Grayling is named after the Grayling fish which was one of the most prevalent fish in the town’s rivers and lakes, the Grayling fish has now been replaced with the Trout and is known to reside within the Holly Waters.

Jet-set anglers are welcomed by a 2 mile long runway and the down town district, where they can find locally raised culture within; restaurants, coffee houses, breweries, multiple art galleries, shopping, live shows and entertainment, a historic museum and theater. After getting their fill, if one can that is, of the rivers or many lakes, residents can participate in numerous year round activities including golfing, skiing downhill, cross country skiing, attend community festivals, indulge in miles of public trails be it on horseback, snowmobile, ATV’s or bike.

Visit Grayling once and you may just make it your home.

Canoe paddlers compete along a 200+ mile journey overnight as part of the AuSable Canoe Marathon Race. The marathon is the second leg of an international triple crown, drawing competitors and spectators from around the world over the past half century. This stretch of water is sought by fly fishing Anglers throughout the nation.

More than vacation spot, residents can find many amenities like the school district rated 2nd best traditional school district in Michigan, a hospital ranked in the top 100 of the nation, and Kirtland Community College specializing in health care education. Grayling is seated within the AuSable River valley between the Manistee and AuSable rivers.