Local Area Recreation Near Gaylord KOA Holiday
With a unique location on the 45 parallel, the Alpine Village of Gaylord is truly Northern Michigan's heart. Whether you're visiting Gaylord for the first or the 31st time, we know that you'll love your time here. Gaylord is unique in its centrality - only minutes from everything you could hope for in the north and things you might not expect either, like top-notch shopping, galleries, arts, music festivals, elk viewing & more! Come stay and play with all of the comforts of home, away from home!
Experience all that is Northern Michigan along one of the many trails in Otsego County used for hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing. The area abounds with pathways for outdoor enthusiasts of every skill and age level, and all are free to use with no trail passes required.
With 17 golf courses and 20 lodging facilities, which include world-class resorts and championship golf designed by some of America's top golf course designers, the Gaylord area is your dream golf destination.
The Pigeon River State Forest's expansive 105,000 acres with the Midwest's only free ranging elk herd offers a unique wilderness experience that is just a short drive from downtown Gaylord. The Department of Natural Resources maintains this excellent elk habitat through careful forest and wildlife management.