Waterways

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

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!

Walloon Lake Conservancy

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

Jordan Valley Outfitters

  • 311 N. Lake St, East Jordan
  • 231-536-0006
Map A four season outfitter on the "wild scenic" Jordan River.
 

Sunshine Charters Boat Charter

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

Jordan River Fish Hatchery

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

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

  • East Side Dr, Beaver Island
  • 231-347-0991
Beaver Island Nature Preserve

Susan Creek Nature Preserve

  • US 31, Charlevoix
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located close to Charlevoix.

Michigan Beach Park

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

East Park

  • 400 Bridge St., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Map The crown jewel of downtown Charlevoix.

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.