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!

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.

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.

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

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

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.

Boyne Highlands

  • 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
     

Top of Michigan Trail Council

  • 1687 M 119, Petoskey
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-348-8280
So many trails!
 

Darnton Family Nature Preserve

  • Behling Rd, Boyne City
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located near Boyne City

Beaver Island

  • 26215 Main St, Beaver Island
  • Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails, Fishing, X-Country Skiing
  • 231-448-2505
Map A serene and beautiful island set 32 miles off the coast of Charlevoix in Lake Michigan. Beaver Island makes for great outdoor activity.
 

Susan Creek Nature Preserve

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

Nathan "Barry" Driggers Nature Preserve

  • 8799 Boyne City Rd, Charlevoix
  • Biking/Hiking Trails
  • 231-347-0991
Located between Charlevoix and Boyne City