Explore the two lakes right in the heart of Cadillac and the hot spots for fall along the way! 

Current Color Update Along The Route


We Are Now Past Peak Color!

Updated: October 27, 2022

We enjoyed one last beautiful weekend of peak color with unseasonably warm temperatures but the leaves are now falling quickly! Even though we are now past peak, we have temperatures forecasted up into the 60's over the next two weeks! Makes for a great opportunity to hit another pumpkin patch or corn maze before the season ends. Don't forget to subscribe to more seasonal updates as winter draws near.

The Cadillac Lakes Route takes you on an 18-mile trip around both of our lakes right in the heart of the greater Cadillac Area.  Beginning in the heart of Cadillac at the Cadillac Commons, you can drive along the southern shore of both Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell before turning north along the western edge of Lake Cadillac. The beautiful route will take you into the Manistee National Forest to the west and pop you back out into an area known as “Cadillac West” where you can stop at the Mitchell State Park, Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center and the Heritage Nature Trail.

Interactive Route Map

Select the points below to learn more and explore the 18 miles of roads that circle these two inland lakes in the heart of Cadillac.

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Explore over 200 miles of roads and spectacular scenic overlooks on our fall color tour around Cadillac.

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