Waterways

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

Pure Mish Sailing Charter

  • 00970 Marina Drive, Boyne City
  • 517-294-6050
Map Sail in Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a sailboat charter.

Charlevoix Fountain of Youth

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

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.

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.

Kayak Launch at Ferry Beach

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

Ferry Beach Park

  • 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!
 

North Point Nature Preserve

  • Intersection on Pleasant St and Mt. McSauba Rd, Charlevoix
  • 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.

Ward Marina

  • 106 Antrim St, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-2371
Map Set in the downtown Charlevoix harbor Ward Marina has late model rental tri-toon boats.
 

Ironton Ferry

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

Bear River Valley Recreation Area

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