Gaylord, Michigan is located in the center of beautiful Northern Michigan, making  it a great vacation destination!  From local shopping destinations to golf or water activites Gaylord has it all! Located with in 1 hour of  other beautiful vacation destinations: Mackinaw Island and City, Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Boyne City.  Under 1.5 hours from beautiful Traverse Bay in Traverse City.