Lake Charlevoix

(Boyne City, MI)


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Boyne City Lanes Family Entertainment Center

  • 1199 M 75
    Boyne City, MI 49712

Boyne Parasail

  • 1 Water Street
    Boyne City, MI 49712
So fun!!!!

North Country Cycle Sport

  • 104 S Park Street
    Boyne City, MI 49712
Rent Bikes! Nothing more beautiful than biking through Michigan!


Porter Creek Fish House

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Dedicated to serving the freshest fish and locally sourced products to provide to you with exquisite cuisine.

While you dine enjoy a breathtaking view of Sommerset Pointe Marina and Lake Charlevoix. 

We occacionally need to close for a private party.  Please call ahead at 231-582-7080.


The Ironton Ferry

  • Ironton, MI 49720
Ironton Ferry is a four-car cable ferry that crosses a narrow point on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix in the U.S. State of Michigan in the town Ironton. The Ferry connects Ironton, a small village about 5 miles from Charlevoix, Michigan, to Boyne City, Michigan. In the early days, the ferry was powered by horses. Ironton was a Pig Iron Factory town. The ferry runs between April and November. Captain Sam Alexander of the ferry is listed in Ripley's Believe it or Not! for travelling 15,000 miles while never being more than 1/4 mile from his home over a period of years. The automobile fare has risen to $3.25 each way. Ironton is directly across from a parcel of land once owned by George R. Hemingway, uncle of renowned author Ernest Hemingway. "Uncle George" ran a tree farm on this property that includes a landmark on Lake Charlevoix, Hemingway Point. In Hemingway's, The Nick Adams Stories, the point is where "Nick" was camping when he became frightened and fired rifle shots to signal his father and uncle who were out on the lake. This was confirmed by the author's first cousin, Margaret Hemingway Bundy, prior to her death. There is a more recent collection of short stories about life in the area during the 1970s. My Summers On Hemingway Road, by Alicia Hein Cook, features original artwork of the Ironton Ferry on the cover. The Ironton Ferry has been captured by many artists, both amateur and professional. Among these are Leland Beaman, an accomplished Michigan artist, who painted the Ironton Ferry in watercolor prior to the landing and onboard gates being electrified in the late 1970s.

Young State Park

Young State Park on beautiful Lake Charlevoix spans over 560 acres and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. The beach at Young State Park was voted the "best beach of the year" by The Petoskey News Review Graphic. Check Website for Calendar of Events Swim, fish, explore, beach, boat launch, playground, picnic area, beach house, electrical service, sanitation station, concession/store, and hiking. Nature Trails: Young-Deer Flats Trial=3.4 miles Young-White Birch Trail=1.5 miles Charlevoix, Boyne City and East Jordan all offer small town charm, especially in the summer months. They each offer dining and shopping opportunities as well as holiday events and festivals. Charlevoix has a Venetian Festival, Boyne City has a Mushroom Fest, East Jordan has a Freedom Fest and Horton Bay sponsors a 4th of July parade. Young State Park will be hosting a harvest festival October 8-10, 2010. Contact the park for more information. Young State Park is located at the east end of beautiful Lake Charlevoix. The park spans over 560 acres in Charlevoix County and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. Young State Park officially opened in 1921. The park concession located at the beach was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's. Make a Tax Deductable Donation to Young State Park


Dalton Looze - Harbor Master/Information/Sales/Operations
(231) 373-8688

00970 Marina Drive
Boyne City, MI 49712

Busines Office
(231) 582-1540


Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club & Marina (231) 582-9900



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