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!

Northern Exposure Charters

  • 202 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Fishing
  • 989-475-3811
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/
Great Lakes fishing charter

Bear River

  • 101 E. Lake Street, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing
  • 231-347-2500
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/
Kayak, canoe, and fish along the Bear River!

Indigo Guide Service

  • Fishing
  • 231-898-4320
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/

Fisherman's Island State Park and Beach

  • 16480 Bells Bay Rd., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing
  • 231-547-6641
Map
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/
A 2678 acre state park with 5 miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline and miles of hiking trails through forests and dunes.

Beaver Island

  • 26215 Main St, Beaver Island
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-448-2505
Map
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/
A serene and beautiful island set 32 miles off the coast of Charlevoix in Lake Michigan. Beaver Island makes for great outdoor activity.
 

Young State Park

  • 02280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, Other
  • 231-582-7523
Map
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/
A 560 acre park set on gorgeous Lake Charlevoix.

Michigan Beach Park

  • 95 Grant St., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Fishing, Other
  • 231-547-3253
Map
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/
Watch the sun set over the lighthouse into Lake Michigan

Jordan Valley Trout Pond

  • 5245 N M 66, East Jordan
  • Fishing
  • 231-536-0581
Map
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/
Trout ponds that are fed by natural springs replenishing the water at 1,000 gallons per minute.

Northern Lights Fly Fishing

  • Fishing
Map
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/
Fly fishing in float or wade trips!

Charlevoix Boat Launches

  • 109 Mason, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Fishing, Other
  • 231-547-2101
https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Exposure-Charters-1596045720695110/
Here is a complete list of Charlevoix boat launches!