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Why Delta County


Whether you're looking to build your business or establish your career in Delta County, you'll experience an outstanding quality of life.

The hospitality is palpable and the environment is safe and welcoming. Business is booming as it continues to grow. More importantly, residents in Delta County recognize that life extends far beyond the 40-hour workweek. There are tremendous chances to get involved, participate in meaningful events, make connections, and simply have fun.

Food & Drinks

Delta County is bursting with authentic, varied cuisine. Enjoy countless restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining. See the "restaurants" category under the Chamber Business Directory for a vast array of options! Try out a local favorite brewery or go tasting at one of two charming wineries who regularly feature U.P.-themed wines. 

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Arts & Music

Explore the exhibits or enroll in a class at the Bonifas Arts Center. Get tickets to a showing of a popular Players de Noc production. Experience concerts, quartets, and plays, and other shows in Bay College's beautiful Besse Theater. Take time to visit a smaller gallery that features local and U.P. artists. Watch city schedules for free music in Ludington Park, summer music and art festivals, and weekly city band performances. 

Family Fun

Visit one of many free parks, playgrounds, or beaches for the day. Catch a showing of a box-office hit at the local movie theater or watch for free movie showings in the park. Become members at the Northern Lights YMCA for access to pool, gymnasium, and fitness facilities. Take your best shot at mini-golf and games in the UPutt Family Fun Center. Enjoy parades, festivals, and other events with opportunities for youth. 

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Trails & Recreation

There is no shortage of pristine natural beauty in Delta County to take advantage of. Give one of the many disc golf courses a try. Bike along the Little Bay de Noc Trail that connects Gladstone and Escanaba to enjoy a spectacular view. Traverse the 9-mile Days River Trail (or others) by foot, bike, and cross-country skis. Explore the shores of Lake Michigan by renting a jet ski, stand-up paddle board, or kayak from MISH Watersports

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