How to Livestream the Ceremony
If you are unable to join us in person for the ceremony, please follow the link below for the St. Brigid YouTube page to watch the livestream. The livestream should begin a few minutes before 2pm EST on May 22nd. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR_bIWYMT9OBgNt3zdZxkqw
Leah Markowitz & Dustin Ackley

Leah Markowitz

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Dustin Ackley

Things To Do

Dow Gardens

1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Dow Gardens is a beautiful 110 acre botanical garden that feature walking trails, a greenhouse, and many seasonal flowering beds and plants. Established in 1899 as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and family. Experience a dazzling display of annuals and perennials punctuated by distinctive bridges, an award-winning children’s garden, towering pines, and delightful water features. Admission includes access to Whiting Forest,  home to the longest canopy walk in the United States. 

http://www.dowgardens.org/gardens

Whiting Forest

Forest Visitor Center, 2203 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens features 54 acres of woodlands, ponds, apple orchard, meadows and stream. Guests of all ages and abilities are immersed in the forest on the nation's longest canopy walk1,400 feet long, soaring up to 40 feet above the ground. The Alden B. Dow-designed Whiting home now welcomes guests as a Visitor Center. Other features include a playground, apple orchard, Whiting Forest Cafe, restoration of Snake Creek, and two pedestrian bridges. 

http://www.dowgardens.org/whitingforest

The Tridge in Downtown Midland

Located downtown behind the H hotel near the farmer's market area.

The Tridge is the formal name of a three legged wooden footbridge spanning the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers in Chippewassee Park in Midland. The Tridge opened in 1981. It consists of one 31-foot (9.4 m) tall central pillar supporting three spokes. Each spoke is 180 feet long by 8 feet wide.

You can cross the Tridge to go to Chippewasse Park on the other side of the river which has walking paths, a dog park, and skate park.

https://www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/1672/The-Tridge

Options outside of Midland

  • Frankenmuth-> approximately 40 mins away and home to the worlds largest Christmas store Bronner's. The town also has a cute Bavarian theme with lots of cute shops and places to eat.

  • Mackinac Island->approximately 2.5 hours away. Take a ferry to this cute island that is a gem of Michigan. On the ferry ride you get a great view of Mighty Mac which is the bridge that connects the upper penninsula of Michigan with the lower penninsula. The island has tons of cute shops, the famous fudge and fudge making, trails, and tons more! Just be prepared to walk or bike as no motorized vehicles are allowed on the island.

  • Traverse City-> approximately 2.5 hours away. Located right on Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan and is the cherry capital of the world. There is also a large number of wineries and breweries near by. The city boasts many delicious restaurants. Walk down Front St. for tons of cute shops. Not far is Sleeping Bear Dunes if you are looking for some hiking.

  • Detroit-> approximately 2 hours away. The largest city in Michigan and has plenty to do and eat. We recommend hitting up Greenfield Village to get a walk through history and even a ride in a Model T! There is also the Henry Ford Museum and the Motown museum.
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