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Gaylord, Michigan: Halfway Between Equator and North Pole

Earlier wooden sign, possibly made by Boy Scouts, replaced with a modern sign in the 2010s. Still better than most 45th Parallel signs.

Hayes-Tower Rd, Gaylord, MI
I-75 exit 282. Drive west on Hwy 32/W. Main St. for four miles, then turn left onto Hayes-Tower Rd. Drive south for two miles. The sign will be on the left, just past a gated dirt road.
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45th Parallel sign.

Rustic 45th Parallel Marker

Freshly painted and can be clearly can seen next to Highway 27. There is a little driveway to pull off and park; great for a photo op. It's a better photo spot than the green highway sign on I-75.

[Michelle Tucker, 08/08/2020]

45th Parallel sign.

Rustic 45th Parallel Marker

This sign is no longer as "rustic" as it appeared in the earlier photo. It looks to have been recently updated, but is still a great photo op!

[Kait, 06/10/2012]

45th Parallel Marker.

Rustic 45th Parallel Marker

Gaylord, Mi. 45th parallel marker.

[Mike, 09/20/2010]

Most highway signs celebrating the globe-girdling invisible line are standard reflective green. This resembles a 1950s eagle scout project.

Halfway Marker - 45th Parallel

There is a sign on Old 27 just south of town marking the 45th parallel. There may also be one on I-75 marking it also.

[emsquared, 09/11/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Call of the Wild MuseumCall of the Wild Museum, Gaylord, MI - 4 mi.
45-Foot-Tall Bottle of Beer45-Foot-Tall Bottle of Beer, Gaylord, MI - 4 mi.
Deadman's Hill Scenic OverlookDeadman's Hill Scenic Overlook, Mancelona, MI - 9 mi.
In the region:
Two Tanks, Jet, Rocket, Anchor, Grayling, MI - 24 mi.

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