Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take time to experience the “moment” at one of the region’s many natural attractions. Our area also is home to many unique attractions that are “family-friendly” and certain to create a pleasurable experience and memory. Start your ‘must visit list” today and get moving!
Boat rental available by the day or week, Service and repair including winterization and storage, dock and hoist parts, sales and service.
Lake Charlevoix’s premier water sports rental company offering jet skis, pontoons, ski boats, water trampolines, kayaks and more! New for 2012 private charters aboard the all electric Duffy. Delivery available to other area lakes.
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
City Marina 231-536-2166, http://www.eastjordancity.org/harbor.html
Tourist Park 231-536-2561
This small, quiet campground is licensed for 14 Rv’s (trailers, 5th wheels, tents, popups your choice of cover). It is located on beautiful Wilson Lake, 2.5 miles south of Ellsworth on Rushton Rd. Many folks drive right past not having any idea it is a campground, because you can’t see us from the road. Take time to drive down where you see the sign, you’ll be glad you did. Great place to camp and kayak & canoe, fish or just relax and enjoy yourself. We may be small but not without the same amenities as a big park: electric and water on sites, bath house with flush toilets and a unisex shower, even a dump station for those trailers that need it.
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.
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.
Sommerset Pointe is a Premier Facility and marina on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Weddings, Event Facilities, Club.
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 email@example.com. You can also check the Center’s website: http://www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.
Golf … Ski … Lodging … Dining
Golf, Tennis, Ski, Pool, Hiking, Biking, Snow Boarding, Cross Country Skiing, Convention Center
PACKAGES: Golf & Ski
Things happen at Boyne Mountain. If you’ve been here, you know. If you haven’t, take our word. We understand how to have fun. And not just the kind of fun people talk about at work on Monday morning – but the kind that keeps you smiling to yourself all week long.
R3 Adventure Triathlon – Ride, Run, River Race. Tri the River! Visit our website to find out more about the race.
“Tiny Town, Huge Heart” is the slogan for the 38th Annual Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast. This long running event is set for this Friday and Saturday, June 15-16 in Ellsworth. The huge schedule of events offers something for everyone! Friday’s schedule includes an Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Family Water-slide & Ice Cream Social, 3-Point Basketball Shootout, Paddle Antrim Cruise, Horton Creek Concert and an Outdoor Movie at dusk. Saturday’s events feature a 5K and Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, Craft Show, the popular Pig Roast Parade, Hastings Harmony Hous Open House, Roast Pork Lunch, Free Children’s Games and activities, Steel Horse Breezeway Benefit, Horse Pull, Banks Township Historical Society Open House, and the 2018 Fireworks at dusk.
Thank you to the Pig Roast Coordinator and Officers for all of their work and dedication to the event and community!
Coordinator – Betsy Randall
President – Heidi MacNichol
Vice President – Christina Charbonneau
Secretary – Lynn Spearing
Treasurer – Marcie Potter
Thank you to the many event volunteers and to the many generous sponsors helping make this wonderful schedule of events. Like Ellsworth Pig Roast on Facebook.
Congratulations to Joni Wieland of Ellsworth on being named 2018 Banks Township Citizen of the Year!
2018 East Jordan Friday Night Music in the Park Concert Series kicks off June 15.
One of northern Michigan’s favorites, the popular Jelly Rolls Blues Band will kick off the 2018 Music in the Park Concert Series this Friday, June 15 at 7:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be ready to enjoy an evening of great music in Memorial Park. Come to town early and enjoy dinner and shopping before the concert. If you have not contributed to the Music in the Park, please send your tax-deductible check payable to – City of East Jordan, “Music in the Park” in the memo, P.O. Box 499, East Jordan, MI 49727
Music in the Park is proudly co-sponsored by the Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan Downtown Development Authority and the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce.
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
Kick-Off to Summer Business District Open House – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Find the Swan Form
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2018
Ellsworth Pig Roast – June 15 & 16
R3 Triathlon – Run – Ride – River – June 23
East Jordan Freedom Festival – June 27 – July 1
South Arm Classics – July 14
Rotary Club BrewFest – July 14
Sweaty Yeti Run – July 14
Portside Arts Fair – August 4 & 5
FRIDAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK – SUMMER -2018
JUNE 15 – JELLY ROLL BLUES BAND – BLUES
JUNE 22 – JENNY THOMAS – CONTEMPORARY FOLK
JULY 6 – BLUE WATER RAMBLERS – MICHIGAN MUSIC – FOLK, SHANTIES, BALLADS
JULY 13 – JON ARCHAMBAULT BAND – ROCK, BLUES
JULY 20 – PISTIL WHIPS – UNORTHODOX FUNKY BLUES
JULY 27 – STEEL AND WOOD – BLUEGRASS
AUGUST 3 – FULL CIRCLE – 60’S ROCK