Charlevoix Overview


Charlevoix is a favorite destination for "Up North" vacations. Relax on one of the unspoiled beaches on Lake Charlevoix or Lake Michigan to hunt for Petoskey stones. 
Enjoy the crystal clear fresh waters aboard a charted sailboat or rent a boat, kayaks or paddleboards. Experience recreational opportunities of more than 20 trails and natures preserves. Evoke a sense of years past with the historic architecture of Charlevoix, the famed Earl Young Mushroom Houses and the majesty of Castle Farms
Step back in time by visiting the setting of Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams stories and the former kingdom of Beaver Island now known for its unhurried pace and natural beauty. Downtown Charlevoix features boutique shopping, unique restaurants, and world class events set along Round Lake which connects to Lake Michigan below the historic drawbridge. Start planning your trip now  with a free travel planner!
City of Charlevoix
The City of Charlevoix has been designated as a Pure MichiganTrail Town.
Charlevoix Outdoors!
Charlevoix is known for great recreational activities. Water sports, bike, hike, golf, sail, and much much more!
Golf Charlevoix

The Charlevoix area is home to beautiful golf courses with sweeping views of the lakes and country side.

Mushroom Houses

Earl Young’s organic masterpieces are a must see for everyone. From 1918 through the 1950's, Earl Young designed and built 30 homes in Charlevoix, ranging from whimsical to spectacular to bizarre.

Craft Beverage Enthusiasts Welcome
Check out a map of the local craft libation scene in Northern Michigan.
Trails Less Traveled
Hit some of the endless miles of trails surrounding Charlevoix.
Charlevoix the Beautiful
This region in Michigan tops the charts for scenic beauty.