Family Fun

A trip to Delta County is sure to win over the entire family!  We have all the quick insights to best equip you for your family vacation in any season. See you and the family soon!

Summer

Beaches

Our beaches are the perfect way to spend the day swimming or relaxing. There are many beaches in the Bays de Noc area, some busier than others. If you’re looking for more to do, Gladstone Beach and Escanaba Beach have parks nearby for the kids and lifeguards on duty. Gladstone also has a slide in the water for all kids at heart. Looking for more privacy? Head to the hidden beaches by Ford River Boat Launch or to the shores of Portage Point outside of Escanaba. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Bike Rentals

Visit the Escanaba Marina to pick up free yellow bikes for you and the family to ride around for the day! That’s right. Free! Check out Ludington Park in Escanaba or head downtown to explore local shops.

Fishing 

Check out our Fishing page to get an idea of what it is like in our area. You will not be disappointed, and it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy the scenery. There are several fishing guides ready to show beginners their newest favorite hobby or experts the best fishing spots. Fish on!

State Parks 

Fayette Historic State Park is a great way to spend the day reliving a historic townsite. If you’re a Michigan resident, you can buy your recreation passport through the secretary when renewing your license for $12. Wells State Park is also another great destination with camping, hiking, and abundant beaches. 

Camping 

Check out our Camping page to find your next campsite tailored to the experience you’re wanting. Insider tip: Pioneer Trail Park has modern amenities and hook-ups closer to town. J.W. Wells State Park has rustic cabins for rent and campsites available, and Haymeadow Creek Falls Trail is more for the backpack camper. Our page offers info on all the campgrounds in Delta County!

Sunflower Field

Hall Farms Sunflower Field in Rock Michigan is a hidden gem for the family. You can walk among acres of bloomed sunflower fields, and the owners are kind enough to let people in at no cost, although donations are greatly appreciated. This spot is perfect for the photographer in the family or better yet paints the ideal scene for your family Christmas card. 

U.P. State Fair

The U.P. State Fair is an annual summer event that just keeps growing in numbers. There are a ton of different activities for the family, such as concerts, animal exhibits, a car show, and a carnival. Each year new events are offered. Tip: you can camp at the fairgrounds to be close to the action, and if you buy a weekly pass, you can save some cash. Also, kids 5 and under are free.

Winter 

Tubing

Catch some speed riding a tube down The Gladstone Ski Hill. Spend the day watching the kids have fun trying out each track.  Hang-out in the warming hut with a bonfire nearby or you can take part in the action. Link-up tubes and hit the hill as one single unit; they also have a return lift to get you back to the top. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked. 

Snowshoe Rentals

Tired of being cooped up inside? Take the family to one of our many snowshoe trails in the Upper Peninsula.  The Escanaba Civic Center offers free snowshoe rentals for 24 hours, so no trail is left untouched. This is an excellent opportunity to get out and enjoy the winter months.

Eben Ice Caves

The Eben Ice Caves are a unique experience for the family. Walk-in and between these huge ice sicles! This land is private but is open to the public. Ice cleats or snowshoes are highly recommended. 

Ice Fishing

If you’re new to ice fishing, it is an unforgettable way to spend the day and a memory the kiddos won’t forget. Check out our Fishing Page to learn everything you need to know for a safe and fun experience. Ice Fishing guides are a great option to increase your likelihood of a catch. 

Photo by: @findingfish906

Ice Skating

The Wells Sports Complex in Escanaba offers open skating with rentals that will fit each size of feet in the family! Open skate is $5, and rentals are also $5. Check their Facebook page to make sure what days open skate is available. 

Ice Races

This is family entertainment that you simply can’t get on television. Watch as bikes, quads, and side by side race around on the ice. It’s also perfect for a family-friendly budget with only a  $5 donation fee. Happening every Sunday in the winter at 1 p.m.

Fall

Corn Mazes

Challenge your family to a corn maze this fall. Delta County has multiple mazes to choose from and gorgeous sunflower farms still in bloom. Check out our link to see what corn mazes are nearby.

Farmers Market

Explore one of our three farmers markets. These farmer markets offer a wide variety of veggies and fruits and baked goods. It’s a great opportunity to get a better sense of the area and what it has to offer! 

Fall Color Tour

We love fall. There is no shame in taking a day to drive around and enjoy the fall colors. Check out our Fall Color Tour page to get some ideas of routes you want to take to see the most colors!

Monarch Butterflies

Not everyone knows that Delta County is home to one of the best viewing spots for the Monarch Butterfly Migration. This is a free activity and something that not everyone gets to see. Click on this link to see where to go to for the best viewing.

Spring

Maple Syrup Tapping

If you want an educational experience for your kids during late winter and spring, look no further. Learn how maple syrup is made in real-time. Visit the Olson Bros. Sugar Bush in Bark River to try tapping a tree for yourself or watch how to make 100% natural maple syrup. This is a great way to keep the kids entertained while teaching them how much work goes into the things they enjoy daily. 

Museums

Tour Delta counties museums. Dive deep into Delta County History at the Delta County Historical Society Museum. Is the family a fan of the outdoors? The Webster Marbles: Inventing the Outdoors Museum is a must-see. The William Bonifas Arts Center features a galley and often has exhibits available for viewing. 

Putt-Putt Golf

The UPutt Family Fun Center, located in Escanaba, offers a black light mini-golf course that is themed after each of the Upper Peninsula’s seasons. They also have an arcade featuring skee ball, air hockey,  and basketball. Plus, budget-friendly snacks!

Bowling

The Bowl-a-Rama in Escanaba is another fun spot for the family to visit. This retro bowling alley includes an arcade, grill, and adult bar. Tip: If you check their Facebook Page you can catch some pretty good deals such as $1 bowling night.

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Gladstone, MI 49837 US

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Rapid River, MI 49878 US

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Palms Book is a rewarding side trip for the vacationer touring the Upper Peninsula, for here can be seen one of Mich ...
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4785 II Road
Garden, MI 49835 US

Phone: (906) 644-2603
Region: Garden Peninsula
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Once a bustling industrial community that manufactured iron ore between 1867 and 1891, this well preserved museum vi ...
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900 North Bluff Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837 US

Phone: (906) 428-9130
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37 Michigan Avenue
Gladstone, MI 49837 US

Phone: (906) 428-1211
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Located along the beautiful shores of Little Bay de Noc, Lake Michigan, Gladstone Bay Campground offers many of the ...
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Bark River, MI 49807 US

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Located 20 miles south of Escanaba on M-35, Fuller Park is 82 acres, featuring a beach side picnic area, and lakefro ...
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8181 U.S. 2
Rapid River, MI 49878 US

Phone: (906) 474-6442
Region: Rapid River
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Rapid River, MI 49878 US

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17.36 miles - Biking/ Hiking/ Running/ Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing
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Rapid River, MI 49878 US

Phone: (877) 444-6777
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Little Bay de Noc Campground has 36 single and 2 group sites, picnic area, swimming beach, 3 hiking trails and boat ...
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Escanaba, MI 49829 US

Phone: (906) 786-2351
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Cedar River, MI 49887 US

Phone: (906) 863-9747
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Wells State Park includes 678 acres, a three-mile sandy beach shoreline for swimming, large picnic area, a modern ca ...
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16 Water Plant Road
Escanaba, MI 49829 US

Phone: (906) 789-6790
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16 Water Plant Road
Escanaba, MI 49829 US

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The Sand Point Lighthouse and Historical Complex is at the end of Ludington Street and across the street from the Es ...
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Rapid River, MI 49878 US

Region: Rapid River
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Escanaba, MI 49829 US

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1224 Lake Shore Dr
Gladstone, MI 49837 US

Region: Gladstone
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2805 N Lincoln Rd
Escanaba, MI 49829 US

Phone: (906) 233-7733
E-Mail Address: contactuputt@gmail.com
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A family friendly fun zone with putt-putt, an arcade, and affordable food.
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596 County Road 400
Bark River, MI US

Region: Bark River
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U.P. made maple syrup
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700 1st Ave S
Escanaba, MI US

Phone: (906) 786-3833
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Art, Music, and more!
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10491 S Main St
Rapid River, MI US

Phone: (906) 399-1572
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Ritch B's Rapid River REcycle/REsource & Found Object Sculpture Emporium & Beercan Fish Factory
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6367 State St
Garden, MI US

Phone: (906) 644-2025
Region: Garden Peninsula
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Local Arts and Crafts Gallery
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2702 16.5 Road
Escanaba, MI US

Phone: (906) 786-9084
Region: Escanaba
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A "you pick" berry farm!
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7772 County 426 M.5 Road
Gladstone, MI US

Phone: (906) 241-7100
Region: Gladstone
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A berry farm!
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N 48th street
Escanaba, MI US

Region: Escanaba
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25.5 miles - ORV/ Snowmobiling/ Mountain Biking/ Walking/ Horse Riding/ Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing
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Gladstone, MI US

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Gladstone, MI US

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2.2 miles - Biking/ Hiking/ Walking/ Snowshoeing/ Birding
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483 County Road
Garden, MI US

Phone: (906) 644-2603
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Bath House Rd
Escanaba, MI US

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Fun for all ages!
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1224 Lake Shore Dr
Gladstone, MI US

Region: Gladstone
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A sunny beach with tiki umbrellas for shade.
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Bark River, MI US

Region: Bark River

A secluded beach with great fishing.
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Nahma, MI US

Region: Nahma

A great beach to relax on.
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Escanaba, MI US

Region: Escanaba

A beach with a view!
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Garden, MI US

Region: Garden Peninsula

Drive down the Garden Peninsula to this sandy retreat!
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Garden, MI US

Phone: (906) 644-2603
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Look out at the distant islands from this large sandy beach.
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2623 St. Nicholas 31st.
Rock, MI US

Phone: (906) 359-4818
Region: Big Bay de Noc Area
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While sunflowers are in bloom they're open from 10 AM to sunset.
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2510 1st Ave N # 1
Escanaba, MI US

Phone: (906) 786-6500
Region: Escanaba
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A bowling alley for everyone!
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3474 Saint Nicholas Road
Rock, MI US

Phone: (906) 359-4825
Region: Big Bay de Noc Area
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A fun corn maze and pumpkin patch!
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Rapid River, MI US

Region: Rapid River
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1 mile - Biking/ Walking/ Running/ Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing/ ORV
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N 15891 Co Rd 551
Harris, MI US

Phone: (906) 466-2222
Region: Big Bay de Noc Area
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Spend the day with your family at this corn maze!
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County Road 400
Bark River, MI US

Phone: (906) 466-9006
Region: Bark River
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Petting farm, corn maze, and hay ride right off the ORV trail!
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4641 21st Road
Cornell, MI US

Phone: (906) 399-1628
Region: Big Bay de Noc Area
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Pet the animals, ride the hay ride, and try their mazes!
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8463 North 75
Gladstone, MI US

Phone: (906) 428-2583
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Meditation style of yoga, breath therapy, holistic health.
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612 S 8th St
Escanaba, MI US

Phone: (906) 241-9554
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Classes are for students brand new to yoga as well as students comfortable with their practice.
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1310 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI US

Phone: (906) 399-0255
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Yoga, personal wellness, and adventure retreats.
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Escanaba, MI US

Phone: (517) 485-6022
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45 miles - best fit for snowmobiling in the winter.
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Escanaba, MI US

Region: Escanaba
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38 miles - trail in the forest with camping available, ideal for the summer months.
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27 miles - trail with two main loops and a side trail.
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2413 Rd
Rapid River, MI US

Region: Rapid River
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27 miles - this loop is geared towards the experienced biker
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Garden, MI US

Region: Garden Peninsula

18 miles - ride through the Hiawatha National Forest
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Adhoc Workshop
10491 S Main St
Rapid River, MI
Phone: (906) 399-1572
Region: Rapid River
Ritch B's Rapid River REcycle/REsource & Found Object Sculpture Emporium & Beercan Fish Factory More
Ahava Studio
1310 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI
Phone: (906) 399-0255
Region: Escanaba
Yoga, personal wellness, and adventure retreats. More
Bay de Noc—Grand Island Trail
Rapid River, MI 49878
Phone: (906) 474-6442
Region: Rapid River
40 miles - Mountain Biking/ Hiking/ Horse Riding/ Snowshoeing More
Bonifas Fine Arts Center
700 1st Ave S
Escanaba, MI
Phone: (906) 786-3833
Region: Escanaba
Art, Music, and more! More
Bower Family Corn Maze
County Road 400
Bark River, MI
Phone: (906) 466-9006
Region: Bark River
Petting farm, corn maze, and hay ride right off the ORV trail! More
Bowl-A-Rama
2510 1st Ave N # 1
Escanaba, MI
Phone: (906) 786-6500
Region: Escanaba
A bowling alley for everyone! More
City of Escanaba Bike Path
Escanaba, MI 49829
Region: Escanaba
4.54 miles - Biking/ Hiking/ Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing More
Days River Pathway Trail
Gladstone, MI 49837
Phone: (906) 293-3293
Region: Gladstone
9 miles - Mountain Biking/ Hiking/ Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing More
Delta County Historical Museum
16 Water Plant Road
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 789-6790
In 1941, A WDBC radio station building was constructed on Sand Point in Escanaba. The radio station used the buildin ... More
Escanaba Municipal Beach
Bath House Rd
Escanaba, MI
Phone: (906) 786-8709
Region: Escanaba
Fun for all ages! More
Escanaba to Hermansville Rail Trail
N 48th street
Escanaba, MI
Region: Escanaba
25.5 miles - ORV/ Snowmobiling/ Mountain Biking/ Walking/ Horse Riding/ Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing More
Fayette Historic Townsite
4785 II Road
Garden, MI 49835
Phone: (906) 644-2603
Region: Garden Peninsula
Once a bustling industrial community that manufactured iron ore between 1867 and 1891, this well preserved museum vi ... More
Felch Grade ORV Trail
Escanaba, MI
Phone: (517) 485-6022
Region: Escanaba
45 miles - best fit for snowmobiling in the winter. More
Ford River Beach
Bark River, MI
Region: Bark River
A secluded beach with great fishing. More
Forest Islands ORV Trail
Escanaba, MI
Region: Escanaba
38 miles - trail in the forest with camping available, ideal for the summer months. More
Fuller Park
Bark River, MI 49807
Phone: (906) 786-1020
Located 20 miles south of Escanaba on M-35, Fuller Park is 82 acres, featuring a beach side picnic area, and lakefro ... More
Garden Grade ORV Trail
Garden, MI
Region: Garden Peninsula
18 miles - ride through the Hiawatha National Forest More
Gemini Yoga by Heather
612 S 8th St
Escanaba, MI
Phone: (906) 241-9554
Region: Escanaba
Classes are for students brand new to yoga as well as students comfortable with their practice. More
Getzloff Corn Maze
N 15891 Co Rd 551
Harris, MI
Phone: (906) 466-2222
Region: Big Bay de Noc Area
Spend the day with your family at this corn maze! More
Gladstone Bay Campground
37 Michigan Avenue
Gladstone, MI 49837
Phone: (906) 428-1211 (906) 428-9222
Located along the beautiful shores of Little Bay de Noc, Lake Michigan, Gladstone Bay Campground offers many of the ... More
Gladstone Beach
1224 Lake Shore Dr
Gladstone, MI
Region: Gladstone
A sunny beach with tiki umbrellas for shade. More

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