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.
You can learn more about the region's nature and recreational offerings here.