There's always something amazing about the great outdoors. The fresh, open air and the grass beneath your feet. But there's something even more amazing about it here. Literally. That's because we're nestled in a one-of-a-kind spot where not one, but two biotic provinces overlap, leaving our region with a combination of flora and fauna (plants & animals) that refuse to make their homes anywhere else but here.
Not to brag, but we're also home to a National Wildlife Refuge that spans nearly 10,000 acres of marsh, forest, and grasslands and has been designated as a US Important Bird Area. If that's not enough to get you off of your couch, maybe our miles upon miles of ultra-connected recreational trails will be. We've got the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail that spans nearly 10 miles of abandoned railroad corridor from St. Charles to Saginaw and crosses over the Shiawassee State Game Area. The 30 miles of Pere-Marquette Rail Trail span from Midland's Tridge to the outskirts of Clare. And even the Bay City Riverwalk & Rail Trail, which will lead you along the river and through the woods (but not to grandmother's house) for 17.5 miles of waterfront views and woodlands.
If you're not already throwing your clothes in a bag and heading our way, here's one more piece of bait: we're home to dozens of fishing charters and world-class walleye fishing on the Saginaw Bay.
We'll see you out there.
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