Visit Grayling – Lodging and Recreation, Grayling, Michigan

Welcome To Grayling, Michigan

Located in the heart of Northern Michigan, Grayling is an outdoor paradise. Fishing, hiking, canoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, hunting – Grayling has it all.

Grayling is perhaps best known for the beautiful AuSable River that winds through the center of town. It is the site of the world’s longest canoe marathon, and a legendary trout fishery.

At VisitGrayling.Com we hope to bring you all the best that Grayling has to offer. Check back often for the latest things to see and do in the Grayling area.

Grayling Area News and Specials

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – We Are Open For the Season
[ November 7, 2016 to November 23, 2016. ] Season Hours are: Monday through Thursday: 10:00am to 5:30pm Friday and Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm We're open for the season and it's time to PARTY! Winter clothing sales, XC ski and snowshoe sales, kids clothing/outerwear, winter boots, flannels, sweaters, socks, hats and gloves - all of it is on sale all weekend as we kick [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, Small Business Saturday, Bean Bomb Bash, and Fashion Show – November 25 – 28, 2016
[ November 25, 2016 to November 28, 2016. ] Want to see what’s new in winter clothing and active-wear this year? Look no further than the Cross Country Ski Headquarters fashion show! Crew members will model the latest and greatest wears from The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, Patagonia, Brooks, Salomon, Woolrich, Mountain Hardwear, Swix, Rab, Craft, Bjorn Daehlie, Smartwool, Sporthill, Lucy, Kari Traa, [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Trails Open – December 1, 2016
[ December 1, 2016; ] Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Mackinac Cut and Wild Turkey Trails Open on December 1. If we have received enough snow by December 1st, we will groom Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Mackinac Cut and Wild Turkey Trails. All 18 kilometers of trail will be groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing by December 3rd, snow permitting! Take advantage of [...] more...

Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere” – Rialto Theater – December 3, 2016
[ December 3, 2016; 3:00 pm; ] Warren Miller's "Here, There & Everywhere" World Premier Presented By: AuSable Family Dental MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Saturday December 3rd!! And prepare to join us for the World Primier of Warren Miller's "Here, There, & Everywhere" at the Rialto Theather in Downtown Grayling. This is a fundraiser event for Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Movie Ticket Price is $20 per person Only [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – December 10, 2016
[ December 10, 2016; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Amy Powell Ski Clinic & Fast Wax Clinic & Team Dinner – December 10, 2016
[ December 10, 2016; ] Don’t miss out on undoubtedly some of the best technique training available from Amy Powell, former MI Cup Overall Women’s Champion, Vasa 50km champion, Level 3 PSIA certified ski instructor, and all around great skier and coach. Amy is excellent at coaching a wide array of abilities, has a keen eye for form, and a [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Full Moon Night Skiing! – December 16, 2016
[ December 16, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Experience the magic of winter in a whole new light! Every full moon during the ski season, we light the Trapper’s Cabin trail with torches, creating a truly unique and memorable nighttime experience. We will also have a bonfire and serve hot chocolate at Trapper’s Cabin from 6-8:00PM. Skiers who need to rent skis must do so before [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters -Trapper Santa on the Trails – December 17, 2016
[ December 17, 2016; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Ski or snowshoe to Trapper’s Cabin to find Trapper Santa! This rustic, wizened Santa will be tending the bonfire, roasting chestnuts, and telling wintery tales to kids from 1 to 92. Join him for free hot cocoa and lots of Christmas spirit! Trapper Santa on the Trails! December 17th – Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm Visit XC Ski Headquarters Website >>>> more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – December 17, 2016
[ December 17, 2016; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – December 31, 2016
[ December 31, 2016; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Pure Michigan Family Winter Trails Day – January 7, 2017
[ January 7, 2017; 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. ] Entering its 20th year, the Pure Michigan Winter Trails Day offers children and adults who are NEW to snow-shoeing and cross country skiing, the chance to try both activities for FREE. Come join us and discover how fun winter fitness can be, and enjoy the social aspects that accompany these easy-to-learn winter sports. Check-in is at [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski the Beer Trail with Paddle Hard Brewery! – February 4, 2017
[ February 4, 2017; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Join us for a day of craft beer on the ski trails! Northern Michigan's own Paddle Hard Brewery will set up tasting stations along the Trappers Cabin and Manitou trails, at which skiers and snowshoers can try some of Michigan’s most excellent craft beer. more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski the Beer Trail with Paddle Hard Brewery! – March 4, 2017
[ March 4, 2017; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Join us for a day of craft beer on the ski trails! Northern Michigan's own Paddle Hard Brewery will set up tasting stations along the Trappers Cabin and Manitou trails, at which skiers and snowshoers can try some of Michigan’s most excellent craft beer. more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Michigan Cup Relays – March 12, 2017
[ March 12, 2017; 9:30 am; ] A Michigan Cup Relay Race with 3 skiers per team: 2 legs freestyle, one leg classic; approximately 8km per leg for freestyle and classic. Registration starts at 9:30am. Relays start at 11am. Entry Fee is $20 per racer. All entrees score Team Points. more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – 24rd Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – March 19, 2017
[ March 19, 2017; ] The longest standing juniors race in Michigan, the Muffin Race will be held at Cross Country Ski Headquarters on Sunday, February 28th. The race is a Junior Girls & Boys 8km Pursuit race. Skiers will classic ski the first half of the race then ski freestyle the second half of the race. more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Bob Frye Inducted to Michigan Ski Hall of Fame!
We are honored to announce that Bob Frye, after 42 years in the cross country skiing industry, has been inducted to the Michigan Ski Hall of Fame! The induction took place on Monday, August 22nd, at the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association annual meeting and dinner. Bob, founder of Cross Country Ski Headquarters, was honored for his [...] more...

Hanson Hills Photos – Winter 2015 – 2016
Hanson Hills Photos – Winter 2015 – 2016 – via Hanson Hills Page on Facebook (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view) View Hanson Hills Photos – Winter 2015 – 2016 on Facebook >>>> Visit Hanson Hills Website >>>> more...

Featured Lodging

Fay’s Motel
Motel owners with a “Bed and Breakfast Attitude” Guaranteed clean with prices that you can live with. All rooms include: Microwave and fridge. Direct dial phones and extended cable T.V. We have singles, doubles, cottages with kitchenettes, and Private two person Jacuzzi Suites. Snowmobilers: Owner is a Groomer Driver E-mailed Trail Reports Ammenities include: Heated Garage just in case you have repairs to do. An acre [...] more...

Ramada Grayling Hotel and Conference Center
Enhance your northern Michigan experience when you stay at our full-service Ramada Grayling Hotel and Conference Center. Located just off Interstate 75 next to Grayling Golf Club at the western edge of Huron National Forest, our non-smoking Grayling hotel near Camp Grayling offers 151 rooms for your comfort and convenience. Dine at our on-site restaurant, AuSable [...] more...

Days Inn Grayling
Located off Interstate 75, our Grayling hotel near the Au Sable River is ideal for a trip to Lower Michigan. We have 24-hour front desk service and a concierge to help you get more from your stay. Our pet-friendly Grayling, MI, hotel has king, double queen and Jacuzzi suites, as well as handicapped-accessible rooms. Every morning [...] more...

Beach Front Hotel – Houghton Lake
Stay at this Houghton Lake hotel nestled on the shore of Michigan’s largest inland lake and enjoy numerous recreation opportunities. Swimming, boating, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing is all available to you. In the winter months you are close to snow-skiing, cross country skiing and groomed snowmobile trails. Enjoy Four Seasons of Fun on Michigan’s Other [...] more...

North Country Lodge
Welcome to the North Country Lodge, located in beautiful Grayling, Michigan. We offer top of the line accommodations at affordable prices. Whether you stay will be long or short, we have the ability to accommodate your needs. Please give us a call. Our staff is very pleasant, friendly and helpful. We know [...] more...

Featured Dining

Paddle Hard Brewing
Life’s Short! Paddle Hard! Thats why we are handcrafting awesome beer in one of Northern Michigan’s greatest towns. Grayling, the heart of the north, is famous for fast canoes and cold water and that’s exactly how we make our beer. Fast and all over the place with no rhyme, reason or plan! The mantra here in our [...] more...

Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails
Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails restaurant and tavern has served families, vacationers, business people and Camp Grayling military service men and women since 1933. Conveniently located on I75 Business Loop downtown Grayling, Michigan on the banks of the AuSable River. “The Meeting Place of the North” “The Friendliest Place in Town” Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails restaurant and tavern has served [...] more...

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