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Cadillac is the perfect Northern Michigan destination for everything summer. Make way for summer fun on the trails, beaches, and waterways of Cadillac.

 

SUMMER DAYS IN CADILLAC

Imagine the sun shining on your face as you leisurely wander the Lake Cadillac Foot & Bike path making your way toward Kenwood Park for a day at the beach, not a care in the world. Or maybe cruising across Lake Mitchell headed out on the water fishing or swimming the day away.

Cadillac offers an abundance of opportunities for summertime fun: fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, kayaking, and bird-watching. Whatever your interest, adventures abound!

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Motorcycle Ride Guide – Cadillac to Grayling / Hartwick Pines

GRAYLING/HARTWICK PINES MOTORCYCLE TOUR: This motorcycle route takes in a few of the things that make Northern Michigan truly unique. On this ride, you will follow the shoreline of the largest inland lake in Michigan and spend some time among ancient...

Motorcycle Ride Guide – Cadillac to Little River Casino

MOTORCYCLE – LITTLE RIVER CASINO: If a leisure motorcycle ride and day at the casino is more to your liking, there are a couple of lazy little day-trips that will fit the bill. DIRECTIONS: Head west out of Cadillac on M-55 just before Caberfae Ski area....

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...

Motorcycle Ride Guide – Cadillac to Charlevoix / Tunnel of Trees

CHARLEVOIX/ TUNNEL OF TREES: If an all-day motorcycle adventure is what you’re looking for, this trip will deliver. Along the way you will discover many of northern Michigan’s greatest treasures. You will ride along the shores of Lake Charlevoix, recently...

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...

Motorcycle Ride Guide – Cadillac to Frankfort & Manistee

FRANKFORT & MANISTEE MOTORCYCLE TRIP: A leisurely motorcycle day-trip with plenty of chances to stop and enjoy all the area has to offer, with some sight-seeing, a light lunch and still be back in Cadillac in time for dinner and to take in some...

Motorcycle Ride Guide – Cadillac to Leelanau Peninsula

LEELANAU PENINSULA MOTORCYCLE TOUR: If winding roads with spectacular views of the lakes and bays are what you enjoy, this is one motorcycle ride you won’t want to miss. With dozens of quaint little towns like Leland, with its historic Fish Town and winery...

18th Annual Cadillac Holiday Home Tour

By Allison PetersWith snow frosting the ground and the holiday season chiming with cheer, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Cadillac! This time of year, decorating with fresh winter greenery and seasonal décor items is a wonderful way to...

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...

Life in Early Marion: Cabin Style

Looking to get your history fix? Take a visit to the Marion Historical Museum located at: 505 S Mill St. Marion, MI 49665. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history and artifacts of Marion, Michigan and the surrounding area, and will be sure to...

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CADILLAC 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

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Manton Area Chamber 13th Annual Fishing Derby Raffle

April 27 | - April 28 |

The fishing derby will be a shotgun start at 12:01 am on Saturday, April 27th.  Raffle will be held at the Command Center at Lake Billings on Sunday, April 28th at 3:00pm. Buy your tickets at: Fox Ford Betten Baker Mason Lodge 331 City of Manton Lutke Welding Lutke Forest Products Three Oh Eight Jay's Sporting Goods J&D Marine Bostick's Drug Store All Ways Welding Mel's Mini Mart Cast Iron Kitchen Latitude 44 Pilgrim's Village Must have a ticket to…

Beginners Bass Fishing

April 27 | @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bass Fishing for Beginners Clinic. Class starts at 10am at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center. The OSA Pro-Staff will be presenting various strategies and techniques for chasing Northern Michigan Bass. Recreation Passport is Required for entry into the park. Free to bring your own gear. This clinic will cover a wide range of techniques for pursuing both Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, but will focus on the use of various plastic presentations, including Texas Rigging, Carolina Rigging, Tube…

Earth day in Cadillac Sunday April28th 1-4pm Cadillac City Park

Cadillac Earth Day Celebration

April 28 | @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come celebrate Earth Day in the park! We will have free trees for kids, educational activities, vendors, music, and more!

Music of the Civil War

May 3 | @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a night with Frank Youngman, the musician and artist behind the Sound Garden! The Wexford County Historical Society will be open at 6:30pm with the presentation starting at 7pm.  The presentation is free, but donations are very much appreciated. Make sure to check out the Wexford County Historical Society Facebook page for any updates to the event.

18th Annual Jeep Blessing

May 4 |

1 day only1 Blessing From God5 fun off-road courses 30 plus vendors and sponsors2000 plus Jeeps5000 plus Jeep enthusiasts What more can any Jeeper want?We Understand because it is a Jeep Thing!Event Entry: $5.00 per person (16yrs old and up) – Free entry for children under 16 yrs oldWe sell commemorative "I WAS BLESSED" shirtsDrivers Course: $20.00 per driver for ALL road course entries

Cadillac Amateur Radio and Computer Swap

May 4 | @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Amateur radio, computer and related electronics items for sale. Testing for all classes of Amateur Radio Licenses. Tables available, $12.00. See web site www.wexaukeearc.org for table reservations. Free parking. Food available on site.

Fly Fishing Clinic

May 4 | @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Beginners Fly Fishing Clinic. Class starts at 10am at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center. The OSA Pro-Staff will be presenting the basics of Fly Fishing. Including demonstrations and instruction for various Fly Casts, instruction in Fly selection based on target species. Classroom session will last from 10am-2pm and after that class will move outside to the Canal for hands on portion of the class. Cost for the Class is $25.00. You can register for the class at…

Spring Concert – Cadillac Area Symphony Orchestra

May 5 |

Spring Concert on May 5th, 2019

Mushroom Festival

May 10 | - May 12 |

Spring brings GREAT things like Mothers Day, Steelhead Fishing, Beautiful flowers, and Woodland surprises such as tasteful morel mushrooms.   Mesick Michigan is the mushroom capital in the united states!  Come enjoy our adventurous fun filled days, for people of all ages.  Carnival rides for the thrill seekers, crafts and hobbies or stroll through the Flea Market to find the treasures your hunting for.  Ball games for the players, and several contest for mushroom hunters.  See website for details and daily…

Wildflower Photography Workshop by Tom Haxby

May 11 | @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Come learn how to shoot better photos from a world renowned photographer. This is a two day class will have both classroom and field experience. The class will go through how to set your camera, shoot photos, and edit photos. We will start out by going over equipment and setting your camera up. We will than hit the road and take to the field to take photos of wildflowers and other wildlife we may come across. You will want to…

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