view of lighthouse from channel, boats are coming out of the channel


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!   Checkout Charleviox's Live video feed.
Top 11 Things To Do In Charlevoix
Whether you are visiting for the first time, or are a seasoned Charlevoix guest, here are 11 things we recommend visitors see, do and explore. 
blanket on the shore with a book and a pair of glasses on it
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.

couple on the road looking at the mushroom house sunny summer day
City of Charlevoix
The City of Charlevoix has been designated as a Pure MichiganTrail Town.
Craft Beverage Enthusiasts Welcome
Check out a map of the local craft libation scene in Northern Michigan.
Petoskey and Charlevoix Stones
handing holding petoskey stones with lake in the background
Tempting Trails
Whether you're hiking or biking one of our many trails you'll see that Charlevoix is Northern Michigan's greatest kept secret.
couple on a trail to the beach looking at a sunset
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