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.
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.
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
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.
Antrim Conservation District serves the county by providing relevant, unbiased factual information and best practices to enhance and conserve our county’s natural capital.
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.
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.
World Class Music – Right Here At Home!
The Vision of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is that we will be
“the Resident Chamber Orchestra of Northern Michigan that produces a sustainable,
high-quality product that delights the community.”
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
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.
A non-profit organization providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship to children with cancer and their families, at no cost.
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.)
“Sail Charlevoix (Lake Charlevoix Mariners, Inc.) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable educational organization, dedicated to supporting the development and access to youth and adult sailing opportunities for our community. Since 1985, we have served hundreds of students every year, many of whom wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to access Lake Charlevoix without our affordable programs and two, Boyne City and Charlevoix locations. We aim to offer students of all levels, a learn-to-sail (or race) program, with an on-the-water and classroom approach, while providing a safe, informative, and hands-on experience for all.”
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.
Bowling Alley … Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
HOURS: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
SPECIALTY: Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Coming soon – Spring of 2020
This beautiful new wedding/event space located on the south arm of Lake Charlevoix features 5,200 square feet of waterfront event space with 300 feet of Lake Charlevoix shoreline.
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
Chamber Chat Zoom Update with Mary H. Faculak – Thursday, October 29 – 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Contact the Chamber for Zoom Code
County Wide Business After Hours – To be rescheduled – Date TBD
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2020
Family Friendly Pumpkin Walk – October 23, 7:00 PM, EJ Community Park – Entry by Donation (benefiting The Depot Jordan Valley Teen Center)
Haunted Pumpkin Walk – October 24, 7:00 PM, EJ Community Park – Entry by Donation (benefiting The Depot Jordan Valley Teen Center)