Breath taking views can be seen from any path. Explore Cadillac from your car, bicycle, kayak, canoe, motorcycle, or by foot. Experience unforgettable views however you travel.
Fall Color and Top Spots In & Around Cadillac
IN-TOWN CADILLAC ROUTE: Enjoy fall in the heart of Downtown Cadillac. Enjoy a ride (by bike or car) around the 7 mile Cadillac Foot and Bike Path as you experience some of the areas top foodie and spirits stops along with unique boutique shops with great fall fashion and one-of-a-kind finds. Extend your trip by meandering around Lake Mitchell, where you will enter the eastern edge of the Manistee National Forest.
AROUND CADILLAC ROUTES: At about 200 total miles, the “Around Cadillac Loops” consist of an east and western segment that will take you to numerous scenic fall overlooks, great hiking experiences, and plenty of farm markets and made-in-Michigan boutique finds. Along this route, you will cross both the Big Manistee and Pine River and experience stunning fall canopies on some of our best fall color roads.
*The Steam Railroading Institute will not be having fall color train rides anywhere in Michigan in 2022, but we are hoping to have them back here in Cadillac next year! Sign up for their event updates on the SRI page.
We Are Now Past Peak Color!
Updated: October 27, 2022
We enjoyed one last beautiful weekend of peak color with unseasonably warm temperatures but the leaves are now falling quickly! Even though we are now past peak, we have temperatures forecasted up into the 60's over the next two weeks! Makes for a great opportunity to hit another pumpkin patch or corn maze before the season ends. Don't forget to subscribe to more seasonal updates as winter draws near.
EXPLORE OUR FALL COLOR LOOPS
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The Cadillac area offers over 200 miles of trails year around. Whether you are hiking, biking or walking, we have a trail for you. All of our trails have public access with either free parking, or MDNR recreation pass parking. Fall is an incredible time to get out, enjoy some color, and stretch your legs. Start exploring our trails - start on our top rated hiking or biking trails below.
PADDLING OUR WATERS
Cadillac offers numerous inland lakes and two incredible paddling rivers in the Big Manistee River and Pine River. The fall color along our river basins are second to none! The high banks offers beautiful scenic fall color views from the river below that many have not experienced. Bring up your boat - or rent one from any of our liveries this fall color season and enjoy a float on our waters!
FALL COLOR UPDATES ON OUR WATERS
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