Winter Activities

January 30, 2019

Escape to the Great White North and visit Charlevoix for an exciting winter trip. With abundant snowfall, you can get outside and explore the scenic beauty of Northern Michigan or sit back and relax while enjoying the snow globe view from indoors at an eatery or pub. Below are some good ways to do both!

  1. Visit downtown for great sales
    Enjoy the charming beauty of the tree lights lining Bridge Street with views of Round Lake in downtown Charlevoix. Winter is a great time to visit area stores because most shops are offering great savings on last year’s merchandise.
  2. Explore the Mt. McSauba Recreation Area
    Visit the Mt. McSauba Recreation for freshly groomed trails, downhill skiing, sledding, and ice skating. Don’t have winter sports equipment? No problem, the ski hill has a variety equipment available for rent at very affordable rates. This is one our favorite places to visit in the winter time!
  3. Participate in the Dogman Challenge
    If you love to ride your fat tire bike in the winter, consider signing up for the Dogman Challenge taking place on February 23rd. This two-hour endurance race is going to be a blast for riders and spectators.
  4. Celebrate Groundhog Day
    February 1st and 2nd marks Charlevoix’s celebration of Groundhog Day. Shadowfest is a family-friendly event that has lots of kid’s activities, cocktail contest, soup cookoff, and live music. Enjoy great discounts at area lodgings, restaurants, and stores.
  5. Grab a Bite
    Many restaurants are offering special winter menus at a great price! Eat at one of these classic Charlevoix restaurants: Grey Gables, Terry’s Place, Weathervane
  6. Great entertainment with Live
    Treat yourself to an evening of entertainment with Live from Charlevoix. With a great assortment of live music, comedians, and magicians, you will definitely find a fun evening in store. Live from Charlevoix sells out in advance, so be sure to buy tickets early! View a complete schedule here.