Escanaba is in Delta County (of which it is the county seat), and in the Northern Region. This community is located east of Iron Mountain between Menominee and Rapid River along US Highway 2 on the banks of the Escanaba River near Little Bay De Noc and Lake Michigan. Also located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula region.
This town comes from the Chippewa word "Escanowba," meaning "flat rock", the name refers to the flat bed of rock in the "rushing Escanowba" River.
Escanaba's economic support is produced from iron ore shipping, taconite stockpiling, paper products manufacturing, wood products, packaging materials and engine re-building. Tourism, especially in the area of fishing and water sports, is also a large factor.
History Delta County Historical Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Bay View Motel | Golden Host Motor Inn |
Shopping Kathy's Gifts and Treasures | Victorian Gift House |
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08/09 Coming to The area
Finnfest USA Hancock MI June19-23 FinnFest USA is a festival with strong academic, cultural, and commerce components presenting Finnish and Finnish American culture and heritage.
National Cherry Festival Traverse City MI June29-July6 The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable.
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Charlevoix MI July20-27 What began as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.
Ishpeming's Italian Fest Ishpeming MI July27 Visitors can once again enjoy homemade Italian food cooked by the Valela sisters (Teresa Bertucci, Catherine Carlson, Clara Joseph and Mary Jacobson). In addition, various vendors will be serving cudighis, Italian sandwiches, hot dogs, sno cones, ice cream novelties and much more.