Outdoor Activities

Nearby trails and activities for lovers of nature - Gaylord and the surrounding area has lots to offer!

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
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
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
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
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