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!

Bear River

  • 101 E. Lake Street, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing
  • 231-347-2500
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Kayak, canoe, and fish along the Bear River!

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

  • East Side Dr, Beaver Island
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
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Beaver Island Nature Preserve

Northern Lights Fly Fishing

  • Fishing
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Fly fishing in float or wade trips!

Nubs Nob

  • 500 Nub's Nob Road, Harbor Springs
  • Downhill Skiing, Outfitters, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-526-2131
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Downhill skiing 40 minutes from Charlevoix

Charles Ransom Nature Preserve

  • Maple Grove Road, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Horseback Fun, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-347-0991
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Breathtaking views overlooking Lake Michigan, Round Lake, and Lake Charlevoix!

Fisherman's Island State Park and Beach

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

Jordan Valley Pathway

  • Deadman's Hill Rd, Mancelona
  • 800-345-8621
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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.

Avalanche Bay

  • 1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls
  • Indoor Water Park
  • 1-800-462-6963
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The largest indoor water park in Michigan.

Depot Beach

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

Susan Creek Nature Preserve

  • US 31, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
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Nature preserve located close to Charlevoix.