The “City on the Lakes” is the center of more than 200 miles of snowmobile trails, 34 downhill ski runs, more than 58 miles of cross country ski and snow shoe trails and more than 500,000 acres of state and national forests. An active community with small town appeal, nearly 10,500 people take pride in the natural wonder that Cadillac has to offer.
Originally named “Clam Lake”, the historic town was renamed after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who made the first permanent settlement in Detroit in 1701. The Clam Lake Canal was formed between Big and Little Clam Lakes, which are now called Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac.
Cadillac sits on the edge of Manistee National Forest and is bordered by mixed hardwood and conifer forest, with Christmas tree farming as a major industry. In 1988, the city donated the holiday tree to the U.S. Capitol Building in our nation’s Capital!
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