The weather on this part of the Michigan shore tends to be a shade brisk this time of year, so travelers and potential mushroom hunters are advised to come prepared. Boyne City is not exactly long on tourist accommodations, but there are several surrounding communities ( Traverse City is the largest) that offer comfortable lodging at reasonable prices. North Central Airlines flies into Traverse City, and even Boyne City has several connections from places like Detroit, Flint and Sault Ste. Marie, Amtrak has abandoned the state north of Detroit, but Greyhound still plies its highways.
The pursuit of the morel calls for resourceful, and not always rewarding, effort. As last year's women's champion, Mrs. Standen, says, "They are about the best-camouflaged plant in the forest. But sometimes if you look up the slopes of hills you can see them poking up, lifting the leaves above them." Unless it's been a dry spring.