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Escanaba Travel Guide, Michigan

Escanaba Travel Guide – Location

Escanaba is a small city in Delta County, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, 54 miles from Iron Mountain and100 miles from Green Bay.

Escanaba Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

This beautiful provincial city is located in the Upper Peninsula, by Little Bay de Noc on a flat terrain with an average elevation of 183m. The general landscape is dominated by Lake Michigan with its modern harbor, sandy beaches and the local lighthouse.

Due to its setting near a large water surface and low elevation, Escanaba’s climate is mild. There are four distinct seasons here with warm summers lasting from June to September and cold winters with lots of snow when the locals get the opportunity to go ice fishing on the lake.

The hydrographic network is represented by Lake Michigan and by Escanaba River that flows into the lake right near the city.

Escanaba Travel Guide – Fauna and Flora

The once forested and wild areas on the shores of the lake have diminished due to extensive agriculture and development of the city. Still small areas of prairies can be found here with their characteristic grass species and few oak trees, maples and more.

Fauna is just as affected by the human activities and is represented by the wild turkey, deer, hare, squirrels and more. Birdwatchers are a common presence in Escanaba due to the interesting bird species that found a favorable habitat here. The waters of Lake Michigan also house a wide variety of fish like the trout, whitefish, perch and more, attracting fisherman from all over the country.

Escanaba Travel Guide – Population

Escanaba has a young population of about 13.000 people most in their forties. The locals are very fond of their traditions, family and community having a crucial role in their lives.

The city has a high unemployment rate and the employed people work in wood and fish connected activities, commerce, tourism and more. The dominating religion here is the Roman Catholic followed by the Lutheran.

Escanaba Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

It is important to point out in any Escanaba travel guide that the city has an active cultural life with numerous artistic events. Such events usually take place at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, a place where one can visit different art exhibitions and admire theatre plays for both adults and children. The city also has its own band called Escanaba City Band and the Bay de Noc Choral Society performing on special occasions such as Christmas or other events throughout the year.

Escanaba Travel Guide – Transport

Escanaba is a very accessible vacation destination. The city has an airport, the Delta County Airport, offering besides regular routes, flight courses, hangar rentals and more. Tourists can also arrive here by car, which is very a good option offering you the chance to visit more of these places or by bus which operates regularly.

Within the city you can choose to travel by bus, take a taxi or rent a car from the local companies, this last option being the best for an easier transfer throughout the city and surroundings.

We must not overlook the transport by boat on the waters of Lake Michigan, so you have the option to rent a boat or take a regular ferry route which links Escanaba with other cities or tourist spots located on the shores of the lake.

Escanaba Travel Guide – Accommodation

Escanaba can be a great vacation destination for everyone offering numerous nearby tourist attractions and the unique hospitality of the locals. For a family vacation you can choose the Americas Best Value Inn, located at a main road and offering good accommodation, restaurant, free parking and meeting facilities for business travelers.

For the passionate fisherman there is again the possibility of renting a boat that offers besides all equipment necessary for fishing, good accommodation.

Escanaba Travel Guide – Festivals

Escanaba houses only one festival each year, the Waterfront Art Festival. The event takes place every summer in August gathering numerous visitors who can admire the wonderful local crafts and pieces of art.

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