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!

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.

Shanty Creek

  • 5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Downhill Skiing, Other
  • 231-533-3000
Map Downhill skiing 40 minutes from 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
       

Susan Creek Nature Preserve

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

Walloon Lake Conservancy

  • 616 Petoskey St, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Other, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-347-0100
Trail system located around Walloon Lake
 

Nathan "Barry" Driggers Nature Preserve

  • 8799 Boyne City Rd, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Located between Charlevoix and Boyne City

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
 

Top of Michigan Trail Council

  • 1687 M 119, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-348-8280
So many trails!