Set against rolling Northern Michigan waters on two sides, Charlevoix is a stunning destination. Endless beaches and parks allow for a relaxed day outdoors. For an exciting afternoon Up North, add these Charlevoix attractions to your next Northern Michigan vacation.

Beaver Island Boat Company

103 Bridge Park Dr. | 231.547.2311

Begin on the beautiful shores of Charlevoix, then explore the waters between them and Beaver Island. A trip down America’s Emerald Isle and around the island will leave you bursting with new knowledge and awestruck from the beauty of your trip.

Carpenter Ball Fields

406 W. Carpenter Ave. | 231.547.3253

These community ball fields are open to the public and a great place to pass a summer afternoon. Enjoy a picnic before donning your mitt and hitting the field.

Castle Farms

5052 Michigan 66 North | 231.237.0884

Built in 1918 to reflect French Renaissance styles, Castle Farms originally functioned as a working dairy model farm. Now, Castle Farms hosts weddings, festivals, and other events. It’s a can’t-miss sight for a trip through Charlevoix. (Take a look at this elegant Castle Farms wedding for an inside look at the gorgeous venue!)

Charlevoix Cinema

107 Antrim St. | 231.547.4353

This awesome small-town movie theater offers the latest films and the best atmosphere. All shows before 6 p.m. are priced as a matinee. For other great small-town movie theaters like Charlevoix’s, check this out.

Earl Young Mushroom Houses

The incredibly unique and earthy architecture of Earl Young’s Charlevoix Mushroom Houses is something you won’t want to miss. Tour these creations at your own leisure.

Harsha House Museum

103 State St. | 231.547.0373

Featuring three period rooms, local documents and artifacts such as Hemingway’s original marriage certificate, and other Northern Michigan historical charm, this museum is a must. Learn how Charlevoix and its surrounding areas came to be.

Kiteley’s Farm Market

3805 Brock Rd. | 231.547.2318

Visit Charlevoix’s own U-Pick berry farm. Family owned and operated, Kiteley’s Farm Market is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the family, friends or that special someone. Add these Northern Michigan U-Picks to your trip, too!

Royal Farms

10445 North US 31 | 231.599.3222

This nearby family owned and run farmers market in Ellsworth offers fresh produce and baked goods, characteristic of a great Northern Michigan market. It gets better—Royal Farms also offers wine tastings.

Little Traverse Wheelway

This turn-of-the-century former railway, stretching more than 26 miles along the bay between Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, now serves as one of the region’s most scenic nonmotorized trails—a haven for recreational riders. The wide, paved pathway makes it especially friendly for families with small children. The “East Segment” in Petoskey is a lovely section; start at the Little Traverse History Museum, and continue northeast along Bayfront Park (note: a perfect picnic spot) and through the gorgeous Victorian-era community of Bay View. Map available online at

Mt. McSauba Recreation Area

09223 McSauba Rd. | 231.547.3267
This winter sports mecca offers incredible skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding opportunities along with a skating rink and terrain park. Rental equipment is available, and ski and snowboard lessons are offered in small groups.

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Photo(s) by Carly Paszek