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Play Championship Courses in Cadillac
There are 8 golf courses within 20 minutes of Cadillac’s Downtown. While each offers a unique golfing experience, they share the special beauty that is unique to this area, feature well-cared for courses and friendly, welcoming service. Click here to book your golf getaway!
Cadillac offers some unique advantages as it sits adjacent to 600,000 acres of National Forest and State Forest land. Whitetail Deer hunters flock to the area for bow hunting, rifle & muzzle loading seasons. Black Bear is also included in our big-game list.
This newly renovated popular downtown hangout includes a year-round fireplace, splash pad, outdoor market structure, and lakeside pavilion with performance stage!
Hit Up Manton’s Hidden Gem
Founded as an alternative to the big box/strip mall, Lattitude 44 encourages you to sit down, relax & enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer. A true “Up North Original” with food, fun little shops & boutique shopping, there is something to be found for visitors of all ages!
Featuring three tees on every hole for players of all skill levels, this course is even equipped with a pro shop & solar lights for night time play! Rustic campsites also available.
A 27-mile ORV trail for motorcycles only. Mostly sandy with rolling hills. Generally wooded, this trail winds over terrain with plenty of short climbs. ORV license and trail permit required!
Hike the Fife Lake Loop
Along this 21 mile loop trail, hikers can enjoy the scenic views, serenity of the forest, streams and the Manistee River. They can take advantage of the two state forest campgrounds in the loop and the Trail Town of Fife Lake Village. It is a perfect sized loop for a weekend get-a-way for backpackers or there are numerous options for different length day hikes.
Also known as the Michigan Riding and Hiking Trail, this is a 220-mile-long (350 km) trail that runs all across the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It is open to horseback riders and hikers but not bicycles. Public campgrounds are located throughout the route.
27 display plaques throughout the town depict businesses, homes, and historic sites as they were during the late 19th century and the early 20th century. Take time to examine the wonderful authentic nature of Fife Lake.
Seven Bridges in Kalkaska
Known for its beautiful rustic bridges with over a mile of frontage on the Rapid River this property is truly enchanting. A trail and boardwalk wander through cedar trees to the bridges spanning the Rapid River and many the tributaries that braid together here. The remains of a sawmill built in 1882 can still be seen when crossing the first three bridges. Despite its name, only four bridges exist today.
Rugg Pond Park includes a trail, scenic overlook, fishing access, and a small boat launch. It allows for a short hike with wildflower and wildlife viewing opportunities; according to legend, Ernest Hemingway spent night fishing from the Rugg Pond Dam powerhouse.
Sledding in Mancelona
In winter, thousands of snowmobilers travel the trails in and around Mancelona, Pinney Bridge, Jordan River Valley, Lakes of the North and Starvation Lake where we have some of the most beautiful, well groomed trails.
Mother Nature fit a whole lot of beauty here! Several dirt roads wind through the Jordan River Valley, running parallel with the River to Pinney Bridge. Seasonal activities include: fishing, berry picking & morel mushrooming. Be sure to stop at the Fish Hatchery and Deadman’s Hill!
Wetzel Lake is a day park offering visitors serene surroundings, picnic spots and swimming – popular with the locals! Non-motorized boats only are allowed.
Swimming & Snowshoeing in Walloon Lake
Melrose Township Park offers 22 acres of recreational opportunities. A charming beach sits on the eastern shore of Walloon Lake allowing for beautiful sunset views. The park includes a river walk, nature trails, pickleball, basketball & volleyball courts as well as a playground. The Bear River meanders through the park and plays host to fly fisherman and kids alike.
The Walloon Yacht Club can be seen racing their 17s every Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday from June through August!
Hunt for your very own Petoskey Stones
Magnus Park City Beach offers 1,000 feet of shoreline on Little Traverse Bay and is within walking distance of downtown. It’s a great place to hunt for Petoskey Stones! Click here to learn more about Michigan’s official state stone and what makes these fossilized coral rocks so special.
This paved 26-mile trail is filled with many scenic stops overlooking Little Traverse Bay. Incredible vistas are an added incentive to do a group walk or bike ride, there are several area shops that offer bike rentals.
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