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Escanaba is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and is the county seat for Delta County. As of the 2000 census, the town had a population of 13,140 residents. There is also Escanaba Township, and both are named for the Escanaba River, which flows into the Little Bay de Noc of Lake Michigan, just north of the city. Escanaba, which roughly translates from the native word for "flat rock," began as a port town in the mid-to-late 1800s. It gained importance during the Civil War as a shipping point for iron ore and copper. With its location on Little Bay de Noc on the northern edge of Lake Michigan, it still serves as an important shipping point for lumber, copper and iron ore to other Great Lakes ports - especially Chicago. Escanaba is also known as home to the Upper Peninsula State Fair and it offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking, sight seeing and more. Escanaba's beautiful Ludington Park is the site of many summertime events, including art and music festivals and a special 4th of July celebration. The park also offers a sandy beach for swimming, picnic areas and a large playground, a band shell for live music, a harbor and boat launch.

Surrounding areas: Gladstone, Michigan (7.7 mi), Rapid River, Michigan (14.3 mi), Cedar River, Michigan (27.0 mi)

Escanaba Vacation Rentals

Escanaba Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Suites3600 Ludington StEscanaba, MI (906) 786-9630
Days Inn2603 N Lincoln RdEscanaba, MI (906) 789-1200
Econo Lodge921 N Lincoln RdEscanaba, MI (906) 789-1066
Escanaba Super 82415 N Lincoln RdEscanaba, MI (906) 786-1000
Terrace Bay Inn7146 P RdGladstone, MI4.5 mi.(906) 786-7554
All Seasons Motel9911 Hwy 2Rapid River, MI13.4 mi.(906) 474-6062

Escanaba Weather & Climate

During late autumn and winter, cold arctic air sweeps across the Great Lakes, and can bring locally heavy snow, known as "snow squalls." Often, while squalls hit one area, blue skies will prevail just a short distance away. Lake effect snowfall contributes between 30% and 50% of the annual snowfall on the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. In summer, the cooling lake breezes have a positive effect on the climate, keeping it from becoming too hot and uncomfortable. Spring and summer in northern Michigan experiences precipitation in the form of rain showers and thunderstorms. Autumn is sunny with mild days and cool nights - too cold for swimming, but just right for other activities such as fall color tours, antiquing, golfing, and exploring the countryside.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 25°F 7°F 1.44 in. -
February 27°F 7°F 0.95 in. -
March 35°F 17°F 1.87 in. -
April 46°F 30°F 1.95 in. -
May 59°F 42°F 2.74 in. -
June 70°F 51°F 3.02 in. -
July 76°F 57°F 3.36 in. -
August 74°F 56°F 3.52 in. -
September 66°F 48°F 3.20 in. -
October 54°F 38°F 2.49 in. -
November 41°F 27°F 2.53 in. -
December 30°F 14°F 1.46 in. -

Escanaba Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Delta County airport (ESC) located about 2 miles southwest of Escanaba, the Sawyer International airport (SAW) located approximately 44 miles northwest of Escanaba in Marquette, Michigan, the Ford airport (IMT) located roughly 50 miles west of Escanaba in Iron Mountain Kingsford, Michigan, and finally the Menominee Marinette Twin County airport (MNM) located around 51 miles southwest of Escanaba in Menominee, Michigan.

Escanaba Attractions

Golf Courses
Country Meadows Golf CourseEscanabaMI 
Escanaba Country ClubEscanabaMI 
Highland Golf ClubEscanabaMI 
Gladstone Golf CourseGladstoneMI7.5 mi.
Irish Oaks Golf CourseGladstoneMI7.5 mi.
Terrace Bluff Golf ClubGladstoneMI7.5 mi.
Nahma Golf CourseNahmaMI20.6 mi.
TriValley Golf & Country ClubGardenMI24.9 mi.
Deer Run Golf Course & ResortWashington IslandWI26.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Pine MountainIron MountainMI48.5 mi.
Marquette MountainMarquetteMI57.4 mi.
The Homestead ResortGlen ArborMI78.6 mi.
Ski BruleIron RiverMI79.5 mi.
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI87.5 mi.
Crystal MountainThompsonvilleMI100.7 mi.
Nubs NobHarbor SpringsMI102.5 mi.
Shanty CreekBellaireMI104.4 mi.
Boyne USA ResortsBoyne FallsMI111.5 mi.
State Parks
Rock Island State ParkWI26.2 mi. 
J W Wells State ParkMI28.1 mi. 
Newport State ParkWI35.1 mi. 
Indian Lake State ParkMI37.8 mi. 
Palms Book State ParkMI38.2 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Eastern Wisconsin ZooGreen BayWI96.7 mi.

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