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Area Description

Crawford County is located in the north-central part of the Lower Peninsula, traversed by I-75 and US-127.

The county contains 559 square miles. The county seat is Grayling. Only one percent of the county is agricultural. Most of the county is in the AuSable State and Huron Manistee National Forests. The economy depends largely on the service industry and retail trade. With national and state forests and parklands, recreational activities abound.

The Grayling area is a sanctuary for those who seek the great outdoors. When you're here, you enter “River Time Zone”– where time has no meaning.

Year round, Grayling offers casual adventures for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy biking, hiking, golfing, disc golfing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the AuSable and Manistee Rivers as well as endangered Kirtland’s Warbler tours, geocaching and historical sites. In the winter, snowtubing, snowboarding, and downhill skiing as well as numerous groomed or ungroomed trails for cross country skiing and snowmobiling are all available. 70% of the land in Crawford County is owned by either the State or Federal government, allowing public access to literally thousands of acres.

Whether it’s a family vacation, a weekend getaway, or just the desire for the total outdoor experience, when you arrive in Grayling, you have access to all that Northern Michigan has to offer.

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   Year round, Grayling offers casual adventures for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy biking, hiking, golfing, disc golfing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the AuSable and Manistee Rivers as well as endangered Kirtland’s Warbler tours, geocaching and historical sites. In the winter, snowtubing, snowboarding, and downhill skiing as well as numerous groomed or ungroomed trails for cross country skiing and snowmobiling are all available. 70% of the land in Crawford County is owned by either the State or Federal government, allowing public access to literally thousands of acres.

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Grayling has a diverse selection with art galleries, shops that display various types of art, numerous indoor and outdoor murals, a plethora of live music, arts & craft shows, festivals, etc.

Public transportation




Dial-A-Ride (throughout the county)
Indian Trails Bus System (travel to & from Grayling TO THE SOUTH)

Medical Facilities


Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital
VA Clinic
Physicians's Offices
Walk-In Clinic
Dental Offices
Orthodontics
Chiropractics

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  6.5  15.9  25.4  1.8 "
 Feb  6.2  17.2  28.2  1.3 "
 Mar  15.1  26.7  38.3  2.0 "
 Apr  28.1  40.1  52.1  2.6 "
 May  38.9  52.8  66.7  3.1 "
 Jun  48.4  62.1  75.8  3.5 "
 Jul  53.1  66.5  79.9  3.8 "
 Aug  51.2  64.3  77.3  3.8 "
 Sep  43.6  56.0  68.3  4.0 "
 Oct  33.8  44.9  56.0  3.4 "
 Nov  25.1  33.5  41.8  2.4 "
 Dec  14.5  22.3  30.1  1.8 "


Four Seasons
Winter typically runs November-March with cold temperatures (reaching below freezing) and snowfall great for downhill skiing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and more.
Spring - typically April-May with moderate temperatures (mid 50's to upper 60's) - great for hiking, biking, morel mushroom hunting.
Summer - typically June-August with sometimes humid temperatures (reaching 70-90 degrees) - great for hiking, biking, canoeing & kayaking down the AuSable River & Manistee River, fly fishing, boating & swimming in Lake Margrethe & surrounding lakes, shopping, festivals and more.
Fall - typically September-early November - moderate temperatures (55-65 degrees) with a beautiful array of autumn colors/tours, kayaking/canoeing, hiking/biking, nearly 70% state land to hunt on.

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Cost of Living for Grayling / Crawford County, MI

Grayling / Crawford County, Michigan cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior and income based apartments/housing, home rentals, homes for sale, duplexes, mobile home park, seasonal housing.

Senior Assistance in Grayling / Crawford County, MI

Grayling / Crawford County, Michigan offers the following assistance for seniors:


Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, Home Care, Visiting Nurses, Hospice, Meals on Wheels, Dial-A-Ride

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Michigan Works - RSVP Program

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