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!

Jordan Valley Pathway

  • Deadman's Hill Rd, Mancelona
  • 800-345-8621
The Jordan River Pathway is one of the most popular weekend backpacking trips in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and once on the trail it’s easy to understand why.

George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve

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

Shanahan Field

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

Antrim Creek Nature Preserve & 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.

Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area

  • 3417 Eckhardt Rd, Bellaire
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Other
  • (231) 929-7911
Just outside of Bellaire, Glacial Hills offers beginner, intermediate or advanced trails covered by 800 acres of moderately dense forest

Boyne Highlands

  • 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Downhill Skiing, Outfitters, X-Country Skiing, Zipline
  • 855-688-7022
Map Downhill skiing 40 minutes from Charlevoix
       

East Park

  • 400 Bridge St., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Map The crown jewel of downtown Charlevoix.

Dewitt Marine

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

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
   

North Point Nature Preserve

  • Intersection on Pleasant St and Mt. McSauba Rd, Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-547-2101
Map A nature preserve close to downtown, but secluded to get back to nature. Hiking trails and sand dunes on Lake Michigan.