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
Located on Graves Crossing Road, has over 35 years experience on the Jordan River and offers trips for all levels of experience and all ages. Trips run from 1-4 hours in length and average 3-4 hours between Graves Crossing road and the Rogers Bridge. 9 Miles south of East Jordan off M-66.
HOURS: Open 7 days a week 9:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Not Too Shabby allows your home to be a colorful expression of who you are through a collection of distressed furniture, making the old become “not to shabby!” Come in to see our wide variety of home decor. Located in downtown East Jordan’s shopping district.
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.
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.
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.
The Rowe Inn Restaurant of Ellsworth, Michigan offers intimate, casual fine dining for Charlevoix, Torch Lake and all of Northern Michigan. You’ll find our seasonal filled with local ingredients – and our expansive fine wine collection perfect for any occasion. Individuals, couples, groups and families are equally welcome and catered-to in our unpretentious, come-as-you-are setting.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Lake Charlevoix’s premier water sports rental company offering jet skis, pontoons, ski boats, water trampolines, kayaks and more! New for 2012 private charters aboard the all electric Duffy. Delivery available to other area lakes.
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.
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.
Busy Bridge Gifts & Antiques – 50% Off on Sidewalk & Indoor Specials
EJ Shoppe – $10, $15, $20 Racks & Store-wide Sale
Books & Things – 1/2 Price all used books, Fill A bag for $2 from Discount Room
Sodalicious – $1 Mini Brownie Sundaes
Crossroads Resale Shop – 50% Off Store-Wide
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
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2019
East Jordan Sidewalk Sale – Friday, August 16, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
7th Annual Kiersten’s Ride – Saturday, August 17, 2019 – more info: http://www.kierstensride.org
Paddle Antrim – September 12 – 14, 2019 – more info: http://www.paddleantrim.com
Breezeway Fall Color Cruises – Saturday, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 & 12, 2019 – more info: E.J. Chamber 231-536-7351
East Jordan Fall Fest – East Jordan Tourist Park, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 – Food, Music, Beer Tent
36th Annual Crop Walk – Saturday, September 28, 2019
Pumpkin Festival – Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Kids games, trick-or-treating, baking contest, vendors. – Downtown East Jordan
Holiday Art Fair – Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Jordan River Arts Council
Small Business Saturday – Saturday, November 30, 2019 – Breakfast, Vendor Pop-Up Expo, Shopping
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
Lion’s Christmas Village – E.J. Tourist Park, Nights in December
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