The Cadillac Area is surrounded by the National Forest and Michigan DNR Forest Areas providing over 500,000 acres of public land, along with over 200 miles of trails. We are fortunate to have dedicated trail clubs that work to maintain the integrity of our regional trails and help to ensure that your hiking experience is both safe and memorable. Throughout the Fall season you will find some of the best views of the entire year along our trails. 

From accessible hard paths, to single track in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, there are so many ways to explore trails in our area. THIS is the season to be outdoors, so don’t let the leaves fall without you seeing them first!

Find A Hike You Like This Fall

With over a dozen different trail options you may be unsure about which one(s) you should choose! Our local outdoor expert Dave Foley shares some great tips here about our hiking trails in the fall season as well as what to pack, where to go, and what to expect.

Walk Our Parks & Beaches

Want to stick closer to our downtown? Come experience the Fall season along the shoreline of our fresh water lakes and enjoy a fun afternoon for the family. Walk, bike or jog along over 10 miles of lake shoreline pathways. Treat the family to a leisurely lunch at the park and take time to enjoy the reflection of autumn color across the water. Click here for a list of “in-town” walks.

Fat Tire in the Fall

With over 500,000 acres of state and national forest lands along with over 200 miles of multi-terrain trails. We have a complete guide to your next Fall trail adventure in Cadillac. Click here for access to downloadable maps, GPS information, trailhead locations, amenities and more!

Views from your motorcycle can make for an unforgettable weekend trip! Hundreds of miles of open road await when you take the long way on your fall color ride.