Boyne Falls Michigan
Boyne Falls is a village in Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 370 at the 2000 census. The Boyne Falls post office first opened September 5, 1874. The village is located in Boyne Valley Township on the Boyne River, near the junction of the north and south branches. US 131 connects the city with US 31 at Petoskey, about 14 miles (23 km) to the north and M-32 about 7 miles (11 km) to the south (which connects with I-75 at Gaylord, 13 miles (21 km) to the east). The Great Lakes Central Railroad mainline also passes through the town. Boyne City is about 8 miles (13 km) to the northwest on M-75
All Seasons Vacation Resort
When it's time to plan your next Michigan family vacation or weekend getaway, choose Boyne Mountain and experience the finest skiing, hotel spa, championship golf, and many more activities for the entire family. BOYNE families enjoy days on the slopes, hitting the links golf course and relaxing at the Solace Spa. Send the kids to go splashing around at "Avalanche Bay", the largest indoor water park in Michigan
Centrally located in the heart of Boyne Mountain Resort , this exciting indoor waterpark is open year-round, so you and your family can enjoy all the fun attractions it has to offer during all four seasons. Whether you’re looking for a great way to cool off in the summertime, or want a break from the chill of winter to splash in an environment that’s always a warm 84 degrees, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterparkis the perfect choice for family fun.
At 88,000 square feet, Avalanche Bay is the largest indoor waterpark in Michigan. What really makes this indoor waterpark so great is the wide variety of attractions it has to offer everyone in your family. At Avalanche Bay you’ll find:
The Solace Spa has a full line of treatments available. Enjoy full body massages for him and for her. Exfoliating scrubs and wraps to rejuvenate the skin, or facials to bring back the glow to the skin and face.
The many treatments provided at the Solace Spa are carried out by trained professionals, who are not only knowledgeable in their crafts but also provide a level of care that is above and beyond the everyday spa.
European Spa Bathing Ritual:
Prepare your body and mind for total relaxation in traditional European style. We recommend our self-guided circuit of dry and wet amenities to stimulate your body, using cycles of heating and cooling experiences prior to your treatment.
Their newest addition is the "Zipline Adventure & Twin Zip" Let the Zipline Adventures take your breath away! These unforgettable outdoor experiences are offered year-round during peak season at Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain. Enjoy the thrill of racing your friends and family on the side by side lines of the Twin Zip or choose the relaxed pace of the Zipline Adventure Tour. These guided tours begin at the top of the mountain and allow you to soar on a series of lines, over slopes and through trees, as you descend back to the base area. Both are all thrills, no skills activities for all ages. When the Sun goes down, enjoy fine dining on Deer Lake and exciting nightlife. Luxurious lodging options provide the ultimate in comfort.
Boyne Falls Events:
In the month of March, Boyne has a Carnival Weekend, called "Krazy Daze". This is when Mardi Gras moves north for the weekend. The events will exceed your wildest dreams. It time to party once again. There is live entertainment with outside cookouts and bars starting at the Snowflake lounge. They offer beer, wine, food and non alcoholic beverages. Many children's activities are scheduled. This weekend is a great time for the whole family. This year "Krazy Daze" is scheduled for Friday, March 16th, 2012 through Sunday, March 18th, 2012. for further details click on the event calendar link
In the month of Boyne Falls hosts the annual "Boyne Falls Polish Festival". The festival features many events including a rodeo, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, parade, amusement rides, a flea market, and the Mud Run. A large tent placed on the corner of Railroad st. and Center st. known as the "Beer Tent" is the location of most of the festivals nightly activities. Each evening the tent fills with patrons that come to listen and dance to a variety of polish music and entertainment. The Festival is always held the first weekend in August.
In the month of July is the "Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers 24th annual Tractor, Engine and Craft Show". Also featuring Gas Engine Powered Drag Saws, Working Sawmill, Blacksmith, Hit and Miss Gas Engines, Steam Traction Engines, Threshing Demonstration, Operating Basket Factory, Veneer Mill, Kahlenberg Engine, Shingle Mil, Antique Tractors of All Makes, Water Ram, Fashion Show from the Past, Music & Dancing, Tractor Safari Nightly, Antique Car, Flea Market, Craft Demonstrations and a Petting Zoo. This year it's being held July 29th through July 31st, 2011. The Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers is located between the village of Boyne Falls and Walloon Lake.
Demographics: As of the census of 2000, there were 370 people, 158 households, and 97 families residing in the village. The population density was 675.9 per square mile (259.7/km²). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 347.1 per square mile (133.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.84% White, 1.35% Native American, 0.27% Asian, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.
There were 158 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $32,143, and the median income for a family was $40,250. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $16,103 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,027. About 4.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over.