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Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in Escanaba’s Antique Village

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in Escanaba’s Antique Village, Dec. 3 & 4. Sing carols, ride in a festive wagon and find heart-warming gifts.

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Find unique gifts while Christmas shopping in Escanaba

We’re giving you the inside scoop on every type of present you can get while Christmas shopping in Escanaba!

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Late Fall Walleye Fishing

Late fall fishing in Escanaba — trophy walleye are biting near the shores of the Bays de Noc. Here are tips on where to wet your line.

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Leigh’s Garden Winery passes the cork to new owners

We sat down with the new owners of Leigh's Garden Winery to learn what that led them to this career move and what plans they have in store for the business.

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Lighthouse Escanaba Fall

Look beyond the falling leaves — here's why to visit the Bays in late fall

One of the main reasons to visit Escanaba this time of year is the stop-in-your-tracks leaf show along Delta County’s trails and roadways.

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Fall Color

Your guide to fall family fun in the Bays

Autumn has a special place in our hearts in the Bays de Noc area — the pleasantly warm days and cooler nights drench our hardwood forests in spectacular sunny oranges, reds, and coppery browns.

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Come hungry for simply the best home-cooked Swedish and American dishes

The Swedish Pantry, located at 819 Ludington St. in Escanaba’s historic downtown, knows a secret many restaurants miss. Crack open the front door and we dare you to walk away. The aroma of fresh-baked cardamom bread frosted with or without almonds, yeasty white loaves, lemon poppy seed and carrot muffins, Hershey’s chocolate and oatmeal cookies, and so much more will lure you inside like the flute of the Pied Piper. You can’t help but take a deeper whiff as you enter the bakery.

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Highland Golf Club

Highland Golf Club: the friendliest public golf club by the Bays

When nationally-acclaimed high school athletic director Fred Smith retired, one of his first goals was to play every golf course in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. So we asked him, what’s the friendliest course he’s found in his journeys from Ironwood to Drummond Island?

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Fall Color Tour

Where to capture the best fall photos in the Bays de Noc

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is renowned for its fall color. The Escanaba area is no exception. It is proudly home to a variety of wonderful fall color destinations and is perfect for nature, landscape and portrait photography.

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Fall Golf

Take your fall color tour on some of the top-ranked links in Michigan.

Whether you are a scratch golfer or just learning to play the links, golfing in the Escanaba area is both exhilarating and relaxing. Sweetgrass Golf Club is in Michigan’s top 20 based on Golfweek’s and GOLF Magazine’s rigorous reviews and several other area courses get high marks from U.P.-destination golfers.

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Gladstone Beach

Use this weather tool before going out on the water

We’re making it easier and safer than ever to get out into the Bays de Noc! Now water recreationists can learn about live wind conditions and water temperature in Gladstone Harbor with the weather bug tool.

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U.P. State Fair

Ace your U.P. State Fair experience with these insider tips

If mouthwatering fair food, thrilling rides and captivating grandstand events are your ideas of a good time, then Escanaba is the place to be Aug. 16-22. The U.P. State Fair is just around the corner!

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Fill your tackle box with locally made lures

One of the best perks to fishing the Bays de Noc is that not only do we have abundant fish and waters to find them in, but we have locally made lures to increase your chances of reeling in a trophy-sized catch, too!

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Have a wheelchair, walker, cane or mobility challenge? Find hours of vacation fun in and around Escanaba!

The Bays de Noc area welcomes everyone and makes it as easy as possible for you to join in on our barrier-free fun. Admittedly, once the snow falls, our outside recreation does present some mobility limitations, but you will quickly discover we have lots of entertaining wheelchair-accessible places to explore year-round indoors.

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Have a legen-dairy National Ice Cream Day celebration in the Bays de Noc

Here’s the scoop — Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day! The forecast is looking like a 100% chance of rainbow sprinkles, so here are the best places in the Bays to celebrate.

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Splash, swim, paddle, picnic: It’s beach time on the Bays!

Since Delta County boasts the most freshwater coastline in the Upper Peninsula, our go-to beaches are some of the most gorgeous destinations from sunrise to painted-sky sunset.

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Farmers Market

Bays de Noc Farmers Markets – Fresh, delicious and ready-to-eat

When it comes to deeply satisfying farm- or coop-to-table foods, nothing compares to the bushels of goodness you’ll find at the Escanaba-area farmers markets.

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Spend a day along a shoreline of activities at Ludington Park 

If you’re looking for a lot of activity in one spot, Ludington Park in Escanaba can keep you itinerary hopping for hours.

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Calling all dogs: Bring your owners to the Bays de Noc!

Leaving your best friend behind at the kennel or in an empty house when you go on vacation is hard. Sometimes, you just wish you could take them along, too.

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Explore this time capsule of limestone cliffs, millennium-old trees and iron smelting history

Tucked into Snail Shell Harbor on the east coast of Big Bay de Noc, visitors will find the entrance to Fayette Historic State Park. It doubles as a time machine.

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300+ reasons to bird-watch in Delta County

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Walleyes Choice Guide Service

Wet your lines in the U.P.’s Walleye Capital starting May 15

Start reeling in the big ones! May 15 is opening day for walleye fishing season, and there’s no better place for anglers to spend it than one of the best walleye fishing destinations — the Little and Big Bays de Noc.

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This is our story … as ancient as our limestone bluffs

There is a story by the Bays de Noc as old as the limestone bluffs, as steadfast as our cedars and as enduring as our first Ojibwa families who called their village Escanaba.

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The Top 10 Trout Fishing Destinations in Michigan

If you are looking for the best trout fishing destinations in Michigan, you have come to the right place.

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How to be a Yooper for the Day in the Escanaba Area

Welcome to the Upper Peninsula! You’ve made it over the bridge, and now you’re in Yooper territory. If you’re not from Michigan, you might be wondering, “what is a yooper?”

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Staying Warm with Active Winters

Scott Lawrence talks about the many ways to enjoy the winter weather in the Upper Peninsula.

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The Ultimate Yooper Holiday Gift Guide

Find the perfect holiday gift from artisan shops in the Escanaba area.

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Swedish Pantry Inc

Sweden by the Bite

Learn about the Swedish Pantry, one of the more eclectic restaurants in the downtown Escanaba.

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Mi Playground Review of Fayette Historic State Park

Join Digital Creator and Michigan Travel enthusiast, Andy as he makes a stop at Fayette Historic State Park in the fall!

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The Story behind the 150-year-old church in Escanaba

Learn the story behind the unique architecture and history of this 150-year-old church located in Escanaba.

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Guest Post: 5 Reasons Why You Need a Beach Vacation in Escanaba, MI

In Escanaba, Michigan’s many beaches, you get to do all that and more! Still not convinced? In this article, we list down 5 reasons why you need a beach vacation in this little known yet wonderful city.

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aerial view of Fayette Historic Townsite

The History of an Iron Smelting Town

In the little historic townsite of Fayette tucked along Snail Shell Harbor, there are some nineteen structures that stand. They are what is left behind of time when the cost of a suit was $17, profitable employment was rare, and many children sacrificed their education to help out at home.

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Locals Pick: The Best Parks in Bays de Noc

A local's top pick of parks in the Bay de Noc area.

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Your summer guide to making golf more fun

This summer, Visit Escanaba and watch the best golf live!

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Guide to Your Ideal Beach

Here is a guide to finding your next sandy spot by the waves. From hidden beaches to ones featuring a lighthouse, the Bays’ de Noc has it all.

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Experience Life Outdoors In Escanaba, Michigan

How To Pack Lightly For Your Hiking Adventures

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Hunter Point Fall

Fall Color is Here! Come See it!

Learn what fun fall things there are to do in the Escanaba area.

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5 Things to Buy in Escanaba, Michigan

We’ve scoured the city and found these five must-have items that we recommend picking up during your visit to Escanaba.

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12 ways to make your holidays merrier

Here are 12 ways to get you in the holiday spirit in the Bays de Noc area.

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Disc Golf: Crashing chains on the Bay

One of the newer additions to the outdoor sports scene, disc golf, is soaring in the Upper Peninsula

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Escanaba is a must stop for any and all boaters on Lake Michigan

Whether you are looking to plan a month long tour of Lake Michigan or just a quick weekend getaway, Escanaba is the perfect destination.

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A Road Trip Worth the Memories in Escanaba, Michigan

Hear what a guest writer has to say about destinations on a road trip to Escanaba, MI.

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