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“Very Good”

Bay City State Recreation Area
Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Bay City
Certificate of Excellence
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Bay City, Michigan
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Beach clean up is underway! Excellent hiking and biking trails, observation towers, nature building, spray park is lots of fun, geocaches at State Park, good for birding. A visit to Mussell Beach drive in next to the park is a must for ice cream.

Visited October 2012
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Bay City, Michigan
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great for Hiking and Biking”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

My wife son and I took an hour hike. there is a paved rail trail and there are areas of sand and gravel. Great for nature walk. camping also.

Visited November 2012
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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“awesome”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We live nearby and camp there at least once a year great hiking and biking trails , nice town, close to area

Visited July 2012
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Thank jeff j
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Bay City Mi
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Could be........”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

There's no reason for this not to be one of the best recreation areas in Mi. The water and beach leave little to be desired. Who wants to camp and not swim. Everything else about the area is wonderful.

Visited July 2012
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Thank jojo5ooo
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Freeland, Michigan
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284 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Great Family State Park, in Michigan”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

This park is great because it is rural; but just miles away from BayCity if you forgot anything. Miles of paved bike trails run along the park that you can take and ride into Bay city, many hard gravel trails for bikes link up to the park also. There is walking trails that you can view nature. The camp ground is on one side of the main road; across the road is public access to pavilions, the nature trails, bike trails; interpretive center; ponds, and the by water. In the public access area is a water sprinkler park; good for ages less than 12. This park yearly has a Halloween weekend, which everyone celebrates with decorations in the park. You should check for those dates in Oct.

Visited September 2012
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Thank cyndywill8
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