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!

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

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

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.

Jordan Valley Trout Pond

  • 5245 N M 66, East Jordan
  • Fishing
  • 231-536-0581
Map Trout ponds that are fed by natural springs replenishing the water at 1,000 gallons per minute.

Morel Mushrooms

Morel Mushroom Hunting is a favorite pastime of the Northern Michigan region.

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

Antrim Dells Golf Club

  • 12352 Antrim Dr, Ellsworth
  • 231-599-2679
Map A delightful 18-hole course, just challenging enough to send you away with a smile after your round!

Revolution Bike

  • 102 Mason St, Charlevoix
  • Outfitters
  • 231-237-0900
Map Bicycle gear, rentals and repairs.
 

Sleepy Hollow Nature Preserve

  • Sleepy Hollow Ln, East Jordan
Nature preserve located on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix

Jordan River

  • 231-536-7351
Fish, canoe, kayak, or float down the beautiful Jordan River!

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.