989.695.6100

Where Natural Beauty Flourishes

The abundance of rivers leading to the Saginaw Bay make this region rich in natural beauty and recreation.

The combination of forests, marshes, rivers, fields and national wildlife refuge areas creates a home for over 270 species of birds each year. Bird-watching can be done at any of the region's eight game and wildlife areas or the network of local, county and state parks.

Beautiful rail trails and hiking paths travel through areas where kids can play, animals can be seen and new adventures await.

With 200 square miles of the region covered by water, it is no surprise that swimming, fishing and recreational watercraft are popular past-times. Other recreational activities include golfing at some of Michigan's finest golf courses, playing tennis at a world-class facility and a number of indoor fitness facilities and even a curling club.

 

Midland City Forest

City Forest Address:

2840 E. Monroe Road

Midland, MI 48640

(989) 835-7011

http://www.michigan.org/property/city-forest/

 

City of Midland Parks & Recreation
Municipal Service Center
4811 N. Saginaw Rd.
Midland, MI 48640

989-837-6930

http://mi-midland.civicplus.com/938/Parks-and-Recreation

 

Chippewa Nature Center

400 S. Badour Rd.

Midland Township, MI 48640

989-631-0830

chippewanaturecenter.org


Chippewa Watershed Conservancy

P.O. Box 896

306 S. University Ave.

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804

989-772-5777

http://www.chippewawatershedconservancy.org

 

Little Forks Land Conservancy

105 Post Street

Midland, MI 48640

(989) 835-4886

http://www.littleforks.org/

 

Michigan Trails-East Michigan

http://trailsmichigan.com/trailpage.php?nr=33_Bay-County-Riverwalk-Trail-System

 

Pere Marquette Rail Trail

http://www.traillink.com/trail/pere-marquette-rail-trail.aspx

 

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
6975 Mower Road
Saginaw, MI 48601

Phone Number: (989) 777-5930

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Shiawassee/wildlife_and_habitat/index.html

 

Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy

P.O. Box 222,

Bay City, MI 48707

989.891.9986

http://www.sblc-mi.org/

 

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

Saginaw County Government

111 South Michigan Avenue

Saginaw MI 48602

Phone (989) 790-5200

http://www.saginawcounty.com/parks/saginawvalleyrailtrail.aspx

 

And read more about the Great Lakes Bay Region’s recreation opportunities here; http://www.gogreat.com/things-to-do/outdoors/