Discover Beaver Island

America's Emerald Isle

What is open in our shoulder season?

Places to Stay:
Erin Motel is open (231-448-2240) along with Burton’s rentals (231-838-2883) and Give me Shelter (217-979-3040).
Additional rentals and accommodations can be found on under our accommodations tab.

Stores, Shops and Restaurants

  • Shamrock Bar- 7days a week: Starting 2/1- open 4-10. Dinner is 5-8. Starting 2/5- open daily for lunch 11:30-2, 4-10 for drinks- Food served in evenings every day from 5-8. Also available for food- take out.
  • Dalwhinnie: m-sat: 9-2, Sundays- closed-take out available. Pizza night Friday and Saturdays 4-7 p.m. Beer and Wine available. 
  • Beachcomber Bar- open 4-10 p.m. – 7 days a week. Food available for dine in and take out. 
  • McDonough’s Market: m-f: 9-6, Saturday 9-5 p.m. Sunday- 10-1:00 p.m.
  • 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


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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Visit our Facebook Page – Friends of Beaver Island

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February comes to a close as memories linger of breathtaking snowfalls that allowed skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. The month was chilly as we went from our January mild days to colder temperatures and snow. Islanders were happy with enough “powder” to venture even to Garden Island to snowmobile. Pop up shanty’s appear in the harbor or inland lake and business continue to provide great food in weekend brunches or fantastic pizza nights. Morning sunrises are meant without a sound. Winter on our Dark Sky Island is quiet, pristine and and so relaxing.

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Beautiful 💖

Going to have to plan a vacation there soon. Beautiful


What a beautiful place!

Heaven on earth. Beaver Island.

Jen Dedeaux. Joel Robert

Can’t wait to get there this summer!

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, as usual!!! Thanks to each and everyone of the fantastic photogs!!

🙋🏻‍♀️ Font Lake retiree 2027 ❤️

Beautiful photos!!

Beautiful pictures!!!

Have photos saved on my phone from our trips to BI and always thought the summer must be best , but nope looks like winter is just amazing ! Love your photos

Beautiful pictures. Love them!

Beautiful photos!

BEAUTIFUL photos….fond memories❤️

Thanks for sharing


Beautiful pictures!

Beautiful collection of beautiful photos of a beautiful place. Can't wait to get back!

Just breathtaking ❤️

Beautiful 💕

All the photos are beautiful.

We were just discussing when we will be riding the boat … to visit our Property ♡ missed it last summer♡


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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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