Waterways

Charlevoix has lots of beaches, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, and fishing opportunities waiting for you!

Beaver Island

  • 26215 Main St, Beaver Island
  • 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.

Charlevoix Boat Launches

  • 210 State St, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3258
Here is a complete list of Charlevoix boat launches!

Jordan River Fish Hatchery

  • 6623 Turner Road, Elmira
  • (231) 584-2461
Interactive fish hatchery.
 

Ironton Ferry

  • 10122 Ferry Rd, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-7200
Ride the ferry!

Michigan Beach Park

  • 95 Grant St., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Map Watch the sun set over the lighthouse into Lake Michigan

Rogers/Dressel/Jordan River Preserve Complex

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

Antrim Creek Nature Area & Rex Beach

  • Rex Beach Rd, Ellsworth
  • 231-533-6265
Located just outside of Charelvoix, Antrim Creek Nature Preserve and Rex Beach are hidden gems.

Charlevoix Fountain of Youth

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

Bear River Valley Recreation Area

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

Fisherman's Island State Park and Beach

  • 16480 Bells Bay Rd., Charlevoix
  • 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.