Visit Bay City, Michigan

Cozied near Pure Michigan's eastern shoreline with easy access to the Saginaw Bay and the deep, blue waters of Lake Huron, you'll find this whimsical, waterfront city. Here, you can both board a majestic tall ship for a freshwater sailing excursion — and welcome an entire fleet of them when the epic, maritime Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City sails into our award-winning port every few years.

Spend the day swimming and beaching along sandy Saginaw Bay shoreline, splash with the kids at the spray park, then explore one of the Great Lakes' largest freshwater coastal wetlands and miles of scenic trails that wind throughout — all in a visit to Bay City State Park. Or, board with Bay City Boat Lines for their excursion boat tours and cruises — most with dinner and live entertainment on-deck!

Bike beneath the glow of the 3rd Street Star Bridge on the 16-person Sunrise Pedal Trolley or six-person Sunrise Circle Cruiser, where pedaling with a cold craft brew in hand equals laid-back, summery bliss. Shop Michigan's largest antique center along an entire city block, browse the artisan vendors of City Market, and explore all the surprising boutiques and eateries this magical, nautical city has to share.


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