Announcements & News

Candlelight Hikes

The Charlevoix Recreation Department will be hosting a 2nd season of Candlelight Hikes at Mt. McSauba starting in just a few short weeks.  We are currently seeking volunteers to help with a number of responsibilities.  We have volunteer opportunities starting on Friday December 20th and running every Friday through February 28th.  Volunteer positions include Set-Up, Tear Down, Putting out Candles, Trail Head Greeters and Fire Pit Greeters.  

Those that worked and volunteered last year had a really good time.  It really is nice to see so many people in our community out on the trails, especially in the winter! PLEASE feel free to share this with your family and friends.  

We're using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

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Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

If you have any question, please call 231-547-7183 or 231-547-3253.

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball


Registration Now Open for Adult Recreational Co-Ed Volleyball League

Charlevoix Recreation is currently organizing an indoor adult co-ed volleyball league. Sports leagues are a great way to stay social and remain active during the winter months.

The league will begin in December and run through February. Games will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the Charlevoix Elementary School gym. Teams may be comprised of friends, family and co-workers at least 18 years of age. Charlevoix Recreation may be able to assist individuals in forming a team. There is a participation fee of $150 per team, plus a referee fee of $10 per match.

For more information about the adult recreational co-ed volleyball league, please call 231-547-3253 or 231-547-7183. 

Summer Pavilion Rentals

It's never too early to reserve one of our pavilions for your 2020 summer event. Whether you are looking to host a birthday party, family reunion, or rehearsal dinner, the Recreation Department offers five different outdoor pavilions for rental. The pavilions are located at Ferry Beach, Lake Michigan Beach, and Depot Beach. Each pavilion comes equipped with a grill, electric outlets, and picnic tables. Please call the Recreation Department for more information 231-547-3253 or go to: 

Recreation Master Plan

The City of Charlevoix Recreation Advisory Board has developed a Five-Year Recreation Master Plan. The plan is based on the Guideline for Community Park, Recreation, Open Space, and Greenway Plans as published by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It evaluates existing recreation opportunities, reviews public opinion regarding recreation, sets goals and objectives, and proposes a five-year action plan. The Plan has recently been approved and is available in its final form.
Copies of the plan are available at City Hall, the Charlevoix Public Library, or to view a PDF, click here. Comments and questions can be directed to Recreation Director Kent Knorr at City Hall, or (231) 547-7183.

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Charlevoix Disc Golf Course

Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Storage

The Lake Charlevoix Mariners have storage rentals available for the 2018 summer season. Storage space can accommodate kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Visit for more information.