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Bay City Community Information

All this and more is docked and waiting for you in picturesque Bay City, where a rich maritime legacy and a unique flair for great shopping and dining make for the perfect escape into waters unknown.

Originally surrounded by forests and marshlands, early Bay City residents had little choice but to travel by water. From the construction of the first shipyard along the banks of the Saginaw River in 1856, Bay City developed into a burgeoning center for the shipbuilding industry.

Today, Bay City is an undeniably charming riverfront community filled with fine architecture, historic districts, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and the kind of cuisine that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Indulge in the excitement of a sailing dinner cruise on the Appledore or Princess Wenonah, blast off for an out-of-this-world 360 degree experience at Delta College Planetarium, or shop Michigan's largest antique mart, Bay Antique Center. No matter how you choose to see it, Bay City offers a beautiful view of life.

Bay County Snapshot 2011


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Endless antique & specialty boutique shopping fills the historic downtown districts of Bay City.

Bay City is the antique haven of Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, with Michigan's largest and finest antique mart, Bay Antique Center... but it's also home to countless boutiques and specialty shops that will delight shoppers with even the most unique tastes!

Eat in Bay City:

Bay City offers an explosion of flavors for fans of every taste and type of cuisine. From Fusion 1 Cafe, an Asian fusion restaurant where you can watch your one-of-a-kind sushi rolled right before your eyes, to upscale dining within Bay City's Old City Hall, the range of menu items is as diverse as it is delicious.

Waterfront Recreation:

In Bay City, exciting waterfront recreation is never hard to come by. You'll enjoy sailing on tall ships, cruising on an adventurous fishing charter, or taking a relaxing stroll down by the calm waters on the Bay City Riverwalk.

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Source: Bay Future Inc.  An economic development corporation serving the County of Bay City, Michigan, and all the municipalities