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Hold out your left hand. See where the thumb meets the rest of the hand? That’s where you'll be when you Go Great Lakes Bay. It’s a place where Lake Huron’s sparkling waters roll in off Saginaw Bay to wash the freshwater coastline, and rivers just as cool and pure thread six nature-rich cities together.
One where you could spend an iconic Bavarian day in Frankenmuth, and yet be sailing on a tall ship in Bay City by sunset. Where adventure might take hold within National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw, then fully blossom in Midland gardens where the country's longest canopy walk soars in red pine forest.
Here for the weekend or the night, bringing the whole family or just you two — you’ll find this waterfront, six-city region an unexpected Midwest dream trip. Start exploring!
Refreshing & cool, salt-free & scenic: the Great Lakes Bay is hands-down and all-in the place to be for affordable waterfront vacationing in Michigan!Read More +
With intentional street closures paving the way for vibrant new “green spaces” and inviting outdoor spots, be sure to hit the streets of our Great Lakes Bay cities to fully enjoy this summer!Read More +
Fair rides, street food, and fireworks, live music and locally brewed suds: summer is just around the bend, which means the Great Lakes Bay will soon be bursting and all-around alive with festival fun!Read More +
If there’s one thing that’s abundant in the Great Lakes Bay, it’s the opportunity to get outside and explore! Chances to paddle a river or pedal through town — wind in your hair, and maybe a cold brew in-hand — all here.Read More +
Get to these 25 magical places where toddlers giggle and teenagers come alive (and parents have just as much fun as the half-pints)! Bring your camera and your sense of family adventure — big smiles are just up ahead in the Great Lakes Bay!Read More +
When talking “bucket list” in the Great Lakes Bay, let’s tackle a biggie right up front: pack the bigger suitcase! Because here, you can explore six eclectic towns bursting with all from boat tours to craft breweries, artisan boutiques, antique shops and markets — including one of the largest farmers markets in Michigan!Read More +
Spend a long weekend in the Great Lakes Bay checking items off this bursting bucket list — and have a four-day adventure your family will never forget! Because here, it’ll be a toss up: who had more fun, the parents or kids?Read More +
Sailing Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay on a breathtaking tall ship schooner or wine tasting on a Frankenmuth river cruise — salt-free waters and summer days are calling you to Pure Michigan's freshwater coastline!Read More +