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!

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.

Ward Marina

  • 106 Antrim St, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 231-547-2371
Map Set in the downtown Charlevoix harbor Ward Marina has late model rental tri-toon boats.
 

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.

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.

Elm Street Tennis Courts

  • 107 Elm St, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Free public tennis courts.

Pure Mish Sailing Charter

  • 00970 Marina Drive, Boyne City
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 517-294-6050
Map Sail in Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a sailboat charter.
 

Kayak Launch at Ferry Beach

  • 224 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Kayak Launch at Ferry Beach
 

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
   

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
 

Plumber's Helper Charter Service

  • 832 Front St, 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