City is a great place to spend your vacation
and rent a home on Lake Charlevoix!
Located at latitude 45.216675 and longitude -85.013942,
Boyne City, Michigan is a small, quaint midwest community of about 3,500
people and covers 5.2 square miles - of which, about 25% are consumed
by the breathtaking waters and shores of Lake Charlevoix.
Boyne City was established in 1856 as a hub for the timber industry.
Since that time it's evolved into a home for those who enjoy the layed-back
lifestyle of northern Michigan with plenty of outdoor activities including
boating, fishing, small game hunting, skiing and snowmobiling.
Whether you're planning your vacation for the comfortable summertime
(temperatures average in the 70s and 80s) or are looking forward to
a winter wonderland, there's plenty to see and do in northern Michigan.
Boyne City is rich with culture. Events and activities fill the community
calendar year-round. Here are just a few of the activities you can look
Morel Mushroom Festival
Morel mushrooms are cherished around the world by both hunters and cooks
alike - and are available for only a few short days each year. We just
celebrated our 50th Mushroom Festival anniversary - it's a BIG deal
around here. The festival includes a guided mushroom hunt, restaurants
prepare exotic morel-laden meals, local talents sing the praises of
the golden shrooms, and the ole-time locals tell tales of secret hunting
places. You're sure to have the time of your life at the festival held
each spring around May 15 in nearby Boyne Falls.
Bay Indoor Waterpark
At 88,000 square feet, Avalanche Bay is Michigan's biggest indoor waterpark.
It boasts a whole boatload of climbing walls, rides, kids' pools, slides
and a surf simulator.
Preserve Recreation Area
Avalanche Mountain Preserve is a 300 acre woodland on the border of
Boyne CIty. It's just perfect for hiking, biking and snowmobiling. It
also offers a seasonal offering of archery range and disc golf (Frisbee).
City Farmer’s Market
Our local farmer's market brings the best of locally grown northern
Michigan fruits and vegetables to your table. The market takes place
each Wednesday and Saturday from 8 A.M. till Noon, May 1 through October
at the Gazebo
The Gazebo, located in the center of the city park features free, live
entertainment June through August. These warm, inviting events feature
both local - and not so local - talent. From country and big bands to
contemporary music, the community gathers for fun, interactive evenings
of wholesome entertainment.
Boyne City's Harvest Festival occurs each autumn with a huge farmer's
market, folk art, games for the kids, hay rides and scarecrow contests.
Veteran's Park is filled with opportunity for your young ones to spend
all that energy. It offers plenty of playground equipment, but also
offers space enough to stretch-out a blanket and relax undisturbed.
Young State Park is just 2 miles outside Boyne City, with 560 acres
of forest and trails ideal for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
It is a heavenly mix of cedar swamps, lowlands and plush, rolling terrain.