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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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A Family Winter Weekend for $500

Enjoy the Winter Views in Cadillac! Here we have outlined a complete weekend in Cadillac filled with lodging, dining shopping and of course, exploring our outdoor winter wonderland.  We have taken the guess work out of your weekend, and have outlined a complete...

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...

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),...

Nate’s Camp Greensky Experience

Twenty-five miles west of downtown Cadillac sits a quaint plot of land that, to the unfamiliar eye, appears to just be an open field. Little do they know that 2,000 some people flock from across the country to experience lovely bluegrass music. This Hoxeyville field...

Listen Locally: Live Music Summer 2019

Have an itch to get outside and listen to local music? This summer the Greater Cadillac Area has multiple opportunities for you to enjoy live, local music. The Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion in downtown Cadillac is hosting live music throughout the summer, as well as...

Camp Greensky Music Festival

As the second annual Camp Greensky Music Festival is set to return to Hoxeyville Festival Site June 6th through the 8th, 2019, here is some information about the event!   Camp Greensky Music Festival will be held in beautiful Wellston, Michigan surrounded by the...

Women entrepreneurs succeeding in Downtown Cadillac

CADILLAC — Retail shops in downtown Cadillac are flourishing. Gone are the dark faces of empty storefronts. Instead, colorful window displays, fabulous interior decor and merchandise, and personal service are attracting destination clientele. Behind the retail revival...
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EVENT CANCELLATIONS DUE TO COVID-19

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2020 Spring Concert “- Springtime Magic”

May 3 | @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for our 2020 Spring Concert “- Springtime Magic” Featured Soloists include: Becca Myers, Mezzo-soprano & Nick Myers, Bass.

Barely BBQ & Beats

May 8 | @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A unique celebration showcasing barbecue from leading pit masters, hand-crafted cocktails from select Michigan distilleries and live music from hometown favorites. Featuring Cadillac native headliner Luke Winslow.

9th Catchin’ Crappies To Cure Cancer

May 16 | @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 6, 2020 at 8:00 am

Crappie Fishing Tournament. Must have valid fishing license. Early registration before May 18th at Pilgrim Fishing Village. Once registered, you may fish from boat or shore anywhere on Lake Cadillac and Mitchell. Final weigh-in at 2 pm at Kenwood Beach Pavilion.

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