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With more than 550 acres of rolling hillside, swamps, lowlands, and beaches on Lake Charlevoix, Young State Park outside Boyne City is a ‘year round delight for campers, hikers, snow lovers, swimmers, and nature lovers.
Campers come back year after year to Young State Park. The park’s three campgrounds offer 240 camp sites. Two trails: the 3.4 Deer Flats Trail and the 1.5 mile White Birch Trail. Both offer great hiking. During the winter months, snowshoe hikes and cross country skiing takes place on the Deer Flat Trail and organized snowshoe excursions are offered.
Located on the east end of Lake Charlevoix, Young State Park is the place for a great beach setting along with fishing and boating, as there is a boat launch onsite. The warm waters of Lake Charlevoix make this beach a popular Up North swimming spot.
Young State Park has a Young Explorer’s program for children during the summer months and an active roster of activities year ’round for all ages. Whether it’s for a week in the campground or a day on the beach or trails, Young State Park is a perfect getaway spot.
Young State Park
02280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City, MI, 49712
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