Bay Shore, Michigan

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Bay Shore, Michigan
Unincorporated community
The sign for Bay Shore on US 31
The sign for Bay Shore on US 31
Bay Shore, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bay Shore, Michigan
Bay Shore, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°21′30″N 85°5′50″W / 45.35833°N 85.09722°W / 45.35833; -85.09722Coordinates: 45°21′30″N 85°5′50″W / 45.35833°N 85.09722°W / 45.35833; -85.09722
Country United States
State Michigan
Counties Charlevoix
Emmet County
Townships Hayes Township
Resort Township
Elevation 669 ft (207 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49711
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-06180[1]
GNIS feature ID 1618887[2]

Bay Shore is a small, unincorporated community located on the boundary between Charlevoix and Emmet counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated on a ridge overlooking the Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. Bay Shore is on US 31, which connects with US 131 at Petoskey, approximately 10 miles (16 km) to the west and with M-66 at Charlevoix approximately 10 miles (16 km) to the east. Boyne City is approximately 15 miles (24 km) to the south by county roads.

Bay Shore is partially within Hayes Township in Charlevoix County and partially within Resort Township in Emmet County. The Bay Shore post office, with ZIP code 49711, provides P.O. box service.[3]

The land was owned by Eugene R. Sly and Nancy Stauffer. A portion to the north was known as Bayside, but came to be known as Bay Shore. It was a station on the Chicago and West Michigan Railway (later part of Pere Marquette Railway) by 1892. A post office was established on July 15, 1892, which operated until September 30, 1964. It was surveyed and platted in 1896.[4]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bay Shore, Michigan
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup, U.S. Postal Service
  4. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.