Outdoor Recreation & Outfitters

Whether you're boating or fishing, sailing on the lake, hiking or biking our many trails or spending time playing in the winter snow, you'll soon realize that Charlevoix truly is Northern Michigan's greatest kept secret.  Search through the listings below to find the perfect recreation activity for you and your family or friends.  You'll also find outfitters and charters for renting boats, guides and equipment to get you set for your next adventure!

Young State Park

  • 02280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, Other
  • 231-582-7523
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A 560 acre park set on gorgeous Lake Charlevoix.

Beaver Island

  • 26215 Main St, Beaver Island
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-448-2505
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A serene and beautiful island set 32 miles off the coast of Charlevoix in Lake Michigan. Beaver Island makes for great outdoor activity.

Little Traverse Wheelway

  • US 31 and Waller intersection, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-547-2101
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A picturesque 26 mile bike trail from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs. The three-mile Charlevoix Township Bike Path continues the Little Traverse Wheelway into downtown Charleovix.

Skydive Harbor Springs

  • 111 Airport Dr, Charlevoix
  • Other
  • 231-242-8822
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Skydive in Charlevoix!
 

Beaver Island Boat Company

  • 103 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 888-446-4095
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Ride the boat to Beaver Island! It only takes approximately 2 hours!
         

Swan Valley Marina

  • 02474 S M 66, East Jordan
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Other, Outfitters
  • 231-536-2672
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Boat rentals available on Lake Charlevoix's South Arm
 

Boyne Highlands

  • 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Downhill Skiing, Outfitters, X-Country Skiing, Zipline
  • 855-688-7022
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Downhill skiing 40 minutes from Charlevoix
       

Jordan River Fish Hatchery

  • 6623 Turner Road, Elmira
  • (231) 584-2461
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Interactive fish hatchery.
 

Ferry Beach

  • 224 Ferry Ave., Charlevoix
  • Beach
  • 231-547-3253
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A popular family beach on Lake Charlevoix with water that is warmer and calmer than Lake Michigan. The Ferry Beach pier is also a great place to go fishing if you do not have a boat!
 

Jordan River

  • 231-536-7351
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Fish, canoe, kayak, or float down the beautiful Jordan River!