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!

Beaver Island Boat Company

  • 103 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental
  • 231-547-2311
Ride the boat to Beaver Island! It only takes approximately 2 hours!
       

Mt. McSauba Recreation Area

  • 09223 Mt. McSauba Rd., Charlevoix
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Downhill Skiing, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-547-3253
Map Charlevoix's year round recreational area set on Lake Michigan! In the summer there is access to remote beaches with sand dunes and hiking trails through beautiful wooded areas. Don't forget to check out the disc golf course too! In the winter enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboard park, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating.

The Highlands of Harbor Springs

  • 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Downhill Skiing, Outfitters, X-Country Skiing, Zipline
  • 844-783-3175
Map Downhill skiing 40 minutes from Charlevoix
       

Bear River Valley Recreation Area

  • 101 E. Lake Street, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing
  • 231-347-2500
Kayak, canoe, and fish along the Bear River!

George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve

  • Lake Drive, Beaver Island
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located on Beaver Island.

Rogers/Dressel/Jordan River Preserve Complex

  • Rogers Road, East Jordan
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located along the shores of the Jordan River.

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

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

Petoskey Stone

Charlevoix, MI is one of the best places to find Petoskey stones

Charlevoix Fountain of Youth

  • 210 State St, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Located downtown Charlevoix, this interactive water fountain is a great family friendly destination.

Charlevoix Golf and Fitness

  • 9600 Club House Dr, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-9796
Map A Diamond In The Rough in northern Michigan! Enjoy a beautifully maintained course close to everything in Charlevoix