Just 1½ hours north of Detroit, the historic town of Bay City is located on the east bank of the Saginaw River. Warm smiles greet guests at the many antique and specialty shops and fine restaurants and pubs that thrive in renovated 19th-century buildings simply oozing with ambiance. A bustling art and culture scene provides the perfect complement to year-round festivals and special events.
Charter boats, excursion vessels, and tall ships stand ready to explore the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay coastline while more than 3,500 acres of protected natural area open sun-dappled doors to the nation’s largest freshwater wetland.
From golfing and swimming to cross country skiing and espresso sipping, a visit to Bay City will warm your heart all year long.