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 Fountain of Youth

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

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.

Bear River Valley Recreation Area

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

Jordan River

  • 231-536-7351
Fish, canoe, kayak, or float down the beautiful Jordan River!

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!
 

Jordan Valley Outfitters

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

Sturgeon River Paddlesports

  • 12961 S. Straits Highway Unit. 2, Wolverine
  • 231-525-6878
Kayak, canoe, float, or fish down the spectacular Sturgeon River!
 

Swan Valley Marina

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

Kayak Launch at Ferry Beach

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