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.
Keeping the history of East Jordan and the surrounding area alive.
Board / Membership meetings are 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 PM at various locations.
Downtown museum open during business hours of City Hall on Main Street.
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
Casual Dining, offering Seafood and Southern Style BBQ, Cocktails available in two bars. Also a 7 room Bed & Breakfast.
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.
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.
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.
“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“
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.
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.
Renovated Victorian Inn, Located Uptown Near Lake Charlevoix, Shopping, Docks, & Snowmobile Trails. Proud Recipient of the 2005 East Jordan Area Renaissance Award. Landmark of East Jordan. Located Uptown near Lake Charlevoix, Shopping, Docks & Snowmobile Trails.
HOURS: Open Daily… Mon.-Sat. 8am-3pm; Sun. 8am-2pm; Supper by Appointment
Casual Fine Dining, Tasting Menus, Custom Menu Planning, Hors d’Oeuvres, SPECIALTY: Weddings, Showers, Receptions & Other Special Occasions.
SEATING: 60 – Additional Seating Available
UNITS: 4 Suites and 7 Bed & Breakfast Style Rooms
Jordan Valley Glassworks is a working art studio offering a range of glass items starting with delicate jewelry items, and goes all the way to large wall hangings. In between are free form sculptures and vases, stained and blown glass chandeliers, seasonal stained glass wall hangings and blown ornaments, one-of-a-kind paperweights with outstanding examples of torch work, lawn ornaments, custom stained glass chandeliers in both stained and blown glass; lamp shades; and in the more mundane artifacts are hand mirrors, baskets, and jewel/trinket boxes, and more. We can also take the cremation remains of loved ones or pets and encase them in glass so you can have them forever in a very special place.
You are invited to stop by Jordan Valley Glassworks to watch the artists work blowing glass. The gallery is open seven days a week. Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Items in the gallery are available for sale.
The Landing Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor lakeside dining. The menu has a unique blend of old favorites, local ingredients, and new items. There is a full bar, boat slips available for guests and great views of the Ironton Ferry. The Landing Restaurant is located a short, yet beautiful drive from Charlevoix, East Jordan, Boyne City and Ellsworth.
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!
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.
We are a small, hometown movie theatre in the heart of downtown Charlevoix. Stop in to see a movie, enjoy the popcorn and create some memories with some friends and family.
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.
Our clubhouse – bar is open and we are serving food and drinks. Boxed lunches available. Our golf course is walkable and soon we will be allowing carts.
Please come out and see us soon!
Golf Course … Driving Range … Snacks
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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
County Wide Business After Hours – May 25, 2022 – 5:30 PM at The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2021
October 26 – State of the Community
October 28 & 29 – Depot Teen Center Pumpkin Walk
November 27 – Mingle & Jingle
November 27 – Jubilee of Trees for 501-C3’s
November 27 – Small Business Saturday
December 2 – Jan 2 – Lions Christmas Village
December 8 – Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival