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Marquette, Michigan

On the shores of beautiful Lake Superior on Michigan's wild Upper Peninsula, Marquette is filled with tons of outdoor events, activities, and attractions to keep active and plenty of shops, restaurants, and breweries to warm up. A getaway to Marquette is not a vacation—but a celebration.

Top Spots in and near Marquette

  • Marquette, Michigan

    Fat Tire Bike the Noquemenon Trail Network

    3 mi
    The Noquemenon Trail Network (NTN) is an extensive network of non-motorized trails in and around Marquette, MI and has become a popular site for winter fat tire biking. If you haven't fat tire biked before, the benefit of the nearly four inch wide tires is that it gives you incredible traction on...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike to Morgan Creek Falls

    5.0
    3 mi
    Begin your hike at the Noquemenon South Trailhead and follow the markings for the Morgan Creek Falls loop. You will immediately have to cross Hwy 553 to get to the main trail. From there, you have two options to reach the falls. The first and more scenic is the marked Noquemenon trail (look for b...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Cliff Jump at Black Rocks Cove

    4.0
    Marquette, Michigan is known for its natural beauty and Presque Isle Park may be the loveliest place of all. Referred to as the “Island” by locals, this oval-shaped peninsula cuts into the crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior.Make sure to check out Black Rocks Cove located on Island's western si...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Winter Hike to Black Rock Cove at Presque Isle Park

    1 mi
    The locals will tell you that if you go one place in Marquette, MI, it needs to be Black Rocks Cove. A favorite cliff jumping site in the summer, the cove is just as worth visiting in the winter in order to see the impacts of Lake Superior's winter storms on the landscape like the ice blasted tre...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike to Dead River Falls

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    If you are looking to see numerous waterfalls without going too far off of the beaten path, the Dead River Falls are for you. Located just a few minutes outside of Marquette, the falls are situated along a half-mile stretch in which the Dead River drops over 90 feet. Several of the falls along th...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Run the Noquemenon Snowshoe 5k

    3.1 mi
    The Noquemenon Trail Network in Marquette, MI puts on a series of races the last weekend of January every year featuring a 50k ski race, skijoring races, and fat tire bike races. Among the shortest of these is the Noquemenon Snowshoe 5k. If you are interested in getting a feel for snowshoe runnin...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike to Hidden Beach, MI

    5.0
    1 mi
    This adventure starts at a trailhead on the North Trail just north of Marquette, Michigan leading you straight to a beach on Lake Superior. Keep going north on a slightly beaten path up the coastline to reach Hidden Beach. The coast is full of cliffs and massive rocks to stand on to take a step o...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike Sugarloaf Mountain, MI

    Located just outside Marquette, Sugarloaf Mountain offers stunning 360 views of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The trail is short with two route options: difficult and easy.The difficult trail is still extremely easy, with the distance to the top under a half mile. The last couple hundred feet are g...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike Sugarloaf Mountain

    1 mi
    Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the Marquette area. The easy hike quickly takes you up to clear views of Lake Superior and is perfect for a winter afternoon. Begin your hike at the trailhead off of Big Bay Road north of Marquette. There are two routes to the top - labeled e...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike Hogback Mountain

    5.0
    2 mi / 600 ft gain
    The trailhead for Hogback Mountain sits 5 miles North of Marquette, Mi on County Road 550. About 1/2 mile past the Sugarloaf Mtn parking lot, the unmarked road is on the left side if going north bound -- the parking area is for Wetmore Pond.The trail begins with an easy half mile hike through a w...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Rum Runner's Cove

    0.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    Drive to the Wetmore Landing Parking Lot, right off County Road 550 North of Marquette. Park then walk out to the beach- there's 2 routes you can take.  The North Country Trail runs East to West along the coast here, you can hop on that and go right from the parking lot (East) and follow the tra...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Wetmore Landing Shoreline Trail

    5.0
    4.65 mi / 876 ft gain
    Wetmore Landing Shoreline Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Marquette, Michigan.
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  • Marquette County, Michigan

    Ski Jump at Suicide Bowl

    If you are into extreme sports, ski jumping is definitely something you should try. Suicide Bowl (don't let the name put you off) outside of Marquette, MI is one of the oldest and most established ski jumping clubs in the country and a perfect place to either get started or hone your skills.  Bef...
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  • Ishpeming, Michigan

    Silver Lake Basin

    Silver Lake Basin is a secluded, quiet lake located in Champion Township, Michigan. The lake is on the Dead River about 30 miles north of Marquette. There is a dam, which created the Silver Lake Basin. Unfortunately, the dam failed in 2003 but was rebuilt in 2008. Silver Lake Basin provides mult...
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  • Munising, Michigan

    Grand Island Loop

    20.63 mi / 1309 ft gain
    Located in Munising, MI, Grand Island National Recreation Area is a part of the Hiawatha National Forest. While this section of the Upper Peninsula is known for Pictured Rocks National Park, many people fail to see or check out Grand Island. Secluded by ferry access, the island features 12 backpa...
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  • Munising Township, Michigan

    Explore Wagner Falls

    5.0
    Wagner Falls is an easy-to-reach waterfall right off of 94. There are parking areas on both sides of the highway so even when the trail is busy you will likely find a spot. Its close proximity to the highway and short trail make Wagner Falls the idea place to go if you are limited on time but wan...
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Camping and Lodging in Marquette

Au Train Lake Campground
Au Train, Michigan

Au Train Lake Campground

Bay Furnace Campground
Christmas, Michigan

Bay Furnace Campground

Juniper Flats Group Campsite On Grand Island
Munising, Michigan

Juniper Flats Group Campsite On Grand Island

Gull Point Campsite On Grand Island
Munising, Michigan

Gull Point Campsite On Grand Island

Preservation Point Campsite On Grand Island
Munising, Michigan

Preservation Point Campsite On Grand Island

Hardwood Campsite On Grand Island
Munising, Michigan

Hardwood Campsite On Grand Island

Guides, Insights and Stories from Marquette

Great Lakes Winter Hotspot: A 72 Hour Getaway in Marquette, MI

Great Lakes Winter Hotspot: A 72 Hour Getaway in Marquette, MI

Joe Whitson

Winter is Coming: 6 Videos to Inspire You to Visit Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Winter is Coming: 6 Videos to Inspire You to Visit Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Josiah Roe

8 Reasons to Put Marquette, Michigan on Your Bucket List

8 Reasons to Put Marquette, Michigan on Your Bucket List

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