Make your Marq


46.5436° N, 87.3954° W

Welcome to spring. AKA aurora season. AKA waterfall season. AKA patio season. 

Sure, spring in the U.P. can be unpredictable—but one thing we know for certain is that springtime is prime time for adventure.

From culinary delights to the northern lights, if you're looking for a spring experience like no other, Marquette County has you covered.

Start planning your spring getaway today. #MakeYourMarq

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Aurora Q&A With Shawn Malone of Lake Superior Photo

In this quick Q&A, we're asking all of our Aurora-based questions and Marquette-based visual artist & owner of Lake Superior...

"Best Small Town for Adventure"

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Four Accessible Waterfalls to Explore in Spring

Between the initial snowmelt and increased rainfall, springtime is prime time for chasing waterfalls. With that being said, there are many...

30 Most Charming Small-Town Downtowns in America


Brave The


Marquette County is a playground year-round. There is always something new to do and places to explore in every season. Bike by Harlow Lake in the spring, swim Superior in the summer, take in a color tour in the fall, and ski Marquette Mountain in the winter. Brave the elements and you will be rewarded.

Signature Events

Iron Range Roll

Iron Ore Heritage Trail Details

U.P. Pride Festival

Mattson Lower Harbor Park Details



Eat, Drink & Play like a Local

With a hip craft beer and food scene, a bustling downtown and an abundance of outdoor recreation, discover why these... Read More

Spring Things to Do in Marquette

Go Chasing Waterfalls Marquette County is home to more falls than any other county in the state of Michigan, and with the temps... Read More

Making your

Marq ...

Whether you’ve been here before or plan to visit for the first time, our digital adventure guide and e-newsletter are a sustainable way to stay in the know. 

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Plan Your Trip

Before heading our way, you can surely wing it and let your future unfold, or check out our thoughtfully curated suggestions on where to play, where to eat, and where to stay.

Explore Responsibly

For those who harbor the soul of an explorer, Marquette County represents a quest more than a vacation. We hope you will enjoy an immersive experience in a community where respect of nature rewards you with magnificent outdoor adventures, today, and for years to come. As you 'make your Marq' we hope that you will explore responsibly and remember to leave no trace.