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Ojibway Island

Address: Ezra Rust Drive at Saginaw River, Saginaw, MI
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Ranked #12 of 12 Attractions in Saginaw
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks

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Saginaw, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This sounds like a wonderful place to picnic, and hang out. NOT AT ALL THE CASE. The island is more or less a place for drug activity, and prostitution on a day to day basis. When there is a concert or big function ITS GREAT, but any other time.... keep on driving. Broken glass and trash everywhere, grass needs to... More 

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ojibway Island is lovely - truly - but with the limited parking it is frustrating. We drove in circles, to finally find a spot. That just put a damper on things.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I image if you just wanted a picnic table to catch some rays or fresh air by the river this the place for you. There were a number of young men hanging around with no obvious purpose. So I don't think I would recommend this as a place to take the family. Too bad as the park has some great... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A ride around the island has areas for gatherings & yard games, parking and picnic tables usually available. Attractions include Music Festival during the summer, Public stage area for civic functions, playground for kids. Sit along the Saginaw river and enjoy a usually peaceful time. Originally a massive mound of sawdust from the lumbering era, Ojibway Island became hard packed... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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149 reviews 149 reviews
31 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I had business to do on the otherside of the river, had a few minutes to spare and decided to cruise around the Island. It used to be a great place to go, but this part of town is not the safest anymore and I would not go there at night. When there are large events like the KCQ concert... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This park hosts several concerts throughout the summer and spring months, a big one is the Country Music Fest that attracts people from all over , even bussing people in to Saginaw. Also a nice park to do your walking and viewing the fireworks.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ojibway may be just an island in the Saginaw river but it does have many fine events on it throughout the year, from concerts to fireworks. It is easy access just across the Court St. Bridge with parking on the west side of the river about 1/4 mile away, so bring your lawn chair and enjoy a show.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

What a great place for a concert! It was clean, safe, and very accessible. We paid to park right on the island. We were there for Rock the Island, but it looks like it would be a great place to take the family. It is also very pretty.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Clean, well maintained. A certain amount of litter lying around. We saw geese, a grey heron or some kind, squirrels and what we think was a musk-rat.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Still a nice spot to spend the afternoon. Take a lunch, your dog and of course your family and friends. On the water, nice views.

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