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!

Depot Beach

  • 307 Chicago Ave., Charlevoix
  • Beach
  • 231-547-3253
Map The historic train depot now functions as a museum and garden area frames this beach on Lake Charlevoix.

Bear River

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

Avalanche Mountain Preserve

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

Darnton Family Nature Preserve

  • Behling Rd, Boyne City
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located near Boyne City

Springbrook Golf Club

  • 6151 Springvale Rd, Boyne Falls
  • 231-535-5155
A friendly, family owned and operated 18-hole course nestled in rolling hills and valleys, just 15 minutes from downtown Petoskey.
 

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.
 

Beaver Island Boat Company

  • 103 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 888-446-4095
Ride the boat to Beaver Island! It only takes approximately 2 hours!
         

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.
 

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.

Morel Mushrooms

Morel Mushroom Hunting is a favorite pastime of the Northern Michigan region.