Area Activities & Watersports

Cadillac is a four season destination waiting for your arrival!

Looking for a complete vacation on your trip to the Cadillac Area? If you cannot find something on our property, we assure you there is so much more within a quick 15 minute drive in any direction.

From hiking and biking, to fishing and boating, or strolling the quaint historic main street of Cadillac, there is something for everyone in this community.


Rivers & Lakes

Cadillac is home to 2 wonderful lakes within just a short drive from the resort. Connected by a canal, together Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell, make a nearly 8,000 acre inland lake that is perfect for boating and fishing.  You will frequently see pontoon boats, water skiers, and fisherman in the summer, and ice shanty’s in the winter.

In addition to our amazing lakes, our rivers are also equally as impressive. The Big Manistee River, is a national scenic river, and is perfect for a one day-multi-day canoe/kayaking/tubing adventure. For those looking for a challenge, the Pine River and its classified rapids attract thousands to the area each year.

Visit your local ranger station regarding parking permits/watercraft permits, or ask the front desk for assistance


Area Trails (Hiking & Biking)

Evergreen Resort’s 1.5-kilometer Vita Trail features exercise points for jogging, walking, and hiking.

Popular routes in and around Cadillac include:

• The Keith McKellop Walkway (downtown)
• Lake Cadillac’s paved perimeter (7.5 miles)
• Clam River Greenway
• White Pine Trail
• Cadillac Pathway
• Mackenzie Trail
• Heritage Nature Trail

Visit CadillacMichigan for trail maps and more!

Fall Color Tours

The Cadillac Area is home to some spectacular Northern Michigan Fall Color.  People from all over the Midwest flock to this area each year to take their annual driving trip “up north” and the Cadillac area holds its own with some spectacular views and vistas showcasing the palettes of fall in Michigan.

Visit the website for 5 self-guided fall color tour routes, or visit our front desk for a map.


The Cadillac area is one of the best places for snowmobiling in Michigan, with miles of great trails. From Evergreen Resort, you have direct access to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails. The White Pine Trail, which extends all the way to Grand Rapids, is just a quick zip through our parking lot. We can help you rent a snowmobile.

Sled/Trail Permits Required

The Department of Natural Resources requires all sleds to have a Michigan Snowmobile Trail Permit. Permits are $48 each and are good for the winter season. Permits may be purchased upon arrival at Evergreen Resort.

Cadillac Area Snowmobile Trail Maps are available for $2 and can be purchased at our front desk.

Snowmobile rental and instruction is available from M&M Rentals.  They have over 65 snowmobiles for daily and weekend rentals delivered right to our property.  They also offer children’s snowmobiles.  Call Eric direct at 231-577-8915 to secure your sled today.

Downhill Skiing (Alpine)

The Cadillac area is home to Caberfae Peaks.  Here you will find the highest vertical drop of any mountain in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  Grab your gear and head up to the area for an amazing ski adventure.  When calling to make reservations, ask about reserving your day passes at Caberfae, as we work diectly with them, making your rip that much easier