Introduction to Midland, Michigan
Midland, Michigan, in Midland county, is 20 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan and 107 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Saginaw - Bay City - Midland metropolitan area. There are an estimated 41,685 people in Midland.
This area was an Indian village before the arrival of the Europeans. Midland County was formally established in 1850 and had a railroad running through it by 1874. It was incorporated as city in 1887. One of the most significant elements of the city, The Dow Chemical Company, was established in 1897 and its headquarters lies in Midland to this day.
Midland and nearby Attractions
- Pere Marquette Rail-Trail
- Chippewa Nature Center
- Midland Community Center
- Hangtime Sports
- Dow Gardens
- Midland Community Stadium
- John and Almira Kelly House
- The Upper Bridge
Things To Do In Midland
The city of Midland provides opportunities for a wide range of cultural activities, involving theater and musical performances. Exhibitions are frequently organized at the Midland Center for the Arts. There are more than 8 parks in the city which are spread over an area of 3,000 acres. These parks are suitable for a variety of recreational, sporting and fitness activities. The city also has local golf courses and swimming pools.
Air transportation is available at the MBS International Airport.
Midland Higher Education
Northwood University and Davenport University are local institutions of learning.