Explore the Big Manistee River and Hodenpyl Dam along with our rolling northern country roads on this great fall color route.

Sights: Big Manistee River | Hodenpyl Dam | DNR Fish Hatch

The longest route (if you head out to the Hiking Area on the Manistee River Trail) comes in at about 75 miles.  This great route takes you on some of the most scenic country roads (many of them are dirt roads, so be prepared for that). You will enjoy canopies of color along with scenic overlooks along the Big Manistee River.  The river basin is beautiful this time of year, and the view from the Hodenpyl Dam Overlook is great.  Enjoy great stops along the way as you venture west from Downtown Cadillac.

Thank You For Another Wonderful Fall Color Season - November 9th, 2021

Most of the trees in our area have passed or are now passing their peak color state. We have had unseasonably warm temperatures again the past several days and so there is a bit of color still hanging on in some places, if you can find it! Click here to see a late season round up video from in and around Cadillac on our Instagram page! If you are ready for the snow to fly, don't forget to subscribe to future seasonal updates as we wait for winter to arrive.



Some top fall color sights along the Hodenpyl Route



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