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With 60 pages of incredible resources for the region, the Cadillac Michigan Travel Guide is the ONLY official travel publication in the Cadillac Area.  Complete with all new maps, travel ideas, and more, this is a MUST for any new traveler to the area.

Find Your Way to the Forests of Cadillac. The Hunt Begins.

With spring on the horizon, morel mushroom enthusiasts start planning their hunt. Find tips and tricks for your forest exploration and successful hunt.

Discover River Adventure this Summer

Hundreds of miles of rivers flow through the heart of Cadillac.  The Big Manistee River and Pine River are ideal paddling and fishing rivers in the region with plenty of liveries providing you with rentals and easy access.

Access Maps. Take to the Trails.

There is almost no limit to how far you can go and what you can explore on our vast trail network that is 200+ miles strong…

ALL WAYS TO EXPLORE
IN CADILLAC, MICHIGAN

Nature is calling you to explore ALL WAYS CADILLAC…our rolling, forest-covered hills, ample rivers, diverse lakes, and varied trails all interconnect and span for miles and miles of fun.

When the sunsets are earlier and hang on the rim, the autumn leaves begin to turn with vivid reds and golds coloring the river valleys and forests. With over 500,000 acres of National Forest, our late September thru October Color Tours are a must-see, a ‘bucket list’ item for sure. The Cadillac region is also the geographic center of Michigan and boasts the highest elevation in the state. The shifting winds across Lake Michigan keep the winter white on our trails and ski hills longer, and freeze our lakes earlier than most. Skiers, snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, ice fishermen… they all co-exist in our region.

Come join us!


 


 

MILES OF MULTI-USE 4 SEASON TRAILS

GOLF COURSES WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF DOWNTOWN

ADVENTURERS WELCOME!

WHAT KIND OF EXPLORER ARE YOU?
TAKE THE TEST.  FIND MORE TO DO.

MAXIMIZE your exploration time. Learn what kind of explorer you are in Cadillac. Get outdoors, enjoy a trail, the slopes, or explore the quaint downtowns. Find out where you fit in the fabric of Cadillac and find the best ways for you to enjoy ALL things Cadillac!


Launching in early 2019, we will offer you a completely interactive “explorer experience!”

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!


SIGNATURE EVENTS IN CADILLAC

mesick mushroom festival link
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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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 | @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Cadillac Area Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its "Locally Grown" series with soloists Brielan Anderson (tuba), soprano Maureen Carlson, mezzo-soprano Kristin (Tatarchuk) Dauphinais, soprano Addy Sterrett, and soprano Kathy Wheeler. The event will feature an eclectic mix of classical and musical theater pieces by these talented musicians who have performed nationally and internationally, but who all have local roots. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and can be purchased at the door or…

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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One event on May 12, 2019 at 8:00 am

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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GRAB A MAP

When you can explore as much as you can in Cadillac, you need to have the right maps that make it easy to get around. Explore our website, you will find maps everywhere, but here are the top sought out maps so you can get out and start exploring as soon as possible!

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“OUT AND ABOUT” WITH DAVE FOLEY

New Winter Sports Trail at Cadillac Pathway popular with Fat-bikers

By Dave FoleyWhen the snow conditions are right, the MDNR Cadillac Pathway parking lot off Seeley Road just east of Cadillac, will be filled with cars left by cross country skiers, fatbike enthusiasts, and snowshoers. While the Cadillac Pathway has been a...

Out & About, Prime Paddling Season is Upon Us!

By Dave Foley If you were hesitant about joining the throngs of paddlers that fill popular rivers like the Manistee and Pine on summer weekends, take heart, the pressure on these streams is noticeably less after Labor Day. Only a few canoe liveries are...

Out & About, Steelhead on the Move

By Dave FoleyRivers like the Pere Marquette, as well as the Big and Little Manistee, get a little crowded after Labor Day as thousands of salmon leave Lake Michigan to push up these steams to spawn.From late August until September king and coho salmon...

EXPLORE WINTER FROM THE LOCAL EXPERTS

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...

Find the latest news and stories about the Cadillac region.  Our team of local writers dig deep into the region’s culture and provide our travel community the latest about entertainment, art, culture, trails, seasons and so much more.

We welcome you to explore Cadillac.


 

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