About Our Area
Mercy Hospital Grayling primarily serves two areas: Crawford and Roscommon counties. Learn more about each of these areas below.
Crawford County is currently one of the best locations in Michigan for economic growth. Located just north of the junction of I-75 and US-27, Crawford County is perfectly situated to enable business, industry and individuals to come together for gatherings or permanent relocation. 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.
Like much of Michigan, Roscommon County features a substantial amount of natural beauty. It has three large lakes, with Higgins Lake once being named the sixth most beautiful lake in the world by National Geographic. There are 188,996 acres of public land for recreational activities, and tourist accommodations and activities vary greatly.
Here you will find four seasons of fun, fishing, fireworks and festivals. Michigan's Other Great Lakes –– Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake St. Helen will delight you with their natural beauty, wildlife viewing, and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. All three lakes are a sportsman's fishing and boating paradise. Located in the heart of Michigan you are just a short drive from a great get away. Whether you love to hike and bike, golf and shop, canoe and swim, there are activities for the whole family.