10 Things to Do in Freeland That You Shouldn't Miss

January 28, 2018 Florencio Paulino

Freeland is an unincorporated community in Tittabawassee Township, Saginaw County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is also a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and without any legal status as an incorporated municipality. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 5,147. The CDP covers an area in the central portion of Tittabawassee Township. The Freeland post office, ZIP code 48623, serves nearly the entire township, as well as portions of Midland and Williams townships to the north, Frankenlust and Kochville townships to the east, Thomas and Richland townships to the south, and Ingersoll Township to the west.
Restaurants in Freeland

1. Leaman's Green Applebarn

7475 N River Rd, Freeland, MI 48623-9201 +1 989-695-2465
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Leaman's Green Applebarn

Reviewed By Mary Jo C - Freeland, Michigan

This is the best place to get your apples, pies, treats, caramel apples, tarts, ohhhhh!, so yummy! Great gift ideas, homemade craft items that warm your home and heart! The service persons know and enjoy their jobs and will bend over backward to help with any suggestions or ideas. Craft fairs are there a few times during the year! FUN! - Way to spend some time! Best apple place in town!!!

2. Warmbier Farms

5300 Garfield Rd, Auburn, MI 48611-9555 +1 989-662-7002
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Warmbier Farms

Reviewed By mlage - Saginaw, Michigan

Great place, just off US10 between Midland and Bay City, Michigan. You cannot miss the entrance because of what must be over 1000 pieces of poured concrete statuary that sits on the front lot. Just taking a nice Michigan afternoon to wander amongst this vast selection is a great use of time--and wandering is free, although there is likely to be something in the collection that will catch anyone's eye for purchase. The prices are reasonable and the staff is really helpful and friendly. I don't know for sure but I am guessing that this is near the largest single collection of concrete castings, maybe in the whole state. The prices are very reasonable as well. Bonus, I found out that it is one of the Warmbier family that runs their concrete factory--it is only a few miles from the store, so everything is locally sourced, made and they employ local people.

There is a very large selection of plants--they tell me for all seasons--I think you can get pretty most anything that grows except they do not sell trees. Again the prices seemed reasonable and it seemed like there were always sales going on. As with the concrete, I am told that the family has their own greenhouses and sow and tend their own plant stock.

I was there on a Fall weekend, and it was pumpkin season for certain. They had all shapes and sizes of pumpkins stacked everywhere, and when I was there I saw tractors with trailers being unloaded with fresh produce that just came from their own fields. The prices on the pumpkins was by far better than any price I have seen in the city or at any big box store. Additionally they had some big event going on (I guess every weekend for the Fall) for the kids, with bounce houses and cow train rides and all sorts of stuff going on--looked like a super fun deal if you had children in tow. This activity cost some sort of admission, but I did not check into that. Oh, they had a corn maze too for the older kids.

There is a big red barn on the property. Do not be fooled here. It is way more than a barn! Make sure to save at least an hour of time to explore inside the retail store. This place is amazing and intimidating! It is like a craft store mixed with a big box hobby store, all on steroids! This part of the business is open year around and there is clearly and truly something in there for everyone and every taste. The place is brimming with stuff of every shape, type, color and price point. It really is a must see--it would be so easy to miss because the barn just looks like a barn and you would expect that it was filled with more plants--not the case, be sure to check out the inside retail store.

The people/staff here were very helpful and knowledgeable, they gave great personalized service without being pushy or placing pressure on the purchase. It appears that there are regular sales and you can sign up for their newsletter to get notices on the happenings.

If you are traveling across US10 it is worth the layover to stretch your legs and get out of the car just to look and 'sight see' at this place.

3. Dow Gardens

1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640-2641 +1 800-362-4874
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 345 reviews

Dow Gardens

Since being established in 1899, as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and family, the 110-acre Dow Gardens now welcomes more than 130,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape, take a tour of the historic Pines Home, participate in one of many hands-on educational programs, and discover beautiful art and music in a relaxed setting. Dow Gardens is comprised of an Estate Garden, Exploration Garden, and Whiting Forest, which is home to the nation’s longest forest canopy walk.

Reviewed By seetheusainaford - Michigan

We went to the Dow Gardens Christmas Walk. It was excellent. Beautiful candle lit paths. Wonderful performers: Delta Flute Choir, 2 different Brass groups... Nice greenhouse / conservatory with nice plants and lighting.

4. Apple Mountain

Freeland, MI
Excellent
34%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Apple Mountain

Reviewed By meelays - Olathe

The facility for the wedding was clean and there was plenty of room. The staff was late getting the linens to the location so there was a small delay in getting things set up. Bar staff was very friendly and everything went off without a hitch!

5. Dow Diamond

825 E Main St, Midland, MI 48640-5398 +1 989-837-2255
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 254 reviews

Dow Diamond

Centrally located in downtown Midland, beautiful Dow Diamond is easily accessible from Business US 10. The state-of-the-art facility is home to the Great Lakes Loons, Class A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Loons played their inaugural game at Dow Diamond on April 13, 2007. Over 324,000 fans flocked to Dow Diamond that first season, and over 2 million total since. Dow Diamond has established itself as one of the premier minor league stadiums in the country, earning several awards in the process.

Reviewed By Cynthia W - Freeland, Michigan

This venue is all about the game. . Bring a chair or blanket for affordable lawn seats, purchase tickets in the seats, in the pavillion, or in the corporate suites above. Many seats are under cover for weather issues. Lots of special happenings on game days for the family. Lewy the loon, is the mascott that is a hoot. Lots of food options and many days there are specials on food and drinks. A great affordable family outing. We always have fun when we go. Lots of large restrooms. If you don't want to pay for parking that is near, , park in the downtown area and walk. The entire area is getting a facelift and is looking really good. Enjoy

6. Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604-9733 +1 989-964-7125
Excellent
85%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 55 reviews

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Reviewed By Anne A

A very cool sculpture museum that operates on donations. The gift store has unique items. The SVSU campus is beautiful in the spring and it's worth it to walk outside and see the sculptures in the gardens too.

7. LOG CABIN BAR AND GRILL

181 S Main St, Freeland, MI 48623 +1 989-695-5761
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

LOG CABIN BAR AND GRILL

Reviewed By Cynthia W - Freeland, Michigan

A very small bar, with lots of beer choices and a great menu. . How they cook all that food in such a small kitchen is beyond me. . Just a local hang out and many Thursday and Friday nights they put a tent up outside with music. They now have a small outside patio, , but all this is right next to the main road in our little town of Freeland. . Great fish on Friday nights. . . Try it sometime.

8. Alden Dow Home and Studio

315 Post St, Midland, MI 48640-6615 +1 866-315-7678
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 93 reviews

Alden Dow Home and Studio

Reviewed By Jennie P

Ahead of his time and a genius on many levels, this architectural masterpiece of Alden Dow is a must see. He found his success Midland and the trust graciously sponsors many attractions in town. This tour is one of a kind, enjoy!

9. The Tridge

Ashman Street, near the Farmers' Market, Midland, MI
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 209 reviews

The Tridge

Reviewed By Summer5 - Ontario, Canada

Seems to be a well constructed three way trail bridge for walking or cycling but we couldn't access because it was still closed for construction. Wish I could of went on it. Maybe on my next trip to Midland....

10. Golf Club at Apple Mountain

Freeland, MI +1 517-781-6789
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Designer John Sanford has fashioned a dramatic course with impeccable playing conditions.

Reviewed By Maggie_May305 - Mississauga

We have golfed this course for a couple of years in a row now. Nice course, with a few challenges. In years past they had 2 restaurants - a casual one that stayed open during the day and a less casual one that was open in the evening. On this visit, the restauarnt was closed in during the day so there was nowhere to grab lunch after a round of golf. This was disappointing as we had brought friends with us to golf and have a nice lunch. We returned in the evening for dinner, but found out that Kathleen's, that used to be the nicer space was closed and dinner was now in the casual space. People were nice and food was good - but had to adjust expectations.

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