If you are searching for that special gift, favorite outfit, perfect piece of art, garden tool, or automobile – get ready for a successful shopping experience. Our retail and service businesses offer quality products and excellent customer service. Many of our businesses are locally owned and many of the owners will greet you and take care of your shopping needs
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.
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.
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.
Located in Northern Michigan in the scenic Jordan Valley, This north woods eco-tour experience is great for the entire family from 3 to 90 years young. We are close enough for a day trip, or stay locally and explore the famous Jordan Valley for memories that will last a lifetime. Come renew yourself with a relaxing trip down the first river in Michigan to be designated “wild and scenic.” The river is calling, contact us to plan your eco-tour adventure. We are here to help you plan and enjoy your next adventure, so stop by, email or call for assistance.
Jordan Valley Outfitters operates under the special use permit authorized by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources adopted in 2006. Our equipment is inspected annually by the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Department Marine Division. We are members of the Michigan Association of Paddlesport Providers, East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce and Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce.
Boat rental available by the day or week, Service and repair including winterization and storage, dock and hoist parts, sales and service.
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.
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
Never get cold feet!
Socks Kick is a Michigan based company formed by former Rotary Exchange Student Baris Atmaca from Turkey. After visiting East Jordan numerous times over the years with his family the idea of forming a company in Northern Michigan has become a reality
For the past 35 years his family has manufactured socks and legwear. The company does a full cycle of production; starting from knitting, finishing, packaging, inspecting, marketing and exporting. All of their socks are knitted on authentic vintage machines using only the finest quality yarns made for a superior fit and finish. They provide a refined feel that is immediately noticeable to the touch.
The company aims to expand statewide and nationally. Their next step after this will be to move some of the production from Turkey to here to make MADE IN U.S.A. socks. With the support of the community Socks Kicks expects to expand while increasing local investment and creating jobs.
Owner: Ed Barden and his son Paul Barden
Founded: 1922 by Frank Orin Barden
Products: Gadco Garage Doors, Powertools (Paslode, Porter Cable, Makita, Hitachi and Dewalt to name a few), Anderson Windows, Fiber- Classic Fiberglass Entry Doors, Nu-Wool Insulation, Certaineed Landmark 30 Shingles. Also available are house, garage and pole barns by the lot or the package.
Motto: “Everything to Build With”
About Us: Frank Orin Barden was born on February 3, 1876 in a log cabin on his parents farm in Crockery Township, Michigan. F.O. learned a good hard work ethic helping with the family farm, but then, took off at an early age to work as a lumberjack at lumber camps around Michigan. F. O. received business training at Davenport Institute in Grand Rapids. He worked for the Michigan Trust Company and was commissioned, in 1916, to reorganize the Boyne City Railroad and Boyne Lumber Company and in 1922 opened F.O. Barden & Son. In 1936 the youngest son Al came on board and worked with his father until 1951 when F.O. passed away. Al ran the company until he semi-retired in 1975. F.O. Barden & Sons have survived two fires, one in 1969 that destroyed only part of the building but the one in 1979 was a total loss. Now, in 2007 F.O.’s grandson Ed Barden and his son Paul are at the helm and still providing the same helpful, courteous service.
East Jordan True Value Family Center – is the place to find quality products, exceptional service and expert advice. Paint, tools, rentals, hardware supplies and so much more.
Lawn and Garden Equipment, John Deere, Stihl, Little Wonder, represented by the Work and Play Shop in Atwood. Parts, Service and Sales. We also sell Tractors, Toys, Clothing, Novelties and boots.
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.
Exquisite French Fine Dining Experience in Ellsworth, MI
The Rowe Inn in Ellsworth, MI is dedicated to providing every guest with a superior fine dining experience and amazing service. We touch people through our passion for the food and wine we serve.
Albert “Wes” Westhoven, our proprietor, began our journey in 1972 when he purchased a quaint family diner. He then introduced simple concepts: the ambiance of a French country inn, fresh local ingredients, French techniques, and casual dining.
Our meals are prepared with the freshest locally produced ingredients when possible. This includes Michigan’s morel mushrooms whenever they are available.
We also take pride in our collection of fine wines. You may purchase a bottle at your dinner table or take one with you as a retail sale.
We are open Tuesday-Sunday from 5:00p-9:00p and reservations are recommended.
EJAP provides competitive pricing for all scrap iron and metals. Much of our iron and steel products are used to supply local industry with an important raw material. We are committed to local city and county recycling programs which assist in sound recycling practices. Local pickups are available by appointment, WRECKER SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO HAUL YOUR SCRAP CAR. Please call for current scrap prices. Other services include:
Airgas cutting cylinders and supplies
Auto sales and parts – call for availability
Lowest prices on Automotive fluids & lubricants, featuring Shell Rotella T.
Complete recycling of all obsolete household appliances with on site CFC (refrigerant gas) recovery to insure compliance with the clean air act.
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.
Home for everything Yamaha, from Yamaha vehicles and generators to genuine Yamaha clothing and accessories. Located at the heart of East Jordan, at the entrance of the Jordan Valley Trail System. Located in East Jordan’s downtown shopping district. We also offer service on all your Yamaha products.
The Good Samaritan Family Services is a Christian service ministry striving to assist families in need.
HOURS: Tues. 10am-7pm, Wed.&Thurs. 10am-4pm, Fri.&Sat. 10am-2pm
SPECIALTY: Food Pantry & Resale Shop/ Mom & Tots Center
A working studio & warehouse for turning good junk into great decor. Discover everything from salvage finds to finished, repurposed, one-of-a-kind items to inspire your cottage, vintage or industrial style. Custom design, build and finishing services available. DIY workshops offered for individuals or small groups.
Open all year.
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.
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
Lighted Parade – Entry Forms
Lighting of the Community Tree
Chamber Annual Meeting/Dinner/Auction
Saturday, January 25, 2020
RSVP to the Chamber Office
You do not need to be a Chamber Member to attend
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2019
E.J. Sno-Mobile Club Breakfast – Sunday’s, 7:00 AM – Noon, December – March
Holiday Community Night – Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Soup Cook-Off, Tree Lighting, Light Parade
Atwood Christmas – Saturday, December 7, 2019
Ellsworth Wood Shoe Holiday Festival – Wednesday, December 11
East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting/Dinner/Auction – Saturday, January 25, 2020
39th Annual Sno-Blast Winter Festival – February 21 – 23, 2020