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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gaylord

LOCAL AREA

Explore Gaylord

Don't Go Home Without

With its sandy beach, crystalline water and vast, shady canopy of trees, a sunset over Otsego Lake is a tradition no locals—or visitor—should miss. Elk Lookout. After a long winter’s hunkering down, the elk are known to skedaddle over to the budding, green fields for some spring-fresh snacking. Bring your camera and be ready. Below Clark Bridges Road (off Osmun Road).

Must See

One of the favorite seasons in Gaylord is fall. Visitors flock our area for the intense colors of red, yellow or orange that Mother Nature bestows on us. Beautiful pines are scattered in amongst the hardwoods making for a beautiful contrast of colors. Our high elevation creates some never ending views that you won't want to miss.

Must Do

Enjoy an exciting, educational trip through the Call of the Wild Museum! See beautiful displays of whitetail deer, the majestic elk, moose, black bear; Alaskan brown bear, polar bear, timber wolves, coyotes, raccoons and many more. Learn about their behavior and habitat. Listen to the wolves howl and the elk bugle!

Local Tips

Dress for cold weather in Michigan, as winter lows average below 20 degrees. Summers can get warm with average highs in the 80s. Snowfall averages 41 inches over the winter months. Check the forecast to be prepared.

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