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!

Sleepy Hollow Nature Preserve

  • Sleepy Hollow Ln, East Jordan
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Nature preserve located on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix

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.

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

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!

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.

North Point Nature Preserve

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

Lake to Lake Trail

  • 210 State St, Charlevoi
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-547-3253
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Bike from Lake Charlevoix to Lake Michigan!

Nathan "Barry" Driggers Nature Preserve

  • 8799 Boyne City Rd, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
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Located between Charlevoix and Boyne City

Little Traverse Wheelway

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Bike from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs!

George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve

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