Bring It North And Watch It Grow

Continued Investments in Cadillac

Over the past 15 years Cadillac has undergone some pretty significant changes and improvements! Many redevelopment projects have been completed in the last 5 years alone. Huge placemaking efforts in the center of town have led to the creation of the Cadillac Commons. Many more opportunities await! Click here to learn more about business in Cadillac!

A Wonderful Place To Work & Live

A collaboration between the City and community has transformed a nondescript parking lot and surrounding area into a year-round destination evoking all the historical charm and sophistication that makes Cadillac unique. The lakeside block will serve as a vibrant hub connecting downtown businesses and Lake Cadillac with seasonal events and attractive amenities, to draw in both visitors and residents. A gathering space for all to enjoy!

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!

Wild Haven Disc Golf Course

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.

Long Lake Motorcycle Trail

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.

Shore to Shore Horseback Trail

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.

Fife Lake Historic Walk

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.

Kalkaska Has Room To Grow!

Redevelopment Ready Community!

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Sledding in Mancel-SNOW-na

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.

Fun in Jordan Valley

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!

Hit the Beach at Wetzel Lake

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.

Crystal Clear Blue Waters

The Walloon Yacht Club can be seen racing their 17s every Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday from June through August!

Birding in the Preserves

Walloon has several preserves providing edge habitat to dozens of bird species that are accessible to visitors. Conveniently, they can be most easily spotted in or around the parking areas! Learn about them here.

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. 

Pedal the Little Traverse Wheelway

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.

Win Big at Odawa Casino

Odawa Casino really does have it all! Slots, dozens of Las Vegas-style table games, unique shopping, incomparable dining experiences and the best service around.

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