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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, beautiful 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.

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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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Exploring Northern Waters: Paddlesports In Cadillac

Exploring Northern Waters: Paddlesports In Cadillac

You don't have to go north to Ontario or the Upper Peninsula to  enjoy a wilderness-like paddling experience. In less than an hour's drive from Cadillac, one can find stretches of the Pine and Manistee River as well as the Tippy and Hodenpyl backwater impoundments...

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Urban Escapes: 3 Short Walks Close to Cadillac

Urban Escapes: 3 Short Walks Close to Cadillac

When you think of getting out for some exercise in  the Cadillac area, the favorite places are the White Pine Trail, the paths at the Carl T. Johnson Outdoor Center, the Clam River Greenway, and the Keith McKellop Walkway. But there are several other local nature...

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2 Long Hikes for Backpacking Campers

2 Long Hikes for Backpacking Campers

With over a hundred miles of the North Country Trail passing within 40 miles of Cadillac and miles of meandering pathways on Huron -Manistee National Forest lands, hikers have plenty of places to explore. There's no shortage of one-way hikes - walks that are...

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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

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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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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DINING, SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cadillac!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cadillac!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Caddy Bear has the scoop on where to find the best local treats, gifts and flowers for that special someone! The Sweet Shop has a variety of items to satisfy your sweet tooth! You can find homemade candies, chocolates,...

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Mitchell St Market: Summer Block Party!

Mitchell St Market: Summer Block Party!

Downtown Cadillac business owners are excited to invite you to the first ever Summer "Block Party" on August 5th! REMINDER: Mitchell Street will be CLOSED, 8am to 5pm, for your safety & convenience. Here's a sneak peak!Summer Sales You Can't Beat! Browse our...

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HISTORY, ARTS & CULTURE

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cadillac!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cadillac!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Caddy Bear has the scoop on where to find the best local treats, gifts and flowers for that special someone! The Sweet Shop has a variety of items to satisfy your sweet tooth! You can find homemade candies, chocolates,...

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10 Things Happening in Cadillac This Week

10 Things Happening in Cadillac This Week

Looking for the place to be this week? Cadillac and its surrounding communities have unique events planned throughout the entire year! Local Events - August 18th through August 24th, 20231. 3rd Annual Wings & Wheels Fly In - Drive In Pancake Breakfast Don't miss...

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Mitchell St Market: Summer Block Party!

Mitchell St Market: Summer Block Party!

Downtown Cadillac business owners are excited to invite you to the first ever Summer "Block Party" on August 5th! REMINDER: Mitchell Street will be CLOSED, 8am to 5pm, for your safety & convenience. Here's a sneak peak!Summer Sales You Can't Beat! Browse our...

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15 Stops on a Cadillac Area Ice Cream Tour

15 Stops on a Cadillac Area Ice Cream Tour

So, here’s the scoop…there are several ice cream shop options out there in the Greater Cadillac area to cool down on these hot summer days. Take a tour and check them all out! Click on each name to visit their Facebook page for current hours and information.Cadillac...

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