Delta County

Population:38,520 (3rd)
Pop. Density:32.92 people/sq. mile (4th)
Land Area:1,170 sq. miles (6th)
Water Area:822 sq. miles (8th)
County Seat:Escanaba
Towns:Bark River, Cornell, Escanaba, Garden, Gladstone, Perkins, Rapid River, Rock, Wells, Nahma
Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

The Upper Peninsula is full of unique roadways offering scenic views. Some sections are straight as an arrow (lookin’ at you Seney Stretch), one is the longest state highway in Michigan, another is the only state highway in the United States not to allow cars (I’m sure you can guess which). It’s als... Read more

Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, there haven’t been many players who grew up in the Upper Peninsula. However, there have been fourteen MLB players born or raised in the Upper Peninsula, and that’s pretty impressive! Especially considering how short summers can be. As you can see four... Read more

A Bird's-Eye View of the Upper Peninsula

A Bird's-Eye View of the Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a vast region. By the way, did you know that the Upper Peninsula is wider than the Lower Peninsula is tall? I love exploring Google Maps and finding aerial views of my favorite places in the Upper Peninsula as well as the rest of the world. Here are my top findings from... Read more

Upper Peninsula, Spotted from the International Space Station

Upper Peninsula, Spotted from the International Space Station

Astronaut Sam Cristoforetti, of Italy, has been living on the International Space Station and tweeting up a storm. She regularly posts photos of her view from ISS including this gem she recently posted of the Eastern Upper Peninsula surrounded by Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Read more about the ... Read more

Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

320,000 People Approximately 3% of the Michigan Approximately 0.1% of the United States Population density of 19 people/sq. mile 10 Largest Cities Marquette (~19,661 people) Sault Ste. Marie (16,542) Escanaba (13,140) Menominee (9,131) Iron Mountain (8,154) Houghton (7,134) Ishpeming (6,... Read more

July 4th Road Tripping

July 4th Road Tripping

#### Miles #### Drive Time #### Total Time 648.4 12.53 hrs 53 hrs One requirement for being an Ambassador of the Upper Peninsula is whirlwind road trips across the U.P. Road tripping is nothing new to me, and a proper road trip includes a number of my road tripping guidelines. Some of those guidelin... Read more

Harbor Tower, Upper Peninsula's Tallest Building

Harbor Tower, Upper Peninsula's Tallest Building

The Upper Peninsula is no epicenter to skyscrapers and highrise buildings. When driving through Marquette or Houghton you’ll count just a few buildings that scratch the sky around 10-stories. But if you want to see the real deal, the omega of Upper Peninsula skyscrapers, make your way to Escananba t... Read more