Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern


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“Bay View is really home to me,” Betsy Loyd Harvey said. “When I think of going home, I go to Bay View.”

Can any Lakesiders relate? Does this sound familiar to Frank Gwalthney’s kids at Ocean Park?

Harvey is the fifth generation of her family to spend thesummertime in Bay View, Mich., a Chautauqua on Lake Michigan.

Harvey’s great-great-grandmother first visited Bay View to breathe in clearer air when she had hay fever. Read More

Lakeside’s popular Wednesday Night Family Picnics have returned.WednesdayNightFamilyPicnic_0018Week_2_Patterson2114

At 5:30 p.m. there will be music playing, the smell of hot dogs cooking, a huge line stretching to the tennis courts, children playing with bubbles and chalk, and chairs and blankets spread across the park.

The Wednesday Night Family Picnics started in 1995, with a package of hot dogs, a bag of chips and a few families. It has grown to be one of Lakeside’s favorite summer traditions. Read More

Guest Blogger: Beth Brown Chiles


Walking the Shoreline with God

Lakeside Chautauqua has been the place where many individuals have discovered their true identities. There is something about sitting on the dock at sunset or walking the shoreline in the early morning hours that helps us hear the voice of God.

While it might not be a blinding experience, quite often it has changed the course of a person’s life, which has helped them find their true identity in their relationship with God.

Our selected scripture for this week reveals the conversion of Saul. Just as important, is the way in which Ananias obeys God’s call in his life, too. So Ananias went and found the house, placed his hands on blind Saul and said: Read More

Guest Blogger Melissa Kunz, Content Manager


Lakeside Chautauqua is filled with so many beautiful places to spend time with family. What better way to preserve those memories than with a photo of your summer to take home with you.

We reached out to our Facebook community and asked where they thought the best places to take a picture in Lakeside were. From there, we compiled our list of the 10 best places to take a picture in Lakeside. Read More

Lakeside Chautauqua provides a free shuttle service to all guests. We have golf cart shuttles and a handicap accessible bus to transport guests throughout Lakeside. Continue reading below for more information about the Lakeside Chautauqua Shuttle Service.