Charlevoix Recreation

We have a wide variety of recreational facilities for various uses contained within its borders, nearby in the city of Charlevoix, and in surrounding townships and locations.

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Over 1/3 of the land acreage in Charlevoix Township (including city parcels) is dedicated to publicly managed and maintained facilities.

Mt. McSauba & North Point Nature Preserve

Mt. McSauba – Managed by the City of Charlevoix, Mt. McSauba offers one of the few municipal ski facilities left in Michigan. Perfect for beginners or intermediate skiiers. Amenities and features include: Skiing, Snowboarding, Terrain Park, Skating Rink, Sledding Hill, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Ski Trails, Rental Equipment and a Snack Bar. Group and private lessons are available.  The view from atop Mt. McSauba is spectacular.

During the summer, the city offers a day camp for children ages five and up. An 18 hole disc golf course is under development in the coming years.

Little Traverse Wheelway

Little Traverse Wheelway

This 26 mile, paved, non-motorized trail extends from the edge of Charlevoix Township around the bay to Harbor Springs through a variety of scenic settings including wetlands boardwalks, roadside parks, rocky shorelines, and more civilized settings. Trail users may bike, skate, ski, walk or run on the trail. Snowmobiles and horses not permitted. In Charlevoix, the trail head is located at the Charlevoix Township Hall at 12491 Waller Rd. Parking and restroom facilities available.

Michigan Beach Park

Michigan Beach Park

Wide, sandy beach staffed by lifeguards, walking paths, playground equipment, pavilion, restrooms, and seasonal concession. Park is adjacent to the Lighthouse south pier head at 95 Grant St., Charlevoix, MI.

Depot Beach

Depot Beach

Located on Lake Charlevoix, Depot Beach offers a pavilion, picnic areas, playground equipment, and more in addition to beach facilities.

Golf Courses

Golf Courses

The Charlevoix area offers golf courses ranging from the modest to the challenging, all in picturesque settings and enjoyable to play. From a nine hole municipal course designed by the renowned architect Willie Watson and identified as one of the earliest regulation courses in the United States, to the historic Belvedere Club, which has hosted the Michigan Amateur State Championship 39 times and the Golf Association of Michigan Senior Men’s Amateur Championship in 2004.

Light House

The Lighthouse

Charlevoix’s South Pier Lighthouse has long been a treasured landmark to boaters seeking safe passage between Lake Michigan, the Pine River Channel, Round Lake and Lake Charlevoix. It is also a premier location to watch the spectacular sunsets over Lake Michigan.

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Charlevoix Township Hall
12491 Waller Road
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Phone: (231) 547-4611
Fax: (231) 547-3579

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