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EXPLORING SPRING

Spring in Cadillac invites you to explore a trail, cast a line, or take to the links. Beginning in March, Cadillac outdoor recreation morphs into a new land of opportunity, beckoning Jeepers to get some mud on the tires, shroomers to take to the quiet refuge of the forest to seek their precious treasures, and the temperature reaches the 50s, marking the beginning golf season officially open, welcoming golfers who have patiently endured the winter months to get back to the greens.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Late March, as winter recedes and the days get longer, mud season begins and beckons Jeepers to head off-road. Avid river goers pile into the local liveries to get the season’s first river bank mud on their shoes, officially kicking off the canoeing and kayaking season on the Manistee, Pine River and Pere Marquette, while anglers cast for coveted Steelhead, Trout and Salmon.

Shroomers head to the forests to find the precious Morel Mushrooms and celebrate at the Mushroom Festivals and other spring events in the area. Bicyclists and Motorcyclists shed their winter layers to take in the fresh air and take and budding of spring on over 200 miles of trails and scenic roadways in the area. 

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Manistee River Trail Loop Backpacking Trip December 14-16, 2018

 As the seasons change and winter arrives, many people put away their backpacking gear.  But as the snow falls and the crowds disappear, a new adventure awaits.  It was a cold December night, and our group met at the Upper River Road trailhead on the North...

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...

Life can get ‘Ruff’, Take a Break at the Cadillac Area Dog Park

Looking for a place to let your dog run off some steam? The Cadillac Area Dog Park is the perfect place for you! Bill Allen, retired Cadillac High School teacher, recognized the need that the Cadillac Area had for accommodating dog owners and creating a...

Missaukee Golf Club Golf – Weekly Tip

Tip of the Week: Balance to Creating Consistency Lay down a club in front of you to serve as an alignment aid, to make sure your ball position and aim are correct Keep your balls close enough to reach and put into a fresh spot of grass Make sure that you...

Lakewood on the Green – Weekly Tip

This week’s Golf Weekly Tip from the Tee is coming to you from Lakewood on the Green. Tucked away in the heart of Northern Michigan, a tranquil escape from everyday life infused with allurement, splendor and wholehearted spirits. Lakewood is an intimate...

Cadillac Tuesday Turtles – Cycling for the Novice

by:  Ben Hikok, Tuesday Turtle originator, father, friend, community volunteer and attorney. Do you ever think back to the way you felt as a child while riding on your bicycle? Do you miss the wind in your hair (or at least as it blows through the vents in...

Top 5 "Early Summer Hot Spots" in Cadillac

It could be considered rare for a relatively laid back northern Lower Michigan community to have such an eclectic mix of options to include in its choice for Top 5 Destinations. But if you know anything about Cadillac, this is pretty much business as...

3700+ Acres of Lakes in Cadillac

For those looking for long tours, the canal connecting Cadillac and Mitchell lake, makes it possible to explore more than 3700 acres of lake. If lakes are your passion, there are public access launches at a half-dozen of them, in the Cadillac area....

2 Awesome Rivers

2 Awesome Rivers You don’t have to go north to Ontario or the Upper Peninsula to enjoy a wilderness-like paddling experience on 2 awesome rivers. In less than an hour’s drive from Cadillac, you can find stretches of the Pine and Big Manistee Rivers as well...

Manistee River Trail & North Country Trail Loop

Manistee River Trail & NCT Loop This is a perfect weekend-size, plus or minus, 20 mile Manistee River Trail & NCT loop that takes you on some of the best terrain in the Lower Peninsula. THE BEST PART -You only need one car… it’s a loop so park up...

EARLY SEASON GOLF IN CADILLAC

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MOREL MUSHROOM HUNTING

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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
visit back to the bricks websitelink to the cadillac freedom festival websiteLink to the Cadillac Craft Beer Fest website Link to the North American Snow Festival held in Cadillac


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With 4th of July fast approaching, here in the Greater Cadillac Area, we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time.  Please see the following links for Firework Policies by the City of Cadillac, Michigan DNR, and US Forest Service offices.

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Cadillac Culver’s Cruise-In

June 27 | @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 5, 2019

On Thursday afternoons, starting Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day weekend, cruise on in with your classic car and receive 2 FREE sundae coupons!

Coyote Crossing Open Mic Nights

June 27 | @ 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.

UpBeat Cadillac – Robin Connell/Paul Brewer Quartet

June 27 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Robin Connell and Paul Brewer, musicians and educators (and a married couple), delight in sharing their love of The Great American Songbook and classic jazz standards with audiences near and far. Their fun and informative performances feature original arrangements of time‐honored standards drawn from American songwriters (such as Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Frank Loesser), notable swinging classics by jazz greats (such as Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck), and original compositions that get audiences smiling…

Music in the Park – Lake City

June 27 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 8, 2019

On Thursday nights, during the summer, enjoy live music with your family and friends! Schedule: June 20: Blue Water Ramblers June 27: John Denner July 11: Pam Bowman and Just Jammin' July 18: Beulah Land Quartet July 25: Roscommon Steel August 1: The Foresters August 8: Ruby and the Retros

Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan and Farm Market

June 28 | @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Join us at the new Market Place building next to the Cadillac City Park! Many returning vendors and many new ones too! The Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farm Market endeavors to provide a unique, enjoyable shopping experience for residents and visitors alike. We strive to promote a strong local economy, support small business, bolster social gatherings, and celebrate our community’s talent. Our local artisans and farmers now have a new and beautiful lakeside venue, The Market Place, part…

Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farm Market

June 29 | @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Join us at the new Market Place building next to the Cadillac City Park! Many returning vendors and many new ones too! The Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farm Market endeavors to provide a unique, enjoyable shopping experience for residents and visitors alike. We strive to promote a strong local economy, support small business, bolster social gatherings, and celebrate our community’s talent. Our local artisans and farmers now have a new and beautiful lakeside venue, The Market Place, part…

The Ancient & Honorable Clam Lake Dock & Dredge Marching & Chowder Society Silver Cornet Band

July 1 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 12, 2019

The Ancient & Honorable performs more than 60 different tunes every summer.  While the type of music presented is varied, the focus is on early American band music with lots of marches!

The Greatest 4th of the North

July 3 | - July 6 |

So many exciting things going on that week, the parade, fireworks, boat parade, live entertainment, vendors, crafters, dinners, and MUCH MORE! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Luther Days

July 4 | - July 6 |

4th of July Celebration in Luther Michigan. Live music, fireworks, vendors, kids games and inflatables and more!  Fireworks are Friday night and we have the band Onager playing live on Saturday night.

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