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.
Ellsworth Elementary. Our school which is part of the Ellsworth Community School district, houses students in grades PK-5. Recognized by the Center for Michigan as the 5th out of over 600 elementary buildings in Michigan, we pride ourselves on academic achievement, small class sizes, and individual attention for every student.
In addition to traditional curriculum offerings, all students receive instruction in art, music, physical education, and computers. After-care is available to all students as part of our Club Lancer Program.
Ellsworth Middle/High School. Our school which is part of the Ellsworth Community School district, houses students in grades 6-12. Recognized by the Center for Michigan, State of Michigan, and US News & World Reports as one of the best schools in Michigan, we pride ourselves on academic achievement, small class sizes, and individual attention for every student.
In addition to traditional curriculum offerings, students can also participate in Agriscience, Graphic Design, Art, Building Trades, and our award winning Lancer Leap program. Free after school tutoring is available for all students.
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
R3 Adventure Triathlon – Ride, Run, River Race. Tri the River! Visit our website to find out more about the race.
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.
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 Jordan Valley Triathlon, 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.
The East Jordan Co-Operative Nursery, established in 1968, continues to provide a top-notch preschool education for East Jordan area children 3 to 5 years of age.
By enrolling your child in Co-Op you can expect an environment which will stimulate your child’s curiosity, creativity, and thinking. A variety of self-directed opportunities are offered to enhance fine and gross motor skills, as well as pre-writing, pre-math and pre-reading skills. Our preschool classroom allows for the social experience and interactions with children their own age, sharing, cooperation and taking turns are learned, as well as respecting and accepting the differences of others. A healthy self-concept is promoted by providing opportunities for the development of self-confidence. In addition, our Teacher works closely with East Jordan Elementary School faculty in planning a curriculum that helps prepare the children for Kindergarten.
Our classroom is conveniently located at the East Jordan Elementary School.
Please email for additional information: EJCoopnursery@gmail.com
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”.
Featuring Heatherwoods Golf Course, The Bistro Restaurant, Charlevoix Fitness Health Club, and Wedding and Event hosting at Shanahan’s Barn, Northern Michigan’s most unique event venue.
Charlevoix Country Club is open to the public.
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.
Otis Pottery 01691 M-66 N East Jordan, MI 49727 HOURS Sunday noon-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Winter hours vary. Please call (231) 536-7856 before your visit to make sure we will be open.)
Since 1958, North Central Michigan College has been opening the door to academic success for residents by offering two-year associate degrees in the arts and sciences that are transferable to four-year universities. In addition, North Central has paved the path to better-paying careers through its applied science programs in business, education, health science, criminal justice, information technology and legal assistance. Equally important, North Central provides a second chance for residents by advancing their skills, switching careers or just getting more from life through education.
North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly® and Veteran Friendly School.
Straddle Books produces childrens’ books featuring true animal stories with happy endings. Books are available at Jordan River Arts Council and Stonehedge Gardens between East Jordan and Ironton.
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
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/
Ebenezer Christian School was founded in 1945 by people of faith who wanted the Holy Bible to be the basis for the education of their children. We are a non denominational school who is open to all faiths.
Ebenezer Christian Preschool was founded in 2002. The preschool uses Zoo Phonics which is a method developed to make children strong readers at an early age. Research supports the focus of phonics in early reading programs and has many educational benefits for the student’s future.
We offer strings programs through the Crooked Tree Art Center for grades 3rd-8th Grade. Our students also participate in the public school band program grades 5th-8th.
Our students will be using iPad’s during the school year which will be integrated into their current curriculum. These will allow students to take advantage of teachable moments as well as have access to endless education at the touch of a finger. The teacher will incorporate online learning in all subjects and utilize apps that are created specifically for education.
Though we are a small school, we offer a great education in a loving environment and we strive to be an extension of the home. Please feel free to visit our website as well as our facebook page for more information.
East Jordan Elementary School, part of East Jordan Public Schools, one of our nation’s great public school systems.
East Jordan Elementary is a Pre-K through 6th grade school. The staff and parents of EJES are dedicated to creating and maintaining our school as one of the best elementary schools in Michigan. At EJES, “Best” is the only option.
Great Kids! Exceptional Staff! Outstanding Results! Just a few reasons to consider enrolling your child at EJES.
We are unique in that we offer a comprehensive academic program with a wide variety of enrichment and extended learning opportunities. In addition, we are pleased to offer innovative reforms that promote best instructional practices. Thank you for your interest in East Jordan Elementary School!
Elementary School students are enriched by programs funded by grants from the East Jordan Learning Alliance, The Malpass Foundation and the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.
East Jordan Middle/High School
We are proud to offer a comprehensive curriculum that is personalized to help students achieve educational excellence.
Course options range from college preparatory to Career and Technical Education classes, all designed to help students have a positive transition from high school to the world of work or to post-secondary education.
Provides educational services to eleven (11) school districts in 2 1/2 counties.
It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to serve local school districts.
It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable part of every local school district it serves.
Char-Em ISD is proud to have achieved accreditation by AdvancED for a second 5-year period effective July 2016. The AdvancED Accreditation Commission determined that Char-Em ISD engages in a continuous systemic process of improvement, and has effective and efficient quality assurance controls throughout the system. This achievement recognizes the quality of services provided by the ISD through the leadership team and governing authority, the dedication and service of the professional staff, and the support of community stakeholders.
Bowling Alley … Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
HOURS: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
SPECIALTY: Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
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.
Tours by Appointment – 212-acre homestead – farming ventures include: pastured poultry, maple syrup, vegetable gardens, permaculture greenhouse, laying hens, ducks, pigs, milk cows, draft horses, honey bees, fruit trees & rough cut lumber.
Sleigh or Wagon Rides – Snowshoe, Ski & Hiking Trails – Farm Tours – CSA Veg.
Shares Available for 2003 – Farm products for sale – meeting room
HOURS: M-F 9am-5pm Sat. by Appointment
Sommerset Pointe is a Premier Facility and marina on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Weddings, Event Facilities, Club.
Classical Portraits for
Northern Michigan’s premiere portrait studio, home of
professional portrait artist, Karen Walker
With the distinction of being an International award winning artist and the
area’s only Certified Master Photographer and Master Artist, Karen Walker Studio
has been serving Northern Michigan and beyond since 1992.
Call 231-536-3663 today for your personal appointment.
Pride and Joy….
What makes you proud? Your family? Your achievements? The milestones you’ve
What brings you joy? Your children? The precious moments in your life?
Honor those moments with a beautiful commissioned portrait.
Two Distinct Styles From one of the most award winning
studios in Michigan.
Your family deserves a professional portrait artist with
the knowledge and experience to create a top quality portrait that you will
enjoy for years to come. With twenty years in the photography business, Karen
knows how to create that special keepsake that will be treasured today and for
future generations. Karen offers two styles of portraits; classical photography
and portraits that are digitally enhanced and hand painted.
Located in the Walker Building at 507 Water Street (M-66),
just east of the traffic light at the intersection of M-66 and M-32. Hours are
by appointment. Please call 231-536-3663.
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
GreenLight East Jordan Business Model Competition – Castle Farms- October 10, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 PM, Event begins 5:30 PM
Breezeway Fall Cruises – September 29, October 6 & 13, Pick up “goodie bags” at Royal Farms, Atwood – 10 AM – Noon Jordan Valley Fall Color Tour Map
State of the Community – Harvest Barn Church, October 23, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
October 25, 2018 – Fall Business After Hours @ The Landing, sponsored by 4Front Credit Union, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2018
Fall Pumpkin Festival – October 17, Downtown East Jordan, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – PIE BAKE CONTEST
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