Waterways

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

Rogers/Dressel/Jordan River Preserve Complex

  • Rogers Road, East Jordan
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located along the shores of the Jordan River.

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.

Northern Exposure Charters

  • 832 Front St #8025, Bay Harbor
  • 989-475-3811
Great Lakes fishing 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.

Young State Park

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

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.

Sturgeon River Paddlesports

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

Kayak Launch at Ferry Beach

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

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.