Round 4 of Day Trip Ideas: Frankenmuth, Midland & Saginaw | Greater Lansing Area Moms

We are rounding up some more fun day trip ideas and this week we are focusing on attractions in the Frankenmuth, Midland and Saginaw area that are family friendly with COVID precautions. Pack some snacks and travel about an 90 minutes northeast! Tag us in your pictures with the hashtag #eastlansingareamoms if you go, we would love to see your adventures!

Dow Gardens One of our favorites is Dow Gardens in Midland, it is the nation’s longest canopy walk through the trees, ¼ mile long – open by appointment Tuesday-Sundays. It is beautiful in every season!

Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland -Frankenmuth, World’s largest Christmas store. Bronner’s amazing store is the size of 1 1/2 football fields.

Chippewa Nature Center Midland, 19 miles of walking trails, learn about taping a tree for maple syrup and snowshoeing in the winter. They also offer nature programs for children and birthday parties!

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum opening April  20th, Saginaw, colorful attraction with hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children under age 10. 

Plymouth Park Midland, Plymouth Park is known for the Fun Zone- a 6,000 square foot wooden community-built playground.

Saginaw Children’s Zooopening April 21st! more than 10 acres of beautiful tree-filled parkland, animal exhibits, exciting events, colorful gardens, miniature train and the region’s only hand-carved carousel, there’s something for you at the Zoo!

Saginaw Art Museum Saginaw, charming local museum with a diverse collection of fine art, sculpture & photographs

Birch Run Outlets Birch Run, the largest outlet mall in the Midwestern United States. Lots of options for everyone in your family!


Zehnders of Frankenmuth the FAMOUS chicken dinner that is served family style, a tradition that began 160 years ago! Once your’re done exploring, this is the perfect place to end your adventure.




If you find any other things to do during your travels, we would LOVE to hear, please send us a message at

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