Michigan Trails Week: The Cadillac Pathway


The Cadillac Pathway has been around for a long time, but it’s only been in the past three years that a team of volunteers have breathed new life into the trails. Michele Andrews, Erik Rogers, Dustin Webb, and a handful of others have turned the Cadillac Pathway into a community resource that’s greatly in need in Wexford County.

The Pathway currently consists of hiking, running, and mountain bike trails with loops ranging from two to eleven miles. The undulating, rolling terrain is perfect for riders of all abilities, with a few sections of tighter singletrack offering cyclists great mix of riding in a relatively small area.

That breadth of terrain also lends itself to a great mountain bike race. For the fourth year, racers from all over the state enjoyed the Bear Claw Epic, the biggest fundraiser for the Pathway and a chance for the community to show off the trails, businesses, and people that make our hometown so great.

While the big race of the year is behind us, we have plenty to look forward to in 2018 and beyond. We’re expecting our new Pavilion to be completed this fall, offering a place for everyone to come together, eat, relax, and mingle after a fun day on the trail. We also offer winter grooming for cross-country skiing and fat biking, which will begin as soon as we see the first sustainable snowflakes of the season!

And finally, we’re extremely proud to announce that the Michigan DNR just approved our plan to add another eleven miles of trail, with work on those trails to begin in spring of 2019! We see the future of the Pathway as full of potential, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our neck of the woods!

For maps, parking, donation, and more information, head to cadillacpathway.org and make sure you keep up with the latest Pathway news on Facebook and Instagram.