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!

North Point Nature Preserve

  • Intersection on Pleasant St and Mt. McSauba Rd, Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-547-2101
Map A nature preserve close to downtown, but secluded to get back to nature. Hiking trails and sand dunes on Lake Michigan.

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.

Petoskey Stone

Charlevoix, MI is one of the best places to find Petoskey stones

Young State Park

  • 02280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, Other
  • 231-582-7523
Map A 560 acre park set on gorgeous Lake Charlevoix.

Miller's Marsh Nature Preserve

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

Ferry Beach

  • 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

Sunshine Charters Boat Charter

  • 299 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Other
  • 231-547-0266
Map Sail the open waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 29 passenger catamaran sailboat.
 

Shanty Creek

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

Skydive Harbor Springs

  • 111 Airport Dr, Charlevoix
  • Other
  • 231-242-8822
Map Skydive in Charlevoix!