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
Nature preserve located near Boyne City

Miller's Marsh Nature Preserve

  • West Side Drive, Beaver Island
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Beaver Island Nature Preserve

Beaver Island

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

Charlevoix Community Pool

  • 11905 US Highway 31 N, Charlevoix
  • Other
  • (231) 547-0982
Community pool open to the public
 

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.

Ferry Beach

  • 224 Ferry Ave., Charlevoix
  • Beach
  • 231-547-3253
Map 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!
 

Little Traverse Wheelway

  • US 31 and Waller intersection, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-547-2101
Map 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.

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

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

Little Traverse Charters

  • Dock B24 Charlevoix City Marina, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 231-487-2650
Little Traverse Charters offers luxury private boat tours of Northern Michigan waters.

Elm Street Tennis Courts

  • 107 Elm, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Free public tennis courts.