50 fun things to do around the Boyne area this week!

Whether you’re up for the weekend, staying for the summer or already live here, there is plenty around Boyne to keep you busy!

  1. Have a BBQ with grills and picnic tables available along Lake Charlevoix at Veterans Memorial Park on Lake Street.
  2. Bring your boat along for the ride. Put it in Lake Charlevoix at the Boyne City Municipal Marina. Have questions? Call Harbormaster Barb Brooks at (231) 582-6597.
  3. Watch or participate in the BCPD and EJPD D.A.R.E. 5K/1 mile Fun Run. May 28, the race starts & finishes in Sunset Park, behind the Chamber of Commerce. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Race at 8 a.m. Details on page 10
  4. Go camping at Young State Park along Boyne City-Charlevoix Road. Campsite rental: 582-7523
  5. Get a gourmet coffee, a new book and more at Local Flavor bookstore and coffee shop, located at 125 Water St.
  6. Become one with nature with a visit to Driggers Nature Preserve along Boyne City Road. More Info at (231) 347-0991
  7. Plant a garden. Seedlings and starters at Boyne Avenue Greenhouse on Boyne Avenue. (231) 582-6621
  8. Have an ice-cream cone at Alpine Chocolat Haus, Kilwin’s, Parkside Grill & Treats or Thick ‘N’ Juicy Diner on Water Street
  9. Pick up a bicycle at North Country Cycle Sport and make your own healthy trip. Located at 126 Water Street. (231) 582-4632
  10. Bowl a few games at the remodeled BC Lanes, 1199 South M-75. Also a sports bar and check their website for live music. (231) 582-6353
  11. Go fishing on Deer Lake. Boat Launch located along Fall Park Road.
  12. Pick up a unique piece of art for your home or vacation place at Freshwater Art Gallery, 217 South Lake St. 582-2588
  13. Ride the Zipline at Wildwood Rush near Young State Park. Get more information at 582-3400 or wildwoodrush.com
  14. Play regular or mini golf at one of the area’s many courses. Call the Boyne Chamber for details at 582-6222.
  15. Ride the Ironton Ferry, featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.” A fun mini-cruise for $3.25 per vehicle.
  16. Have fun while helping the Boyne Area Free Clinic at the May 28 luau-themed fundraiser from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Boyne City Eagles Club.
  17. Are you a Lion back home? Visit your local Lions Club at noon on Wednesdays at the Boyne District Library.
  18. Take a swim at Peninsula Beach in Boyne City, or nearby at Young State Park or Whiting Park. Full listing of Charlevoix County Parks: charlevoixcounty.org/parks.asp
  19. Take your pooch to the Ridge Run Dog Park on Ridge Ave. 582-6597
  20. Visit the Lavender Hill Farm on Old Horton Bay Road. 582-3784
  21. Walk a dog or get one of your own at the Charlevoix Area Humane Society, 514 Beardsley Street. 582-6774
  22. Visit the beautiful fountain and Gazebo in Old City Park. Located near the corner of Park and Water Streets.
  23. Check out and fish in the lagoon at Fall Park along Fall Park Road between Boyne and East Jordan.
  24. Visit the Boyne City Historical Museum. Temporarily located in the Honeywell Building on Lake Street. 582-6597
  25. Are you a proud Kiwanian? Pay our local club a visit at 7 a.m. on Thursdays at Roberts Restaurant.
  26. Visit The Hill Nature Preserve off of Old Horton Bay Road. More Info: (231) 347-0991
  27. Get some help from True North Trout for your fishing expedition. (231) 675-1237
  28. Ride the Breezeway – Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway, a 25-mile scenic rural ride that offers everything from spectacular views, award-winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. Get a map and more at www.ridethebreezeway.com
  29. See the nearly 100-year-old La France fire truck—Boyne City’s first. Call City Hall at 582-6597 for details
  30. Climb Avalanche Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views. Just off Division Street at 1129 Wilson St.
  31. Take the girls shopping for something special at The Birds Nest, 230 E. Water St.
  32. Are you an Eagle back home? Kick back and have a beer at the Boyne City Eagles, located at 401 River St.
  33. Take a day on Lake Charlevoix–rent a boat, kayak, or canoe at 1 Water Street. Call (231) 881-6000
  34. Get fresh veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, honey and more at the Boyne City Farmers Market in Veterans Park, 207 North Lake St., 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  35. Go roller-skating at the Pied Piper Skatery on M-75 in Walloon Lake, Wednesdays – Sundays. www.piedpiperskatery.com
  36. Just enjoy looking at the art or buy a piece for your wall at the Boyne Arts Collective, 214 Water St., Boyne City. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  37. Check out all the fun kids programs or even a book at the Boyne Library, 201 E. Main Street, Boyne City. 582-7861
  38. Visit the beautiful and inspiring memorial in Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Lake and State Streets.
  39. Take a horseback or carriage ride at Boyne Valley Equine Tours & Services. (231) 203-1626
  40. Enjoy a taste of European elegance at Boyne City’s hottest eatery, Café Sante. Located at 1 Water Street
  41. Pick up a piece of custom jewelry or one-of-a-kind art at Smitten Designs Studio, 118 Water St. (231) 459-6808
  42. Enjoy outdoor fun with Frisbee golf, hiking, biking, archery and more at Avalanche Preserve recreation area, 1129 Wilson St.
  43. Have fun with everything from a water park and zipline to restaurants, paintball and so much more at Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls. More info at boyne.com/boynemountain
  44. Can’t get out and about? Watch the Memorial Day parade, a beautiful sunset and more with Lynda’s Real Estate’s hi-def webcam at lakecharlevoixlive.com
  45. Go on a picnic! But, first, stock up on a delectable assortment of wines, cheeses and meats at Boyne Country Provisions & The Wine Emporium, 127 Water St. 582-2151
  46. Whether you’re going hiking, swimming, biking, camping or sightseeing, you can stock up on towels, beach toys, suntan lotion, your medicine and more at Huff Pharmacy, 121 Water St. 582-6514
  47. Enjoy live music most weekends at the Latin-themed Red Mesa Grill on Water Street.
  48. Get out and see the stars with helpful tips and ideas about the night sky from the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club at http://www.nomac.net
  49. After all that activity, you’ll probably need to rest. Grab a fun family movie, popcorn and other treats at Family Video, 416 North Lake St.
  50. End the long weekend by observing the reason for the holiday with the Boyne City Memorial Day Parade, which begins at 11:45 a.m. from the American Legion, 302 South Lake St. Following the parade, there will be a noon memorial service in Veterans Memorial Park.

Keep up on all the fun by subscribing to the local newspaper, the Boyne City Gazette. Call Chris today at (231) 582-2799, ext. 1 to get started!