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Lake-Charlevoix is the state's third largest inland lake with a total of 17,260 acres, located in the northern region of the Michigan's Lower Peninsula. It connects through Round Lake to the city of Charlevoix and then to Lake Michigan. An interesting historical note is that Ernest Hemingway lived on Lake Charlevoix at one time. Today, Lake Charlevoix is one of the hottest lake resorts in the country, where you'll find an abundance of natural attractions, as well as fine dining and excellent shopping, art galleries, antique shops and clothing boutiques. Lake Charlevoix offers beautiful beaches, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, state parks and camping, and lots of golf courses. The three main beaches of the area are Lake Michigan Beach, from which one can see a lighthouse, the pier and fish hatchery. Depot Beach and Ferry Beach are located on Lake Charlevoix. Also, the Charlevoix Snowmobile Trail connects with the Jordan River State Forest Trail and also connects with the Northern Michigan Snowmobile trail network. In spite of its' popularity, Lake Charlevoix retains an old-fashioned atmosphere with an attractive marina and tree-lined streets and Victorian architecture. Lake Charlevoix is also home to an annual Apple Festival and a Waterfront Art Fair. Also, a Venetian Festival is a weeklong affair with boat parades, Venetian games, arts and crafts and other attractions.

Surrounding areas: Walloon Lake, Michigan (5.3 mi), Boyne City, Michigan (6.7 mi), Charlevoix, Michigan (7.2 mi), Petoskey, Michigan (10.3 mi), Boyne Falls, Michigan (12.5 mi), Harbor Springs, Michigan (13.1 mi), Crooked Lake, Michigan (16.9 mi)

Lake Charlevoix Vacation Rentals




Lake Charlevoix Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Water Street Inn200 Front StBoyne City, MI6.7 mi.(231) 582-3000
Sleep In Hotel801 Petoskey AveCharlevoix, MI6.8 mi.(231) 547-0300
Americinn Lodge & Suites11800 US 31 NCharlevoix, MI7.3 mi.(231) 237-0988
Inn At Bay Harbor3600 Village Harbor DrBay Harbor, MI8.9 mi.(231) 549-6040
Super 8 Motel2645 Charlevoix AvePetoskey, MI8.9 mi.(231) 439-8000
Dicksons Lodge2000 SpringveleWalloon Lake, MI9.3 mi.(231) 535-2415
Comfort Inn Petoskey1314 US 31 NPetoskey, MI11.0 mi.(231) 347-3220
Days Inn Petoskey1420 US 131 SouthPetoskey, MI11.0 mi.(231) 234-3900
Econo Lodge - Petoskey1858 US 131 SPetoskey, MI11.0 mi.(231) 348-3324
Econo Lodge South1859 Us Hwy 131 SPetoskey, MI11.0 mi.(231) 348-3324
Hampton Inn & Suites920 Spring St US 131Petoskey, MI11.0 mi.(231) 348-9555
Boyne Mountain Resort02800 Boyne Mountain RdBoyne Falls, MI12.4 mi.(800) 462-6963
Best Western Of Harbor Springs8514 M-119Harbor Springs, MI12.9 mi.(616) 347-9050
Boyne Highlands Resort600 Highlands DrHarbor Springs, MI16.7 mi.(231) 549-6040
Crooked River Lodge6845 US 31 NAlanson, MI20.4 mi.(231) 548-5000
Shanty CreekOne Shanty Creek RdBellaire, MI20.4 mi.(231) 533-8621
Holiday Inn Express1600 US 31 NPellston, MI25.6 mi.(231) 539-7000
Holiday Inn Express4375 Brudy RdIndian River, MI26.3 mi.(231) 238-3000
Days Inn1201 W MainGaylord, MI26.9 mi.(989) 732-2200
Quality Inn137 West StGaylord, MI26.9 mi.(989) 732-7541
Best Western Alpine Lodge833 W Main StGaylord, MI27.3 mi.(989) 732-2431
Red Roof Inn & Suites510 S WisconsinGaylord, MI27.4 mi.(989) 731-6331
Torch Timbers Inn9260 Se Torch LK DrAlden, MI27.8 mi.(231) 331-4050
Royal Crest Lodge803 S Otsego AveGaylord, MI27.9 mi.(989) 732-6451
Hampton Inn-gaylord230 Dickerson RdGaylord, MI28.2 mi.(888) 731-4500
Elk Rapids Beach Resort8975 N Bayshore DrElk Rapids, MI28.7 mi.(231) 264-6400
Econo Lodge2880 S OtsegoGaylord, MI29.0 mi.(989) 732-5133
Marsh Ridge Resort4815 Old 27 SGaylord, MI29.4 mi.(989) 732-6794
 
Bed & Breakfast
Deer Lake Bed & Breakfast631 E Deer LK RdBoyne City, MI6.6 mi.(231) 582-9039
Cairn House Bed & Breakfast8160 Cairn HwyElk Rapids, MI27.6 mi.(231) 264-8994

Lake Charlevoix Weather & Climate

The Great Lakes dominate northern Michigan's weather. What is known as "lake effect snow squalls" bring locally heavy snow to northern and western Michigan, with the southwest receiving much less snow. Summers tend to be sunny as the cool water of the Lakes chills the air near the Earth's surface, producing a stable atmosphere. The Lakes also modify summer high temperatures, making the northern parts of the state a popular vacation spot. Summer temperatures are typically in the upper 70s to lower 80s, with cool nights. Autumn is too cool for swimming, but is a great time for other outdoor attractions. The luminous phenomenon known as the Northern Lights is usually visible from northern Michigan 30 nights per year, most commonly in March, April, September and October.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 12°F 2.52 in. -
February 32°F 11°F 1.59 in. -
March 41°F 19°F 2.23 in. -
April 55°F 30°F 2.40 in. -
May 69°F 40°F 2.73 in. -
June 77°F 48°F 2.82 in. -
July 81°F 54°F 2.91 in. -
August 79°F 52°F 3.44 in. -
September 71°F 45°F 3.56 in. -
October 60°F 37°F 3.16 in. -
November 45°F 28°F 2.70 in. -
December 33°F 19°F 2.61 in. -

Lake Charlevoix Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Pellston Regional Of Emmet County airport (PLN) located about 26 miles northeast of Lake Charlevoix in Pellston, Michigan, the Otsego County airport (GLR) located approximately 27 miles southeast of Lake Charlevoix in Gaylord, Michigan, the Cherry Capital airport (TVC) located roughly 42 miles southwest of Lake Charlevoix in Traverse City, Michigan, and finally the Chippewa County International airport (CIU) located around 74 miles northeast of Lake Charlevoix in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.

Lake Charlevoix Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Belvedere Golf ClubCharlevoixMI7.2 mi.
Charlevoix Country ClubCharlevoixMI7.2 mi.
Charlevoix Golf CourseCharlevoixMI7.2 mi.
Dunmaglas Golf CourseCharlevoixMI7.2 mi.
Mallard Golf ClubEast JordanMI8.3 mi.
Ye Nyne Olde HollesEast JordanMI8.3 mi.
Antrim Dells Golf ClubEllsworthMI9.4 mi.
Springbrook Golf ClubWalloon LakeMI9.6 mi.
Crooked Tree Golf ClubPetoskeyMI10.3 mi.
Chestnut Valley Golf CourseHarbor SpringsMI13.1 mi.
Harbor Point Golf ClubHarbor SpringsMI13.1 mi.
Little Traverse Bay Golf ClubHarbor SpringsMI13.1 mi.
Bellaire Golf ClubBellaireMI20.6 mi.
Chief Golf CourseBellaireMI20.6 mi.
Farm Golf ClubBellaireMI20.6 mi.
Hawks Eye Golf ClubBellaireMI20.6 mi.
Hidden River Golf & Casting ClubBrutusMI22.7 mi.
Maple Ridge Golf ClubBrutusMI22.7 mi.
Lakes of the North Deer Run Golf CourseMancelonaMI25.7 mi.
Windmill Farm of MancelonaMancelonaMI25.7 mi.
Gaylord Country ClubGaylordMI27.7 mi.
Green Trees GolfGaylordMI27.7 mi.
Hidden Valley ResortGaylordMI27.7 mi.
Michaywe Hills Golf ClubGaylordMI27.7 mi.
Natural at Beaver Creek ResortGaylordMI27.7 mi.
Elk Rapids Golf CourseElk RapidsMI29.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Boyne USA ResortsBoyne FallsMI12.4 mi.
Nubs NobHarbor SpringsMI12.9 mi.
Shanty CreekBellaireMI20.4 mi.
Treetops SylvanGaylordMI27.6 mi.
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI43.8 mi.
The Homestead ResortGlen ArborMI49.2 mi.
Crystal MountainThompsonvilleMI65.5 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI71.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Young State ParkMI5.0 mi. 
Burt Lake State ParkMI25.5 mi. 
Otsego Lake State ParkMI32.0 mi. 
Wilderness State ParkMI33.6 mi. 
Aloha State ParkMI36.3 mi. 
 
Museums
Dennos Museum CenterTraverse CityMI42.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Mackinac State Historic ParksMackinac IslandMI47.0 mi.(History)


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