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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.

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WOODS & WATER

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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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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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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HISTORY, ARTS & CULTURE

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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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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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 tribal nation....

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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

A to Z with Caddy: I is for Ice Fishing

A to Z with Caddy: I is for Ice Fishing

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…I is for Ice Fishing! With the temperatures warming up this week and since our lakes have lost a bit of ice over the last couple of...

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A to Z with Caddy: G is for the Good Life!

A to Z with Caddy: G is for the Good Life!

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…G is for living the "Good Life" in Cadillac! This week I visited Caberfae Peaks because I really wanted to figure out why these...

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DINING, SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

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: 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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