Area Attractions

P8220031Keith McKelIop Walkway

Located in the heart of town on the shores of Lake Cadillac.Walk, run, jog, inline skate, launch your boat, go for a swim or just take a street hike across the wooden bridge over the Clam River and enjoy the gaslights that border this well-used sidewalk. Possibly catch a concert or maybe even a wedding at the Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion.

Chris Blackburn Skatepark
Chestnut St., Cadillac
(Across from Lake Cadillac)

Children of all ages are able to test their talents at our skatepark. Safety equipment recommended although not required.

P8220032Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center
Mitchell State Park – (231) 779-1321

This natural history museum offers an overview of the history of hunting and fishing, trapping and conservation efforts. Exhibits include antique hunting equipment, stuffed wildlife and a wall size aquarium. Be sure to bring your camera. Exhibits and dioramas teach conservation.The nature walk is open year round. Open May I – Nov. 30:10 to 6.Dec. I -Apr. 30: Fri. noon to 5 and Sat. & Sun. 10 to 5. No Admission Fee.

Lake Cadillac Bike Path

Cadillac boasts a scenic 7 mile paved path around Lake Cadillac for running, biking, walking, and inline skating.

Wexford County Historical Museum & Carnegie Library
127 Beech St., Cadillac – (231) 775-1717

Exhibits include an early home, general store and items from the lumbering era, fire equipment and railroad memorabilia. Also includes information on Michigan’s Historic Sites in Wexford County.

Farmer’s Market

Lake Cadillac and Cass Street on the Keith McKellop Walkway, July, August, September and October. Cadillac fresh fruits and veggies, fruits and flowers.Talk to the farmers, the growers, the bakers and the gardeners while you shop. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Shay Steam Locomotive

On display in the City Park , the Shay was invented in the late 1800’s for the logging industry.The shay possibly more than any event, person or thing made possible the success of Cadillac in the late 1800’s.

P8220028Cadillac Memorial Fountain

Cadillac’s Memorial Fountain is centered in the beautiful City Park of Cadillac.The memorial fountain was created to honor the National Park Forest Ranger Kris Eggle and all the Public Safety Officers that who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Cadillac Commons Downtown (Link to Site) this community park area includes 4 of 5 final amenities to our Downtown visitors and residents:

  • Cadillac City Park – A gem of the Downtown, the City Park has been an integral part of the our community for generations. Home of the Shay Locomotive, a permanent display of Cadillac’s rich logging history. Also the home to the Memorial Fountain and several large festivals throughout the year.
  • Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion – has been the focal point of our lake shore for over 25 years. After a hugely successful community crowdfunding campaign in 2016, the newly renovated space now boasts a state of the art sound system, accommodations for performers and a beautiful green seating area for around 1,000 people.
  • The Plaza – features a multi-use, multi-season space for public events and gatherings. Amenities include a children’s splash pad, art inspired benches and shaded seating in the summer, along with an outdoor gas fireplace and skating rink during cold weather months. All completed in 2017
  • The Market – recently completed fall of 2018 is an 60’ x 120’ open-air covered market structure between the After 26 Depot Café and the Cadillac 4 Theater. The market has heating available and indoor lighting. The Market will house artists, craft and farm vendors. It has the ability to be screened in for adverse weather.
  • Whitepine Trail head – currently in the planning stages during 2019, the proposed trailhead will extend from Holly Road to the parking lot behind the After 26 Depot Café. The Clock Tower, recently removed from the corner of Cass and Mitchell, will be place in the trailhead area, as well as additional bike and hike amenities for trail users.

The Sound Garden

Chestnut Street across from Lake Cadillac.
A musical collaboration of wood and metal.

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