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!

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.

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

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

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.

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.

Shanahan Field

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

Charlevoix Golf Club

  • 400 Fairway Dr, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3268
Map Come play one of Michigan's oldest golf club, established in 1896! Country club conditions at municipal pricing! The Charlevoix Golf Club is a beautiful 9 hole, par 36 course designed by Scottish Architect Willie Watson.

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.

Ward Brothers Boats

  • 106 East Antrim St, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 231-547-2371
Map Set in the downtown Charlevoix marina Ward Brother's has late model rental boats and fishing charters. Perfect for those wanting to go fishing and don't have a boat!
 

Little Traverse Charters

  • Dock B24 Charlevoix City Marina, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 231-487-2650
Little Traverse Charters offers luxury private boat tours of Northern Michigan waters.

Depot Beach

  • 307 Chicago Ave., Charlevoix
  • Beach
  • 231-547-3253
Map The historic train depot now functions as a museum and garden area frames this beach on Lake Charlevoix.