Lodging, Businesses, and Visitor Information
Escanaba and Gladstone,
The towns of Escanaba and Gladstone are harbor towns located along the shores of Lake Michigan on Little Bay de Noc in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Enjoy beautiful waterfront parks, swimming beaches, outstanding fishing, full service marinas, interesting places to visit, historic buildings, museums, fine restaurants, shopping, and great recreational opportunities.
Family Fun Park is a wonderful spot for the whole family to try out our fun activities. Drive a Go-Kart on our banked track or cool off on a Kamikaze Bumper Boat ride in our pool. We offer Adventure Golf with waterfalls and other hazards, Batting Cages for batting practice in a netted area with pitching machines, and Bank-Shot Basketball. Lots of fun for everyone. Open at noon during the summer months. Located just 2 blocks from Highways US-2 & US-41. Family Fun Park, 2929 3rd Ave. North, Escanaba, MI 49829. Phone: (906) 789-9386
Hospital: OSF St. Francis Hospital, 3401 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829. Phone: 906-786-3311
The Markell Company: Roofing: Commercial & Residential; Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication; Commercial Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning; Commercial Kitchen Hoods; Dust and Fume Exhaust Systems; and Brick Restoration & Waterproofing for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin at The Markell Company, 1227 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Iron Mountain, MI. Phone (906) 774-0240 or Toll Free: 1-888-799-0240.
Rafting at Piers Gorge and the Sturgeon River with Northwoods Adventures in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Located at the corner of M-95 & US-2 on the north side of Iron Mountain, Northwoods Adventures offers several rafting trips daily. Experienced rafting guides. All equipment provided. Call to schedule a thrilling ride down these exciting rapids. Northwoods Adventures Rafting Outfitter, N4017 US Highway 2, Iron Mountain, MI 40901. Phone: 906-563-5450
Rivers North Guided Fly Fishing Adventures with licensed fishing guide Captain Brad Petzke. Fly fish in remote and secluded rivers or lakes for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead. Atlantic Salmon, and Pacific Salmon. Quality equipment supplied. Guided trips for all levels of experience. Rivers North Guide Service, P. O. Box 371, Marquette, MI 49885. Phone: (906) 458-8125
State Wide Real Estate of Escanaba. Phone: 906-786-1308 or toll free: 800-900-0777. Experienced professional realtors since 1958 offering residential, acreage, vacant land, waterfront property on inland lakes, streams, and little By de Noc, income property, commercial, and recreational property in Delta County and the surrounding area. Only office in Escanaba offering Virtual tours. Need land? We offer exclusive corporate land representation of thousands of acres of land for sale. Sellers, our helpful professional staff will handle all the details and assist you in selling your property.
New Listing: George Potvin Knife Maker and Blacksmith, located at Ten Mile Creek Forge, Pottery, Lighting, and Irish/Celtic Gift Shop in Bark River, Michigan, offers completely handmade hunting knives with sheaths. George creates several patterns of Damascus, also utilizing titanium and other high carbon steel for blades. Classes, custom work, hand-scrimshaw, repairs and sharpening available. The Gift Shop offers a surprising array of creative and beautiful gifts, many created by 30 juried local artists and some from around the world. Choose from pottery, paintings, photography, stone lampshades, jewelry, glass items, local jams and maple syrup, plus much MORE. You will be pleasantly surprised visiting this very unique and beautiful Upper Peninsula Gallery and Shop! Ten Mile Creek Forge and Gift Shop, 1691 17th Road, Bark River, MI 49807. Phone: 906 466-2276
Threefold Vine Winery has relocated to Menominee County in the southern Upper Peninsula. Wine made from grapes grown in the Upper Peninsula? Yes, right at the Threefold Vine Winery in Stephenson, Michigan. Our Tasting Room at the Winery offers grape (from our vineyard) apple, honey, and various fruit wines. The Green family invites you to visit our winery, see how the wine is produced, and sample our exciting new wines. The Winery and Tasting Room is located in the historic bank building at S232 Menominee Street, Stephenson, MI 49887, one block west of Highway US-41. Phone: 906-753-6000
The Village Artisans of Garden is a delightful Art Gallery filled with fine arts and crafts created by Upper Peninsula Artists. Enjoy the beautiful paintings, photography, pottery, weaving, jewelry, fabrics, metal creations, wood turning, baskets, glass blowing, stained glass, home made jams, interesting books, plus much more. The Garden Art Gallery is open daily from Mid-May through Mid-October. Located between Escanaba and Manistique, 8 miles south of US-2. Turn south at Garden Corners on Highway M-183 to the town of Garden, Michigan. Phone 906-644-2025.
Escanaba was founded in the mid 1800's along the shores of Lake Michigan and was an important rail and shipping center for lumber and iron ore. Ships can often be seen in port loading and unloading their cargo.
Iron ore (taconite) from the Tilden and Empire Mines near Negaunee is loaded on the Mesabi Miner (photo of left), one of the 1000' ore boats sailing the Great Lakes.
William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 1st Avenue South, Escanaba, MI 49829. Phone: (906) 786-3833. Gallery open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun 1-4.
Drive east on Ludington Street and you will Ludington Park, the Delta County Historical Museum, and the Sand Point Lighthouse. Ludington Park offers a beautiful parkway with a harbor, sand swimming beach with bathhouse, playground, band shell, tennis courts, full service marina, tennis courts, and 5 miles of paved pathways for walking and biking. Shopping and fine restaurants are nearby.
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