We invite you to muddy up your tires while exploring a trail, cruise the river to cast a line, or take to the links. Beginning in March, outdoor recreation in Cadillac comes alive with new opportunities to explore!


In late March as the days get longer, 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. Bicyclists and Motorcyclists shed their layers to take in the fresh air and witness spring blooming along our 200+ miles of trails and scenic roadways. Anglers begin casting for our coveted Steelhead, Trout and Salmon.


Click here to learn more about all the fun places Tom and the Great Getaways TV crew went during their trip to Cadillac.

Cadillac ORV Scenic Ride Launches for Summer of 2024

NEW ORV SCENIC RIDE OPENS TO SHOWCASE CADILLAC AS ORV DESTINATION Cadillac Area ORV Initiative Features 100-Plus Mile Scenic Ride in Western Wexford County Plus Trail Signage, Maps and Website to Help Riders Safely Navigate Accessible ORV Roads State, regional and...

Caddy Bear’s Events You Can’t Miss In 2024!

Cadillac Earth Day Celebration, April 21st - Cadillac Commons. This event was established 35 years ago and will be bigger than ever in 2024. Bring the family to celebrate our Earth as dozens of vendors share activities and information on how we can protect our...

Take a 5 Day Golf Trip to Cadillac, Michigan

There are NINE dynamic courses within 30 minutes of Cadillac. While each offers a unique golfing experience, they share the special beauty that is unique to this area, feature well-cared for courses and friendly, welcoming service. Each course is easily accessible...

It’s Springtime in Cadillac, Michigan!

Now that the cold winter is coming to an end, the sunny spring season is just beginning! Cadillac’s beautiful nature and scenery can be appreciated with countless activities around the area. Whether you are downtown, in a park, or on a golf course, the ability to...

Out & About, Steelhead on the Move

By Dave Foley Rivers like the Pere Marquette, as well as the Big and Little Manistee, get a little crowded after Labor Day as thousands of salmon leave Lake Michigan to push up these steams to spawn. From late August until September king and coho salmon dominate the...

Striking Gold in the Cadillac Area This Morel Mushroom Season

Hey everyone, it's Joe and today I have a story to share with you about my recent morel mushroom hunting expedition. Now, normally I'd be hyped up to tell you about my epic haul of these elusive fungi, but unfortunately, this time around, I came up empty-handed. Yep,...

Birders Flock To These 8 Locations in and Around Cadillac

By Dave Foley With its mixture of lakes and streams as well as forests, meadows, marshes, and agricultural lands, Cadillac is a natural gathering point for birds, both migratory, and year-round resident flocks. I have worked with veteran local birder, Dave Newhouse,...

Spring might be the best fishing for walleye, pike, and trout

by Dave Foley Unlike downstate areas, these trout waters won't be crowded. Although there may be several hundred trying their luck on Opening Day, in the Cadillac area, crowding is not a problem. It's likely an angler will fish a stretch of river and rarely see...

Making Maple Syrup in Northern Michigan

Spring is here! The birds are singing, suns shining, temperatures are rising and sap is running. It's maple syrup season out here in northern Michigan and we’re getting after it! My family has been making syrup in the Cadillac area for 50 years! From the time I could...

Walking the Clam River Greenway

The Clam River Greenway is a 1.6 mile paved trail that takes visitors from the CASA soccer fields to a couple Lake Cadillac trails. The trail is 10 feet wide and covers multiple boardwalks, bridges, and snakes with the Clam River through its entirety. "Walking and...






Spring marks the beginning golf season! We welcome golfers who have patiently endured the winter months to get back to the greens.

9 courses. 2 Stay & play resorts. It's time to get out on the links!


Fun-seeking foragers come from far and wide into our forests to find their precious Morel Mushrooms.

Learn. Explore. Plan Your Hunt.