Escanaba is home to Delta County, a region that encompasses Bark River, Gladstone, Rapid River, Nahma and Garden; A Lake Michigan coastal paradise, Its 211 miles of varied shoreline is the most of any county in the continental U.S. Beautiful beaches, trails and stunning limestone cliffs along Big and Little Bays de Noc offer spectacular sightseeing by foot, bike or kayak.
While you’re here, reel in trophy-sized fish from sparkling streams, inland lakes ankd the great waters. Explore over 30 sunken ships in their offshore resting grounds. Find your groove in our live music performances. Walk through history in our ghost town and museums. Sample locally crafted wines and beers. Find your favorite things in our local shops and eateries. And return often for more memories.
A few of our favorite things to see and do in Escanaba
Four Season Trail System
Delta County’s four cross-country ski trails provide spring, summer and fall opportunities for hikers and bikers. The courses range from beginner to expert, covering all ends of the county and offering great scenery from rolling hills, steep slopes, and beautifully wooded areas.
The Bays de Noc area is nestled in the north woods, along 211 miles of varied shoreline, the most of any county in the continental U.S. Carefully managed and protected throughout the years, the Bays de Noc have emerged as one of the best freshwater fishing locations in the United States.
The Museum officially opened on May 25, 1956 and quickly filled with artifacts and heirlooms portraying the rich history of Delta County and its people. Over the past fifty-plus years, the Delta County Historical Society has collected a wide array of objects of historical significance, all from the generous donations of the citizens of our county.
Through renovations and additions, the Delta County Historical Museum has changed quite a bit over the years, but one thing has remained constant: the museum will continue to do its best to preserve the history of Delta County for future generations. Exhibits at the Delta County Historical Museum portray many areas of our history, including: logging, shipping, the railroad industry, military, history, Native American culture, surveying, sports, history, fishing, local business history, and much more!
The grounds where the lighthouse once resided is a park that comes to life every spring with the blooming of the lilac bushes. The park is complete with an interpretive geological trail, signs explaining the history of the lighthouse, and plaques discussing the Monarch Butterflies that migrate through the area every fall. Visitors can still climb the wrought iron spiral staircase to the top and enjoy panoramic views and the clean breezes of Big and Little Bays de Noc.
Parks and Recreation
Delta County has a number of family friendly parks. All are perfect for either relaxing in the sun, or playing with your children on the playground.