Hayes Township

Welcome to Hayes, a scenic lakefront township

Hayes Township is located in Charlevoix County in a region known as Northern Michigan. The township was established in 1877, and is positioned between the Cities of Charlevoix, Boyne City and Petoskey. It is bordered on the north by Lake Michigan, on the south by Lake Charlevoix, on the west by Charlevoix Township, and on the east by Bay and Resort Townships.

Are you ready for winter?

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Recreation opportunities in Hayes Township consist of water-related activities (boating, fishing, swimming, etc) and non-motorized trails for hiking, skiing, bicycling, as well as some trails for snowmobiling. There are public access sites on Lake Charlevoix within the Township that are well utilized both in the summer and winter seasons.

Hayes Township remains a desirable place to live, work and play while enjoying open spaces, beaches, bike trails, lakes and forests.

History of Hayes Township …


Notice is hereby given that the Hayes Township Board of Review will meet at the Hayes Township Hall, 09195 N Old US 31, Charlevoix, Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. to correct mutual mistakes, clerical errors and Principal Residence Exemptions. Questions may be directed to Ethel Knepp, Supervisor, 231-347-2899 or email [email protected] Marlene Golovich […]

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Parcel Division Ordinance added to the web site

Parcel Division Ordinance is now accessible from the Hayes Township site under the tab, “Zoning/Ords ” Online documents such as ordinances can be searched except PDF documents.  To search, click or touch the search tool, type your word(s) then click or touch Enter key for results.  

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NOTICE – Camp Sea-Gull

Hayes Township Park, Camp Sea-Gull will be closed to the public beginning October 1, 2014. A crew will be working on site to remove all the dead ash trees. The park will re-open as soon as the project is complete. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Hayes Township Board of Trustees

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