Welcome to historical Beaver Island, a beautiful Dark Sky Sanctuary located 32 miles offshore on America's Emerald Isle in Northern Michigan. The most remote inhabited island in the Great Lakes, with a year-round population of 600 with a large percentage, of Irish descent. The Island is about 13 miles long and 6 miles wide, about 54 square miles in area.
The Island is an amazing vacation location that awaits you. A place that has miles of undiscovered & unspoiled shoreline of breathtaking scenery. The first thing you will need to do is take a deep breath of fresh air as you step back in time and enjoy the hospitality and ambiance of a bygone era. Where life is a little slower, people are friendly and welcoming. Here you will find a place where no one gets in a hurry and the Islanders love that life here allows guests to enjoy each moment of peaceful pleasure.
You can get a taste of Beaver Island in a day. The Boat Company offers tours, and a flight from Charlevoix will get you to the Island in only 15 minutes. If you plan a couple of days or a week you will not be disappointed. You can bring your car or bike on the ferry. Both cars and bikes can be rented here. The Harbor and village are at the north end of the Island and some beautiful beaches and woodlands are at the south end. Bikes are great but if you really want to "see it all" bring your car or rent one.
You will be able to capture the beautiful sunrises or sunsets that are so breathtaking. If you enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, biking, star gazing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and hunting, then Beaver Island is the place for you. There is so much more hidden away here, yet it is only a stone throw away from town. Book a trip you will never forget and discover this hidden gem.
The residents' isolation, independence and respect for nature and traditions of the Island have made time slow down. Because Beaver Island offers a serene, relaxed life-style, many visitors have become regular vacationers, property owners and permanent residents. We welcome you to discover Beaver Island and decide where it may fit into your life