Escape to Fisherman's Island

December 18, 2019

The natural beauty of Charlevoix cannot be surpassed. With numerous trail systems, Charlevoix has an abundance of places to explore year-round. One of the best trail systems in Charlevoix is Fisherman’s Island State Park. This year-round park offers visitors five miles of access to the Lake Michigan shoreline and miles of trails just waiting to be explored.

This former island is a true hidden gem in Charlevoix. Tucked off the Bells Bay Road, Fisherman’s Island State Park is a favorite place for both visitors and residents alike. Once you discover the magic of this beautiful state park, you will want to visit during every season. 

For the avid hiker, cross country skier, and snowshoe aficionado, Fisherman’s Island State Park offers easy to navigate, mostly flat trails. These trails are maintained and provide access year-round. During the winter months, the snow-covered, wooded tails provide a serene backdrop to your favorite outdoor activity. Click here for a trail map.

Looking for another reason to visit? This state park is, without a doubt, one of the best places to find Petoskey and Charlevoix stones. Wander along the rocky beaches to see if you can find these beautiful stones.

Escape to this peaceful landscape to enjoy the magical elements of winter. Beautifully covered trails, rustic beauty, and majestic views can only be found at Fisherman’s Island State Park.

*Please be aware that some of the roads or trails may be inaccessible due to high waters this year. Please proceed with caution.