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!

Plumber's Helper Charter Service

  • Bay Harbor Lake Marina, Pier A, Slip 104, Petoskey
  • Fishing
  • 231-357-3413
Plumber’s Helper Charter Service is located at beautiful Bay Harbor Lake Marina in Petoskey, Michigan, and offers morning, evening and occasional midday trips

Bear River

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

Shanahan Field

  • 12491 Waller Road, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Other
  • (231) 547-4611
Public access recreation facility

Bay Harbor Golf Club-The Links

  • 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor
  • 844-247-2466
This Arthur Hills masterpiece is inspired by the great seaside courses of Ireland and delivers truly unforgettable.
 

Beaver Island

  • 26215 Main St, Beaver Island
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-448-2505
Map A serene and beautiful island set 32 miles off the coast of Charlevoix in Lake Michigan. Beaver Island makes for great outdoor activity.
 

Jordan Valley Outfitters

  • 311 N. Lake St, East Jordan
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Outfitters
  • 231-536-0006
Map A four season outfitter on the "wild scenic" Jordan River.
 

Nubs Nob

  • 500 Nub's Nob Road, Harbor Springs
  • Downhill Skiing, Outfitters, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-526-2131
Map Downhill skiing 40 minutes from Charlevoix
   

Skydive Harbor Springs

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

Jordan River

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

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.