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Otsego county map

Size: 530 Square Miles
Elevation: 900-1500 Feet
Physiography: Hill-Lands, Plains
Growing Season: 70-110 days
Annual Precipitation: 28-33 inches
Average Snowfall: 90-160 inches
Forest Type: Aspen-Birch, Oak-Hickory, Maple-Beech-Hemlock
Fall Colors: Late September - Early October

The first white pioneers settled in the Otsego Lake area. Lumbering and farming were the main industries. Today Otsego County is a big all season recreation area. Gaylord is known as the "Ski Capital of Michigan" It also is halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. It hosts the Alpine Festival each year in the summer.

Otsego Community Connection

Arbutus Beach Elmira (49730) Gaylord (49735)
Hallock Hetherton Johannesburg (49751)
Martindale Otsego Lake Red Oak
Sparr Vanderbilt (49795) Waters (49797)

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