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Bay City 2017 Membership Directory

Shopping isn’t limited to a few blocks around the square though. Today in Bay City, you can outfit an entire house with the latest furnishings and appliances bought at local shops or national chain stores. You can build, renovate or update your home with materials bought at Bay City’s hardware and building supply stores, and landscape your yard with shrubs and flowers from local nurseries. Full- service grocery stores offer everything from gourmet foods to organic produce to staples. Bay City’s drug stores sell sundries, gifts, cards, school supplies and more. Shoppers also find the latest fashions at Bay City’s department stores and boutiques, and can shop for new or pre-owned cars at automotive dealerships. The retail NMLS493828 options go on and on. In fact, there’s not much in the way of goods and services shoppers can’t find in Bay City. NATURALLY APPEALING FINANCING TEXAS FOR 100 YEARS. You will also find a wealth of natural beauty and outdoor activities in Bay City. The Colorado River flows through Bay City, and Matagorda Beach on the Gulf of Mexico is just 25 miles to the south. In between and all around Bay City are parks, waterways and other natural areas that make Bay City truly “the gateway to the great outdoors” of south Texas. Bay City Credit Office 2013 Ave. C | 979.245.4828 One way to get up close and personal with nature here is to kayak or canoe some of the many waterways that CapitalFarmCredit.com thread the area. Float down the Colorado River past quiet fields of rice and cattle grazing in the sun all the way to where the river meets the Gulf. Along Caney Creek, visitors enjoy tree-lined banks that shade the water below, offering glimpses of woodland bird species. In and among the saltwater marshes near the coast, visitors savor the solitude and enjoy the wildlife. There are five public-access areas in Matagorda County with many offering picnic sites, camping, fishing piers and group pavilions. Touring the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center (MCBNC) is great way to experience the great outdoors in Bay City. The center offers amazing eco-diversity in a compact 34-acre setting. The site was selected because it contains examples of almost every natural habitat found in the county including river, prairie, wetlands, uplands, lowlands, creeks and streams. In fact, the MCBNC contains all of the habitats occurring in Matagorda County except for beaches and salt marshes. The center borders the Colorado River to the south, offering visitors exceptional views of river birds. The MCBNC includes interpretive trails, educational kiosks, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, a constructed wetland, indoor and outdoor educational facilities, and a boat dock for tours of the Colorado River. LeTulle Park, adjacent to the nature center, is another great place for birders and is frequented by waterfowl and migrating warblers in the spring and fall. www.fullstringerrealty.com • www.fullstringerrentals.com 13


Bay City 2017 Membership Directory
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