Boating

Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell in Cadillac, and Lake Missaukee east of Cadillac in Lake City, offer over 3,500 acres of prime water sports opportunities. Cadillac and Mitchell, the two largest lakes of Cadillac, are connected by a canal built during the long and interesting northern Michigan logging era. The canal was originally built so lumbermen could float timber from the shores of Lake Mitchell to waiting sawmills on Lake Cadillac. Today the canal serves as a convenient link between two of Michigan’s most popular lakes for boating.

Boaters, paddlers and fishermen all start itching to get on the water at the first hints of spring. Those fresh fragrances, sights and sounds call to the adventurous as well as for those who seek that special peace found only on the water. So get your boat on its trailer, load up the canoes and kayaks, stow your gear and c’mon over to Cadillac!

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...

A to Z with Caddy: F is for FREE FISHING WEEKEND!

Did you know, this weekend is free fishing weekend in the state of Michigan? On February 13 & 14, 2021, this Saturday and Sunday, you do not need a fishing license and the weekend forecast is looking great! There is lots of thick ice out on our lakes and if you...

2021 Winter Fun at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center Center

Step into your snowshoes at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center Center offers winter hikes, ice fishing classes and more via Cadillac News The Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center is planning to offer nighttime hikes again this winter. The hikes will...

#ExploreCadillac Bucket List Item – The Walk Around Lake Cadillac

For years, I told my husband Mike that we should trek the 7+ mile walk around Lake Cadillac. We revisited the topic, picked a day where the weather looked great, and planned for it. Having it coincide with Michigan Trails Week was a nice addition, as the path...

Cadillac Fall Routes & Rivers – 10 Ways to Enjoy Our Autumn Colors

Book Your Fall Golf Getaway in Cadillac – Fall golfing in Cadillac can be the most picturesque time of year to hit the links! With crisp autumn air, foliage in full color and affordable late season golf deals, you will avoid the summer crowds to enjoy great views of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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