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!

George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve

  • Lake Drive, Beaver Island
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located on Beaver Island.

Jordan Valley Pathway

  • Deadman's Hill Rd, Mancelona
  • 800-345-8621
The Jordan River Pathway is one of the most popular weekend backpacking trips in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and once on the trail it’s easy to understand why.

Charlevoix Boat Launches

  • 210 State St, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Fishing, Other
  • 231-547-3258
Here is a complete list of Charlevoix boat launches!

Charlevoix Golf Club

  • 400 Fairway Dr, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3268
Map Come play one of Michigan's oldest golf club, established in 1896! Country club conditions at municipal pricing! The Charlevoix Golf Club is a beautiful 9 hole, par 36 course designed by Scottish Architect Willie Watson.

Jordan Valley Trout Pond

  • 5245 N M 66, East Jordan
  • Fishing
  • 231-536-0581
Map Trout ponds that are fed by natural springs replenishing the water at 1,000 gallons per minute.

North Point Nature Preserve

  • Intersection on Pleasant St and Mt. McSauba Rd, Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-547-2101
Map A nature preserve close to downtown, but secluded to get back to nature. Hiking trails and sand dunes on Lake Michigan.

Fisherman's Island State Park and Beach

  • 16480 Bells Bay Rd., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing
  • 231-547-6641
Map A 2678 acre state park with 5 miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline and miles of hiking trails through forests and dunes.

Boyne Mountain Resort the Monument

  • 0450 Deer Lake Road, Boyne City
  • 855-688-7024
The Monument lives up to its name by paying homage to great golf course architecture and to those who left lasting imprints on the game.
 

Darnton Family Nature Preserve

  • Behling Rd, Boyne City
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located near Boyne City

Northern Exposure Charters

  • 202 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Fishing
  • 989-475-3811
Great Lakes fishing charter