Grayling, Michigan sits directly on the Famous AuSable River in Crawford County, known for its blue ribbon trout waters and the famous AuSable Canoe Marathon held in July. The Heart of the North, located in Central Northern Michigan, Grayling offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike, as well as a variety of lodging accommodations, retail shopping, restaurants, and microbreweries.
Grayling prides itself on being a safe place to live and grow and the perfect place to spend a weekend year round. Canoeing, boating, fishing, hiking, and biking bring visitors all summer, but winter here is just a fun filled! With a plethora of snowmobile trails passing through, and Hanson Hills providing skiing, snowboarding, and tubing down snowy hills, it is easy to have a good time on a chilly day. Grayling can offer you a lovely day of winter recreation and a comfy place to warm up and lay your head for the night.
Grayling also hosts several community events and festivals throughout the year. We have the Main Street Paddle Battles in the beginning of July, as well as several other canoeing events throughout July ending with the Annual AuSable Canoe Marathon at the end of the Grayling River Fest. River Fest is a week long festival that includes a Kids Day to kick it off, HUP race with handmade canoes in the city park, a craft fair, and car-show before the start of the race on Saturday night. Grayling also hosts an annual Harvest Festival in conjunction with the Grayling Promotional Associations Annual Fall Craft Fair. The annual Christmas Walk and Festival of Trees is a beautiful sight to be seen every November as we head into the holiday season. The are just a few of the events to experience in Grayling.
Be sure to check out our Grayling Main Street community calendar, as well as links to the Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce and Grayling Visitors Bureau for more events and things to do on your visit to the Heart of the North, Grayling, MI.
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