Monday, April 11, 2016

What People Do In Bay City, A First Visit to Bay County, MI


Well, I don't really know what they do.  
But from the looks of things...
I can make a guess. 




I was checking out Bay City, MI  
because in my 48 hour visit 
I ran out of things to do in Midland, MI. 
(Really, I did.) 





I stopped and parked immediately 
when I saw this old architecture on a Midland Street
passing through Bay City in search of the bay.
(There seem to be endless Midland Streets in the area, 
Why?  I have no idea. 
The only thing in Midland is Dow Chemical Co.) 



Anyway, 
I started clicking, 
and then it dawned on me...
almost all these old buildings were drinking establishments! 



So what do YOU think people do in Bay City, MI? 
;)


Let's have drink! 

Bay City is on Lake Huron and the city is divided by the Saginaw River.  I didn't know this on my first visit.  I thought I had seen it all in the 'Bar District.'  On my second visit I discovered the other side of the river! So yes, there is more to do here than I discovered on this visit.

I recommend the City Hall Tour.  You are free to tour on your own! I also visited the City Market, nice but small.  The Center Ave Historic District lined with old homes. The River Walk Pier because who doesn't like being near the water. The Bay City State Rec Area, fees in season.




15 comments:

Tamar SB said...

What great architecture!

MadSnapper said...

I know I know... i am waving my hand to say I know. HA HA... love it. these are wonerful old buildings but since the only thin gin town is Dow and it is cold all the time, no wonder they drink. i don't see a place to buy a burger so that lets this town out for me.

Unknown said...

That's funny, I did not notice they were drinking places, but I immediately thought that the colors reminded me of coastal Irish towns. The architecture is awesome in this little town.

Lisa @ LTTL

Anonymous said...

The architecture in the second capture is intriguing! You may know (or not) that therapist often answer a question with another question - Am curious to know what you thought you found yourself in the middle of bars? And then have the guts to post this(haha)!
All joking aside, have a great week, and oh, just a gentle reminder
not to forget to include one of your views for SEASONS A thank you in advance!

Linda Kay said...

We have wineries, as opposed to bars.

abrianna said...

They have pretty places to drink.

abrianna said...

They have pretty places to drink.

Wayne said...

That makes bar crawling that much easier. I love the old signs, and the architecture is great.

Anonymous said...

Oh how cute it that? What an astute observation! Love the buildings and your shots!

Sarah Huizenga said...

There probably isn't a lot else to do Midland.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, I think pub-crawling is the past-time here! Love all the architecture! Lovely to see. xx Karen

Molly said...

That image of the street could totally be the 1950's. What a fascinating place

Mollyxxx

betty-NZ said...

Hehe Maybe they need to drink to keep warm!

AmandaP said...

You were in the bar district of Midland Street. If you go to the other side of the river, yes you'd find even more bars but great restaurants,a pretty great art gallery, even more amazing architecture, a gigantic antique mall, really cool boutique shops and beautiful old homes from the lumber baron era as well. We have a pretty epic 4th of July festival,tall ships celebrations,free concerts along the riverfront all summer long and so many other things besides the ridiculous amount of bars. Yes, we drink, a lot sometimes but our winters are so freaking long! What else can you do? Lol

AmandaP said...

You were in the bar district of Midland Street. If you go to the other side of the river, yes you'd find even more bars but great restaurants,a pretty great art gallery, even more amazing architecture, a gigantic antique mall, really cool boutique shops and beautiful old homes from the lumber baron era as well. We have a pretty epic 4th of July festival,tall ships celebrations,free concerts along the riverfront all summer long and so many other things besides the ridiculous amount of bars. Yes, we drink, a lot sometimes but our winters are so freaking long! What else can you do? Lol