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Escape to the Island

America’s Emerald Isle, Beaver Island, is awakening from its winter slumber and the island is ready to welcome visitors back to its shores. This beautifully rustic island is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Get ready to visit Beaver Island to explore and relax.

1. Paddle

No matter your favorite type of paddling activity, Beaver Island is a pladder's dream come true! Whether you bring your own equipment or need a rental, this amazing island has spectacular water vistas of Lake Michigan and inland waterways. Get your water gear ready and explore the island’s beautiful waters. Click here for water trails. 

2. Bike

When visiting Beaver Island, one of the best ways to get around the island is by bike. While you’re more than welcome to bring your car to the island, locals recommend visitors bring their bikes. Not only is the island easy to navigate, but the entire length of the island is also only 13 miles. Biking is a great way to see the hidden treasures of the island. Roads are easy to navigate and bikes provide the easiest means of transportation for visitors. View trails map

3. Hike

If you enjoy hiking, Beaver Island is going to impress you. There are four nature preserves open to the public on the island. Each trail ranges in difficulty, and the nature preserves have amazing views of Lake Michigan and inland forests. If you enjoy birding, there are great trails on the island full of wildlife. Click here to see if you will be visiting during prime birding times!

4. Explore

Get off the beaten path and explore the island. Let your inner explorer loose and see what you can discover. You never know what you can find around the corner and what hidden treasure may be waiting for you.

5. Fishing

Surrounded by Lake Michigan, Beaver Island is a fishermen’s heaven. Enjoy fly fishing, flats fishing, charter a fishing trip, kayak fishing, or something else altogether. See what Lake Michigan and Beaver Island’s inland lakes have to offer. For more information about fishing click here

6. Relax

Take a deep breath and unwind. Get away from your busy life and reconnect with yourself, family, and friends. Beaver Island welcomes the weary and helps you rejuvenate. This amazing island has limited cell service in some areas, so take a moment to disconnect.

How do you get to Beaver Island? Located 32 miles off the coast of Charlevoix, you can get to Beaver Island by either a 2-hour boat ride with Beaver Island Boat Company or a 15-minute plane ride via Fresh Air Aviation or Island Airways. The choice is yours. Take a moment to relax and enjoy all that Beaver Island has to offer! 


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