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!

Sturgeon River Paddlesports

  • 12961 S. Straits Highway Unit. 2, Wolverine
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Other, Outfitters
  • 231-525-6878
Kayak, canoe, float, or fish down the spectacular Sturgeon River!

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.

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

  • East Side Dr, Beaver Island
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Beaver Island Nature Preserve

Torch Valley Farm

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

Avalanche Mountain Preserve

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

Miller's Marsh Nature Preserve

  • West Side Drive, Beaver Island
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Beaver Island Nature Preserve

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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Walloon Lake Conservancy

  • 616 Petoskey St, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Other, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-347-0100
Trail system located around Walloon Lake
 

Bay Harbor Golf Club the Preserve

  • 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor
  • 844-247-2466
The Preserve course certainly lives up to its name, as its natural beauty is a haven for wildlife and golfers.
 

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.