Freshcoast

All You Need to Know About U.P. Beer Fest & Breweries

Come on down and taste Michigan Brews from all over the “Great Beer State” in one place at U.P. Fall Beer Fest, Saturday, September 10th from 1-6 PM at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette, MI. Tickets include festival admission and 15 beer tokens, with all proceeds going towards the Michigan…

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Trail Etiquette

Whether you’re hiking, biking, running, or walking on the trails this summer there are simple ways you can protect the ecosystem and other visitors' experiences while enjoying them. A few key points we wanted to highlight are why you should stay on trails and the importance of not shortcutting…

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Water Safety

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. Its coastline is scaped by beautiful rock formations that are some of the oldest volcanic rocks exposed on earth. Don’t underestimate the power of Lake Superior though, as conditions can change very quickly. We like to go by…

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Camp Responsibly

Planning a trip this summer and not sure what the rules are for where you intend to camp? Here is a brief guide referencing the Michigan DNR website, to know where you can camp and what you need to enjoy your time there. Booking a campsite before your trip ensures that you’ll have a place to stay…

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Doggy Guide

“Even good dogs must be on a leash” You’ve likely seen these signs at various trailheads around Marquette County. Keeping your furry companions leashed on trails is necessary for multiple reasons. First and foremost it is for the safety of your pet and the wildlife around you. Allowing your pet to…

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Brew Buff's Guide to Marquette

From cozy roasts to refreshing brews, we've got you covered with dozens of handcrafted beverages for every season. FUEL UP WITH COZY CUPS VELODROME COFFEE COMPANY Fast, simple, fresh is the motto at this bike-themed coffee shop, but that doesn’t mean boring! Interesting flavors (cardamom thyme…

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Invasive Species

The introduction of invasive species has affected all aspects of life in the Great Lakes Region and throughout the globe. According to the Leave No Trace organization, the annual estimated cost in the United States of invasive species control is around $120 billion per year, and approximately 42% of…

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Fresh Coast Summer Itinerary

Summer, glorious summer. There’s no better time to explore the Fresh Coast. Blue skies, crystal clear waters, and long summer days stretched out in front of you to enjoy. BODEGA BREAKFAST Make the most of your morning with breakfast at Bodega, where everything is freshly baked and locally sourced…

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Fire Ethics

Campfires can have detrimental impacts on an area if not managed properly. The Leave No Trace organization advises the best practice is using camp stoves for cooking instead of fires, as they allow for minimal impact on the area you are camping. If a camp stove isn’t available to you, it’s important…

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Five Must-Try Food Trucks

Whether you find yourself on-the-go or on one of our breweries' patios, we recommend a quick pit stop at a tasty, local food truck to fuel up for your next adventure. BURGER BUS If you spot this big, green school bus, you’ve reached your stop. Hop by the bus for a juicy, fried chicken sandwich or…

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