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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 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

The Science of Snowmaking

The Science of Snowmaking

An overview of snowmaking operations at Caberfae Peaks with their snowmaking expert, Tim Meyer, article written by Maralee Cook. Picture this: You’re enjoying the outdoor heated pool and spa late at night at Caberfae Peaks Resort, gazing up at the stars after an...

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Waterfowl Hunting Tips

Waterfowl Hunting Tips

Cadillac, Michigan has the luxury of being located in the middle of the Mississippi Flyway. This means that many ducks and geese will migrate through the area on their way south. The Cadillac area also has the good fortune of having many lakes, ponds, and marshes for...

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Waldeck Island Nature Preserve

Waldeck Island Nature Preserve

Waldeck Island Nature Preserve is an 11-acre nature preserve located on Stone Ledge Lake. On the preserve is a 1.2-mile looped trail through the serene forests and around the bio-diverse swamp. Walking the trail, exploring the shoreline, and visiting the viewing...

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Clam River Greenway

Clam River Greenway

The Clam River Greenway is a 1.6 mile paved trail that takes visitors from the CASA soccer fields to a couple Lake Cadillac trails. The trail is 10 feet wide and covers multiple boardwalks, bridges, and snakes with the Clam River through its entirety. "Walking and...

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Cadillac Heritage Trail

Cadillac Heritage Trail

Cadillac Heritage Trail is a 3.5-mile nature trail managed by Mitchell State Park. It can be accessed from the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center.  The benefits of hiking are well documented, showing that seniors who hike regularly experience: Improved...

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Cadillac Pathway

Cadillac Pathway

The Cadillac Pathway is an 11.3-mile pathway with six loops on the pathways. The Cadillac Pathway is a multi-use, non-motorized recreation trail open for users year-round. The Pathway is on State-owned lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The...

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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

Winter Weddings in Cadillac

Winter Weddings in Cadillac

(Submitted by Kathy Morin, Group Sales Manager at the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau) When my husband and I got engaged a few years back, we couldn’t decide initially what time of year to have our wedding.  Spring is so lively and flowers are in bloom, summer is warm...

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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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Cadillac Positioning To Host More Government Meetings

Cadillac Positioning To Host More Government Meetings

For immediate releasePhoto Caption:   Morin (farthest right) at SGMP Conference in Detroit with 26 others who took the CGMP Exam. Contact:Joy VanDrie, Executive Director, 231-775-0657, jvandrie@cadillacmichigan.comKathy Morin, CGMP, Group Sales Manager, 231-775-0657,...

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Nate’s Camp Greensky Experience

Nate’s Camp Greensky Experience

Twenty-five miles west of downtown Cadillac sits a quaint plot of land that, to the unfamiliar eye, appears to just be an open field. Little do they know that 2,000 some people flock from across the country to experience lovely bluegrass music. This Hoxeyville field...

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Listen Locally: Live Music Summer 2019

Listen Locally: Live Music Summer 2019

Have an itch to get outside and listen to local music? This summer the Greater Cadillac Area has multiple opportunities for you to enjoy live, local music. The Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion in downtown Cadillac is hosting live music throughout the summer, as well as...

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AREA ROUTES

Old Indian Trail – Cadillac to Traverse City

Old Indian Trail – Cadillac to Traverse City

THE OLD INDIAN TRAILBY:Frank EttawagheshikFor several centuries, Odawa people have been on these shores and in the woods and hills of this land. We are living amid the places from which spring the stories of our world, ourselves, our families and our...

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Touring Old Cadillac

Touring Old Cadillac

Touring Old CadillacStep back in time and explore the key historic buildings that were built during the thriving lumber era in Cadillac. Many of these buildings still stand proudly today. See the map below that corresponds to the numbered items underneath....

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BEST OF 4 SEASONS

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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DINING, SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

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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Women entrepreneurs succeeding in Downtown Cadillac

Women entrepreneurs succeeding in Downtown Cadillac

CADILLAC — Retail shops in downtown Cadillac are flourishing. Gone are the dark faces of empty storefronts. Instead, colorful window displays, fabulous interior decor and merchandise, and personal service are attracting destination clientele. Behind the retail revival...

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