Candlelight Hikes

Let this be the season that you get out and face winter adventure in a whole new light!

Every  Friday  5 - 8 PM

December  23, 2022  -  February  24, 2023

Experience the magic of snowshoeing or hiking (or cross country skiing) on candle-lit trails. You set your own pace on this self-guided journey at Mt. McSauba. Follow the candle light to our fire and warm up with some hot cocoa. Hikes will start at the sledding hill parking lot. Routes may vary from week to week. Take pictures of the fun and post them on social media using #visitcharlevoix.

Don’t let winter deter you from getting outside with family, friends and neighbors. Be sure to dress for the weather.

The Charlevoix Recreation Department is hosting a 4th season of Candlelight Hikes at Mt. McSauba. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with a number of responsibilities. We have volunteer opportunities every Friday January - February. Volunteer positions include Set-Up, Tear Down, Putting out Candles, Trail Head Greeters and Fire Pit Greeters.

If you have an interest in getting some exercise, meeting up with old friends or making new ones this winter, consider volunteering at one or more of our hikes. Those that worked and volunteered last year had a really good time. It really is nice to see so many people in our community out on the trails, especially in the winter! PLEASE feel free to share this with your family and friends.

We're using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Kent at 231-547-7183, and he will sign you up manually.

If you have any question, please call the Recreation Department. 231-547-7183 or 231-547-3253.

Candlelit Trail