~ Gaylord, Michigan ~

Local Attractions

Things to Do in the Gaylord, MI Area

Centrally located in northern Michigan, Heart Lake Resort makes the perfect home-base for a variety of day trips to local destinations.

Minutes away from hunting opportunities

Surrounded by state land, guests are welcome to hunt a variety of species such as grouse, squirrel, deer, turkey etc.

Be sure to check the Michigan DNR website for hunting season dates and licenses.

Hike around Northern Michigan

Visit Hartwick Pines, Pigeon River State Forest, Deadman’s Hill, Ocqueoc Falls, or a variety of the state parks nearby.

10 minutes to Gaylord's City Elk Park

Watch and listen to the elk bugle (best to go around dinner time)!

Be sure to stop by the Alpine Chocolat Haus before you go to grab a tasty snack…..or two!

10 minutes to Call of the Wild

Go-karts ~ Mini golf ~ Museum ~ Gift Shop ~ Try their fudge!

1/2-mile walk to local park & playground

Features update-to-date playground, pavilion and ball diamond

Round up a group for a kickball game ~ Let kiddos burn off some energy ~ Host a family gathering under the pavilion ~ Go for a walk along the trail directly across the street

1 hour to Charlevoix, MI

Shopping ~ Restaurants ~ Searching the beaches for Petoskey stones

45 minutes to Petoskey, MI

Shopping ~ Restaurants ~ Bike rentals ~ Beautiful pier to walk along the water

45 minutes to the Mackinac Bridge

Take a day trip to da U.P. ~ Catch a ferry to Mackinac Island ~ Sample fudge ~ Shopping/restaurants

35 minutes to Boyne Mountain

Golfing ~ Chairlift rides for fall color tours ~ Skybridge - Just opened October 2022 ~ Downhill skiing ~ Cross country ski trails/rentals ~ Massage/Spa

20 minutes to Treetops

Golfing ~ Chairlift rides for fall color tours ~ Downhill skiing ~ Cross country ski trails/rentals ~ Massage/Spa