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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!

Beaver Island

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

Mt. McSauba Recreational Area

  • 09223 Mt. McSauba Rd., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Downhill Skiing, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-547-3253
Map Charlevoix's year round recreational area set on Lake Michigan! In the summer there is access to remote beaches with sand dunes and hiking trails through beautiful wooded areas. In the winter enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboard park, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating.

Michigan Beach Park

  • 95 Grant St., Charlevoix
  • Beach
  • 231-547-3253
Map Watch the sun set over the lighthouse into Lake Michigan

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

Fisherman's Island State Park

  • 16480 Bells Bay Rd., Charlevoix
  • Beach
  • 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.

Young State Park

  • 02280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City
  • Beach
  • 231-582-7523
Map A 560 acre park set on gorgeous Lake Charlevoix.

Depot Beach

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