• Bay View Association

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    About Us

    NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
    Bay View Association, Emmet County, Michigan. Bay View, Michigan, is one of the finest remaining examples of two uniquely American community forms, the Methodist camp meeting and the independent Chautauqua. Designed for the first purpose in 1876 as the country's only romantically planned campground, and adapted for the second from 1885 to 1915, Bay View constitutes an extraordinarily well executed ideal Victorian community which, because of its continuing corporate existence and the ongoing collective values of its membership, remains in an excellent state of preservation of both form and spirit. Bay View is a major example of American religious, cultural, social, and educational ideals embodied in an artistically shaped community plan.

    Rep/Contact Info

    Mike Spencer, Exec. Director
    • Phone: (231) 347-6225
    Lesley Tarsi
    • Phone: (231) 347-6225
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