Welcome to Charlevoix
A charming beachfront city
Initially settled in the mid-19th century, Charlevoix was built up around the lumber industry before transforming into more of a resort destination. Today it is home to around 2,500 full-time residents and draws visitors to its wide array of coastal attractions, shopping, dining options, and laid-back delights.
Charlevoix offers visitors opportunities to pursue many different types of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and beachgoing.
What to Love
- Beautiful beachfront areas
- An abundance of fun and exciting outdoor activities
- Plentiful shopping and dining options
Whether you’re needing a tasty refuel or coasting along the Charlevoix waves beneath the starry Michigan skies, Charlevoix has something to suit everyone’s fancy. The people of Charlevoix are as lovely and inviting as the shores of Lake Michigan themselves. Your days are sure to never go without a kind neighbor’s smile. Be yourself, kick back, and fully immerse yourself into everything this charming city has to offer.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dining options abound in Charlevoix. Check out Terry’s
for fine dining or a date night and sample options like Long Island duckling or filet mignon. Stop by Scovie’s Gourmet
for delicious and filling sandwiches you can pack on an outdoor adventure. And Smoke on the Water
specializes in scrumptious BBQ. Charlevoix offers many boutiques for picking up souvenirs, including the Lake House
and the Treasure Chest
Things to Do
There’s no shortage of fun activities to take part in Charlevoix, like taking the little ones out for a day with the Inland Seas Education Association
, where the whole family can learn all about The Great Lakes’ rich, historical past on a tall ship. If you’re visiting the area, consider staying in one of the adorable “mushroom houses”
for a unique architectural experience. Aside from swimming, sailing, and fishing options on the water, landlubbers can hike or bike the many trails
in the city. For history buffs, you can visit an actual 100-year-old castle at Castle Farms
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