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!

Michigan Beach Park

  • 95 Grant St., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Fishing, Other
  • 231-547-3253
Map Watch the sun set over the lighthouse into Lake Michigan

Little Traverse Wheelway

  • US 31 and Waller intersection, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-547-2101
Map A picturesque 26 mile bike trail from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs. The three-mile Charlevoix Township Bike Path continues the Little Traverse Wheelway into downtown Charleovix.

George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve

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

Susan Creek Nature Preserve

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

Ward Brothers Boats

  • 106 East Antrim St, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 231-547-2371
Map Set in the downtown Charlevoix marina Ward Brother's has late model rental boats and fishing charters. Perfect for those wanting to go fishing and don't have a boat!

Dewitt Marine

  • 6509 Crystal Springs Rd, Bellaire
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 231-377-6611
Map A full service marina on Torch Lake
   

Boyne Mountain

  • 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Downhill Skiing, Indoor Water Park, Outfitters, X-Country Skiing, Zipline
  • 855-688-7024
Map Downhill skiing 30 minutes from Charlevoix
       

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
 

Community Skate Park

  • 401 W. Carpenter Ave., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Map A skate park for skateboarding, bmx, inline skating.
 

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