Every town has a "welcome" sign. Midland was no different.
Being a baseball fan and a Dodger fan at than, a trip to Midland would not have been complete without visiting Dow Diamond field. A Single-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The facility has a seating capacity for baseball of 5,200. I guess 70 folks were standing?
Dow Diamond is the home of the Great Lakes Loons.
The Dow Diamond logo welcomes you to the park
Seemed odd to see Dodger blue in Midland.
Downtown Midland was very quaint.
Even lampposts seemed to be in bloom in Midland.
Everything in the downtown was well-marked and well-kept.
The Pere Marquette Rail-Trail seemed to stretch the length of the town and the river. Wish I had my bicycle.
The big attraction in Midland is the famous Tridge. Located beside the Midland farmers market, it has become an icon of the city and is the most famous landmark of the downtown area.
The Midland Tridge is a unique three-legged bridge that crosses the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers in downtown Midland.
Built over the Tittabawassee and Chippewa rivers, The Tridge marks the spot where the two rivers meet.
The Tridge crosses over to Midland's Chippewassee Park, the location of many festivals and activities throughout the year.
Statue of family at Chippewassee Park.
A dog's eye-view of the Tridge.
As everywhere else in Midland, flowers are very prominent in the parks as well.
The Tridge also marks the starting point of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail
An unexpected site was the beautiful Midland County Courthouse.
Detail of entryway of Midland County Courthouse
It seems that Santa has a permanent home in Midland. This quaint house sits next to the county courthouse.
Detail of front of Santa's home in Midland.
Detail of painting adorning one of the front walls of the courthouse.
The Korea/Vietnam memorial in Midland.
Sign in front of the Currie Parkway Bridge explains its history.
The Currie Parkway Bridge is an eight panel pin-connected truss bridge built in 1908.
The Upper Bridge has been recognized as a state historic site,
A pedestrian's view of the Upper Bridge.
The Herbert Dow HIstorical Museum.