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!

Beaver Island Boat Company

  • 103 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 231-547-2311
Ride the boat to Beaver Island! It only takes approximately 2 hours!
       

Lake to Lake Trail

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

Jordan River

  • 231-536-7351
Fish, canoe, kayak, or float down the beautiful Jordan River!

Raven Ridge Nature Preserve

  • Rogers Road, Boyne Falls
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located in Boyne Falls.

Sturgeon River Paddlesports

  • 12961 S. Straits Highway Unit. 2, Wolverine
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Other, Outfitters
  • 231-525-6878
Kayak, canoe, float, or fish down the spectacular Sturgeon River!
 

Jordan Valley Pathway

  • Deadman's Hill Rd, Mancelona
  • 800-345-8621
The Jordan River Pathway is one of the most popular weekend backpacking trips in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and once on the trail it’s easy to understand why.

Wisser Saworski Nature Preserve

  • Old Mackinaw Trail, Boyne Falls
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located in Boyne Falls

Taylor/Horton Creek/ Schulz/Nick Adams Nature Preserves

  • Pin Cherry Road, Boyne City
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
This nature preserve was often visited by Ernest Hemingway.

Antrim Creek Nature Area & Rex Beach

  • Rex Beach Rd, Ellsworth
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-533-6265
Located just outside of Charelvoix, Antrim Creek Nature Preserve and Rex Beach are hidden gems.

George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve

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