With over 200 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Delta County encompasses both Big and Little Bays de Noc, which offer a wealth of recreational opportunities as well as deep water ports to support business and industry. Delta County supports a diverse employment base which is dependent on both the manufacturing and service sectors. Natural resource-based industries, such as Mead Paper and the shipment of iron ore from Escanaba, are an important part of the economy. Large tracts of public land, together with the scenic beauty of the lakeshore and several significant historical sites, provide the basis for a year-round tourism industry. The county is connected to national and international markets including Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Canada by highway, rail, and air transportation as well as by its ports.
Cities, Towns & Villages:
Attractions and Events:
Fishing on Little & Big Bay de Noc and in many inland lakes and streams; ice fishing, snowmobiling; hunting, hiking, mountain biking, and downhill & cross-country skiing; Bay de Noc-Grand Island Trail; Hiawatha National Forest; Fayette Historic State Park featuring restored iron smelting town; recreational harbor facilities at Gladstone and Escanaba on Lake Michigan; Delta County Historical Museum; Chip-In Casino; Upper Peninsula State Fair, Escanaba
State Forest Campgrounds:
State Forest Pathways:
- Rapid River Falls - 7 miles N of Rapid River on west side of US-41
Wineries & Vineyards: