To really immerse yourself in the Northern Lower Peninsula way of life, take your adventures a bit further afield and visit the Cadillac's surrounding area. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find Evart, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, and Houghton Lake 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west.
When vacationing in Cadillac, don't forget to see Traverse City. Approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) away, this regional city is where you can find Great Lakes Children's Museum, Chateau Grand Traverse Winery and Traverse City Beach. Old Town Playhouse, Grand Traverse Mall and City Opera House are also good places to head to.
For a budget-friendly, outdoor experience that the whole family will enjoy, take the time to stop by the region's lighthouses.
Make the most of this area's most popular cold weather activities. Join the locals and go snow shoeing here. Skiing is also popular. The area around Cadillac has plenty of outdoor options for those who love watersports. Swimming and boating are both ways to have fun upon the water here.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by air, it's good to remember that the handiest major airport is Cherry Capital Airport, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north of Cadillac.