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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

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Canvases for Conservation

November 21 | @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sandy Wiltzer of Brushed Blessings, will help you create this unique step-by-step Michigan winter canvas! Sandy has been teaching people of all ages for over 20 years and provides all the materials needed.  Join us for an evening of fun AND help raise money that the Career Technical Center Agri Science students will use to rebuild the gazebo in our native garden in the spring of 2020! The fee for this event is $35. The cost includes a $10 donation…

Toy Town Toy Trot

November 23 | @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Toy Town of Cadillac will once again partner with the Salvation Army of Cadillac to host the annual Toy Trot 5k. This event will raise money for Toys for Tots of Wexford and Missaukee counties. This year will be the eighth year of the event. Over the past seven years, with the help of our community partners, we have been able to give over $45,000 worth of toys to families in need during the holidays.

Lake City Holiday Artisan Craft Market

November 23 | @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our gym will be full of crafters and artisans selling their wares plus tons of family fun! Mrs Claus will be joining us to visit with the kiddos and we will have live music, concessions & more! Concessions on site from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. FREE customer entry!

Fall Craft Show

November 23 | @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Support your local shops and merchants, grab some x-mas gifts, maybe even get some good DIY ideas for the holiday season!

Santa Experience

November 23 | @ 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.

Charlie Millard Band

November 23 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Gopherwood is pleased to present this fine group to our stage for the first time. They certainly have been lighting up stages in northern Michigan for a few years now, so we think it's time they came to Cadillac. Charlie Millard has been entertaining Northern Michigan diners, audiences, fundraisers, and festivals with his piano playing since he was 14 years old. His first album, Hattie Jane, came out in 2012. His growing popularity has him traveling all over the state…

Santa Experience

November 24 | @ 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.

Fall Concert “Songs of the Season”

November 24 | @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for our annual Fall Concert – “Songs of the Season”

Thanksgiving

November 28 |

Santa and Small Business Weekend At Toy Town

November 29 | @ 7:00 am - November 30 | @ 5:00 pm

Sales and Surprises!  Santa Will Be Here!  Check out our Faceboook page for upcoming details...

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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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SNOWMOBILING IN THE GREATER CADILLAC AREA

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....

Hit the Cadillac Snowmobile Trails – Video Post

Cadillac Snowmobiling Trails Listen to an avid snowmobiler, trail groomer and business owner, Pete Finch, of Coyote Crossing Resort, offer insight into the long-time snowmobile culture of the Greater Cadillac Area – checking into Cadillac Winter...

EXPLORE WINTER FROM THE LOCAL EXPERTS

The Science of Snowmaking

An overview of snowmaking operations at Caberfae Peaks with their snowmaking expert, Tim Meyer, article written by Maralee Cook. Picture this: You’re enjoying the outdoor heated pool and spa late at night at Caberfae Peaks Resort, gazing up at the stars after an...

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...

Caberfae Voted "Best in Snow" Award!

Caberfae Peaks Named Winner in the 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards, Powered by Liftopia New Awards Incorporate Skier/Rider Feedback with Exclusive Data to Uncover Most Beloved Ski Areas Across North America SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2017 –Caberfae Peaks has...

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...

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