Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take time to experience the “moment” at one of the region’s many natural attractions. Our area also is home to many unique attractions that are “family-friendly” and certain to create a pleasurable experience and memory. Start your ‘must visit list” today and get moving!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are Lake Charlevoix’s premier watersports company since 2003 and maintain the nicest, newest, and most diverse rental fleet in the area. Our rentals consists of jet-skis, tritoons, pontoons, ski boats, fishing boats, water trampolines, kayaks, paddleboards, all sorts of tubes, skis, wakeboards, and more! Our business is solely focused on providing you with excellent customer service and a great rental experience!
We are centrally located on Lake Charlevoix in the hotspot of Ironton near the towns of Charlevoix, Boyne City, and East Jordan and just a short drive from Petoskey and Bay Harbor. Our location makes for easy access to the main arm of Lake Charlevoix as well as the calm waters of the South Arm. The famous The Landing Restaurant is right next door. We also serve Walloon Lake and many other area lakes.
City Marina 231-536-2166, http://www.eastjordancity.org/harbor.html
Tourist Park 231-536-2561
Boat rental available by the day or week, Service and repair including winterization and storage, dock and hoist parts, sales and service.
R3 Adventure Triathlon – Ride, Run, River Race. Tri the River! Visit our website to find out more about the race.
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 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.
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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 Golf Outing – Date TBD
County Wide Business After Hours – To be rescheduled – Date TBD
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2020
East Jordan Music in the Park
Ellsworth Fireworks – July 3, 2020
Portside Arts Fair – August 1 & 2, Elm Pointe
Kiersten’s Ride – August 15, 2020
Paddle Antrim – September 11 & 12, 2020
Breezeway Garage Sales – May 22 & 23, 2020 POSTPONED DATE TBD
Ellsworth Pig Roast – June 19 & 20, 2020 CANCELLED
East Jordan Freedom Festival – June 24 – June 28, 2020 CANCELLED
South Arm Classics Brew Fest – July 11, 2020 CANCELLED