A city woven with creative studios, artful spaces, and places to immerse yourself in nature, experience beauty — both natural and crafted — here. Explore the longest canopy walk in the country — four stories high inside a lush sea of trees — at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens, then witness the rest of Dow Gardens' 110 acres of botanical beauty in full bloom. Or, adventure at Chippewa Nature Center, where 19 miles of scenic trails wind through a 1,200-acre oasis of wetlands and woodlands — all yours to explore.
Trek Downtown to the Tridge — Midland's iconic, three-legged bridge and a trailhead of the 30-mile Pere Marquette Rail Trail— where you can set out on a paddle with Ike's Mobile Kayak Rentals, wander the Midland Area Farmers Market, or even lay out a blanket and listen to the Tunes by the Tridge outdoor summer concert series. Swing by nearby Larkin Beer Garden's pet- and family-friendly shipping container bar for summer nights spent sipping craft beer under the stars, and watch for the lineup of local food trucks that park and gather here.
Tour one of the "25 Best Historic Homes in America" inside Alden B. Dow Home & Studio, spend an entire day discovering Midland Center for the Arts, and explore endless creative studios and spaces just made for makers. And, don't leave without spending a classic, summer day at the ballgame when the Great Lakes Loons take to the plate at Dow Diamond.
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