Charlevoix's unique charm makes it a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. In addition to the beautiful natural setting, the area offers wonderful restaurants, shopping, beaches, boating, golf and breathtaking fall colors. The Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix built by Earl Young are something not to miss. Charlevoix is one of the few remaining downtowns with an operating drawbridge. Stroll down Bridge Street filled with shops, fine dining and galleries while you enjoy the wonderful view of sailboats and yachts bobbing in the harbor. Don’t forget to walk out onto the pier leading to the lighthouse at sunset.