Spend a day following the path around glistening Lake Charlevoix. Start your tour in lively downtown Boyne City. The 15 mile stretch of the Boyne City Road will reveal glimpses of Lake Charlevoix through the canvas of colors. Young State Park sits about 5 minutes outside of Boyne City and has many trails for hiking, a sandy beach and picnic tables.
Turning left onto US-31 will take you to downtown Charlevoix and across the Pine River Channel drawbridge that joins Lake Charlevoix to Lake Michigan. Stop a moment for window shopping downtown or visit one of the popular city beaches.
As you pass downtown to the other side of Charlevoix, turn left onto M-66 to continue your color tour. You may either shorten your colors tour by taking the car ferry across the south arm of Lake Charlevoix in Ironton or continue following the road another 8 miles south to the tip of the lake at East Jordan.