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Be a sledhead in Cadillac

The Cadillac area has a vast trail system that spreads through the Huron Manistee National Forest with over 200 miles of groomed trails, which connects north, south and west for days of sledding fun.

Northern Michigan Ice Fishing

Lakes Mitchell & Cadillac are known for consistent pike, walleye, bluegill, and crappie that are typically caught from the ice.

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

ORV/ATV TRAILS WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF DOWNTOWN

WINTER ENTHUSIASTS WELCOME!

 

Enjoy this video detailing all the snow related activities that can be found within the Greater Cadillac Area.

 

 

 

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

mesick mushroom festival link
Visit Cadillac Festival of the Arts website
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December 9 | @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop on by to see and pet a real live reindeer. Then come into the library and warm up with hot chocolate.

Home for the Holidays – Footliters Holiday Special

December 12 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

A new heart-warming, one-weekend engagement, that brings together juniors and adults to spread holiday musical revelry in an intimate setting.

College Nights @ Caberfae Peaks

December 13 |
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until March 20, 2020

Show a valid student college ID and receive huge discounts every Monday, Wednesday & Friday!  Discounts get better as the day goes on, and end with a $9 lift ticket at 6 pm.   The student college discount has no exclusion dates, but must show a valid & current college ID at the ticket window.  Reminder that slopes close at 5 pm on Mondays.

Santa Experience

December 13 | @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

Santa awaits in his cozy little cabin! Visit Santa, roast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa at Pahl’s Santa Experience! Take a tractor-pulled hayride into the forest where Santa awaits in his little cabin. Stay warm by the bonfire and enjoy the serene snow covered woods.  Cost is $8/person.

Home for the Holidays – Footliters Holiday Special

December 13 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

A new heart-warming, one-weekend engagement, that brings together juniors and adults to spread holiday musical revelry in an intimate setting.

An Irish Dance Christmas Carol

December 13 | @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Join the Northern Lights Irish Dance Academy as they present the family favorite, "A Christmas Carol." This annual tradition is a heartwarming, foot tapping event for all ages. Admission is by donation. Event Flyer

Breakfast with Santa!

December 14 | @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa!

Breakfast with Santa at the Cadillac Grill

December 14 | @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy a delightful breakfast of pancakes, blueberry mini muffins, bacon, hash browns, & orange juice.  Kids will have fun making holiday crafts. Cost- $5 for children & $7 for adults Hosted by Cadillac Wexford Public Library, Leroy Public Library, & Ardis Missaukee District Library, get your picture taken with Santa Claus, & tickets will be given at arrival for the Teddy Bear Raffle hosted by Cadillac Tuxedo & Friends! Raising money for the Imagination Library- Literacy program available for children…

Arts & Crafts Boutique

December 14 | @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Up to 20 booths featuring all kinds of handmade art and craft items for sale by local artists and craft persons. This is your chance to grab some unique Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. For more information call Up North Arts at 231-468-3040

Santa Experience

December 14 | @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Santa awaits in his cozy little cabin! Visit Santa, roast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa at Pahl’s Santa Experience! Take a tractor-pulled hayride into the forest where Santa awaits in his little cabin. Stay warm by the bonfire and enjoy the serene snow covered woods. Cost is $8/person.

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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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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...

Be a Sledhead in Cadillac

Over 200 miles of groomed trails Cadillac boasts over 200 miles of continuous trails within the National Forest. Snowmobile enthusiasts have two options from hotels along the trails, or to trailer their sleds to very well-kept trailheads along the system....

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EXPLORE WINTER FROM THE LOCAL EXPERTS

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...

A Family (Winter) Weekend for $500

Enjoy the Winter White in Cadillac! Here we have outlined a complete weekend in Cadillac filled with lodging, dining shopping and of course, exploring our outdoor winter wonderland.  We have taken the guess work out of your weekend, and have outlined a complete...

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...

10 Reasons Canadians LOVE Caberfae Peaks on Winter Break

By Joy Vandrie The Canadian Winter Break covers two awesome spring skiing weekends in Northern Michigan, March 10-20, 2017. During these two weekends, Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort, in northwest Michigan offers the following top 10 reasons Canadians love to...

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