Charlevoix

The American Planning Association calls downtown Charlevoix's redesigned East Park on Round Lake one of America's great public spaces. It's a people magnet with a large grassy area, trees, benches, brick sidewalks and an interactive water fountain for kids. The space also features a performing-arts pavilion with natural acoustics; trout pond with pools, rapids and waterfalls; and a 65-slip marina. Surrounded by Lake Michigan, Round Lake and Lake Charlevoix, tourism feeds this picturesque port's 3,000-some population, which multiplies tenfold summer through fall. Festivals and art fairs, quaint shops, fine-art galleries, alfresco dining, sandy beaches, the famous Earl Young stone "mushroom" homes on Park Avenue and in Boulder Park, the 32-mile ferry to Beaver Island and the 1911 lighthouse are just a few attractions.

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Special ReportSarah LeSage
Feature StoryElementary students at DeTour Area Schools.
Feature StoryKids at the Charlevoix Library Summer Slide program.

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Development NewsThe beer garden at Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co.

Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co. opens


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In The NewsDowntown Charlevoix, Michigan.

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Development NewsThat French Place offers baked goods, ice cream and local goods in Charlevoix.
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In The NewsKayaks on the Au Sable River

Grants focus on improving water quality


Innovation NewsUnited Way of Northwest Michigan.
Feature StoryPathways co-principal Tyrone Weeks.

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Development NewsThe St. Marys cement plant in Charlevoix.
Innovation NewsSafety Net's Tom Wyatt, right, loads a truck with a Goodwill employee.
Feature StoryJames Radabaugh

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