Cruising through the downtown district of Escanaba one is struck by the beauty of the boulevard and the extraordinary architecture of the historic buildings.
Long before the first white settlers arrived, Nokay Indian children liked to fish and play by Little Bay de Noc.
They called the area Escowanaba because the river there had wide flat rocks in it. Escowanaba means, flat rock.
Today when visiting Escanaba you find yourself surrounded by beauty on every side, the bays, the arts, the buildings, here is a surprise destination that is worth it in every season. The area history is preserved at the museum near the Sand Point Lighthouse.