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Winter in Michigan

Gaylord, MI, United States
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I love Michigan in the winter, especially Northern Michigan. Gaylord is a great town to visit and the downtown looks like a bavarian village and has lots of cute shops. It doesn't get over run with people and it's easy to find lodging, making it a great place to relax while also getting outdoors and enjoying nature. There are a lot of great places around Gaylord to cross country ski and they also have a downhill ski place too. One of our favorite places for cross country skiing is Hartwick Pines. The trails are groomed and it's very woodsy. After that we always enjoy some of the great local restaurants like Bennethums which is our favorite.
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Hotels

Hampton Inn Gaylord
We like this hotel. It isn't real fancy but it's clean and has a nice pool

Points of interest

Hartwick Pines State Park
This is a very nice forested area with lots of ski trails
Otsego County Historical Soc
This is a nice small town museum, great history and exhibits here
Otsego Lake State Park
Very nice park and campground. We usually picnic here and swim. Nice beach for kids.
Call of the Wild Museum
This is a nice place to go to learn about the wildlife of the area.
Gaylord's City Elk Park
This is a fun place to go to see all kinds of elk in an enclosure. Our kids love it.

Restaurants

Mama Leone's Italian Restaurant
We had lasagna here and it was good, not anything special.
Arlene's Diner
We like to come here for breakfast, nothing fancy, just the usual pancakes and eggs and hashbrowns. But the food is so good.
Gobblers of Gaylord
The food here is great, the traditional turkey and stuffing whenever you want!
Bennethum's Northern Inn
This is a very nice and fancy restaurant with excellent food, we especially like the walleye dinner, and we always save room for dessert.

Special activities

Treetops Resort
this is a nice place to take the family for a day of skiing.

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1 Comment

by daylily987

01-05-2017

looks pretty!