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With a unique location on the 45th parallel, the Alpine Village of Gaylord is truly northern Michigan's heart. Whether this is your first visit to Gaylord or your 31st, we know that you will be back again and again. Gaylord is unique in its centrality-only minutes from everything you could hope for in the north and things you might not expect either, like top-notch shopping, galleries, arts, wireless internet access and music festivals. Gaylord is located along the easy commuting route of I-75, near state forests and the cool waters of Otsego Lake. Gaylord offers something for everyone. Gaylord is well-known as a golf and snowmobile destination across the state and beyond, but did you know that we are one of the fastest-growing cities in Michigan? There are many reasons why people have been gathering in Gaylord since the earliest times; it's just a lot easier to get here now. Come see what has been drawing visitors north for generations-explore Gaylord. Located in the center of Northern Lower Michigan's Snow Belt, the Gaylord area averages over 180 inches of the white stuff annually. Surrounded by rolling hills, thousand of acres of unspoiled forests and over 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, Gaylord is quickly emerging as a preferred winter snowmobile destination. Local businesses put out the welcome mat for snowmobilers. In most cases, snowmobilers can ride from the door of the lodging facility to the trail. Both in-town motels and area resorts welcome snowmobilers and provide trail connectors that allow uninterrupted travel in many directions. High elevation, abundant snowfall and scenic beauty provide ideal conditions for downhill skiing. Offering 23 picturesque ski runs, complete with three chairlifts and three tow ropes. A terrain park and a half-pipe, filled with jumps, moguls and other extras for skiers in search of a challenge. Come home to Alpenfest in Gaylord, home of the World's Largest Coffee Break and where Main Street magically transforms into the Alpenstrasse. Artist from all over the country display their crafts, and area vendors offer up tasty ethnic treats. The carnival lights up the night sky and fills the air with the sounds of laughter. The Pigeon River State Forest’s expansive 105,000 acres with the Midwest’s only free ranging elk herd offers a unique wilderness experience that is just a short drive from downtown Gaylord. The Department of Natural Resources maintains this excellent elk habitat through careful forest and wildlife management. Not only can Gaylord meet any vacationer's recreational needs, but guest will also find the perfect up north retreat in our unique range of accommodations from rustic cabins to full service resorts. Gaylord invites you to come and sample our breathtaking summer sunsets, stunning fall colors and the spectacular snow scences only Northern Michigan can offer.
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