Go for a hike! The good thing about Saginaw is its many parks. Shiawasee is the biggest of them all. The trail is clean, and it extends for a long time. If you go early in the morning or at dusk, you can see the deer. Its never usually crowded. The trails are scenic and relaxing. They have trails for bikers too.
Ojibway park is about the only park I've seen in Saginaw. Joggers, families, and couples like to head out there when the weather is nice. Its pretty decent in size, with a pretty view of the river. Down the street from this park is a Japanese Teahouse and Garden. Some community events are held here from time to time. Best of all, its free.
In the nearby Teahouse you can get a tour and some snacks and tea for just 3 dollars per person. The garden is free to walk around.
As Michigan is so big...there really isn't much in the way of public transport (from what I could see anyway)...
Still, it was fun (if rather environmentally unfriendly), to drive around in some enormous cars which easily fitted in the whole gang.
Pictured here, the enormous tank-sized Hummer tha we borrowed. I can tell you, it was not easy to climb in and out of! It was great in the way it kept the Small (and not so small!) People amused on long journeys, with the DVD's in the back of the seats etc...I also rather liked the fact it could heat up and give you warm seats before you got in - Much needed in Michigan winters! (I should point out that the Father-in-laws pick up truck also heats your seat before the Father-in-law complains he he ).
I actually preferred the pick up truck (also pictured).
Wouldn't mind one of those myself, although not very practical for Brighton parking!