowling; to enhance a sense of community and facilitate charitable fundraising. There is something here for the whole family to enjoy.
Location: 1200 GORNICK AVENUE GAYLORD, MI 49735
Phone: (989)-732-3574
Gaylord Cinema West

Gaylord Cinema West

Gaylord`s local movie theatre. A great place to go with the family to see a movie on the big screen and enjoy some traditional movie theatre popcorn. Call or visit their website to check show times, pricing, and availability.
Location: 1775 M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: (989) 731-9766
Otsego Lake Township Park (Memorial Park)

Otsego Lake Township Park (Memorial Park)

Otsego Lake Township Park, also known as Memorial Park, is located south of Otsego Lake on Memorial Drive. This 9 acre park features pavilions, picnic tables, a playground, grills, a basketball court, baseball diamond and more! The little ones will love the small splash pad to play in on hot summer days. A nature trail is also conveniently located across from the large pavilion
Location: Memorial Drive. Gaylord, MI 49735
Otsego County Sportsplex

Otsego County Sportsplex

Otsego Country Sportsplex is a very well-equipped recreational center in Michigan. Activities are available year round, and include indoor ice-skating, fitness classes and equipment, guided yoga sessions, an Olympic sized swimming pool and kiddie pool, a pickleball court, and more. This is a place where everyone can enjoy themselves.
Location: 1250 Gornick Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: 989-731-3546
ESCAPE the Cabin

ESCAPE the Cabin

Escape the Cabin is Gaylord area`s escape room adventure. You and a group of your friends, family, or coworkers have come on vacation, you get arrested and locked in jail. Your team must solve the riddle by finding clues, discovering secret compartments and passageways, and solving the puzzle so that you and your team can break out. Their unique location along with an exciting riddle to solve make for an outing to remember.
Location: 3764 E M 32. Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: 989.350.1584
Alpine Maple Farms

Alpine Maple Farms

Alpine Maple Farms is a place for family fun! They have groomed trails for snowshoeing, tours of their maple syrup operation, and lots of tasty maple treats that you`re sure to love. Treats they offer include a wide range of maple products, from syrup for your pancakes to a maple meat rub.
Location: 3399 Wilkinson Rd. Gaylord, MI. 49735
Phone: (989) 858-9252
Gaylord`s City Elk Park

Gaylord`s City Elk Park

One of Gaylord`s popular sights is the Gaylord`s City Elk Park, a large park where people come to view herds of wild elk. The City maintains the elk herd and provides viewing areas for the public to stop and watch the animals. Under the city`s care, the elk can be viewed from near the Elk`s Lodge off Grandview at Elk View Park.
Location: E. Grandview Gaylord, MI 49735
Toll Free: (800) 345-8621
Aspen Park

Aspen Park

Aspen Park is a year-round park featuring 100 acres of woods, paved and unpaved trails, tennis courts and some of the best scenery in Northern Michigan. Aspen Park, with its nearly two miles of paved trails, is used in the summer by bikers, hikers, and skaters. In the winter, expertly groomed cross-country ski trails that range in degree of difficulty from beginner to intermediate provide the cross-country ski enthusiast an opportunity to journey through both hilly and wooded areas with two miles of trails lighted for night skiing.
Location: 239 Commerce Blvd. Gaylord, MI. 49735
Toll Free: 800-345-8621