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!
What is open in our shoulder season-
Beaver Island lodge- w-sun 5-9
Shamrock Bar- 7days a week: 11:30-8:00 for food
Beachcomber- open 7 days a week 4:30 to 2:00 a.m
Dalwhinnie: m-sat: 8-2, Sunday:8-12
McDonough’s Market: m-s:8-6, Sunday- 10-1:00
Powers Hardware-m-f: 8-4, Sat: 9-4, Sun: 10-2
Island Energies: 8-6 m-sat, Sun: 10-4
St. James Boat Shop: 10-4 7 days a week.
Eager Beaver Clean: m-f 8:30-6, Sat/Sun 10-5
Erin Motel and Harbor view are open. Beaver Island lodge closes in November. Emerald Isle is closed.
Additional rentals and accommodations can be found on under our accommodations tab.
Beaver Island's Special Events By Date
BEAVER ISLAND 1/2 MARATHON & PARADISE BAY 5 K
2020 Event Cancelled
This event was canceled on August 24th due to lack of participation. Only 20 people had registered and basic costs could not be covered. If you have registered you will be automatically credited. This event will take place in 2021. The Beaver Island Half Marathon plus 10K and 5K. Start at 9:00AM for 1/2 Marathon, 9:30AM for 10K and 10:00AM for 5K. Packet pick up and day before registration will take place on Friday, September 4th, 2020, 5-6 p.m. at the Beaver Island Community School. Important- We will not have any sort of event after the race to practice social distancing. WE ask that runners do not congregrate when the race ends at the public beach.
Fun opportunity to explore the Island! September 5th is the day of three great races. Our half marathon, 10 K and 5 K. All three races begin at the public beach and end at the public beach; but in between, you will see amazing scenery, wildlife, and flora. We have participant medals for every runner/walker, plus prizes for first place in all age categories for the ½ marathon. Come to Beaver Island and run, then relax on our very special island.
The proceeds go to help support The Beaver Island Community School programs. In the past we have also given to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center.
Saturday, September 5th
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
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.
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Beaver Island Community Calendar
The 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 here. NOTE: 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.