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Activities

Things To Do

Charlevoix has activities for everyone, from shopping in the downtown area to beach fun to expert mountain biking and world-class golf, to snowshoeing on hidden paths and stargazing. Charlevoix’s Convention & Visitors Bureau website is the best place to find lists, maps, and a long list of events in the city of Charlevoix, as well.

You can also find the Visit Charlevoix Travel Planner online with the last happenings and activities.

activities near golf courses

Golf Courses

activities near shops

Shops

activities near restaurants

Restaurants

activities near galleries

Galleries

activities near wine-trail

Wine, Beer and Spirit Tasting Trail

biking activities

Hiking, Biking & Cross Country Trails

activities near local, regional, and state parks

Local, Regional & State Parks

autumn activities

Autumn Color Seeking

activities near rock hunting

Rock Hunting

activities near skiing

Downhill Skiing

activities near earl-young home

Earl Young Home Walking Tour

Shop in Charlevoix’s downtown area

Charlevoix is a small town with a lot of charm and unique shops. In addition, there is something for everyone. Moreover, there are a lot of great books, unique food items, Charlevoix memorabilia, new clothes, art, and sweet treats that you can buy here. Check out The Mercado for a lot of new things to do downtown.

On Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan, Charlevoix has some of the best beaches in the world. In addition, you can easily get to Lake Michigan Beach from downtown by walking along the pier. This makes it ideal for a slow stroll. People who go to Ferry Beach can swim in the shallow end of Lake Charlevoix, play on a playground, and build sandcastles on the sandy beach, which is great for kids. For information on the many other beaches in the area, check out our site.

Living by the Lake

Freshwater is what Charlevoix is all about. During your visit, we suggest going out on the lakes in a kayak, sailboat, or paddleboard. You can also rent a motorboat or stand-up paddleboard. Also, take a canoe trip down the Jordan River. If you want to take it easy, you can have a guide take you on a raft. If you’re more experienced, you can rent canoes or kayaks. This is a good thing to do with your friends and family.

Charlevoix has a lot of great trails, whether you want to go by Lake Michigan’s shore or in the woods. Please check out the Mt. McSauba Recreational Area, Charles Ransom Nature Preserve, and Fisherman’s Island State Park, which are all in the same area. They all have great views of Lake Michigan and a lot of trails.

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