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!

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 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.

Susan Creek Nature Preserve

  • US 31, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located close to Charlevoix.

Avalanche Bay

  • 1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls
  • Indoor Water Park
  • 1-800-462-6963
Map The largest indoor water park in Michigan.
     

Young State Park

  • 02280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, Other
  • 231-582-7523
Map A 560 acre park set on gorgeous Lake Charlevoix.

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.

Charlevoix Boat Launches

  • 210 State St, Charlevoix
  • Boat and Sailing Charter/Rental, Fishing, Other
  • 231-547-3253
Here is a complete list of Charlevoix boat launches!

Bridge Park

  • 200 Bridge St., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Map Overlooking Round Lake and the drawbridge

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.
 

Avalanche Mountain Preserve

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