Escanaba MI (Michigan, Lake Michigan)
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Escanaba (aka Esky) is a Lake Michigan port and city in Michigan USA (Delta County) located on Little Bay de Noc (which opens into Green Bay). By population (around 13,000) Escanaba is Upper Peninsula's 3rd-largest - following Marquette and Sault Ste Marie. Escanaba Township (to the north) is a separate settlement/administratively autonomous. The city is named after Escanaba River (length 52 mi / 84 km) which empties into Lake Michigan via Little Bay de Noc/Green Bay.
In February 2023, AQV-American Queen Voyages announced that Escanaba MI will be included in AQV's 2023 schedule (starting in May) as an exclusive port visited on select Great Lakes voyages operated by the ships Ocean Navigator and Ocean Voyager. Thus, AQV established/inaugurated Escanaba's cruise shipping tourism.
As cruise shore excursions from Escanaba, AQV partnered with local businesses to offer guided bus tours to the shopping district (Farmer's Market), museums (Sand Point Lighthouse & Delta County Historical Museum, William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, U.P. Steam & Gas Engine Museum) as well as to the famous candy store Sayklly's Confectionery & Gifts.
For the cruise tourists are organized water activities in Bay de Noc (sports fishing, boating, sailing, and kayaking launched from the Marina dock), as well as recreational land activities (trailing/hiking and biking tours) in Escanaba's nature parks (Ludington Park, Pioneer Trail Park, Veterans Park, Bike Path, Hiawatha National Forest, Days River Nature Pathway).
Escanaba is served by Delta County Airport located approx 2 mi (4 km) southwest of downtown/CBD. Regularly scheduled daily flights (by Delta Connection/Delta Air Lines) link to Detroit (Michigan) and Minneapolis-St Paul (Minnesota).