“America’s Emerald Isle” is Beaver Island’s tag, and the island is the most remote inhabited island on the Great Lakes. With a population of 600 year round, Beaver Island has history that would surprise most. The only “Kingdom” established in the United States in the late 1800s, Beaver Island is sure to leave an impression on you. Rent a bike or car and explore this 6-mile wide by 13-mile long island, the largest in the archipelagos chain.
For a deeper look into Beaver Island’s many wonders and visitor’s options, look to the Beaver Island’s Chamber of Commerce website.
To make a reservation, look at the Beaver Island Municipal Marina.
Food & DrinkBeaver Island celebrates its Irish roots in most of its dining. The island offers a variety of Irish pubs, local delis and harbor markets to its visitors, including
The Shamrock Restaurant & Pub: This restaurant stands as the Island’s oldest food and drink establishment, serving the community since 1935. The restaurant is known on the Great Lakes as having the coldest beer, the freshest fish and being the host of one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around.
The Restaurant at Beaver Island Lodge: This is the Island’s fine dining option. It offers elegant, regional specialty dishes and a loaded cocktail lounge overlooking Lake Michigan.
Harbour Market: Here you will find the internet café and deli of the Island. Fresh breads, meats and gourmet items are imported to the market, and its known for being open long hours.
Activities & EventsBeaver Island is described as the most remote inhabited island on the Great Lakes, and its activities give you a chance to explore this remote island. If you set anchor in the Beaver Island Port, you can have a guided tour of the Island with Beaver Island Ecotour . Marathons and cycling events are held throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons on Beaver Island, and kayaking, canoeing, biking and camp gear are available to rent for the ambitious vacationer.
Schedule a ride on the Emerald Isle from its port in Charlevoix by contacting the Beaver Island Boat Company, or sail over to explore the quiet, peaceful ambiance of the Beaver Island Municipal Marina.