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!

Fisherman's Island State Park and Beach

  • 16480 Bells Bay Rd., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing
  • 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.

Susan Creek Nature Preserve

  • US 31, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located close to Charlevoix.

Bear River

  • 101 E. Lake Street, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing
  • 231-347-2500
Kayak, canoe, and fish along the Bear River!

Shanahan Field

  • 12491 Waller Road, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Other
  • (231) 547-4611
Public access recreation facility

Wisser Saworski Nature Preserve

  • Old Mackinaw Trail, Boyne Falls
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located in Boyne Falls

North Point Nature Preserve

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

George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve

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

Young State Park

  • 02280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, Other
  • 231-582-7523
Map A 560 acre park set on gorgeous Lake Charlevoix.

Boyne Mountain

  • 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Downhill Skiing, Indoor Water Park, Outfitters, X-Country Skiing, Zipline
  • 855-688-7024
Map Downhill skiing 30 minutes from Charlevoix
     

Boyne Highlands

  • 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Downhill Skiing, Outfitters, X-Country Skiing, Zipline
  • 855-688-7022
Map Downhill skiing 40 minutes from Charlevoix