Waterways

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

Young State Park

  • 02280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City
  • 231-582-7523
Map A 560 acre park set on gorgeous Lake Charlevoix.

Sunshine Charters Boat Charter

  • 222 Bridge Park Dr, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-0266
Map Sail the open waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 29 passenger catamaran sailboat.

Bear River Valley Recreation Area

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

Schulman Paddleworks

  • 204 Bridge Street, Charlevoix
  • 231-437-3157
Map Schulman Paddlworks is a unique store in Charlevoix, Michigan specializing in select equipment for kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding.
 

Charlevoix Boat Launches

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

Michigan Beach Park

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

Kayak Launch at Ferry Beach

  • 224 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Kayak Launch at Ferry Beach
 

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.

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 Recreation 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.