Charlevoix County (pop. 25,949) is on Lake Michigan. Its county seat, the city of Charlevoix (pop. 2,513), is between Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan.
It is the only Charlevoix (char-le-VOY) County in the U.S.
The city of Charlevoix has been a summer resort area since the late 19th century.
The city, county, and lake were named for Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix (1682-1761), a Jesuit traveler and historian.
Lake Charlevoix is the third-largest lake located entirely in Michigan.
The four-car Ironton Ferry, on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, saves drivers about 18 miles between Ironton and Boyne City.
Beaver Island (pop. 365), the largest island in Lake Michigan, is in Charlevoix County and reached by auto ferry from Charlevoix.
Fisherman’s Island State Park, just south of Charlevoix, has five miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan.
Charlevoix is the home of the former World’s Largest Cherry Pie Tin.
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