THE LAKE/CADILLAC CITY FALL COLOR ROUTE – Visit page for .pdf download

Cadillac City Fall Color Tour ORANGE ROUTE (see map at bottom of page)

Starting downtown at the Cadillac City Park (GPS-190 Cass Street), head W toward Lake Cadillac on either Cass St or Harris Street (the parking lot is in between). Then L/S on Lake Street, to Granite Street. Turn R/W onto Granite and follow along the Lake Cadillac Shoreline to M-115. Turn R/N onto M-115, at traffic light turn L/W onto M-55. You will begin to see directional signs along the road, attached to other traffic signs (sample shown here). Follow these around Lake Mitchell and back to the north side of Lake Cadillac, taking you back to the City Park.


• Along M-55 – MDOT road side park with picnic tables and lake access.

• Camp Torenta Totem Pole – nestled on Lake Mitchell, first served by boat in early 1900’s to week long adventurers (prior to lakeside roads). Now serving area youth.

• The Mitchell State Park (MDNR Recreation pass required to park)

• Public parks, beaches on Lake Cadillac and Mitchell, bathrooms, swings, boat launch.

• Carl T Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center and Museum, with Heritage Interpretive Trail – a closed loop walking path, dogs on a 6’ leash, picturesque elevated platforms for wildlife viewing.

• Kenwood City Park along Lake Cadillac • Public park, beach, kidscape, pavilions, 27 holes of Disc Golf, boat launch, bathrooms

• City Park – starting across the street from the Viking Stadium, spanning 3 miles of shoreline

• Clam River Greenway Trailhead – Sound Garden, Sun Dial, Boardwalk, flower beds

• Keith McKellop Walkway – Kidscape, Sculptures, Boat Launch, Boat Dock, Pavilion

• Cadillac Commons – fountain, plaza parking, bonfire, splash pad, Shay Locomotive


• Burke’s Waterfront Restaurant, indoor/outdoor (Burritos & Fried Ice Cream)

• The Pines Sports Bar & Pizza, indoor/outdoor (10+ TV screens)

• Thirsty’s, wine, liquor, snacks, homemade ice cream

• Hermann’s European Café & Table 212 Wine Bar, European & German cuisine (downtown)

• The Sweet Shop, famous snow birds (downtown)

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