Region 11 -Charlevoix Area

Region 11 -Charlevoix Area

Michigan Life's Region 11 Charlevoix Area including Charlevoix County, Cheboygan County, Emmet County, Presque Isle County Michigan.

Take in the beautiful vista of the Mackinac Bridge, the north entrance to the Heritage Route. Spend the day at the 100+ shops in Mackinaw City. Bike on the 62-mile North Central State Trail past sparkling inland lakes and along the Lake Huron shoreline. Float down the 38-mile inland waterway from Lake Huron to Crooked Lake.

From the beginning in 1957 Dorie and Nub Sarns knew that this hill in the great Michigan outdoors was going to be some place special. They cleared the trees and installed a double chairlift, and opened for business. In 1964 the slope "Crazy Otto" opened named after the groomer Otto Washburn.

Come celebrate 101 years of a magical tradition in downtown Harbor Springs at the Christmas Tree Lighting. This is one of the most unforgettable ways to start off the holiday season!

2022 Dates: TBA

Community Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting at Festival Square – 401 N. Main Street, Cheboygan Michigan.

The Winter Sports Park provides a community venue for many popular winter recreational activities: Two Ice Rinks | Ski Area | Sledding Area | Warming House/Concession

60 downhill runs, our commitment to skiing is every bit as strong as it's always been. When snowboarding came along, we were quick to welcome new generations of riders to the slopes - and to make way for seven terrain parks where skiers and snowboarders alike could catch air and push winter's boundaries.

December 4, 2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

The Parade of Lights on Main Street comes alive with the lights of the Holiday season. Watch the many colorful floats, marching groups, and listen to the seasonal songs as they meander down Main Street. Children will beam with excitement as they watch for Santa Claus and his sleigh. This is not an event to miss!

Christmas in Mackinaw is a magical event each holiday season. A Victorian Christmas in Mackinaw will be celebrated. Events will take place beginning at McGulpin Point Lighthouse and ending in Heritage Chapel in Heritage Village, both located about three miles west of Mackinaw City.

Pre-cut Blue Spruce Christmas trees. Large and small trees. Wreaths, live garland, stands, ornaments, lights. Shaking and wrapping service provided.

North Star has been a trusted name in the Christmas Tree industry for 75 years. We are family owned and operated and love nothing more than family traditions! We encourage families to start or continue the tradition of choosing and cutting a real Christmas tree.

Have you and your family been searching for things to do in Northern Michigan? Look no further! Nautical North Family Adventures offers a wide variety of options to get you out on the water, having fun, learning history and enjoying the natural beauty that defines our area.

Nestled upon the alluring shores of northern Michigan, lies a place like no other: the majestic and romantic Inn at Bay Harbor. Heralded as one of Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 hotels in the world, this modern resort oasis spins luxurious comfort with a welcoming smile and gracious hospitality that lets you know you have arrived somewhere special.

Established in 2003, Lavender Hill Farm is just minutes from Petoskey and Charlevoix. We are the largest commercial lavender farm in Michigan. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the fields, join us for Fridays on the Farm or Lunch in Lavender, or cut a u-pick bouquet.

October 8-10, 2021

Celebrate the fall harvest at Charlevoix's annual Apple Festival. This annual celebration gives you the chance to enjoy freshly harvested apples and other fall products. Don’t miss out on each of these of the following fun activities.

Located in the heart of Northeast Michigan, Presque Isle County offers the visitor the kind of natural beauty and old fashioned hospitality that has made Northern Michigan a vacation destination for over 100 years.

With a terrific combination of comfort, safety, and natural beauty, Rogers City is here for you. We are a friendly community of about 3,000 people in northeast Michigan, on the US-23 Heritage Route.

Largest waterfalls in the lower peninsula of Michigan! You can swim in them. One of the most beautiful and relatively unknown places in all of Michigan. The Ocqueoc Falls are one of the biggest attractions to the area. The falls are great for swimming, fishing, hiking and for the all around nature lover.

August 4 - 7, 2022

Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival! The festival is held in downtown Boyne Falls.

May through October!

Enjoy the stunning views of our area on our professionally guided shipwreck tour! Take our cruise down the Cheboygan River, under the drawbridge, and past three lighthouses. From there we cruise into Lake Huron around the 14′ Shoal Light and into Duncan Bay over three shallow water shipwrecks.

Candlelight Hike

Join Charlevoix Recreation and Visit Charlevoix and experience the magic of snowshoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing on candle-lit trails. You set your own pace on this self-guided journey. Follow the candlelight to a roaring fire and hot chocolate. The hike will begin at the sledding hill parking lot. The event takes place between 5 - 8 PM.

Since 1978 The Boss Family Christmas Display has filled our hearts with holiday spirit. Many have grown up visiting each year. The display includes both nostalgic and current characters. Plan on visiting any night until the first of the new year. Open every night at 9336 Pearl St. in Charlevoix MI 49720.

July 14, 15, & 16, 2022

Since the inception of the Beaver Island Music Festival in 2003 this unique event has remained committed to their mission of “promoting the variety and tradition of all music and art” by creating opportunities for artists and our community.

Visit Charlevoix to build up-north vacation memories, or live the Up North dream in Charlevoix Michigan!

The Indian River Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of encouraging economic development, while promoting and preserving our natural resources; fostering integrity, good faith, and equitable principles in business.

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