Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, organized in late 1990, is a grassroots, non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve the natural resources and protect the environmental quality of the Jordan River and its watershed.
Our goals include: Preserving the natural character of the river and watershed; Informing and educating the public about our activities and issues involving the Jordan River Watershed; Protecting water quality; Promoting wise resource management on public and private lands within the watershed; Facilitating the coordination of policies and actions of various individuals, groups, and agencies affecting the environment within the watershed; Developing financial resources to carry out our mission and goals; and Pursuing broad-based support for our activities.
Over the years, FOJ has hosted numerous public information seminars and activities and continues to network with many groups and organizations as well as mentoring students on water quality and natural resource issues. We steadfastly remain an advocate for the wild and scenic Jordan River and its watershed, seek ways to remediate abuses of the past and strive to balance sustainable use for the future.
FOJ needs and welcomes the support and participation of all those who value the pristine natural wonders freely found within the Jordan River Watershed. For more information, or to become a member, please visit our website or contact Ashley Cousens, our Program Director.
This outstanding arts fair is held the first full weekend of August at East Jordan’s beautiful Elm Pointe on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Artists come from all over to display and sell their beautiful creations. Music, Food, Kids Craft Table, East Jordan’s Historical Society Museum. Saturday – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rain or Shine
To Foster Beauty in our Community – Scholarship (Horticulture related) Projects:Wreath/Craft Sale, Plant Fashion Show-Farmers Market
Garden Club meets 3rd Monday at 12:30p.m. at the Jordan River Watershed
Farmers Market-Begins last 2 weeks in May… Closes third week in Oct.-Sportsman’s Park-Thursdays 9-1
The Jordan Valley Fiddlers Jamboree, Inc. is a Michigan nonprofit, consisting of 3-12 members located in Northern Michigan, whose mission is: “To promote, maintain and pass down traditions of old time fiddle music and dancing.” Currently, this is achieved by offering an annual jamboree and dance on the last Saturday in April with the proceeds, after expenses, distributed to applicants interested in pursuing some course of study related to the playing old time fiddle music, dance calling or old time dance. The organization raises money by selling ads in its annual program, taking donations at the door the day of the event and offering food and other items the day of the event.
Rotary Variety Show 2nd Weekend of June. East Jordan Community Auditorium
Rotary Chili Supper Friday Night of Snowblast Weekend in February at the EJ Snowmobile Club.
Rotary Color Tour Plane Rides by Island Airways Second Saturday in October
World Class Music – Right Here At Home!
The Vision of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is that we will be
“the Resident Chamber Orchestra of Northern Michigan that produces a sustainable,
high-quality product that delights the community.”
Castle Farms of Charlevoix is one of Michigan’s premier historic tour attractions and destination wedding venues. This beautiful French Renaissance castle built in 1918 features soaring stone towers, romantic courtyards and magnificent gardens, plus Norm, the Castle’s very own dragon! Museum quality collections showcased throughout the Castle include antique toys, castles, and royalty memorabilia from around the world. The Castle’s Outdoor Model Railroad is the largest in Michigan, with 68 G-scale trains steaming across more than 1/2 mile of track. The Castle also provides the perfect venue for weddings, proms, corporate events, or private parties. Open year round, Castle Farms is listed on the National and State Historic Registries.
The EJ legacy dates back to 1883 when William E. Malpass
and his father-in-law, Richard W. Round, established a
foundry on the shores of Lake Charlevoix in the town of
East Jordan. Known as East Jordan Iron Works for over 125
years, the company has become an international leader in
the design, manufacture, and distribution of access solutions
for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications, and utility
The Visitor Center features various exhibits about the history,
process, products, and global presence of the company.
Come visit us today.
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Other times by appointment
Jordan River Arts Council
As a leader of the Jordan River area’s cultural community, the Jordan River Arts Council promotes, encourages, and nurtures the artistic endeavors of local residents and provides an organized framework through which quality workshops, classes, exhibits, programs and performances can be presented.
Recognizing its responsibility to nurture art in daily living and to provide participation opportunities in all areas of the arts, JRAC serves a diverse and growing community. To accomplish this mission, the Arts Council relies upon a volunteer Board of Directors and the cooperation and support of area communities.
A non-profit organization providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship to children with cancer and their families, at no cost.
Bowling Alley … Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
HOURS: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
SPECIALTY: Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
Sponsored by the East Jordan Garden Club, this long running Farmer’s Market is an important part of the East Jordan Community. Held every Thursday from 8:00 AM – Noon at the East Jordan Sportsman’s Park. Vendors of all kinds gather with their baked good, fresh picked fruits and veggies, crafts, honey, pure maple syrup and much more.
Raven Hill Discovery Center is a regional science and technology center. It is located on 157 acres in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan next to the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. It is also a cultural, historical and art center. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. The Center is located between East Jordan & Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Can’t make it during regular hours? Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience. For more information, phone 231-536-3369 or toll free 877-833-4254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check the Center’s website: http://www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.
Teens will have a place to BE: safe, accepted, supported, entertained, fed, mentored, and loved.
Offer teens a path to BECOME: connected, confident, responsible, equipped, and an adult follower of Jesus.
To introduce teens to Jesus
Kiersten’s Ride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing help, hope, and healing through suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan. We are committed to raising awareness in our community so that future acts of suicide may be prevented.
R3 Adventure Triathlon – Ride, Run, River Race. Tri the River! Visit our website to find out more about the race.
The mission of the South Arm ORV Club is to educate and promote a safe and family fun environment for the sport of ORV’s through club activities and public education of ORV laws pursuant to the State Of Michigan.
Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 PM at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Club House – Mt. Bliss Rd.
Welcome to the Camp Daggett Adventure Center (CDAC). Experiential education, team-building opportunities, and low/high ropes challenge courses offer empowering moments for growth in challenging, safe and fun environments. For some, this type of learning environment may seem unique, but whether you feel right at home, or you find yourself a little bit hesitant; the programs provided at the CDAC are designed as an “invitation to learn” for all participants. It is in that same spirit, that we invite you to explore and learn more about all that the CDAC and its wonderful programs have to offer. We are ready to share in an unforgettable experience, and we hope you are too!
Make your up north vacation the best one ever. Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway.
The C-48 Breezeway is a well known scenic route connecting Atwood, Ellsworth, East Jordan and Boyne Falls. Not only is it the fastest route from point A (Atwood) to point B (Boyne Falls) but this 25 mile scenic rural ride is sure to please everyone. This scenic route offers everything from spectacular views, award winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. C-48 The Breezeway signs clearly mark its route through beautiful forests and valley vistas, drumlin carved hillsides dotted with orchards and various lakes along its way. Visit the website at www.ridethebreezeway.com
Summer Sidewalk Sales – August 17 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
GreenLight East Jordan Business Model Competition – Castle Farms- October 10 – Visit: https://greenlightej.submittable.com/submit/89512/green-light-east-jordan
Breezeway Fall Cruises – September 29, October 6 & 13
State of the Community – Harvest Barn Church, October 24, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2018
Kiersten’s Ride – August 18 – Visit http://www.kierstensride.org/
Paddle Antrim Kick-Off Party – Ellsworth Community Park, September 13 – 5:30 PM
Paddle Antrim Festival – September 14 & 15 – Visit paddleantrim.com
Fall Fest – East Jordan Tourist Park – September 29
Jordan River Raft Trip – September 29 – Visit: http://www.paddleantrim.com/event/jordan-river-raft-trip/
Fall Pumpkin Festival – October 17, Downtown East Jordan, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Holiday Community Night – December 6, Downtown East Jordan, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival – December 12, Banks Township Hall (Ellsworth)
Sno-Blast Winter Festival – February 22 – 24, 2019