Introduction to Bay City, Michigan
Bay City, Michigan, in Bay county, is 12 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan and 97 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is included in the Saginaw - Bay City - Midland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 36,817 people lived in Bay City.
Bay City History
Leon Trombley was the first permanent settler in this area. It was founded in 1837 and was formally known as "Lower Saginaw." When Bay County was formed in 1857 this area was renamed Bay City. It was officially incorporated in 1865. The years following the incorporation saw rapid economic growth in the area. The most important industries in those years were milling, lumbering and shipbuilding.
Bay City and nearby Attractions
- Veterans Memorial Park
- Wenonah Park
- Saginaw River
- Bay County Historical Museum
- Bay City State Recreation Area
- Riverwalk/Railtrail Loop
Things To Do In Bay City
Bay City is famous for its vibrant cultural life. The city is host to several celebrations and festivals which are mainly organized in the summer months. Some of these festivals are St. Stan's Polish Festival, River Roar, the Pig Gig Rib Roast, the Independence Day Fireworks Festival and the River of Time.
Bay City Transportation
The MBS International Airport provides regular air transportation.
Bay City Higher Education
Some institutions for higher education in the neighboring areas are Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College.