Boyne City, MI, is a charming small town on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Boyne City is a four-season town offering dining, shopping, outdoor activities, art, and a great school district.
If you live, work, play, or visit Boyne City, you’ll fall in love with the little city that has it all. There’s music, art, dining, breweries, shopping, biking, boating, skiing, and festivals. There’s street music, a farmer’s market, a car show, the Morel Festival, art shows, and drag races in the summer. In the winter, you can ski and snowshoe; in the spring, hunt for morel mushrooms; golf til your heart’s content in the summer; and hike the trails in the fall while enjoying breathtaking fall colors. There is something for everyone.
Families flock to Boyne City for many reasons including the many activities and love of nature, quaint neighborhoods, safe streets to stroll, and growing school district that offers athletics and a fine arts program.
The history of Boyne City is also important, dating back to its dependence on the logging industry. The first settlers, John and Harriet Miller, were like many residents and vacationers today, dreamers. They envisioned having their dream cabin and, in 1856, settled on the northern shores of Boyne City. They were Irish settlers; and the name Boyne City comes from the Boyne River in Ireland.
The city expanded as W.H. White and W.S. Shaw teamed together to open a tanning leather company where they produced six million pounds of the leather shoe sole each year.