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

(Mike Porter, Tim Porter, Levi Rowan, Lynn Frankenberger, and Jon Porter take a break from hunting for a picture and some lunch) November 15, a day for many Michiganders filled with incredible excitement. The opening day of deer rifle season is one of the best days of...

Hooking Into The Fall Steelhead Run

(Parker McNitt fighting a steelhead on a center pin rod) The Manistee River, located west of Cadillac, is the mecca of steelhead fishing. Steelhead, a migratory rainbow trout, are one of the most sought-after fish in the world. Every year, thousands of these fish...

The Science of Snowmaking

An overview of snowmaking operations at Caberfae Peaks with their snowmaking expert, Tim Meyer, article written by Maralee Cook. Picture this: You’re enjoying the outdoor heated pool and spa late at night at Caberfae Peaks Resort, gazing up at the stars after an...

Waterfowl Hunting Tips

Cadillac, Michigan has the luxury of being located in the middle of the Mississippi Flyway. This means that many ducks and geese will migrate through the area on their way south. The Cadillac area also has the good fortune of having many lakes, ponds, and marshes for...

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 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...

Restaurateur of the Year Award

Lakeside Charlie’s, Kevin Hall This award recognizes a greater Cadillac Area locally owned restaurant, for their years of dedication to the Hospitality Industry by creating a destination experience, by providing excellent customer service, quality family fare and a...
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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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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

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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