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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…

NEW! CADILLAC GOLF TIPS

2019 TIPS FROM THE TEE

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 – Lakewood on the Green

Excited to bring you this week’s “Tips From the Tee” from Lakewood on the Green. Lakewood on the Green features a 6,047-yard par 70, 18 holes. The 18-hole course features 300 acres of rolling terrain, sprawling pines and hardwood, shimmering lakes, natural...

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...

Tips From the Tee – Caberfae Peaks

This week’s “Tips From the Tee” is coming to you from Caberfae Peaks. Caberfae offers one of the most gorgeous 9 holes Northern Michigan has to offer. The 9 holes, 36 par course is 3,326 yards from the tips but can be reduced down to 2,186 yards depending on what...

ALL WAYS TO EXPLORE
IN CADILLAC, MICHIGAN

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!


 


 

MILES OF MULTI-USE 4 SEASON TRAILS

GOLF COURSES WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF DOWNTOWN

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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!”

 

GREATER CADILLAC AREA EVENTS

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!


SIGNATURE EVENTS IN CADILLAC

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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.…

Simply Eloquent Gala

October 5 | @ 5:30 pm - October 6 | @ 12:00 am

Venue One: 5:30-7:30pm. Held at the Wexford County Historical Museum Venue Two: 7:30-9:00pm. Held at Hermann's European Cafe Venue Three: 8:30-Midnight. Held at Table 212 Tickets available at Brinks Custom Framing or WCHS Museum.  Single tickets are $100.00.  For more information call 231-775 or click here.  

Columbus Day

October 14 |

Cadillac Timberliner Fall Color Tour

October 19 |

Come in Friday evening, stroll along the lakeshore or take in our self-guided driving tour the day before, then board the Timberliner Saturday morning to a day trip south. Arriving back in Cadillac to freshen up for dinner out. The Cadillac Timberliner Fall Color Tour departs on October 19th, at 10:00 am from downtown Cadillac for a roundtrip, all-day excursion to Clare. Once arriving in Clare, passengers can take advantage of what this unique town has to offer by visiting…

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GRAB A MAP

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!

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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...

EXPLORE FALL FROM THE LOCAL EXPERTS

The Lakes Fall Color Route

THE LAKE/CADILLAC CITY FALL COLOR ROUTE – Visit page for .pdf download Cadillac City Fall Color Tour ORANGE ROUTE (see map at bottom of page) Starting downtown at the Cadillac City Park (GPS-190 Cass Street), head W toward Lake Cadillac on either Cass St or...

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...

One with nature at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting & Fishing Center

By Maralee Cook Ever wonder what the difference between a coyote and wolf is?  How about between a red and gray fox?   How big is an Elk? What does a black bear sound like? You can see, hear and feel for yourself the qualities of many of Northern...

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...

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