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EXPLORING CADILLAC

Learn about all of the things to do and see from those that have experienced the splendor of Cadillac first hand.

Cadillac Stories

Nature is calling you to come Explore Your Way… our rolling forest-covered hills, ample rivers, diverse lakes, and varied trails all interconnect and span for miles and miles of fun. Our authors share stories and insights from the local perspective.

 


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ADVENTURES WITH CADDY

Follow along with us each week when our new friend Caddy explores the Cadillac area with an A to Z look at all the fun things to see and do!

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EXPLORING THE OUTDOORS WITH DAVE FOLEY

Dave Foley is an outdoor enthusiast who takes every opportunity to be out on the trails, roads, and waterways of the Cadillac area. Follow Dave’s adventures to learn all about where to go and what to experience during your Cadillac visit.

Dave Foley the Author. Wearing an orange sweater and smiling.
Out & About, Prime Paddling Season is Upon Us!

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...

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Out & About, Steelhead on the Move

Out & About, Steelhead on the Move

By Dave Foley Rivers 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 dominate the...

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Birders flock to these 7 NW Michigan locales

Birders flock to these 7 NW Michigan locales

By Dave FoleyWith its mixture of lakes and streams as well as forests, meadows, marshes, and agricultural lands, Cadillac is a natural gathering point for birds, both migratory, and year-round resident flocks. To help visitors, I worked with Dave Newhouse, a veteran...

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TIPS FROM THE TEE

NEW this year our summer interns are creating an 8-10 part series to highlight the signature holes of each course, along with Tips from the Pro on how to play it best, with a few fun facts and golf course banter along the way.  Check out their stories and video blogs here!

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Tips From The Tees Bloopers Edition

Tips From The Tees Bloopers Edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxM9vMJXwic Tips From The Tees Bloopers Edition When our interns started back in April and May they chose from several potential projects, the “Tips from the Tee” project was one that both of them were interested in. Thank goodness both...

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Tips From the Tee – Cadillac Country Club

Tips From the Tee – Cadillac Country Club

Cadillac Country Club brings you this week’s “Tips From the Tee.” The CCC was designed in 1910, making it almost 110 years old. The 18 hole course measures 6,107 yards from the tips and comes down to 5,159 yards from the front tees. Four par 3’s, two par 5’s and 12...

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Tips From the Tee – Antioch Hills Golf Club

Tips From the Tee – Antioch Hills Golf Club

This week’s “Tips From the Tee” is from Antioch Hills Golf Club. Antioch Hills Golf Club is formerly known as The Briar at Mesick but is now under new management for Antioch Hills Golf Club. The 18-hole course stretches out to 5,817 yards from the back tees and...

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Tips From the Tee – Emerald Vale

Tips From the Tee – Emerald Vale

“Tips From the Tee” is excited to be coming from beautiful Emerald Vale in Manton, Michigan. Emerald Vale plays 6,785 yards from the back gold tees and 5,219 yards from the front red tees. The par is 72 and features 4 par 3’s, 10 par 4’s, 4 par 5’s. Gorgeous sweeping...

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Tips From the Tee – Caberfae Peaks

Tips From the Tee – Caberfae Peaks

This week’s “Tips From the Tee” is coming to you from Caberfae Peaks. Caberfae offers one of the most gorgeous 9 holes Northern Michigan has to offer. The 9 holes, 36 par course is 3,326 yards from the tips but can be reduced down to 2,186 yards depending on what tees...

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Tips From the Tee – Lakewood on the Green

Tips From the Tee – Lakewood on the Green

Excited to bring you this week’s “Tips From the Tee” from Lakewood on the Green. Lakewood on the Green features a 6,047-yard par 70, 18 holes. The 18-hole course features 300 acres of rolling terrain, sprawling pines and hardwood, shimmering lakes, natural wildlife,...

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WOODS & WATER

Cadillac is Now a Pure Michigan Trail Town!

Cadillac is Now a Pure Michigan Trail Town!

The Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau (CAVB) today announced their recognition as one of the state’s newly designated “Pure Michigan Trail Towns.” This milestone comes after several years of collaboration and trail development between a variety of stakeholders and...

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Winter Hiking The Manistee River Trail

Winter Hiking The Manistee River Trail

For years, I've been winter backpacking all over the county from Utah to Maine! But the scenic trails we have right here at home are some of the best I've ever had the pleasure of exploring. My most recent winter hike with friends is a tradition that we try to plan...

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Whitetail Firearm Season – Opening Day

Whitetail Firearm Season – Opening Day

The anticipation of hunting season is always fun, setting up blinds in the best spot possible, getting out trail cameras and taking photos of the deer in the area. The reality of hunting can be somewhat less glorious, long hours spent trying keep warm while making the...

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DINING, SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

Listen Locally: Live Music Summer 2022

Listen Locally: Live Music Summer 2022

Looking for details on the Cadillac music scene? Find the best in local performers and even Grammy award-winning artists on tour, up north! The Greater Cadillac Area has an variety of opportunities for you to enjoy live music this summer. The Rotary Performing Arts...

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HISTORY, ARTS & CULTURE

Listen Locally: Live Music Summer 2022

Listen Locally: Live Music Summer 2022

Looking for details on the Cadillac music scene? Find the best in local performers and even Grammy award-winning artists on tour, up north! The Greater Cadillac Area has an variety of opportunities for you to enjoy live music this summer. The Rotary Performing Arts...

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Cadillac UpBeat Music Series Announces 2022 Line Up

Cadillac UpBeat Music Series Announces 2022 Line Up

Now in it's 27th season, the UpBeat Cadillac music series is bringing a stellar collection of artists once again! Music begins at 7pm each Thursday night through the summer at the Cadillac Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion overlooking Lake Cadillac. New this year, is...

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Valentine’s Day in Cadillac, MI!

Valentine’s Day in Cadillac, MI!

Caddy is officially off the MARKET! It all started one day when Callie Bear walked into the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau asking about what there is to do in town as she was new to the area. They would have a number of casual coffee dates and shared a love for...

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