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      Simple forms of fun in Delta County

      Disc golf has been around since the '60s, but over recent years, it has soared in popularity.

      "We're actually installing three courses in the Escanaba area this summer," said The Beaten Path owner, John Harris. "There's gonna be nine holes in Ludington Park. There will also be a 37-hole course going in at Pioneer Trail Park."

      The game is scored like regular golf, but the low cost gives it an arm up on other activities.

      "Disc golf courses are all free to play," John said. "A disc is relatively inexpensive to buy--you can buy a disc for about $10."

      If disc golf isn't for you, turn to something basic like biking. Johnâ??s store, The Beaten Path, has everything to help you put the bike pedal to the metal.

      "Lots of great county roads to ride on, too. You can pretty much get out and go anywhere," he added.

      If fishing floats your boat, Rapid River may be a good place to be.

      Captain Ken Lee of Sall-Mar Resort and Bay de Noc Charters says the real catch is being on the water and calls it "beautiful."

      "You go out on the bay, both Big and Little Bay de Noc, itâ??s breathtaking," expressed Lee. "People coming up here, if they're going to stay for any amount of time, get a fishing charterâ?|there's several in the area."

      "We take people out for Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch," Lee added.

      And lastly, something special you won't want to miss.

      "We are home to the Upper Peninsula's State Fair, which is Michiganâ??s oldest state fair, and we're the only state fair," said Steve Masters of Delta Chamber of Commerce. "Over 60,000 people come and enjoy the largest carnival midway in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula."