Midland is in Midland County (of which it is the county seat), and in the Central Region. This community is located just northwest of Saginaw between Mount Pleasant and Bay City along US Highway 10 on the banks of the Tittawabasee River near Sanford Lake and Saginaw Bay. Midland is part of the Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, Michigan metro area.
In 1836, Midland was first settled by John A. Whitman. This city originally grew as an excellent distribution point for floating wood during the late 1800s lumbering boom. Later, Herbert H. Dow started the Brine & Salt Works, which later became Dow Chemical Company, currently the citys largest business.
Today you can visit the "Tridge", a triple-sectioned walking bridge in City Park, spanning the junction of the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers. The Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area is popular location. And check out the Pere Marquette Rails-To-Trails State Park, it's a great spot for bicycling, with the trail currently paved 35 miles westward to Coleman.
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National Cherry Festival Traverse City MI June29-July6 The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable.
Annual Manchester Chicken Broil Manchester MI July18 Adelicious chicken dinner complete with half chicken, roll with butter, fresh made cole slaw with secret local recipe, radishes, chips and beverage. Entertainment and camaraderie are provided for your enjoyment along with an antique car show.
National Baby Food Festival Freemont MI July18-21 Show is rain or shine, no lawn chairs, no coolers, no strollers, no smoking or alcohol.
Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival Paw Paw MI August6-8 Choose from a hole in one contest, 5k walk/run, the Grape Escape Motorcycle Ride witht he Blue Knights of Southwest Michigan, Coca-Cola Grape Stomping competition, bicycle tour or now the new Grape Escape Golf Tournament.
Harvest Moon Celebration Farmington MI September27-29 Find yourself in our small town celebrating Michigan's most glorious season during the Harvest Moon Celebration.