As the new year is quickly approaching, we wanted to share some of the things we are looking forward to in the new year.
Exploring the outdoors We sometimes forget how great the "great outdoors" can be for the mind, body, and soul. We are truly lucky that Northern Michigan is the definition of Pure Michigan. Some of the lesser-known trails around Charlevoix you may not have heard about include Taylor Horton Creek Nature Preserve,Verlinden Nature Preserve, and Driggers Nature Preserve. These under-the-radar nature preserves have fantastic trails just waiting to be explored.
If you’re visiting us in the winter, we invite you to join us for the weekly Mt. McSauba candlelight hikes happening every Friday from 5 to 8 pm. This is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the fresh snow, leisurely stroll the trails, and view the stars.
Taking a tour of the mushroom houses and castle farms We often talk about how breathtaking the grounds are of Castle Farms, but the true majesty of this attraction is the hundred-year-old buildings. They remind us of a fairy tale castle, and who doesn’t enjoy a good fairy tale? We sure do! We love exploring the grounds, learning new things on a tour, and doing a wine tasting at 1918 Cellars.
Another fan favorite: Earl Young’s mushroom houses are one of the most popular things to see in Charlevoix. The unusual design and rustic nature of these quirky houses make them a favorite. Take a mushroom house tour to learn more about Earl Young and discover some interesting secrets about each of the houses.
Winter Wonder Winter in Charlevoix is dazzling. The quiet beauty, fresh snowfall, and small-town charm are the perfect trifecta for a winter vacation. It’s no secret that Michigan winters are highly underrated and sometimes even loathed by those who hate snow. Whether you like to snowshoe, cross country ski, snowboard, or fat tire bike, winter is the perfect time to be active outside.
Summer Breezes It’s no secret that Michigan summers are the best! Warm temps, lots of sunshine, and endless shorelines await. Whether you enjoy watching the sunset on Sunshine Charters, paddling along the Lake Michigan shoreline, boating on Lake Charlevoix, riding your bike on the Wheelway, or simply strolling downtown, we can’t get enough of summer.
Fall Splendor As the fall leaves begin to change, it’s time to head outside and explore nature’s amazing beauty. Whether you take a driving tour, grab your bike, walking shoes, camera, family and friends, head out to explore Charlevoix’s natural wonders. While exploring all that Northern Michigan has to offer, visit area apple orchards to enjoy numerous tasty treats like a slice of apple pie, you-pick apples, and apple cider. View a fall color tour map.
Events We are optimistic that we will bring back some beloved events next year. While we don’t know these events may look like, we are excited about the opportunity to participate in the marathon, watch a concert in the park, ride the Ferris wheel during Venetian, and get apples during Apple Fest. Our fingers are crossed that we will be able to enjoy events next year, even if it's in a different way.
We’ll see you soon! We want to take a moment to recognize you, our friends, for your support of the Charlevoix community. Without our visitors, and summer residents Charlevoix would not be the place we all love. We are so excited to see you out and about in our community when the time is right. We hope to see you in 2022! Happy New Year!