Visit Escanaba Michigan Portage Point. A Wonderful Place to Come Relax and Just Take it All In
Just south of Escanaba Michigan on M35 on Portage Point road is Portage Marsh.
This is one of my favorite places to hang out. Some may ask me why. Well I am going to tell you….
I spent alot of time here when I lived in Escanaba. I was a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) when I lived here, so I really needed a place I could go to relax, and this was it.
Here you can enjoy all the wetland habitat you can think of. There is Lake Michigan, creeks, marsh, wet meadow, and swamp shrubs that attract ducks, shorebirds, wading birds, gulls, terns, rails, fur-bearing mammals, frogs, and turtles.
There is a path to get to Lake Michigan and, as I found out, if it rains alot it gets really wet. Then again it is a marsh.
On my last trip to Escanaba Michigan, I took Raeann (my youngest daughter,) Amber (my niece,) Aaron (my nephew,) and Nancy (my sister,) to visit Portage Point.
Well not even thinking that it had rained for a few days. we got there and the two girls ran off ahead.
They headed right into the marsh where I had told them the path to the lake was. There were a few somewhat well hmmm... very wet spots. The girls figured if they ran, all would be good. Well they got thru the first two fine, but the last one, Raeann lost both her shoes in the middle of the puddle (so to speak). Nancy, Aaron, and I were laughing so hard that I could not go in to get her shoes. Amber was on the other side with Raeann and she had my camera so I was not able to capture this funny event. Raeann did not find it too funny but we did continue on our way.
We did not see to much going on around us. I was busy watching the girls, being girls. Nancy and Aaron were following behind me. All of a sudden Nancy yelled to me so I turned around and to my surprise I had walked right past this big Turtle.
He seemed to just be laying there sunning himself and did not mind us taking pictures of him.
We finally made it to Lake Michigan and eventually made it back to our car, with very little complaining from the kids.
Escanaba Michigan Portage Point sure was a very fun adventure for the Kids and us.
Portions of Portage Point are open to the public for hunting and fishing. Contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for dates and locations (906)786-2351 or visit their website for further information.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Fowl hunting and furbearer trapping are popular in the marsh.
There are no developed boat ramps here but small boats and canoes can be launched into Portage Bay.
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