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

This event is NOT canceled! 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.  Please join us! You will be glad you did!
More Information and to register go to-
Saturday, September 5th

Clean Energy1st “Clean Energy Fair” – featuring great interviews with Travis Martin, Bill Detwiler, Kathy Bodacker, and new info covering geothermal, solar on the Island, as well as Beaver Island’s singular role as the first construction site in northern Michigan for a Certified Passive home. It’s been a humbling educational process for both Karen Turnbull and I learning about all the positive examples going on here. And we’re carrying on the great tradition of giving Sustainability Awards to local islanders/businesses. Don’t Miss Our Aug 1st Free Webinar: “Clean Energy” Onbeaver Isle!!!  Sign up now using this link:
August 1, 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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Connect and spend time with who you love. Beaver Island creates memories that last a lifetime. Photo credit to Becca Foli.

Connect and spend time with who you love. Beaver Island creates memories that last a lifetime. Photo credit to Becca Foli.

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Taken from Beaver Lodge August 1st, love the Island

Awesome pic!

Not wanting to leave today😢

What beautiful photos you have ( thinking there is no such thing as a bad photo on BI . Just a walk on the east side July 2019

Becca , your photos are just wonderful

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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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