1. Pick up a hand crafted pastry and delicious cup of coffee from Coffee by Steph.

2. Belly up to the bar rail at Spike’s Keg-O Nails, home of the famous Spike Burger.

3. Paddle Hard is where you can find deliciously creative flatbreads, paninis and 28 taps to choose from.

4. A soon-to-be relaxing place to grab a beer and enjoy some fresh air is the Paddle Hard Yard.

5. The Curator & Repair Shop has anything you could need for gifts, whether it’s for someone else or yourself.

6. Michigan Brew provides a wonderful atmosphere for coffee, cocktails, and cuisine, all either Michigan made or with Michigan roots

7. Stop by AuSable Gifts for the perfect Grayling souvenir, like beautifully crafted polish pottery to toys for the kiddos.

8. The AuSable Artisan Village is home to a 40+ artist gallery, live concerts, and tons of class offerings.

9. Grayling Restaurant is a must-see highlight of any trip to Grayling, with a menu ranging from classic diner breakfasts to delicious salads, sandwiches and home made soups for lunch.

10. Take a float down the AuSable River in one of Borchers Kayaks or canoes, and sleep comfortably in their Riverside Bed and Breakfast.

11. Whether you paddle, peddle or pound the trails, make Northbound Outfitters your first stop for any of your gear needs. Make sure you don’t miss out on a fantastic lunch at the NBO Food Truck, either.

12. Tip’n the Mitten is the best shop downtown to find all sorts of unique Michigan Made products as well as a fresh cup of coffee, an ice cream cone, or score a new favorite Michigan wine or craft beer

  • HANSON HILLS and HARTWICK PINES are the places to find well maintained trails for all levels for outdoor activity and memory making.
  • THE CRAWFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will take you back through the area’s history.
  • WELLINGTON FARMS, there is fun for all ages, including a petting farm!
  • The last week of July hosts the AUSABLE RIVER FESTIVAL with a large arts & crafts show in the city park, food trucks and a beer tent with live entertainment and the annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon.
  • Take the kiddos to the CITY PARK right off of the business loop to blow off some steam and enjoy the river view.
  • Downtown Grayling is home to BREW AVENUE, Grayling’s Social District, allowing patrons to grab a drink and take it for a walk around downtown.
  • Grayling Promotional Association brings your JUNK IN THE TRUNK and it happens every Memorial and Labor Day weekend – stop by and fi nd a new treasure!
  • Join GRAYLING MAIN STREET and THE GRAYLING HERITAGE COMMITTEE on June 10 for their downtown Block party, celebrating their new city clock installation and 150 years of being a community.
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