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!

Top of Michigan Trail Council

  • 1687 M 119, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-348-8280
https://www.facebook.com/TrailsCouncil
So many trails!

Taylor/Horton Creek/ Schulz/Nick Adams Nature Preserves

  • Pin Cherry Road, Boyne City
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
https://www.facebook.com/TrailsCouncil
This nature preserve was often visited by Ernest Hemingway.

North Point Nature Preserve

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

Wisser Saworski Nature Preserve

  • Old Mackinaw Trail, Boyne Falls
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
https://www.facebook.com/TrailsCouncil
Nature preserve located in Boyne Falls

Darnton Family Nature Preserve

  • Behling Rd, Boyne City
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
https://www.facebook.com/TrailsCouncil
Nature preserve located near Boyne City

Walloon Lake Conservancy

  • 616 Petoskey St, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Other, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-347-0100
https://www.facebook.com/TrailsCouncil
Trail system located around Walloon Lake
 

Nathan "Barry" Driggers Nature Preserve

  • 8799 Boyne City Rd, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
https://www.facebook.com/TrailsCouncil
Located between Charlevoix and Boyne City

Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area

  • 3417 Eckhardt Rd, Bellaire
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Other
  • (231) 929-7911
https://www.facebook.com/TrailsCouncil
Just outside of Bellaire, Glacial Hills offers beginner, intermediate or advanced trails covered by 800 acres of moderately dense forest
 

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/TrailsCouncil
A 2678 acre state park with 5 miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline and miles of hiking trails through forests and dunes.

Lake to Lake Trail

  • 210 State St, Charlevoi
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-547-3253
https://www.facebook.com/TrailsCouncil
Bike from Lake Charlevoix to Lake Michigan!