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!

Torch Valley Farm

  • 9786 Church Road, Ellsworth
  • Horseback Fun
  • 231-675-6375
Map Horseback riding and lessons

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
 

Belvedere Golf Club

  • 05731 Marion Center Rd, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-2611
Map Designed by Scottish architect Willie Watson and opened in 1927, Belvedere has hosted the most Michigan Amateurs. This quintessential Northern Michigan golf course is a must play for those who love the game. 
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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.

Fisherman's Island State Park and Beach

  • 16480 Bells Bay Rd., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing
  • 231-547-6641
Map A 2678 acre state park with 5 miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline and miles of hiking trails through forests and dunes.

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
 

Dewitt Marine

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

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!

Wisser Saworski Nature Preserve

  • Old Mackinaw Trail, Boyne Falls
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located in Boyne Falls