CHARLEVOIX COUNTY MICHIGAN
|Size: 414 Square Miles|
|Elevation: 600-1400 Feet|
|Growing Season: 80-140 days|
|Annual Precipitation: 30-32 inches|
|Average Snowfall: 80-120 inches|
|Forest Type: Maple-Beech-Birch-Hemlock|
|Fall Colors: Late September - Early October|
In 1847 James Strang, an elder o f the Mormon church, founded a religious
colony on Beaver Island. After his assassination in 1856 the colony dissolved.
With the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad in the 1870's the county began to
grow. Lumbering attracted settlers. Tourism became an important industry.
Boyne City hosts a national mushroom picking championship in May, and
Charlevoix hosts an apple festival in the Fall.
||Bay Shore (49711)
||Boyne City (49712)
|Boyne Falls (49713)
||East Jordan (49727)
||Walloon Lake (49796)