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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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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 and About, 10 Essentials for Your Next Hiking Trip

Out and About, 10 Essentials for Your Next Hiking Trip

By Dave Foley: If you enjoy hiking, be it a day trip or an overnight on the trail, there’s plenty of opportunities in the Cadillac area. Pick any stretch of the more than 50 miles or North Country Trail in our area, or hike the Manistee River Trail between Hodenpyl...

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Out and About, 7 Top Running Routes in Cadillac

Out and About, 7 Top Running Routes in Cadillac

By Dave Foley: Tired of running the same old routes? If you’re visiting Cadillac you can go out every day for a week, never run the same route twice and start each run within five miles of downtown. #1 Keith McKellop Walkway (2 Miles) Probably the best known is the...

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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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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 Tee – Eldorado

Tips From the Tee – Eldorado

We’re here this week with Eldorado Golf Course for “Tips From the Tee.” Eldorado offers 18 holes of pristine Northern Michigan golf. With 18 holes there are 5 different tee boxes that range from 5,018-7,134 yards, there is plenty of course to please all levels of...

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Tips From the Tee – Evergreen

Tips From the Tee – Evergreen

Evergreen brings you this week's Tips From the Tee. Evergreen offers 27 total holes on its premises. The full-fledged 18-hole Spruce course boasts a 6,438 yards with a par of 71. Norway, the executive course, has 9-holes of fun with 2,793 yards with a par of 36....

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Tips From the Tee – Missaukee Golf Club

Tips From the Tee – Missaukee Golf Club

The Missaukee Golf Club, a Bob Meyer design, is an 18 hole par 71 course which has been open to public play since 1970. This course ranges from 4,905 yards from the front tees to 6,045 yards from the back tees. The range in distance allows golfers of all skill levels...

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HISTORY, ARTS & CULTURE

A to Z with Caddy: K is for KISStory in Cadillac

A to Z with Caddy: K is for KISStory in Cadillac

Follow along with us each week when Caddy explores the Cadillac area with an A to Z look at all the fun things to see and do. This week…K is for KISStory in Cadillac!   Now that all the snow has melted away and spring is officially here TOMORROW, I thought it was...

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A to Z with Caddy: J is for JAVA

A to Z with Caddy: J is for JAVA

Follow along with us each week when Caddy explores the Cadillac area with an A to Z look at all the fun things to see and do. This week…J is for Java at Cadillac JAVA! Once the wind picked up and it cooled off this week, I wanted something warm to drink! I found a...

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A to Z with Caddy: H is for History!

A to Z with Caddy: H is for History!

Follow along with us each week when Caddy explores the Cadillac area with an A to Z look at all the fun things to see and do. This week…H is for exploring history in Cadillac!After coming out of the quiet woods and spending some time downtown I noticed lots of...

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A to Z with Caddy: D is for Downtown

A to Z with Caddy: D is for Downtown

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. This week…D is for Downtown!Before a day out on the town I figured it may be a good idea to look my best! So I stopped into...

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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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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

A to Z with Caddy: O is for ORV

A to Z with Caddy: O is for ORV

It has been a fun and busy summer so far, full of new adventures and sight seeing! This weekend is Michigan's FREE ORV weekend (August 21 & 22 - michigan.gov/orvinfo) and so exploring Cadillac's motorized trail systems were next on my list of things to do. But...

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A to Z with Caddy – N is for Nature

A to Z with Caddy – N is for Nature

This week, I traveled to the Waldeck Nature Preserve on Stone Ledge Lake! This 11-acre nature preserve has a 1.2 mile trail, a viewing deck, and lots of wildlife. The Waldeck Nature Preserve is only 5 miles from the Cadillac West area. When on the trail, keep an eye...

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A to Z with Caddy: K is for KISStory in Cadillac

A to Z with Caddy: K is for KISStory in Cadillac

Follow along with us each week when Caddy explores the Cadillac area with an A to Z look at all the fun things to see and do. This week…K is for KISStory in Cadillac!   Now that all the snow has melted away and spring is officially here TOMORROW, I thought it was...

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DINING, SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

A to Z with Caddy – M is for Market

A to Z with Caddy – M is for Market

It’s been awhile since my last adventure, but I’m so excited to share my latest adventure at the Cadillac Farmers Market! Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are extra special during the summer. In the Cadillac Commons, next to the After 26 Depot Café, is The Market....

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Treat Yourself to Sweets!

Treat Yourself to Sweets!

Occasionally, the time in between holidays can seem long and boring. You may find yourself looking for reasons to leave the house or grab some treats with friends and family. This list of National Dessert days will be a great start to getting out and enjoying the...

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A to Z with Caddy: L is for Lilly!

A to Z with Caddy: L is for Lilly!

Follow along with us each week when Caddy explores the Cadillac area with an A to Z look at all the fun things to see and do. This week…L is for Lilly! Our newest CAVB team member. I'm going to turn it over to her this week and she can give you a proper introduction!...

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