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!

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.

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.

Wisser Saworski Nature Preserve

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

Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area

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

Taylor/Horton Creek/ Schulz/Nick Adams Nature Preserves

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

The Hill

  • Charlevoix Rd, Boyne City
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located in Boyne City.

Rex Beach and Antrim Creek

  • Rex Beach Rd, Ellsworth
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-533-6265
Located just outside of Charelvoix, Antrim Creek Nature Preserve and Rex Beach are hidden gems.

Charles Ransom Nature Preserve

  • Maple Grove Road, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Horseback Fun, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-347-0991
Breathtaking views overlooking Lake Michigan, Round Lake, and Lake Charlevoix!

Mt. McSauba Recreational Area

  • 09223 Mt. McSauba Rd., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, 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. Don't forget to check out the disc golf course too! In the winter enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboard park, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating.