EXPLORING IN WINTER
While snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and river & ice fishing are Cadillac’s best known recreational winter pursuits, winter enthusiasts have an abundance of choices to experience the season. The variety of opportunities to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fat tire biking, and camping adventures in this area rival any in the country.
WINTER TIME ADVENTURES
Finding something to do in the cold weather months is EASY in Cadillac. With a regional snowmobile trail network topping out at nearly 500 miles through 5 counties, our winter sports trail network is second to none in the lower peninsula of Michigan.
Add up our 500,000 acres of National Forest with nearly 100 miles of backcountry trails for Fat Tire biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing along with three inland lakes with ice fishing opportunities at every turn, you have an incredible winter opportunity in the heart of Michigan.
Cadillac, Michigan , is the perfect Midwest winter getaway with friends! The town is only four hours from Chicago and full of outdoor activities, boutique shopping, wonderful food, and amazing people. Our weekend was spent exploring the whole area, and we started at Coyote Crossing Resort .
- Hit the slopes at Caberfae Peaks
- Plan your snowmobiling excursion
- Learn all about ice fishing on the lakes of Cadillac
- Explore groomed and backcountry XC trails
- Paddling the Pine River in the Winter
Lantern Lit Hikes On
The Heritage Nature Trail
Come out for a lantern-lit hike at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center on Friday nights during the winter season. After you enjoy the trails warm up at the campfire with some hot chocolate. Snowshoes are available to borrow or bring your own from home - Get the details here!
MILES OF GROOMED SNOWMOBILE TRAILS
DOWNHILL SKI RUNS
MILES OF XC & SNOWSHOE TRAILS
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING AT CABERFAE
Grab Your Gear. Select a Slope. Hop on a Lift.
SNOWMOBILING IN CADILLAC
Gear Up. Explore. Hit the Trails.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING IN CADILLAC
Select a trailhead. Strap on Your Skis. Off You Go.
ICE FISHING IN CADILLAC
Head to the Ice. Drill a Hole. Drop a Line.
WINTER PADDLING IN CADILLAC
The same rivers that are popular spots to drop in an oar in the warmer months offer a new paddling experience when the snow flies. The Big Manistee River and Pine River are two rivers within an hour of each other and access points can be found within 30 minutes of downtown Cadillac. First time? Check out Pine River Paddlesports Center where they offer GUIDED winter rafting trips down the Pine River!