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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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MILES OF GROOMED SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

DOWNHILL SKI RUNS

MILES OF XC & SNOWSHOE TRAILS

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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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!


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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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