Local Area Attractions Near Gaylord South / Bradford Lake KOA Holiday
Sitting right on Big Bradford Lake, Gaylord South/Bradford Lake KOA makes the perfect base camp to explore all the wonders of Northern Michigan. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, and sightseeing are all only a day trip away!
At 5 miles long and 200 feet high, the Mackinac (pronounced mack-in-aw) bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Dividing the Upper Peninsula from the "upper-lower" portion of the state, "the mighty mac" is certainly a sight to see! One day a year, on labor day, visitors can walk the bridge, opting to walk half (5-mile round trip) or the whole (10-mile round trip) bridge while it's closed to traffic.
Sault Saint Marie
Divided down the middle by the Canadian Border, Sault Saint Marie boasts an amazing assortment of things to do and see. From the vibrant arts and culture scene, to hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing, all the way to amazing cuisine and wine tours, Sault Saint Marie makes a spectacular day of sight seeing. Enjoy the festivals, galleries, and performances taking place all year round. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day or an adventure-filled one, this jaunt north has something for everyone!
Taking a day trip to Mackinac Island is a great way to experience the beauty of Michigan. The island is just a short ferry ride away from Mackinaw City, and offers a unique combination of history, culture, and scenic beauty. Once you arrive, you can explore the historical sites, enjoy the natural beauty of the island, indulge in some world famous fudge, or check out the festivals throughout the year, including the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival and the Mackinac Island Music Festival.
Delta Bay Planetarium
Take a trip an hour and a half south to visit the Delta Bay Planetarium, offering a wide variety of educational, entertaining, and immersive shows that explore the universe. From interactive shows about the constellations to captivating programs about the planets and stars, the planetarium has something for everyone. The state-of-the-art projection system and surround sound system make the shows even more captivating. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, always willing to answer questions or provide more information about the topics being covered. There is also a gift shop where you can purchase souvenirs and books about astronomy.
The City of Gaylord maintains an elk herd and provides viewing areas for the public to stop and watch the 40 elk, which wander about on 108 acres of land.
Gaylord, MI 49735
Local Area Recreation Near Gaylord South / Bradford Lake KOA Holiday
Biking your thing? Hit the trail straight from the campground! Though the trail technically begins just north, there is a less maintained trail that connects the campground to the actual bike trail. Note: this trail does not permit UTVs.
Call of the Wild
Check out Gaylord's Call of the Wild museum! This little gem boast some wonderful animal displays and an adorable botique. Pair it with putt putt golf and go karts, and you've got a day of fun just miles from camp!