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!
       

Bear River Valley Recreation Area

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

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!
 

Avalanche Mountain Preserve

  • 1129 Wilson Street, Boyne City
  • 231-582-6597
Nature Preserve in Boyne City

Jordan River

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

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.
 

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.

Walloon Lake Conservancy

  • 616 Petoskey St, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Other, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-347-0100
Trail system located around Walloon Lake
 

Susan Creek Nature Preserve

  • US 31, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located close to Charlevoix.

Taylor/Horton Creek/ Schulz/Nick Adams Nature Preserves

  • Horton Creek Rd, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
This nature preserve was often visited by Ernest Hemingway.