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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.

Find Your Way to the Forests of Cadillac. The Hunt Begins.

With spring on the horizon, morel mushroom enthusiasts start planning their hunt. Find tips and tricks for your forest exploration and successful hunt.

Discover River Adventure this Summer

Hundreds of miles of rivers flow through the heart of Cadillac.  The Big Manistee River and Pine River are ideal paddling and fishing rivers in the region with plenty of liveries providing you with rentals and easy access.

Access Maps. Take to the Trails.

There is almost no limit to how far you can go and what you can explore on our vast trail network that is 200+ miles strong…

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

ADVENTURERS WELCOME!

WHAT KIND OF EXPLORER ARE YOU?
TAKE THE TEST.  FIND MORE TO DO.

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 early 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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Visit Cadillac Festival of the Arts website
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Coyote Crossing Open Mic Nights

May 23 | @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Enjoy Open Mic Night through the summer in our cozy bar, or outdoor corral! Come out and watch local artists show their talents.  Open Mic Night starts on May 23 and goes thru August 29.  Make sure to check out our website for the list of musicians each week.

Manton Memorial Day Car Show

May 25 | @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rotary Stride for S.T.R.I.V.E 5K

May 27 | @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Cadillac Rotary Club hosts its 21st Annual STRIDE FOR S.T.R.I.V.E. 5k Event on Memorial Day. Hundreds of timed runners and student participants run or walk the course from the Cadillac Senior High School stadium toward Kenwood Park and back along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Cadillac to finish back at the football field. Through collaborative efforts by Cadillac Rotarians, key community members, and the participants, this event is successfully run each year. Proceeds support the Rotary S.T.R.I.V.E. program which…

Memorial Day Parade / Veterans Walk

May 27 | @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

The observances will follow the traditional pattern, with the Cadillac Area Honor Guard performing a salute to sailors at 9:30am on Lake Cadillac at the City Dock near the Cadillac Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion. The parade down Cadillac's main street, Mitchell Street, starts at 10am, and will follow the shore of the lake to Veterans Memorial Stadium at the intersection of Chestnut and Linden Streets.  Veterans are encouraged to walk in the parade, and a horse-drawn carriage will also be…

Coyote Crossing Open Mic Nights

May 30 | @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Enjoy Open Mic Night through the summer in our cozy bar, or outdoor corral! Come out and watch local artists show their talents.  Open Mic Night starts on May 23 and goes thru August 29.  Make sure to check out our website for the list of musicians each week.

Friends of the Library Program – Michael Sincic

June 1 | @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Blend artist, Michael Sincic, will share his story of how at age 13, a brain tumor stole his vision. Therapy and friends guided him into using touch to become the watercolor artist he is today. It's an amazing journey. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cadillac Library. Friends of the Library Program Flyer

Camp Greensky Music Festival

June 6 | - June 8 |

Three magical nights of music & camping curated by Greensky Bluegrass in Northern Michigan!  Check out the website for details of the festival.

Coyote Crossing Open Mic Nights

June 6 | @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Enjoy Open Mic Night through the summer in our cozy bar, or outdoor corral! Come out and watch local artists show their talents.  Open Mic Night starts on May 23 and goes thru August 29.  Make sure to check out our website for the list of musicians each week.

Abraham Lincoln Through The Eyes of Political Cartoonists

June 7 | @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come see one of America's most famous presidents through the eyes of a political cartoonist with Dr. Stephen Siciliano, the President of the Traverse Area Historical Society. 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.

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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!

LATEST STORIES

“OUT AND ABOUT” WITH DAVE FOLEY

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...

Out & About, Prime Paddling Season is Upon Us!

By Dave Foley If you were hesitant about joining the throngs of paddlers that fill popular rivers like the Manistee and Pine on summer weekends, take heart, the pressure on these streams is noticeably less after Labor Day. Only a few canoe liveries are...

Out & About, Steelhead on the Move

By Dave FoleyRivers like the Pere Marquette, as well as the Big and Little Manistee, get a little crowded after Labor Day as thousands of salmon leave Lake Michigan to push up these steams to spawn.From late August until September king and coho salmon...

EXPLORE WINTER FROM THE LOCAL EXPERTS

The Boon Bonfire

Taking to the trails, we leave from the Caberfae Trailhead on Trail 638 towards 637 headed to the Boon Bonfire. Our group is made up of novice to experienced riders, so the ride starts off touring 15 mph to a forest trail that will remind you of a...

Horizontal Glide – XC Skiing in Cadillac

Cross County Skiing in Cadillac While Caberfae Peaks offers plenty of thrills for alpine skiers, cross-country skiers can delight in a trio of free, groomed, public trail systems in the Cadillac area. Nearest to Caberfae Peaks is the 10 mile-long McKenzie...

Vertical Drop – Skiing in Cadillac

Back in the day, the Cadillac area was the state’s first ski destination. That legacy is a point of pride for the area, but Cadillac’s storied past does not mean that the area is resting on its laurels. These days, Michigan’s oldest ski destination is also...

Find the latest news and stories about the Cadillac region.  Our team of local writers dig deep into the region’s culture and provide our travel community the latest about entertainment, art, culture, trails, seasons and so much more.

We welcome you to explore Cadillac.


 

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