Discover Beaver Island

America's Emerald Isle

Things may be a little different right now, but the magic of Beaver Island remains the same. You could be a returning visitor, family member, or a friend we haven’t met yet.

Our lighthouse continues to shine, welcoming you to our shores to create new memories.

Enjoy our endless beaches and stellar Dark Skies! Thanks in advance for practicing safety!
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Beaver Island's Special Events By Date

2020 Event Cancelled
Mark your calendars! Fully supported bike ride with rest stop snacks. Lunch at Bill Wagner campground. B.B.Q. buffet at the Shamrock. Beaver Island Bike Festival t-shirt. Bike transportation on the ferry Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights. Prizes and extra goodies.
June 19-21st, 2020

The Beaver Island Eco-Fair is a celebration of nature and sustainability. Our focus is on promoting solutions in ecology, renewable energy, and local food systems. The fair features local and regional green vendors, sustainable technology, arts, music, environmental action & education organizations. The mission of the Beaver Island Eco-Fair is to showcase sustainable solutions and demonstrate that Beaver Island is a regional leader in the promotion of renewable energy, healthy food systems, and community resilience. **Community Partner and Organization Sponsorship Packages Available** For more information on sponsoring, vending, or attending this event please visit or contact: Carol Burton @231.838.2883 or Nathan Ayers @734.249.8334.
June 26-27, 2020

Explore Beaver island

The largest island in Lake Michigan, Beaver Island hosts many activities for every nature lover. The year round population is approximately 600 – with a large percentage of Irish descent. Time slows down here, offering a peaceful, relaxed way of life. Tour the Island by bicycle, or bring your car over on the ferry or rent a car to circle the Island in an afternoon.

Things To Do And See On Beaver Island

Dark Skies

Because of our location in the middle of northern Lake Michigan Beaver Island is one of the finest dark skies star gazing locations in the United States. We are far away from the light pollution of any large metro areas.

Dark Skies

Island Webcams

Paradise Bay Webcams

Water Trail

Learn more about the NEW Beaver Island Water Trail. Fun for all on beautiful Lake Michigan surrounding Beaver Island.

Water Trail Website


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Dark Skies full of Lights…Northern Lights on Beaver Island, MI. Nobody out here but us Comet Watchers…What else streaks by and shows up while waiting for the NEOWIS comet? Meteors AND, Northern Lights…you have got to be kidding me! Donegal Bay Road, Beaver Island, MI, After midnight, July 14, 2020. Photo by Cynthia Hector Johnson.

Dark Skies full of Lights...Northern Lights on Beaver Island, MI.  Nobody out here but us Comet Watchers...
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Beaver Island Community Calendar

WVBI Community CalendarThe Beaver Island Community Calendar is maintained by WVBI. Content here is included in WVBI’s weekday on-air Community Calendar report at 9, noon, 3 and 6. These events are also shown on the digital displays around town and across as well as in previews for movies at the BIC Center.  Want digital signage at your business or rental? Learn more hereNOTE: This version of the calendar does not include community board and governance meetings or other events not likely to be of interest to visitors.  To see those, visit the full WVBI Community Calendar.

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