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With 60 pages of incredible resources for the region, the Cadillac Michigan Travel Guide is the ONLY official travel publication in the Cadillac Area.  Complete with all new maps, travel ideas, and more, this is a MUST for any new traveler to the area.

Discover Colors this Fall

We have four awesome area scenic routes available for you to take in the splendor of fall color. 

New Views. Take to the Rivers.

There is nothing like the view of fall color from the river…



There are 8 golf courses within 20 minutes of Cadillac’s Downtown.  While each offers a unique golfing experience, they share the special beauty that is unique to this area, feature well-cared for courses and friendly, welcoming service.  Each course is easily accessible from area freeways, and NEW this year our summer interns are creating an 8-10 part series to highlight the signature holes of each course, along with Tips from the Pro on how to play it best, with a few fun facts and golf course banter along the way. 

Check out their complete video series here, or click on the latest episode .

Tips From the Tee – Evergreen

Evergreen brings you this week's Tips From the Tee. Evergreen offers 27 total holes on its premises. The full-fledged 18-hole Spruce course boasts a 6,438 yards with a par of 71. Norway, the executive course, has 9-holes of fun with 2,793 yards with a par of 36....

Fall Orchards and Goodies!

Fall is in the air, kids are back to school and now it’s hard to find something to do on the weekends. If you’re in need of some fall inspiration, these local farms and businesses are here to get you in the festive spirit. Manistee County Calvin Lutz Farm [8576...

5 walking trails that won't disappoint fall color seekers

by Dave Foley  When the sumac bushes turn crimson and the maple leaves burst forth in red, I adjust my priorities. Being indoors when nature is staging its annual leafy color show is just wrong. Starting in the last days of September the dominant woodland green...


Nature is calling you to explore ALL WAYS CADILLAC…our rolling, forest-covered hills, ample rivers, diverse lakes, and varied trails all interconnect and span for miles and miles of fun.

When the sunsets are earlier and hang on the rim, the autumn leaves begin to turn with vivid reds and golds coloring the river valleys and forests. With over 500,000 acres of National Forest, our late September thru October Color Tours are a must-see, a ‘bucket list’ item for sure. The Cadillac region is also the geographic center of Michigan and boasts the highest elevation in the state. The shifting winds across Lake Michigan keep the winter white on our trails and ski hills longer, and freeze our lakes earlier than most. Skiers, snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, ice fishermen… they all co-exist in our region.

Come join us!







MAXIMIZE your exploration time. Learn what kind of explorer you are in Cadillac. Get outdoors, enjoy a trail, the slopes, or explore the quaint downtowns. Find out where you fit in the fabric of Cadillac and find the best ways for you to enjoy ALL things Cadillac!

Launching in late 2019, we will offer you a completely interactive “explorer experience!”



All year-round Cadillac draws crowds for its events and festivals, with live music, vintage cars, craft beer, and even better company. Our central location in Northern Michigan makes our town the perfect spot to gather and celebrate all there is to love about Michigan. So grab your friends and head our way. We are cooking up some great events for the coming year!


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Earthwork Harvest Gathering

September 20 | - September 22 |

Earthwork Harvest Gathering is a celebration of music & community, a family-friendly cultural event in its 18th year!  Held at Earthwork Farm just outside Lake City, Michigan.  For more details and ticket information go to the website.

Manton Area Paddles Up World Record Attempt

September 21 | @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

How many Kayak can we fit in Lake Billings, enough to break the world record of 3,150? On Sept 21, 2019 lets find out, Preregistration is encouraged to speed the registration process. while we are not totally setup to do everything yet I wanted you to have a save the date and invite your friends notice. Cost is $5.00 per kayak and shirts will be available to purchase. Check out the Facebook event for more details.

McBain Football Golf Outing

September 21 | @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

PLEASE JOIN US for our ANNUAL OH YEAH SCRAMBLE. Nothing fancy - just a good scramble with good friends. $45 per player includes 18 holes with cart, luncheon after golf, prizes, and skins game. Only $30 for MGC MEMBERS and $20 for MGC Cart Members. Call 231-839-2901 for more information.

Festival of the Pines

September 26 | - September 29 |

The Festival of the Pines is a time honored celebration of our area Christmas tree growers and lumbering industries. The Festival kicks off on Thursday evening with The Prince & Princess of the Pines Pageant (5:30 p.m.) and also a Teen Dance for 6th to 8th graders (6:30p to 8p). Business After 5 on Friday downtown in the Food & Beverage Tent from 5-7 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, network, socialize enjoy hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and 50/50 drawings! Saturday is…

5th Annual Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race

September 28 |

Come join us for the 5th annual Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race presented by Dynamic Physical Therapy. The race will take place at the Cadillac Pathway, close to the heart of downtown Cadillac. The Bear Claw Epic is a race for all ages and abilities of cyclists with 1, 2, 3, and 4 lap options, as well as a kids' race. We are proud members and supporters of the Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association (NMMBA). For more information on…

Cadillac Craft Beer Festival

September 28 | @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Established in 2009, the Cadillac Craft Beer Festival has grown leaps and bounds to include the best in local libations, food & music. This year is expected to be the best yet with expansions in nearly every aspect of our celebration. There is something for everyone, so come enjoy our newly renovated Plaza area and City Park at the Cadillac Commons with your friends. You will find the best in Michigan Beer & Cider along with our annual Homebrew Competition,…

KISS in Cadillac

October 4 | @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Relive one of the most iconic events of Cadillac's history, when KISS came to Cadillac Michigan in 1975 with none other than Jim Neff! The Wexford County Historical Society will be open at 6:30pm with the presentation starting at 7pm.  The presentation is free, but donations are very much appreciated. Make sure to check out the Wexford County Historical Society Facebook page for any updates to the event.

Pere Marquette 1225 Color Tour Train

October 5 |

Join us and the Pere Marquette 1225 on October 5th as we celebrate two major milestones in our incredible story that continues to this day! The Steam Railroading Institute will be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Michigan State University Railroad Club and their initial restoration of the 1225 with an all-day excursion behind the world-famous steam locomotive. 2019 Cadillac Limited Flyer

Cycles & Cider Bike Event

October 5 | @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Calling all cider riders! This family friendly riding event is filled with scenic views down the Rails-to-Trails (White Pine Trail). Starting at the 9&10 News Headquarters for a 9:00am kick stands up and off you go! You’ll stop at the Reed City Chamber for a mid-ride break. Snack on some donuts and apple cider before heading back to the after party at the 9&10 News Headquarters. The after party will include food truck, hard ciders, music and family fun! For…

Jan Coppola Bills Program

October 5 | @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jan Bills is the author of Late Bloomer, a certified landscape designer, advanced master gardener and speaker on how to garden in one's later years. She is founder of, "Two Women and a Hoe" a landscape design company in lower Michigan. This presentation is the cooperative efforts of Friends of the Cadillac Library and the Cadillac Garden Club. We welcome Jan to our area to give us tips on effective gardening while coping with the physical challenges that age brings.…

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When you can explore as much as you can in Cadillac, you need to have the right maps that make it easy to get around. Explore our website, you will find maps everywhere, but here are the top sought out maps so you can get out and start exploring as soon as possible!



Tips From the Tee – Cadillac Country Club

Cadillac Country Club brings you this week’s “Tips From the Tee.” The CCC was designed in 1910, making it almost 110 years old. The 18 hole course measures 6,107 yards from the tips and comes down to 5,159 yards from the front tees. Four par 3’s, two par 5’s and...

Tips From the Tee – Antioch Hills Golf Club

This week’s “Tips From the Tee” is from Antioch Hills Golf Club. Antioch Hills Golf Club is formerly known as The Briar at Mesick but is now under new management for Antioch Hills Golf Club. The 18-hole course stretches out to 5,817 yards from the back tees and...

Tips From the Tee – Emerald Vale

“Tips From the Tee” is excited to be coming from beautiful Emerald Vale in Manton, Michigan. Emerald Vale plays 6,785 yards from the back gold tees and 5,219 yards from the front red tees. The par is 72 and features 4 par 3’s, 10 par 4’s, 4 par 5’s. Gorgeous...


5 walking trails that won't disappoint fall color seekers

by Dave Foley  When the sumac bushes turn crimson and the maple leaves burst forth in red, I adjust my priorities. Being indoors when nature is staging its annual leafy color show is just wrong. Starting in the last days of September the dominant woodland green...

Manistee River Trail & North Country Trail Loop

Manistee River Trail & NCT Loop This is a perfect weekend-size, plus or minus, 20 mile Manistee River Trail & NCT loop that takes you on some of the best terrain in the Lower Peninsula. THE BEST PART -You only need one car… it’s a loop so park up...

Out and About, 10 Essentials for Your Next Hiking Trip

By Dave Foley: If you enjoy hiking, be it a day trip or an overnight on the trail, there’s plenty of opportunities in the Cadillac area. Pick any stretch of the more than 50 miles or North Country Trail in our area, or hike the Manistee River Trail between Hodenpyl...

New Winter Sports Trail at Cadillac Pathway popular with Fat-bikers

By Dave FoleyWhen the snow conditions are right, the MDNR Cadillac Pathway parking lot off Seeley Road just east of Cadillac, will be filled with cars left by cross country skiers, fatbike enthusiasts, and snowshoers. While the Cadillac Pathway has been a...

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