Surrounded by Huron-Manistee National Forest, Cadillac reigns as the Lower Peninsula's snowmobiling capital. More than 600 miles of routes fan out from this reborn lumber town curving along the shore of frozen Lake Cadillac.
You can ride all day on the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail without covering the same ground. Or make easy loops through the woods and buzz back into town for lunch. Sleds zip over a converted rail bed that stretches for 92 miles south almost to Grand Rapids. Other routes travel east to Houghton Lake, another favorite with snowmobilers. The machines also can follow a trail network north to Traverse City. It eventually leads to the Upper Peninsula.
Park your sled beside your door at motels near downtown Cadillac such as Best Western Bill Oliver’s and the Cadillac Sands Resort. Trails speed you from downtown to McGuire's Resort. This posh retreat on 300 acres south of town entertains guests with a range of winter pleasures. A 10-kilometer Nordic trail system weaves across the grounds and a horse-drawn sleigh takes guests for moonlit rides.
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