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.
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
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.
Casual Dining, offering Seafood and Southern Style BBQ, Cocktails available in two bars. Also a 7 room Bed & Breakfast.
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.
When we took over the cute little coffee shop in our downtown, we wanted a name that was catchy but not trendy, easy to say yet interesting at the same time, something that invoked a feeling of comfort and reflected our vision for the shop’s future… knowing we wanted an animal in the name for branding purposes, we pondered many different options but ultimately were drawn to the goat! After we honed in on our animal, we wanted to pay tribute to our community so we decided to tie in the word “iron.” Thus, Iron Goat Coffee was born! And to stay humble to our roots, we brand every piece of merchandise with our city’s zip code “49727” on the back!
(As a side note, one of the stories of the origin of coffee involves a farmer witnessing his goats dancing in a field and it turns out they were eating coffee beans…it was fate!)
A Matter of Taste is built around an outstanding reputation of creatively catering and the ability to produce dream weddings, elegant parties, and inspirational corporate events. Our team of experts are exceptional because of their passion to service a seamless culinary experience.
Matter of Taste is located in Ellsworth, Michigan at a legendary facility known as Tapawingo. This intimate venue sits on a breathtaking, lakefront property located less than 45 minutes north of Traverse City. Exceptional dining experience and remarkable natural surroundings, quickly becoming one of the most sought after wedding ceremony locations in northern Michigan.
The combination of exceptional dishes, experienced chefs and the beautiful property make your every decision “A Matter of Taste”.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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/
Broasted Chicken & Fish, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
HOURS: Summer only – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SPECIALTY: Broasted Chicken & Fish, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
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.
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
The Antrim County Fair is an annual community based event focusing on local youth and 4-H groups, local crafts, and businesses. There are many activities including equestrian events with multiple age groups and classes.
There is the market and showmanship divisions for swine, cows, poultry , sheep and other animals. Also included in the activities are local performers, craftsmen and educators. There is a exhibition barn that houses the many crafts, foods, photo and art exhibits. A small animal barn that houses the many ducks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and other small animals that participate in the fair activities.
There is a veterans day, senior citizens day and kids day where we have all kinds of activities geared towards kids! And adults that think they are still kids! We have many local entertainers and vendors. So please come join us at the Antrim County Fair.
August 10 – 12, 2017
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.
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
4:00 PM – Community Tree Lighting & Community Caroling (Spring & Hammond St.)
4:30 – 8:00 PM – Jubilee of Trees for 501-C3’s (The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix, 204 Water St)
4:30 – 8:00 PM – Hometown Gift Basket Passport Card Pick up (The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix) Drawing will be Dec. 6
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Shop Local
8:00 PM – Jubilee of Trees for 501-C3’s Winners Announced (The Boathouse)
8:00 PM – Beginning Holiday Cheer Jingle Trail – Adult Beverage specials, games, fun (Participating Businesses)
County Wide Business After Hours – May 25, 2022 – 5:30 PM at The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2021
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