Grayling, MI

Travel Guide
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Mountains, rivers, forests and wildlife make this northern Michigan town a must-see vacation destination for outdoor types.

With skiing, hiking and wildlife spotting, Grayling is an excellent destination for year-round outdoor adventures. The city is located in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula and attracts both nature lovers and thrill seekers.

Canoe or kayak along the AuSable River that runs through the city. The waterway also passes through forests of birch and cedar trees. Try to spot some of the local wildlife such as mink and deer. Nearby is the Manistee River which locals say is even better for wildlife watching.

Take advantage of miles of paved and unpaved trails throughout the Grayling area. Hike through the hills and forested areas of Hartwick Pines State Park. Rent a mountain bike and explore more than 20 miles (32 kilometers) of trails at the Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Autumn is a great time to visit for the colorful foliage. Come back to Hanson during the winter for downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing and cross-country skiing. Beginners can master skiing or boarding with lessons from the snow sports school.

The hills, valleys, lakes, rivers and forests of northern Michigan offer ample bird-watching opportunities. Book your spot on a guided tour to see Michigan’s rarest bird, the Kirtland warbler. Photograph American bitterns, yellow throats and blue jays on the Dyer Truck Trail.

Get in touch with the region’s past by exploring its historic sites. See artifacts of everyday life from the turn of the 20th century at the Crawford County Historical Museum. Stroll through the Beal Tree Plantation that was planted in 1888. Step inside the Lone Pine School, a one-room log schoolhouse.

For a fun-filled few hours with the family, go to the Grayling Fish Hatchery. Tour the grounds and feed trout in the ponds. For a small fee you can also catch the fish. No fishing license is required.

Grayling is a great place for action and adventure, and there are also plenty of places to unwind such as golf courses, parks and downtown restaurants.

Super 8 by Wyndham Grayling
Super 8 by Wyndham Grayling
2 out of 5
5828 Nelson A Miles Pkwy, Grayling, MI, 49738
The price is $98 per night from Jul 15 to Jul 16
Stay at this hotel in Grayling. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (716 reviews)
"Very kind manager. They let me check in a bit early. About 4 miles from downtown, so not too many options for meals around the hotel."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Super 8 by Wyndham Grayling
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham Grayling
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham Grayling
2.5 out of 5
2650 I-75 Business Loop, Grayling, MI, 49738
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $101 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Grayling. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
3.6/5 Good! (985 reviews)
"The stairs were the biggest issue or downfall to our stay. It was hard to maneuver around the door to get up or down the stairs. We almost fell down the stairs"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham Grayling
Days Inn by Wyndham Grayling
Days Inn by Wyndham Grayling
2 out of 5
2556 Business Loop South, Grayling, MI, 49738
The price is $120 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Grayling. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (344 reviews)
"Had a great stay!"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Grayling
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Chalet in the woods across from off-road trails!
Chalet in the woods across from off-road trails!
Grayling, MI
Stay at this vacation home in Grayling. Enjoy onsite parking, an in-room DVD player, and barbecue grills. Popular attraction Kirtland's Warbler Historical Marker ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Great location and very comfortable
"The house is very close to the trails, perfect for our UTV. Bed was very comfortable, and house was clean. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Chalet in the woods across from off-road trails!
Relax, Unwind and Enjoy.  Rustic log cabin with private Au Sable River Frontage!
Relax, Unwind and Enjoy. Rustic log cabin with private Au Sable River Frontage!
Grayling, MI
Stay at this vacation home in Grayling. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Crawford County Historical Museum and AuSable Artisan ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Peaceful river view
"We loved staying at this cabin! It had plenty of room for our family and included everything we needed to make it our home away from home. The view of the river from the back deck is the best part; it provided the peace & tranquility we were looking for. We would definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Relax, Unwind and Enjoy. Rustic log cabin with private Au Sable River Frontage!
Spacious home on 5 acres with wonderful view of the river.
Spacious home on 5 acres with wonderful view of the river.
Grayling, MI
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Grayling. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Grayling Fish Hatchery ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Family Stay
"The property is absolutely beautiful. Nice spacious home for our family to gather."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Spacious home on 5 acres with wonderful view of the river.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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