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.


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

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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

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Paddle Through Summer with SUP’n Cadillac

Get out on the water with one of Cadillac’s newest recreational activities; Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). Lindsay and Anthony, the owners of the all new SUP’n Cadillac, are husband and wife and have two children, ages 5 and 7. Paddle sports have always...

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Top 5 "Early Summer Hot Spots" in Cadillac

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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

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