Gaylord, Michigan – The Alpine Village
Nestled in the heart of Northern MI and situated on the 45th parallel you will find this wonderful community that is the sister city of Pontresina, Switzerland. This relationship is reflected throughout the town and evident in the Swiss Style Architecture that graces the downtown area.
Our charming town offers many unique stores & shops, local attractions, nearby award winning golf courses, beautiful parks, lakes and stunning scenery.
The annual Alpenfest each summer is an event not to be missed. Downtown Gaylord is transformed into the Alpenstrasse featuring ethnic treats, an extensive arts & crafts show with vendors from all over the country, and a fun filled carnival that is enjoyed by all ages. Additional Alpine Festival events are the Parade, Burning of the Boogg, and the World’s Largest Coffee Break.
Other activities that the area offers up are fishing in peaceful lakes, Spring time hunting for morel mushrooms in beautiful forests, game hunting for the sportsmen, skiing & snowmobiling during the crisp winters, concerts, art fairs, golfing, color tours, and much more.
Area Attractions & Activities
A great place to play. A better place to live.
Gaylord Area Information
Live, Work and Play in Gaylord Michigan
- Otsego County Sportsplex
- Gaylord Area Clubs & Organizations
- Golf Mecca
- Ski Slopes
- Snowmobile Trail Report
- Pigeon River National Forest
- Jordan River Valley
- Elk Herd
- Award winning Otsego Memorial Hospital
Area Education Information
- Gaylord Community Schools
- St. Mary’s School – Gaylord
- Johannesburg – Lewiston Schools
- Vanderbilt Area Schools
- M-TEC at Kirtland – Gaylord
- University Center – Gaylord
- North Central Michigan College