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!

Springbrook Golf Club

  • 6151 Springvale Rd, Boyne Falls
  • 231-535-5155
A friendly, family owned and operated 18-hole course nestled in rolling hills and valleys, just 15 minutes from downtown Petoskey.

Boyne Mountain Resort the Alpine Golf Course

  • 1 Mountain DR, Boyne City
  • 231-549-6028
With its spectacular mountainside setting and panoramic views toward Deer Lake, The Alpine's setting is every bit as breathtaking as its legendary design.
 

George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve

  • Lake Drive, Beaver Island
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located on Beaver Island.

Young State Park

  • 2280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, Other
  • 231-582-7523
Map A 560 acre park set on gorgeous Lake Charlevoix.

Beaver Island Golf Course

  • 35920 East Side Dr, Beaver Island
  • 231-448-2301
A wee bit of Scotland on the Emerald Isle.
 

Shanty Creek Resort

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

Bay Harbor Golf Club-The Links

  • 5800 Coastal Ridge Dr, Bay Harbor
  • 231-439-4028
This Arthur Hills masterpiece is inspired by the great seaside courses of Ireland and delivers truly unforgettable.
 

Ferry Beach Park

  • 224 Ferry Ave., Charlevoix
  • Beach
  • 231-547-3253
Map A popular family beach on Lake Charlevoix with water that is warmer and calmer than Lake Michigan. The Ferry Beach pier is also a great place to go fishing if you do not have a boat!
 

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

  • East Side Dr, Beaver Island
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Beaver Island Nature Preserve

Summertime Rentals

  • 2474 M 66, East Jordan
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Other, Outfitters
  • 231-547-7700
Map Lake Charlevoix’s premier watersports company since 2003 boasting the nicest and most diverse rental fleet in the area.