Waterways

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

Charlevoix Boat Launches

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

Ironton Ferry

  • 9800 Ferry Rd, East Jordan
  • 231-308-3727
Ride the ferry!

Ferry Beach

  • 224 Ferry Ave., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Map A popular family beach on Lake Charlevoix with water that is warmer and calmer than Lake Michigan. The Ferry Beach pier is also a great place to go fishing if you do not have a boat!

Mt. McSauba Recreational Area

  • 09223 Mt. McSauba Rd., Charlevoix
  • 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.

Charlevoix Fountain of Youth

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

Swan Valley Marina

  • 02474 S M 66, East Jordan
  • 231-536-2672
Map Boat rentals available on Lake Charlevoix's South Arm
 

Northern Lights Fly Fishing

Map Fly fishing in float or wade trips!

Walloon Lake Conservancy

  • 616 Petoskey St, Petoskey
  • 231-347-0100
Trail system located around Walloon Lake
 

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.

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.