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The Marquette Holiday Gift Guide

This season, shop small and give big with our Marquette, MI holiday gift guide. Browse a list of places to shop and find handmade local goods, chocolate, coffee, craft beer, and more. For the Boutique Lover Our Marquette recs: Cozy winter-wear from Revival. House plants/air plants and locally…

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Must-Attend Winter Events in Marquette

As you probably already know, in the U.P., we don't just face winter—we embrace it. This is why so many of our favorite annual events take place from December through February. From holiday festivities to extreme outdoor activities, find your new wintertime tradition in Marquette, MI. DECEMBER…

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Holiday Lasers on the Ore Dock

We're lighting up the Ore Dock for the holidays AGAIN! For the month of December, we wanted to bring something festive to downtown Marquette—something that would excite locals and visitors alike. So we decided to merge local history with modern technology and put on a laser light show on the iconic…

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Drink like a Local

Find the right beer and atmosphere for you and your crew with our Q&A guide to these popular Marquette breweries. Cheers, eh? Blackrocks Brewery What's the vibe at Blackrocks? “Our brewery is located in an old house, so we definitely lean toward the cozy/comfortable side,” says Steve, Blackrocks…

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October is bursting with autumn color and events

Looking to make your autumn more eventful? Race through tunnels of colorful trees and crunching leaves, cheer on a pack of sled dogs as they eagerly prepare for winters' anticipated UP200 races, get into the Halloween spirit with a paranormal lighthouse tour or binge-watch inspirational flicks…

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West End Autumn Itinerary

Ahhh, autumn. The crisp fall air and autumnal splendor just beckon you to be outdoors. Explore some off-the-beaten-path wonders among the explosion of fall color. COZY CAMPFIRE MORNING Start your morning around a campfire even if you didn’t sleep in a tent at Campfire Coffee, a cozy camp-style…

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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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