Escanaba Michigan, The Heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Escanaba Michigan is a wonderful little (relatively big) town located in the Heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Home of the Eskymos, known for Sayklly's Chocolates, and made famous by Jeff Daniel's movie, Escanaba in da Moonlight.
Escanaba, also refered to as Esky, had been my home for over 13 years. I moved to Northern Kentucky in 2000, But visit Esky as often as I can.
Some special attractions include waterfront parks, swimming, fishing, a full service marina, historic buildings, several restaurants, and plenty of stores for shopping.
When visiting Escanaba Michigan be sure to spend some quailty time in Ludington Park.
While in the park you can play sand volleyball, tennis, or even basketball, along with a 18 station self-guided fitness circuit.
There is a very kool playground, designed by the childern of Escanaba called Harbor Hideout and was built with volunteer labor and citizen contributions. (Yes, I did volunteer my services to help build this.)
Or go out to Aronson Island and enjoy the wonderful beach on Lake Michigan. There are lifeguards on duty and a soon to be newly renovated bathhouse close by.
The Historic Sand Point Lighthouse Museum is located on the North end of the park.
Mary Terry was one of the first women Lighthouse keepers for the Great Lakes, from 1868 - 1886.
There is a green buoy visable from the shore located North of the Light House in Lake Michigan. This marks the spot of the sunken ship, Nahant. So strap on your scuba gear and dive in.
Artifacts from the Nahant can be seen in the Sand Point Lighthouse.
For more info call (906)786-3763
The rudder is located next to the Ludington Park-Delta County Museum, behind the Lighthouse.
Hours of operation are June 1st- September 1st
Across from the museum is the Archives Building
Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 1pm - 5pm or call
(906)786-3428 for appointment.
If you take a close look at this picture of the Escanaba Marina, in the back ground is the tallest building in town! Harbor Tower is a whopping 18 stories tall.
Take a drive through the Historic Downtown. Main Street, formally named Ludington Street, has many shops and sights to see.
The House of Ludington is the oldest hotel/restaurant in town. Recently renovated, it is a must see. While there, stop by and check out the state of the art Library located accross the street.
Your visit would not be complete without stopping for some good home cooking at Rosey's Diner (featured in the movie Escanaba in da Moonlight.) For your sweet tooth, stop in at Sayklly's Candies, home of the one and only Yooper bar, just across from Rosie's.
Historic Escanaba Michigan
Krussin Klassic's Fun Run
Lodging in (Escanaba area) Delta County, Michigan
Delta County Annual Events
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