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#33 Fly or take a boat from Charlevoix to Beaver Island

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#33 Fly or take a boat from Charlevoix to Beaver Island

Region: Northern, Upper Peninsula

Location: Charlevoix, Beaver Island

Make the journey as good (or better) than the destination and take the ferry or catch a plane from the scenic town of Charlevoix to Beaver Island—the perfect getaway from families or couples young and old.

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2016: #34 Live in a fairy tale and visit Castle Farms

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#34 Live in a fairy tale and visit Castle Farms

Region: Northern

Location: Charlevoix

Linda Mueller purchased the Castle Farms in 2001 with a vision to restore the castle to its Renaissance style and preserve the farm for many generations to come. The restoration process was quite intensive and took approximately four years to come to fruition. The property is now open year round for weddings, receptions, festivals, corporate events and social events. It is also listed on the National and State historic registries and open year round for tours.

One of our favorite attractions is the Garden Railroad which opened in 2008 and is one of the largest model railroad layouts in Michigan. The lines feature over 55 trains that run along over 2,000 feet of track. The railroad lines run overhead along hedge lines as well as close to visitor’s feet and under the bushes.

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2016: #37 Ride the Little Traverse Wheelway!

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#37 Ride the Little Traverse Wheelway!

Region: Northern

Location: Shanahan Field, Charlevoix, MI 49720

Ride the awesome Little Traverse Wheelway – 26 miles of biking bliss from Charlevoix, to Bay Harbor, Petoskey, Bay View and into Harbor Springs. Each area is worth stopping to explore!  

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