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.
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.