Water, Woods, and Campsites

Boyne has a river running through it. The 22 mile Boyne River brings beauty and wildlife to Boyne Falls. Swans and ducks paddle along just as kayakers do and eagles soar overhead. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

The Boyne River connects flows into Lake Charlevoix which is the third-largest lake in Michigan. Spanning more than 17,000 acres, and reaching a depth of 122ft, the lake has multiple marinas, a complimentary shoppers dock, beaches, and watercraft rentals. In addition to Lake Charlevoix, the Boyne area is home to Walloon, Deer, Round, and Thumb lakes, all open for public pleasure. As a result, Boyne is often called "Where life meets the lake." (Click here to see all Boyne City, Michigan Homes for Sale)

Along the water, public beaches offer clean sand, picnic tables, grills, and places to launch a paddle board and each beach has its personality - from quiet and secluded to full of potential friends, volleyball, and nearby campsites. Peninsula Beach and pet-friendly Tannery Beach are within walking distance of downtown Boyne City. 

Multiple other beaches are an easy drive or bike ride away. Young State Park and Whiting County Park offer buoyed swimming areas, boat launches, anchor areas, hiking and cross-country trails, picnic spaces, and plenty of sand. Walloon lake beach and park offer an ideal setting for swimming, picnicking, and entertaining young children.

Area campgrounds range from rustic to modern. Young State Park, Whiting Park, and Chandler Hill Campground near Thumb Lake offer plenty of space to sleep under the stars - or maybe inside the RV - and to spend days in the great outdoors.

Trails for Everything.

Boyne Falls is an official trail town! Boyne had added a bike-share program to provide a ride for all. The program allows people to borrow a bike for an hour or a day. There's no cost and no checkout system, just the honor system. How Boyne.

Miles of professionally built single-track mountain bike trails welcome riders year-round. The trails range from beginner to advanced levels, some with berms and jumps. Avalanche Preserve - in the heart of Boyne City - offers about 13 miles of cycling trails. The trails wind their way up, down, and around a former ski hill, and, once at the top, the view includes Lake Charlevoix and the entire community. Nearby, the Boyne School Forest Trail is the focus of another expansion. Eight miles of existing trails with differing difficulty levels will soon connect to city property, where an additional eight miles of trails will be built.

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