The Bay View Association of The United Methodist Church, a Chautauqua on Lake Michigan, is a National Historic Landmark community founded in 1875. It is situated on 337 beautiful, terraced acres in the northwest portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Bay View is home to more than 30 public buildings, nearly 450 cottages and two inns. Every summer Bay View offers superb music, worship, lectures and seminars, all open to the public. It is located near Petoskey, Michigan, and is a unique place of special beauty. Strolling through any portion of Bay View will leave you feeling as if you are a better human being for having experienced it.