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.
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.
Service Time: Sun. 9:00A.M.
Children’s Sunday School 9:15 after Children’s Moments.
Ecumenical Women’s Bible Study – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Pastor Craig Pahl (517) 262-4595
Over the past 100+ years, the farm has seen a variety of commodities, and started with cherry trees, a couple hogs and a few head of cattle. Since then the farm has been home to acres of asparagus, apples, corn, soybeans, wheat, canola, peaches and even 500 head of beef cattle, just to name a few…
The farm started in 1914 (hence the name, Cellar 1914) by a gentleman named Vet Shooks. He drove by this property on a weekly basis on the way to church and noticed a cherry tree growing on the southwest side of the road. Up on the hill with Lake Michigan close by, the cherries were producing quality fruit due to the close proximity of the lake. Vet made the comment to his family that one day he would like to buy that property because of how well it had produced those wild cherries, so that is exactly what he did and the rest is history.
Flash forward into the fourth generation, the farm has a very different look and focus- less field crops and livestock and more fruit- cherries and grapes. Grapes, like cherries, benefit from the lake. The newest direction of the farm helps to bring the new (grapes/wine) in with the old (history). Our tasting room was designed with the history of the farm in mind. Placed at the heart of the farm, with views of Lake Michigan, the tasting room and production facility made sense.
We finished the interior work ourselves and incorporated several pieces of rich history from around the farm to help with the details. The back bar is constructed from barn wood that is over 100 years old, the crown molding is old boards that cattle have rubbed on for the past 40 years, something that is unique and hard to recreate. There is a breakfast table in the tasting room that three of the four generations have sat at for countless breakfasts made by Doris “Gram” Shooks who married Marvin Shooks (Second Generation). The décor is full or stories, including a trunk that carried our ancestors belongings from the old country, the deed framed and hung on the wall, cherry tanks with the original farm name embedded in the tasting bar, and cherry lugs that help to display the bottles of wine for purchase. The story is everywhere you look.
Come, taste and enjoy!
“In April 2004 Short’s Brewing Co. opened it’s doors in the Village of Bellaire. Beer was the mission and liberation was the movement. The philosophy was to bring an appreciation of craft beer to Northern Michigan with product education and creativity. Today, Short’s Brewing Co. continues the effort to educate and liberate consumers. We believe in the power of the smallness and take pride in our hands on, “mom-and-pop” approach and the energy we put into the quality of our beer, food, staff, customers and facilities. We love what we do and where we live, and have a passion for supporting and enjoying the natural resources all around us. http://www.shortsbrewing.com“
Casual Dining, offering Seafood and Southern Style BBQ, Cocktails available in two bars. Also a 7 room Bed & Breakfast.
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.
A premier wedding barn and event venue in Northern Michigan. Located in East Jordan, Michigan, Jordan Valley Barn is a short distance from Gaylord, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne City and Traverse City. Just one mile from Lake Charlevoix, this beautiful venue overlooks the Jordan River Valley and is surrounded by hundreds of acres of nature preserve. Jordan Valley Barn provides a beautiful outdoor ceremony site with seating for 250 and a majestic 4,400 square foot barn, creating an elegant yet rustic setting for both ceremony and reception use. A unique feature about the Jordan Valley Barn wedding venue is the 3,000 square foot 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Guesthouse on site. This prime destination is perfect for celebrating your special day.
For more information: http://www.jordanvalleybarn.com/
The East Jordan Freedom Festival is East Jordan’s signature festival. The week long schedule of events offers something for the whole family. The week kicks off on Wednesday and continues throughout the week with an outdoor movie for all ages, Old Time Kids Games on Wednesday evening with fun and games for the kids. Thursday offers a Farmer’s Market in the morning with Schmidt Amusements, and Live Music in the Park for the evening. Friday is a favorite with locals, as well as, visitors from near and far with the Youth Parade, Friday Night Block Party with Live Music, Button Drawings for great prizes and vendor booths from local non-profits. Saturday is the highlight of the week with the Grand Parade, Food Vendors, Live Entertainment in the park followed by the Lip Sync Contest, Prize Raffle, Festival 500 Raffle and much more. The evening ends with the Fabulous Fireworks shot from a barge in the middle of the beautiful South Arm of Lake Charlevoix and synchronized to music. The weeks ends with the Freedom Lovers Breakfast put on by the Sno-Mobilers Club. Please make plans to join us in East Jordan for this fun filled week of events.
Visit the Freedom Festival website for a full schedule of events and times. http://www.eastjordanfreedomfestival.org.
The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix sits on 400′ of lakefront with a beautifully manicured lawn perfect for your wedding ceremony and can be used throughout the evening. Classy and elegant, our indoor and outdoor wedding venue features large windowed doors that allow for fabulous 180 degree of the lake and downtown. The entire event space is privately yours for exclusive use by you and your guests.
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
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.
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.
Las Maracas is excited to bring their Mexican food and flare to the East Jordan restaurant scene!
Authentic Mexican food is a passion for the chefs who say “we will not make or serve anything that we would not eat or make for ourselves!”
In addition to serving lunch and dinner, Las Maracas also provides catering as well as group events and live entertainment in the “sala de eventos” next door.
And you can enjoy your favorite domestic beers and Mexican cervezas along with your authentic Mexican food!
Serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Cocktails – Hours vary by season – Famous for the daily breakfast buffet sure to carry you over until dinner. Fresh coffee, juice bar, omelets, waffles, French toast, meats & pastries.
SEATING: 280 with Mountain View
For more than 30 years, The Dells has been one of Northern Michigan’s favorite courses to play. This classic Jerry Matthew’s design surrounds the golfer with natural beauty and spectacular views. The front nine features a beautiful parkland setting with acres of mowed grass, which allows a smooth transition into the woods and creeks of the back nine. Host of Michigan’s amateur championship for several years, The Dells is truly a fair and fun test of golf.
Bakery, wine tasting, gift shop and much more. Stop in and shop for all your fresh baked goods, gifts, orchard offerings and more.
Closed in the Winter
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.
The 1918 Cellars Wine Tasting Room & Bistro at Castle Farms, featuring tasting, glass, and bottle purchases of our own label of Michigan-produced wines. You can view our food menu here.
The 1918 Cellars Bistro & Wine Tasting Room is located in the Queen’s Tavern of Castle Farms, with both indoor seating and outdoor patio seating available. The Tavern features a barn wood ceiling built in the 1960s and a herringbone-pattern floor with tiles dating back to the original 1918 construction. Combined with the original stonework, these historical accents create a completely unique experience for wine tasting or a great spot for lunch.
The 1918 Cellars Bistro is an extension of the Wine Tasting Room at Castle Farms, featuring fresh, homemade starters, salads, sandwiches, desserts and more. We even have items for the little ones and nonalcoholic beverage options such as Northwoods Soda.
We also offer products from our local partners, including Cherry Republic, Great Lakes Potato Chip Company, and Northwoods Soda.
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.
This three generation family dream nestled in the heart of beautiful northern Michigan is a must-stop destination. Grab fresh farm-to-table style breakfast or lunch from our Cafe, a handmade treat from our Bakery, or choose from a wide variety of locally-made foods and goodies that make great snacks! Sit inside, on our back porch, or at our outdoor picnic tables while the kids play on the playground and visit our friendly goats. Don’t forget to check out our house-made specialty foods in our Marketplace and our ever-changing, unique gift and souvenir selection in our General Store. We welcome you to eat, shop, and play – the Friske way! Not Your Average Fruit Stand – Since 1962.
Northern Michigan’s Unique Boutique, Adams Madams is located in downtown Central Lake and offers 6 rooms with an immense selection of items-including women’s clothing & accessories, books, jewelry, home decor & children’s gifts.
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
East Jordan Music in the Park – Summer 2021
All Shows 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Memorial Park
County Wide Business After Hours – September 29, 2021 – 5:30 PM at The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2021
August 7 & 8 – Portside Arts Fair
August 21 – Kiersten’s Ride
September 11 – Depot Teen Center Golf Tournament
September 17 & 18 – Paddle Antrim
September 25 – Fall Fest
September 25 – Jordan River Fall Raft Excursion
September 25, Oct. 2 & 9 – Breezeway Fall Color Cruises
September 25 – Charlevoix County Crop Walk
October 20 – Fall Pumpkin Festival
October 29 & 30 – Depot Teen Center Pumpkin Walk
November 13 – Jordan River Arts Council Holiday Art Fair
November 27 – Small Business Saturday
December 2 – Jan 2 – Lions Christmas Village
December 8 – Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival