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!

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

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

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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Mt. McSauba Recreational Area

  • 09223 Mt. McSauba Rd., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Downhill Skiing, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-547-3253
Map Charlevoix's year round recreational area set on Lake Michigan! In the summer there is access to remote beaches with sand dunes and hiking trails through beautiful wooded areas. Don't forget to check out the disc golf course too! In the winter enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboard park, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating.

Avalanche Mountain Preserve

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

Swan Valley Marina

  • 02474 S M 66, East Jordan
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Other, Outfitters
  • 231-536-2672
Map Boat rentals available on Lake Charlevoix's South Arm
 

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.

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.

Lake to Lake Trail

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

Charlevoix Community Pool

  • 11905 US Highway 31 N, Charlevoix
  • Other
  • (231) 547-0982
Community pool open to the public
 

Wisser Saworski Nature Preserve

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