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!

Darnton Family Nature Preserve

  • Behling Rd, Boyne City
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
https://www.facebook.com/nubsnobskiarea
Nature preserve located near Boyne City

Walloon Lake Conservancy

  • 616 Petoskey St, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Other, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-347-0100
https://www.facebook.com/nubsnobskiarea
Trail system located around Walloon Lake

Dewitt Marine

  • 6509 Crystal Springs Rd, Bellaire
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 231-377-6611
Map
https://www.facebook.com/nubsnobskiarea
A full service marina on Torch Lake
   

Earl Young Mushroom Houses

  • 109 Mason St, Charlevoix
  • Other
  • 231-547-2101
https://www.facebook.com/nubsnobskiarea
See the creativity in these unique mushroom looking homes, hotels and restaurant.
 

Sturgeon River Paddlesports

  • 12961 S. Straits Highway Unit. 2, Wolverine
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Other, Outfitters
  • 231-525-6878
https://www.facebook.com/nubsnobskiarea
Kayak, canoe, float, or fish down the spectacular Sturgeon River!
 

Charlevoix Boat Launches

  • 109 Mason, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Fishing, Other
  • 231-547-2101
https://www.facebook.com/nubsnobskiarea
Here is a complete list of Charlevoix boat launches!

Rogers/Dressel/Jordan River Preserve Complex

  • Rogers Road, East Jordan
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
https://www.facebook.com/nubsnobskiarea
Nature preserve located along the shores of the Jordan River.

Depot Beach

  • 307 Chicago Ave., Charlevoix
  • Beach
  • 231-547-3253
Map
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The historic train depot now functions as a museum and garden area frames this beach on Lake Charlevoix.
 

Avalanche Bay

  • 1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls
  • Indoor Water Park
  • 1-800-462-6963
Map
https://www.facebook.com/nubsnobskiarea
The largest indoor water park in Michigan.
       

George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve

  • Lake Drive, Beaver Island
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
https://www.facebook.com/nubsnobskiarea
Nature preserve located on Beaver Island.