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200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 34 downhill ski runs with over 485 feet of vertical drop, over 60 miles of cross-country ski and snow shoe trails, and several acres of frozen lakes for ice fishing make Cadillac an ideal winter destination. 

WINTER WONDERLAND

While snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and year-around fishing are Cadillac’s best known recreational winter pursuits, winter enthusiasts have an abundance of choices to experience the season. Cross-country skiing, trekking, snowshoeing, hunting, photographic quests, and camping adventures in this area rival any in the country. 

With 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 34 downhill ski runs with over 485 feet of vertical drop, over 60 miles of cross-country ski and snow shoe trails, and several acres of frozen lakes for ice fishing, Cadillac is the ultimate winter destination. We have activities for winter warriors of all ages throughout the season: Coyote Youth SnoCross Cup, North American Snow Festival, MDNR Free Fishing weekend, Caberfae Ski Resort, and more. 

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The Boon Bonfire

Taking to the trails, we leave from the Caberfae Trailhead on Trail 638 towards 637 headed to the Boon Bonfire. Our group is made up of novice to experienced riders, so the ride starts off touring 15 mph to a forest trail that will remind you of a...

Horizontal Glide – XC Skiing in Cadillac

Cross County Skiing in Cadillac While Caberfae Peaks offers plenty of thrills for alpine skiers, cross-country skiers can delight in a trio of free, groomed, public trail systems in the Cadillac area. Nearest to Caberfae Peaks is the 10 mile-long McKenzie...

Vertical Drop – Skiing in Cadillac

Back in the day, the Cadillac area was the state’s first ski destination. That legacy is a point of pride for the area, but Cadillac’s storied past does not mean that the area is resting on its laurels. These days, Michigan’s oldest ski destination is also...

Be a Sledhead in Cadillac

Over 200 miles of groomed trails Cadillac boasts over 200 miles of continuous trails within the National Forest. Snowmobile enthusiasts have two options from hotels along the trails, or to trailer their sleds to very well-kept trailheads along the system....

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...

A Family (Winter) Weekend for $500

Enjoy the Winter White 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...

Caberfae Voted "Best in Snow" Award!

Caberfae Peaks Named Winner in the 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards, Powered by Liftopia New Awards Incorporate Skier/Rider Feedback with Exclusive Data to Uncover Most Beloved Ski Areas Across North America SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2017 –Caberfae Peaks has...

Hit the Cadillac Snowmobile Trails – Video Post

Cadillac Snowmobiling Trails Listen to an avid snowmobiler, trail groomer and business owner, Pete Finch, of Coyote Crossing Resort, offer insight into the long-time snowmobile culture of the Greater Cadillac Area – checking into Cadillac Winter...

9 Things to do with a Family of 4 at North American Snow Festival for under $200

Head back to the Cadillac Commons/ City Park for more fun, from 4:30-6:30pm send the kids up in the RE/MAX tethered hot air balloon for a ride overlooking Downtown Cadillac ($10 donation from each rider to Children’s Miracle Network required) = $20 By Joy...

12 Things Your Ears & Palate will LOVE at NASF this year!

By Joy VanDrie Buy your $5 button and come hang out in the Cadillac Commons (City Park) music from Squad Car Jazz Town starts at 6pm. Be there 6-7pm for the WTCM Chili Cookoff under heated tents.   Bring some cash to grab a brew or spirit and hang out with...

SNOWMOBILING IN CADILLAC

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SKIING & SNOWBOARDING AT CABERFAE

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ICE FISHING IN CADILLAC

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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING IN CADILLAC

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GREATER CADILLAC AREA 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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Visit Cadillac Festival of the Arts website
visit back to the bricks websitelink to the cadillac freedom festival websiteLink to the Cadillac Craft Beer Fest website Link to the North American Snow Festival held in Cadillac


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With 4th of July fast approaching, here in the Greater Cadillac Area, we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time.  Please see the following links for Firework Policies by the City of Cadillac, Michigan DNR, and US Forest Service offices.

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Cadillac Culver’s Cruise-In

June 27 | @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 5, 2019

On Thursday afternoons, starting Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day weekend, cruise on in with your classic car and receive 2 FREE sundae coupons!

Coyote Crossing Open Mic Nights

June 27 | @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Enjoy Open Mic Night through the summer in our cozy bar, or outdoor corral! Come out and watch local artists show their talents.  Open Mic Night starts on May 23 and goes thru August 29.  Make sure to check out our website for the list of musicians each week.

UpBeat Cadillac – Robin Connell/Paul Brewer Quartet

June 27 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Robin Connell and Paul Brewer, musicians and educators (and a married couple), delight in sharing their love of The Great American Songbook and classic jazz standards with audiences near and far. Their fun and informative performances feature original arrangements of time‐honored standards drawn from American songwriters (such as Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Frank Loesser), notable swinging classics by jazz greats (such as Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck), and original compositions that get audiences smiling…

Music in the Park – Lake City

June 27 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 8, 2019

On Thursday nights, during the summer, enjoy live music with your family and friends! Schedule: June 20: Blue Water Ramblers June 27: John Denner July 11: Pam Bowman and Just Jammin' July 18: Beulah Land Quartet July 25: Roscommon Steel August 1: The Foresters August 8: Ruby and the Retros

Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan and Farm Market

June 28 | @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Join us at the new Market Place building next to the Cadillac City Park! Many returning vendors and many new ones too! The Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farm Market endeavors to provide a unique, enjoyable shopping experience for residents and visitors alike. We strive to promote a strong local economy, support small business, bolster social gatherings, and celebrate our community’s talent. Our local artisans and farmers now have a new and beautiful lakeside venue, The Market Place, part…

Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farm Market

June 29 | @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Join us at the new Market Place building next to the Cadillac City Park! Many returning vendors and many new ones too! The Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farm Market endeavors to provide a unique, enjoyable shopping experience for residents and visitors alike. We strive to promote a strong local economy, support small business, bolster social gatherings, and celebrate our community’s talent. Our local artisans and farmers now have a new and beautiful lakeside venue, The Market Place, part…

The Ancient & Honorable Clam Lake Dock & Dredge Marching & Chowder Society Silver Cornet Band

July 1 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 12, 2019

The Ancient & Honorable performs more than 60 different tunes every summer.  While the type of music presented is varied, the focus is on early American band music with lots of marches!

The Greatest 4th of the North

July 3 | - July 6 |

So many exciting things going on that week, the parade, fireworks, boat parade, live entertainment, vendors, crafters, dinners, and MUCH MORE! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Luther Days

July 4 | - July 6 |

4th of July Celebration in Luther Michigan. Live music, fireworks, vendors, kids games and inflatables and more!  Fireworks are Friday night and we have the band Onager playing live on Saturday night.

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