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Activities

There's plenty to see and do in our local area!

To see a complete calendar of events listing, please visit our local Chamber website at www.graylingchamber.com

 Relax and take a canoe ride down the beautiful  Manistee River at  Shel-Haven Canoe Rental within walking distance from us.  Start upstream and float back to us - no waiting for a pickup.  It is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable activities,  whether you are a novice or  an experienced canoeist.

Take a stroll down memory lane at the Crawford County Historical  Museum, located on the main street of uptown Grayling.
You can always take a little time to shop in our quaint downtown!  There're a variety of neat shops and restaurants to visit.
 
We have an exceptional  Coca Cola memorabilia collection (the largest in northern Michigan with over 9,000 pieces) at Dawson-Stevens Diner.  This is a delightful 50's diner  that serves really good home cooking. 
 
Don't miss the Fred Bear archery collection on display at Bear's Den restaurant, serving the best pizza in town, along with subs, pastas and a great pizza/salad bar.  They also serve beer and wine.
 
Have a latte' or one of their other great drinks in the little cafe inside Flowers by Josie/Thanks a Latte' .
 

Of course, for the angler, there're a number of lakes within just a few miles and if you're into trout fishing, the great AuSable and Manistee Rivers are right here.  They offer some of the best fishing you can find anywhere.

During the last week in July you can enjoy the AuSable River Festival here in Grayling.  It's a week-long event jam-packed with fun things to see and do.  There's a car show, an arts & crafts show, a 100-mile bicycle tour to participate in, a quilt show, a book sale, music, food and more fun!  The event comes to a finish with the start of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon the last Saturday .

Bring your bikes and enjoy the many bike trails we have in Crawford County. 

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You can visit Hartwick Pines State Park,the largest state park in the lower peninsula.  It is only  a fifteen-minute drive from our location. 
     View the historic pines (some over 150 feet tall) and check out the wonderful Interpretive Center.  See how the loggers lived in our area in earlier days.  There're places to picnic and play, trails for walking and  regularly-scheduled  events going on.

Catch your own dinner at the Grayling Fish Hatchery!  We can even cook it  for you and serve it out on the deck if prior arrangements are made!!

During the winter you can down-hill or cross-country ski, snow shoe, or tube at Hanson Hills Recreational Park.  They offer lessons, snow shoe hikes and other special programs.  Check their calendar of events.

Traverse City is only about 45 minutes away from us where there're endless things to keep you busy.  Whether it's the shopping malls or  theaters, fine dining places or  special events, it's all there if you're looking for more.

For the snowmobilers, there're miles and miles of groomed trails in Crawford County for you to enjoy.  Bring your sleds and have a great time right from our front door.  We can also provide indoor parking for your sleds and pack you a snack if you like.

Don't see what you would like to do? Let us know and we will try to add it.

Burtch House Bed & Breakfast
11846 West M-72 , Grayling, MI 49738
(989) 348-5384
  dburtch38@gmail.com