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!

Michigan Beach Park

  • 95 Grant St., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Fishing, Other
  • 231-547-3253
Map Watch the sun set over the lighthouse into Lake Michigan

Bear River

  • 101 E. Lake Street, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing
  • 231-347-2500
Kayak, canoe, and fish along the Bear River!

Crooked Tree Golf Club

  • 600 Crooked Tree Drive, Petoskey
  • 844*247-2466
Perched on the bluffs high above Bay Harbor and offering absolutely stunning views of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan, Crooked Tree Golf Club is certainly one of the most picturesque golf courses in the state.

Belvedere Golf Club

  • 05731 Marion Center Rd, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-2611
Map Designed by Scottish architect Willie Watson and opened in 1927, Belvedere has hosted the most Michigan Amateurs. This quintessential Northern Michigan golf course is a must play for those who love the game. 
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Sleepy Hollow Nature Preserve

  • Sleepy Hollow Ln, East Jordan
Nature preserve located on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix

Miller's Marsh Nature Preserve

  • West Side Drive, Beaver Island
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Beaver Island Nature Preserve

Lake to Lake Trail

  • 210 State St, Charlevoi
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-547-3253
Bike from Lake Charlevoix to Lake Michigan!

Jordan River Fish Hatchery

  • 6623 Turner Road, Elmira
  • (231) 584-2461
Interactive fish hatchery.
 

Summertime Rentals

  • 03500 M 66, Charlevoix
  • 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.
 

Beaver Island Boat Company

  • 103 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 888-446-4095
Ride the boat to Beaver Island! It only takes approximately 2 hours!