Boyne City Visitors Guide

Boyne City is quickly becoming a small town that everyone wants to visit. Located less than 10 minutes from Hotel Walloon on beautiful Lake Charlevoix, this town is one that you must enjoy while staying at Hotel Walloon, even if you only have a few minutes to spare. This Small Town USA location offers events year-round for the entire family to enjoy.  


Use this Boyne City Guide as a generalized idea of what you might be able to do while staying at Hotel Walloon. For more information about a specific shop, restaurant or activity mentioned, please contact the Concierge at Hotel Walloon for assistance. 


Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan

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Boyne City, MI Activities

Young State Park

Located directly on Lake Charlevoix, this state park offers something for everyone. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, hit the trails! These trails are great for hiking any time of the year and offer a variety of trails for what you are looking for. If you’d rather just sit back and enjoy the view, lounge in a beach chair while watching the waves roll in from the water. When you go, be sure to stay long enough to see the magnificent sunset. 

Avalanche Mountain

Located in Downtown Boyne City, Avalanche offers hiking trails, biking trails and a disc golf course during the summer. During the winter, Avalanche transforms into a winter wonderland offering the same hiking trails but the snow adds a great sledding hill and also an ice skating rink is put in for all to enjoy. When you go, you can either hike up the back of the mountain or climb the stairs to the top. You may find that it is a little bit of a workout, but the views of Lake Charlevoix at the top are completely worth it, regardless of what time of year you happen to be visiting.  

Boyne City to Charlevoix Bike Path

If you are looking for a new bike path to try out, head over to the Boyne City to Charlevoix Bike Path. This path was started in 2016 and is still being completed. However, the part that is completed offers its bicyclists a safe place and nice path to enjoy their ride. 

Places to Eat in Boyne City 

Red Mesa Grill Boyne City

Boyne City — Red Mesa Grill

Red Mesa Grill

While in Boyne City, enjoy some Latin American food at Red Mesa, located on Water Street. Red Mesa offers indoor and outdoor seating and Happier Hour from 3 – 6 PM daily. Featuring a rotation of different events, this flavorful restaurant will leave you wanting to return on your next visit to the area. 

Boyne City Tap Room + Pine Lake Lodge

Offering indoor and outdoor seating, this taproom features 40 beers on tap, wine and other cocktails for you and your party to enjoy. With a rotating, seasonal menu, the Boyne City Taproom is a must-try! If you happen to be looking for a lighter bite and a place to watch a sports game, head upstairs to Pine Lake Lodge. Pine Lake Lodge also offers indoor and outdoor seating and multiple TV screens to watch sports on. Their menu features wood-fired pizza, wings, salads and more light bites.   

Lake Street Market

If you are looking for a quick, but delicious lunch option, Lake Street Market is the place you must go! This market offers the best sandwiches and a lot of variety. If you can’t find what you like on their menu, there is even a “Create Your Own” option. They also have fresh bread and sweets baked at their storefront, as well!  

Places to Shop

Country Now and Then Boyne City

Country Now & Then in Boyne City

Freshwater Art Gallery

If you happen to be looking for some new home décor or accessories, stop in to the Freshwater Art Gallery to find an eclectic selection for your home.  Learn more here.

52 Weekends

This little shop offers the best clothing, accessories, and fun items for girls and women of all ages. Take a step inside this store and you will not leave empty-handed!  

Country Now & Then, Up the Lazy River

If you are looking for some antique offerings and a unique array of home goods, this storefront is one you definitely need to visit. With a rotating inventory, this shop displays home accessories that you never knew you needed! 

Local Flavor

Need a good book while you are on vacation? Local Flavor offers something to read for everyone. With a selection of new and used books, you will find a wide array of genres guaranteeing that you will come back next time you need a book to read. 


A tourist and local favorite, Peninsula Boutique on Water Street has children’s clothing, women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor. This shop recently expanded into its Water Street location and is carrying a wider selection of fun trinkets and treats for women to enjoy.  

Boyne City is a fantastic town to take a few hours to explore while staying at Hotel Walloon. Boyne City has a lot to offer year-round so don’t miss out on stopping and visiting this small town located on Lake Charlevoix.  


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