Paddling Cadillac

Time to get back to nature and enjoy the beautiful waters of Northern Michigan. With three incredible inland lakes, and 200+ miles of river – your next floating adventure awaits in Cadillac! You can also relax at any of our area parks to enjoy the beautiful water views.

 

Cadillac is home to abundant access points to water allowing you to truly “explore your way.” There are so many family-friendly river and lake recreational opportunities to enjoy time with the entire family or a group of your closest friends. Spring, summer or fall, the area rivers meander and offer exceptional group entertainment, and beautiful views. When summer days come to a close, try a Fall Color Tour from a kayak or canoe for a different perspective of nature’s glory.

 

Several conveniently located liveries make it very easy for visitors to experience the pure paddling pleasure that awaits you here in the Cadillac area. Below find a list of related liveries, linked river map, and brief descriptions of the rivers.

A Quick Guide to Paddling 2 Cadillac Area Rivers

You don’t have to go north to Ontario or the Upper Peninsula to enjoy a wilderness-like paddling experience on 2 awesome rivers. In less than an hour’s drive from Cadillac, you can find stretches of the Pine and Big Manistee Rivers as well as the Tippy and Hodenpyl...

Birders flock to these 7 NW Michigan locales

By Dave FoleyWith its mixture of lakes and streams as well as forests, meadows, marshes, and agricultural lands, Cadillac is a natural gathering point for birds, both migratory, and year-round resident flocks. To help visitors, I worked with Dave Newhouse, a veteran...

Out & About, Steelhead on the Move

By Dave Foley Rivers like the Pere Marquette, as well as the Big and Little Manistee, get a little crowded after Labor Day as thousands of salmon leave Lake Michigan to push up these steams to spawn. From late August until September king and coho salmon dominate the...

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Located in the heart of Michigan’s Huron-Manistee National Forest, Pine River Paddlesports Center is where family fun begins. We’re up North but close by.
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9590 S. M-37, Wellston, Michigan 49689
Chippewa Landing’s friendly service, natural setting, and top quality equipment will always assure a great paddlesport experience. The first and friendliest name in camping, [...]
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10420 Chippewa Landing Trail, Manton, Michigan 49663

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