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Grayling, MI
Travel Guide

Grayling which includes snow and snow skiing as well as an individual male

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.

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
The price is $73 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
This family-friendly Grayling hotel is located in a rural location, within 1 mi (2 km) of Grayling Country Club, Au Sable River, and AuSable Artisan Village. ...
3.5/5Good! (987 reviews)
"Very nice and friendly. Easy on and off the highway"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham Grayling
Otsego Resort
Otsego Resort
2.5 out of 5
696 M-32 East, Gaylord, MI
The price is $89 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out resort in Gaylord is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Otsego County Historical Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Gaylord's ...
4.1/5Very Good! (194 reviews)
"Nice place"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

Otsego Resort
Best Western Gaylord
Best Western Gaylord
2.5 out of 5
1201 W. Main St, Gaylord, MI
The price is $103 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Located in the heart of Gaylord, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Otsego County Historical Museum, Bavarian Falls Park, and Call of the Wild Museum. Otsego ...
4.2/5Very Good! (818 reviews)
"Was in the area for an important family event. The location was great. Ease of check in was pleasant and welcome after driving all day. Thank you for providing a quiet, clean room. We enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Best Western Gaylord
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.
Exit 222 Sweet Cottage Getaway Close to Lake and Trails and Hunting
Exit 222 Sweet Cottage Getaway Close to Lake and Trails and Hunting
St. Helen, MI
The price is $155 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in St. Helen, this vacation home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Lake Saint Helen and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Birch Point Golf Club. The Nightmare Golf Course and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
Good location for trails
"Adequate for two people."

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Exit 222 Sweet Cottage Getaway Close to Lake and Trails and Hunting
Saint Helen Cabin
Saint Helen Cabin
St. Helen, MI
Situated in St. Helen, this cabin is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Lake Saint Helen and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Birch Point Golf Club. The Nightmare Golf Course and The Dream ...
Saint Helen Cabin
Good Times Ahead at This Cozy Houghton Lake Cabin!
Good Times Ahead at This Cozy Houghton Lake Cabin!
Houghton Lake, MI
Situated in a rural location, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Pineview Highlands Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of White Deer Country Club and Quest ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Perfect
"This was a last minute trip booked 5 days before we arrived. Super quick response with check in information. Cabin was perfect for a little weekend get away. Lots of detail put into making the stay as comfortable as possible. From the cleaning supplies left to everything you need for a fire in the ..."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Good Times Ahead at This Cozy Houghton Lake Cabin!
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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