The Perfect Fall Drive


A 55-mile drive between Cadillac to Traverse City

Michigan has a rich Native American history. This 55 mile trail was used by the Anishnaabe people in the 1200s. They later formed into the Three Fires, consisting of
the Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi Tribes. There is evidence linking the trail, and the native people as far back as 600 BC. The beautiful scenery and prosperous land of Cadillac and Traverse City were enjoyed and harvested many years before highways and industry came along. Old Indian Trail is marked with 33 historic markers, made possible by Milo Petoskey Crosby in the late 1800s, and was later finished by James Comp and Ed Babcock in 1987. 32 of the historic markers are placed alongside roads, making it possible to drive along the majority of the trail. It is not recommended as a hiking trail. The location of all 33 markers can be found at—cadillac-to-traverse-city-952.html

FRESHWATER VACATION RENTALS has cabins and cottages nearby where you can come back to relax after your day drive. Check out Sugarloaf Sweet Retreat: