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- Visit Charlevoix
- 109 Mason - St. Charlevoix
- Michigan 49720 - United States
Lake Michigan, Pine River channel and Round Lake harbor surround the city of Charlevoix. Known to generations of seasonal visitors, Charlevoix offers natural beauty and a variety of area attractions. Shopping, dining, fishing, snowmobiling, art and cultural activities abound.
The city and surrounding townships have a total population of approximately 8,500 year-round residents and swells to an estimated 20,000 people in the summer.
In addition to Charlevoix's natural attractions, there are other attractions such as shopping, dining and a wide variety of special events which take place each year in the northern Michigan community known as Charlevoix the Beautiful.
In Charlevoix, a person can shop just as long as their legs will carry them. A cooperative effort between local government and Mother Nature has provided Charlevoix with one of the most beautiful shopping districts around. Shoppers will find a variety of shops, stores and restaurants stretching from the Edgewater complex north of the bridge down through the valley, up over the south hill, out South Bridge Street and on to M-66. All of the shops are connected by new and well lit sidewalks. And in Charlevoix we don't believe in rolling up the sidewalks when the sun goes down. Many shops are open for extended hours and summer evenings are one of the nicest times for shopping in Charlevoix.
Charlevoix's three long-standing golf courses, the Belvedere Club, Antrim Dells and the Charlevoix Municipal Golf Course have recently been joined by two beautiful new golf courses, Dunmaglas and the Charlevoix Country Club. The Charlevoix Municipal Golf Course dates back to the turn of the century and is located within the City of Charlevoix. The other four courses are all within a few minutes' drive. Golfers who care to venture out a bit farther will find several other nationally renowned courses designed by some of the biggest names in golf within an hours' drive of Charlevoix. A golfer could easily spend a week or more in Charlevoix and play a different beautiful and challenging course each day.
With three lakes on which to navigate, the Charlevoix Yacht Club finds itself the hub of much local boating activity. But the club does not fit the picture most people have of a "yacht club". Members do not all wear blue blazers and white duck pants, they represent all levels of social and economic strata in the community and some don't even have a boat.
The Northwest Michigan coastline is known far and wide as the "Land of the Million Dollar Sunset" and in Charlevoix there are plenty of places to cash in. Public beaches both north and south of the Pine River Channel provide excellent areas to enjoy the brilliant panorama of the sun slipping below the blue Lake Michigan horizon.
At the north end of downtown, you can walk either side of Pine River Channel on modern, safe walkways. Victorian style electric lights make the walk especially pleasing after sundown. The south pier walk leads to Michigan Beach and the old fashioned south lighthouse. The north pier walk lets you stroll from Round Lake well out into Lake Michigan on the north pier.
One of the pleasant pastimes in Charlevoix is discovering by car the varied and unique architecture of the town. From the hundred-year-old summer cottages in the Belvedere Club and the Chicago Club associations to the Smurf-like mushroom houses designed by the late Earl Young.