North of Gaylord is a roadside park. I small creek runs through it with a couple of bridges that cross the flowing water. The water comes from a natural spring known as the Irontone Spring. The park is Frank Wilkinson Park named in honor of Frank Wilkinson who was the first Otsego County road commissioner. He owned the property and deeded it to the county after his death.
Next time you are heading up north take a break from I-75 and travel along old 27. Be sure to stop at the little roadside park at Irontone Springs.
P.S. I found on the internets that there is a fountain with spring water that you can drink but it was not flowing while I was there. Maybe someone forgot to pay the water bill to Mother Nature.
P.P.S I will be at the community craft show this Saturday, Oct 26th at Messiah Lutheran Church at 1550 S. Poseyville Road near Midland. I will be there with books, calendars and T-shirts. If you are in the area I hope you will stop by and say hi. Admission is free. you can find out more at their facebook page HERE
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