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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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OUT & ABOUT 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 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...

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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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WOODS & WATER

Summer 2020 Family Bucket List – Cadillac, Michigan

Summer 2020 Family Bucket List – Cadillac, Michigan

Take a Day to go Hiking – from wide trails to forest trekking, there are several trails in the area to take the whole family. Always ensure you pack water, possibly a few snacks and bug spray.  Most trails only have bathrooms at the trailhead.   Make sure you have a...

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A Family Winter Weekend for $500

A Family Winter Weekend for $500

Enjoy the Winter Views 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 complete...

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The Superbowl of Deer Season

The Superbowl of Deer Season

(Mike Porter, Tim Porter, Levi Rowan, Lynn Frankenberger, and Jon Porter take a break from hunting for a picture and some lunch) November 15, a day for many Michiganders filled with incredible excitement. The opening day of deer rifle season is one of the best days of...

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Hooking Into The Fall Steelhead Run

Hooking Into The Fall Steelhead Run

(Parker McNitt fighting a steelhead on a center pin rod) The Manistee River, located west of Cadillac, is the mecca of steelhead fishing. Steelhead, a migratory rainbow trout, are one of the most sought-after fish in the world. Every year, thousands of these fish...

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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!

Dave Foley the Author. Wearing an orange sweater and smiling.
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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HISTORY, ARTS & CULTURE

Reasons to Book Direct For Your Next Lodging Stay

Reasons to Book Direct For Your Next Lodging Stay

You may hear or see ads about “booking direct”…but then there’s all those ads (Hello, Captain Obvious from Hotels.com, we’re looking at you…) and they seem to offer you some great deals too. You could book with Captain Obvious (or any of the other sites) but should...

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Gopherwood Concerts

Gopherwood Concerts

Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT Public · Hosted by Gopherwood Concerts, Hoxeyville Music Festival and Earthwork Harvest Gathering Online Event  - https://www.crowdcast.io/e/crosscut-kings- Tickets: www.crowdcast.io/e/crosscut-kings- Crosscut Kings...

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52nd Cadillac Festival of the Arts: Re-imagined

52nd Cadillac Festival of the Arts: Re-imagined

A message from Dani Renwick – 2020 Art Fair Coordinator Cadillac has beautiful lakes, a quaint downtown, and a thriving Art Festival. Voted by Traverse Magazine as one of Northern Michigan’s Red Hot Best in 2020, the festival brings hundreds of artists and art lovers...

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Summer 2020 Family Bucket List – Cadillac, Michigan

Summer 2020 Family Bucket List – Cadillac, Michigan

Take a Day to go Hiking – from wide trails to forest trekking, there are several trails in the area to take the whole family. Always ensure you pack water, possibly a few snacks and bug spray.  Most trails only have bathrooms at the trailhead.   Make sure you have a...

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AREA ROUTES

Fall Color Update – September 16, 2020

Fall Color Update – September 16, 2020

Current over-all Leaf color saturation for our Region:  0-25% Spot color is being reported in the Cadillac Area - amongst the Oak and Maple trees brilliant red/crimson and yellow/gold is popping in small bursts against the summer foliage, especially in the National...

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Summer 2020 Family Bucket List – Cadillac, Michigan

Summer 2020 Family Bucket List – Cadillac, Michigan

Take a Day to go Hiking – from wide trails to forest trekking, there are several trails in the area to take the whole family. Always ensure you pack water, possibly a few snacks and bug spray.  Most trails only have bathrooms at the trailhead.   Make sure you have a...

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BEST OF 4 SEASONS

Fall Color Update – September 16, 2020

Fall Color Update – September 16, 2020

Current over-all Leaf color saturation for our Region:  0-25% Spot color is being reported in the Cadillac Area - amongst the Oak and Maple trees brilliant red/crimson and yellow/gold is popping in small bursts against the summer foliage, especially in the National...

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DINING, SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

Reasons to Book Direct For Your Next Lodging Stay

Reasons to Book Direct For Your Next Lodging Stay

You may hear or see ads about “booking direct”…but then there’s all those ads (Hello, Captain Obvious from Hotels.com, we’re looking at you…) and they seem to offer you some great deals too. You could book with Captain Obvious (or any of the other sites) but should...

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