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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
City Marina 231-536-2166, http://www.eastjordancity.org/harbor.html
Tourist Park 231-536-2561
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.
Boat rental available by the day or week, Service and repair including winterization and storage, dock and hoist parts, sales and service.
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.
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.
Project Summary: Jordan Art Walk
You are invited to submit a sculpture for placement in a new sculpture walk exhibit in East Jordan Michigan. Our goal is to integrate works of art into our city’s natural environment that will engage and resonate with our citizens and visitors. This is a collaborative project of the City of East Jordan, the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce, the Friends of the Jordan and the Jordan River Arts Council
Project Description and Theme:
The exhibit theme is our relationship to our abundant natural resource of water. This may include but is not limited to water activities, cycles, quality, wildlife, cultural concepts.
Sculptures will be located along a route connecting the east and west sides of East Jordan. An attractive new municipal project, “Joining Jordan” now being completed joins the two parts of the city where the Jordan River empties into Lake Charlevoix. This project has added access to pedestrian, bicycle and motorized vehicle traffic. Sculptures will be placed on city property along this pathway and into the downtown area. We feel the two projects will only serve to complement each other.
The sculptures will be in place for 3 years and will be for sale by the artist with a 20% commission to the committee. If sold, the work of art will remain in place until the end of the exhibit (or be replaced with another sculpture by the artist with approval of the committee) There is a stipend of $500 for the artists selected for the exhibit. Concrete pads will be provided to fit the works of art. Security and liability will be under the auspices of the city. Artists will be responsible for transporting, installing and de-installing the art work.
Please submit up to 3 entries digitally by March 31st to the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce for jurying (firstname.lastname@example.org). Multiple views of each sculpture may be submitted. Artists will be notified of acceptance by April 15th and installations will take place by June 1st.
A jurying committee of local artists and citizens will make selections based on the following criteria:
(1). Artistic merit of the original work.
(2). Art work must be of a safe design, construction, and have the ability to be safely secured.
(3). Art work must be durable for outside display year- round.
(4). Art must be compatible with the unique setting of the East Jordan environs.
(5) A completed Information sheet shall accompany photographs of each piece submitted (please see attached).
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 – Contact the Chamber for Zoom Code
January 13, 2021 – 12:00 – 12:30 PM
January 28, 2021 – 1:00 – 1:30 PM
County Wide Business After Hours – To be rescheduled – Date TBD
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2021
Sno – Blast – February 19 – 20 – Some Events will take place