Discover Beaver Island

America's Emerald Isle

Discover Island Non-Peak Season

Whiskey Point SunriseThere are many things to do on Beaver Island throughout the entire year! Many businesses remain open and look forward to visitors in the off-peak seasons. Here is just a sample of what to do on Beaver Island:
*Cross Country Skiing
*Snow Shoeing
*Ice Fishing

Beaver Island Christmas Festiveal- December 7th,2019

New Years Eve Dance- December 31st, 2019

*Valentine’s Day February 14, 2020
*Ice Fishing Tourney Winter Festival February 14th-16th 2020
*St. Patrick’s Day Festivities March 14th,2020

The following businesses are here to serve you in the off-season for food and transportation and gifts.
Car rentals available at

  • Shamrock Bar
  • Donegal Danny’s Pub & Stoney Acre Grill
  • Dalwhinnie Bakery and Restaurant
  • McDonough’s Market
  • Island Energies
  • Power’s Hardware & Gifts
  • St. James Boat Shop
  • Fresh Air Aviation
  • Island Airways

Beaver Island Ice Fishing 2020

Lodging Available

Holy Cross Convent-8 bedrooms, sleeps 16.Call (231)-242-3125 or email

Give Me Shelter– Apartment/ 3 Homes- 217-979-3040 or email
Richards Rentals– 1 House/1 Apartment- 231-675-6717
Burton’s Rentals– 2 Houses/3 Apartments- 231-838-2883
Powers Hardware Rentals– 2 Apartments- Airbnb
Dalwhinnie Apartments– 231-448-2733
Erin Motel– 231-448-2240
Lazy K Farms BnB- 231-448-2150


Island Airways– 231-547-2141
Fresh Air Aviation– 231-237-9482

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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


Chamber of Commerce Members

Advertising Members

Visit Our Facebook Page - Friends of Beaver Island

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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