Spend Time in the Great Outdoors with a Trip to the Grayling Area

The Grayling area is a sanctuary for those who seek the great outdoors; a paradise for all who long to refresh their spirit.  Visit the Grayling area and enter “River Time Zone”, where time has no meaning, summer or winter. Cold weather enthusiasts crave the snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, fat biking and snowshoeing that have made Crawford County so popular.

The decision is not whether you can cross country ski, but where.  We have so many lovely areas the biggest decision of the day is which area to choose. The Grayling area offers six groomed ski areas and miles of ungroomed public lands for cross country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, and adventure skiing. Cross Country Ski HeadquartersForbush CornerHanson HillsHartwick Pines State Parkand Mason Tract Pathway offer over 100 K of well-groomed, scenic beginner to advanced trails. Winter fun also includes tubing and downhill skiing at the Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Several businesses specialize in ski rentals, clothing and equipment sales and lessons.

In the heart of the snowbelt, Grayling offers the first good snowmobiling for winter fun-seekers heading north. The easy accessibility of Crawford County from I-75 and U.S.127 means snowmobilers spend most of their weekend on their sleds, not in their cars. Enjoy a day touring the forested, rolling terrain and spend the evening relaxing at one of the many restaurants and comfortable lodging facilities. Rental, sales, storage and repair services are available at local businesses. Make Crawford County the place to center your snowmobiling trip. Everything you could ask for in a winter snowmobiling weekend can be found here, so plan to join us for a true winter experience!

There’s no need to wait indoors for the ice to thaw so you can enjoy your favorite sport of fishing. Grayling offers numerous lakes where the fish bite all year round as is evident by the ice shanties that pop up on the ice-covered lakes each winter. Numerous lakes in Grayling offer quality ice fishing.

Tired of the cold? The Grayling area is proud of a unique collection of retail shops and restaurants. Browse for antiques and collectibles, souvenirs, pottery, top of the line home accessories and fashion wear. Full service restaurants, breweries, delicatessens and bars offer a variety of meal options.

For more information, visit or Facebook, Grayling Visitors Bureau. Email  Do you want to talk to a live person? 800-937-8837.