DescriptionThe logging industry's hunger for the seemingly inexhaustible stands of Upper Peninsula pine spurred the establishment of Escanaba in the early 1800s. Its excellent deepwater harbor at the mouth of the Escanaba River on Little Bay de Noc also attracted the attention of the various iron enterprises; therefore, the town continued to flourish once the virgin forests were depleted.
Second-growth forests are the basis for paper and lumber industries. The only ore port on Lake Michigan, Escanaba still ships several million tons of iron ore every year. North of town lies Hiawatha National Forest.
An especially scenic highway is the section of US 2 that extends 143 miles—about 50 of them along the Lake Michigan shore—between Escanaba and St. Ignace..
InfoOfficeBays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau 230 Ludington St. ESCANABA, MI 49829. Phone:(906)789-7862 or (800)533-4386
Attraction PlaceHoldersDelta County Historical Museum