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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Waldeck Island Nature Preserve

Waldeck Island Nature Preserve is an 11-acre nature preserve located on Stone Ledge Lake. On the preserve is a 1.2-mile looped trail through the serene forests and around the bio-diverse swamp. Walking the trail, exploring the shoreline, and visiting the viewing...

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...

Cadillac Heritage Trail

Cadillac Heritage Trail is a 3.5-mile nature trail managed by Mitchell State Park. It can be accessed from the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center.  The benefits of hiking are well documented, showing that seniors who hike regularly experience: Improved...

Cadillac Pathway

The Cadillac Pathway is an 11.3-mile pathway with six loops on the pathways. The Cadillac Pathway is a multi-use, non-motorized recreation trail open for users year-round. The Pathway is on State-owned lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The...

Tips From The Tees Bloopers Edition Tips From The Tees Bloopers Edition When our interns started back in April and May they chose from several potential projects, the “Tips from the Tee” project was one that both of them were interested in. Thank goodness both...

Tips From the Tee – Cadillac Country Club

Cadillac Country Club brings you this week’s “Tips From the Tee.” The CCC was designed in 1910, making it almost 110 years old. The 18 hole course measures 6,107 yards from the tips and comes down to 5,159 yards from the front tees. Four par 3’s, two par 5’s and 12...

Tips From the Tee – Antioch Hills Golf Club

This week’s “Tips From the Tee” is from Antioch Hills Golf Club. Antioch Hills Golf Club is formerly known as The Briar at Mesick but is now under new management for Antioch Hills Golf Club. The 18-hole course stretches out to 5,817 yards from the back tees and...

Keith McKellop Walkway

Lake Cadillac's Eastern Shoreline Park The Keith McKellop Walkway is a 1.5-mile concrete trail that boasts gorgeous views of Lake Cadillac. The east shoreline walkway is four feet wide and consists of concrete. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...

Tips From the Tee – Emerald Vale

“Tips From the Tee” is excited to be coming from beautiful Emerald Vale in Manton, Michigan. Emerald Vale plays 6,785 yards from the back gold tees and 5,219 yards from the front red tees. The par is 72 and features 4 par 3’s, 10 par 4’s, 4 par 5’s. Gorgeous sweeping...

Tips From the Tee – Caberfae Peaks

This week’s “Tips From the Tee” is coming to you from Caberfae Peaks. Caberfae offers one of the most gorgeous 9 holes Northern Michigan has to offer. The 9 holes, 36 par course is 3,326 yards from the tips but can be reduced down to 2,186 yards depending on what tees...


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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!


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Kettunen Center Presents – Breakfast with Santa

December 7 | @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Santa and his helpers for a pancake breakfast.  Santa will be attending so be sure to bring the whole family for some holiday fun before you head out to your Christmas shopping. Reservations are required!  Tickets go on sale December 2.

Breakfast with Santa – Lake City

December 7 | @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy a breakfast buffet with Santa! Santa's will be available from 9am-12pm. Buffet $7.99 Children 7 and under $3.99. Menu order also available.

Manton PTO Holiday Craft Show

December 7 | @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for our annual craft show. Finish your holiday shopping. Add to your holiday decor. Get something for yourself.

Cadillac Decoy & Sporting Collectible Show

December 7 | @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for our 2nd Annual Decoy & Sporting Collectible Show!  Don't miss out on: 25 plus vendors Hand carved fish and duck decoys Spears, ice saws, and jig sticks Ice fishing supplies Fishing gear - plugs, lures, reels, and poles Minnow buckets Antlers and mounts Fish tank available to test your decoy Demonstrations by local carvers Concessions available If you have any questions please contact Al Nelson at (231) 590-0167 or Al Williams at (231) 590-6232 *All vehicles must…

Annual Holiday Home Tour

December 7 | @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cadillac Garden Club presents their 19th annual Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Visit 4 homes decorated in the season's finest between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. Free refreshments. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 day of tour. They go on sale November 1st and can be purchased at Brinks Art And Framing, 112 S. Mitchell Street, Cadillac or

Holiday Bazaar

December 7 | @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a day with raffle prizes, handcrafted trinkets, a bake sale, and an out of this world luncheon!

Santa Experience

December 7 | @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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.

Santa Downtown Cadillac at Horizon Books

December 7 | @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Santa will be greeting Children from 11-2pm, Saturday, December 7, at Horizon Books, sponsored by Mercantile Bank (downtown and north end branches). By the generous support of the Downtown Businesses, each child will receive a candy cane and a small gift from Santa, limited to the first 100 children. To make this FUN - dress in your favorite UGLY Sweater to enter your name into a drawing for a $200 Downtown Shopping Spree - Entries on-site

The Return of Darren McCarty’s Slapstick Comedy Tour!

December 7 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A return night of laughs with D-Mac and crew!  Pricing will be $40 per person or $75 for a couple and include admission only. Dinner available before the event at an additional cost. We will also be raffling off a signed hockey stick again this year. Limited seating and raffle tickets available.


December 7 | @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of beautiful music as the men’s A.M.E.N. Chorus combines with the ladies Philharmonic Choir for a Christmas concert. Special guests include the Rehoboth Bell Choir. The event is open to the public and a free will offering will be taken.

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