About Explore 131 North

We Welcome You to Explore the US 131 North Corridor!

Explore 131 North is a grassroots collaboration project spearheaded by local government and community leaders along the US-131 corridor, including Cadillac, Manton, Fife Lake, Kalkaska, Mancelona, Boyne Valley, Walloon Lake, and Petoskey.
The corridor is highly traveled and communities are situated in visible locations, but access to the great outdoors is only minutes away. Small towns and scenic vistas along the corridor evoke a sense of freedom and rural comforts, and a relaxing respite from the hustle of everyday life. Business and travel opportunities are affordable and convenient, which appeals to investors, professionals, families and tourists seeking a safe, comfortable, and relaxing lifestyle or home-away-from-home.

Cadillac is a quick 3-hour drive from Detroit, and only 4 hours from Chicago. “Up-North” really is closer than you think!

With an abundance of inland lakes, rivers and even access to Lake Michigan, communities along our corridor are ripe with opportunity for water-based recreation.

Hike it, bike it, paddle it – you can choose your own adventure. Our varied trail systems are well marked and maintained hidden gems!

Where the Stars are a Little Brighter…

World Class Outdoor Experiences

Visitors from all over the world come to experience the slower pace and natural beauty that up-north living provides. But when you’re here, you’re local!

Communities

Mile Trek

Attractions & Activities

Don’t wait for someone to bring you, it’s time to head North!

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