Points of Interest
• Otsego County Historical Society Museum, 320 W. Main St., Gaylord; 732-4568. Open from June through October, the museum exhibits various historical items from the area and offers maps for historical tours.
• Elk Park, at the end of Grandview Boulevard in Gaylord. Penned-in elk and deer are a popular draw.
• Pontresina Swiss Stone, South Otsego Avenue at Main Street. A 1-ton boulder from the Swiss Alps, a gift from Gaylord’s sister city, Pontresina, Switzerland, sits on the county building lawn.
• The Gaylord Car. The vintage vehicle was built here in 1911 and is housed in the Gaylord Area Information Center, 125 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord.
• Mount Carmel Centre, North Otsego Avenue and Mitchell Street, Gaylord. This building has been a Gaylord landmark since 1901. Formerly St. Mary Cathedral.
• World’s Largest Ice Tree. During the winter, watch the “tree” grow on the county building lawn.
• First Congregational Church, 218 W. Second St., Gaylord, is a historical site.
• Call of the Wild, 850 S. Wisconsin Ave., Gaylord. Features wildlife displays, miniature golf and go-carts.
• Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve, 2043 Gingell Road, Johannesburg. Features hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing on a number of trails.