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Respect Marquette County

Respect Marquette County is a coalition that is comprised of partners from across the county; including the state, community and economic development, trails organizations, and many more. This coalition, made in partnership with Leave No Trace, reflects Travel Marquette’s strategic plan: to build strong community partnerships that can work to address impacts and issues relating to environmental, social, and economic sustainability. We aim to inspire locals and visitors alike to respect the local culture and natural resources of Marquette County.

Beach Etiquette

Summer beach days are right around the corner and lucky for us, Marquette County is home to miles of beautiful sandy shorelines. To keep our beaches pristine and clean, follow these beach etiquette guidelines on your next visit. Recreate Responsibly Be respectful of land manager rules and…

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Winter Trail Talks

Winter is one of the most wonderful times of year to adventure in Marquette, MI. Frozen scenic landscapes and quieter trails offer peaceful explorations ideal for all skill levels. But before you hit the trails, let's talk trail etiquette, pets, tips & tricks, and how to best prepare for our cold…

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Leave No Trace for Autumn Adventures

Autumn is one of the best times of year to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in the Upper Peninsula. Expansive forests become a sea of vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. The air is cooler and the mosquitoes are (mostly) gone. With the changing season comes a few things that are important to remember…

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Know Before You Go: Cultural Awareness

Being prepared to recreate outdoors extends well beyond acquiring the proper gear and navigation tools. It is equally important to be conscientious and knowledgeable of the land you intend to tread. Cultural awareness: Know before you go Remember that you are on Indigenous land no matter where you…

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Spring Trail Etiquette

With the warmer weather comes a lot of excitement to spend time outside again. However, spring trail conditions can be unpredictable, so it's important to ensure you follow proper trail etiquette. Before adventuring, check out these Leave No Trace guidelines to be a more responsible steward of our…

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Ways to Support Our Trails

Here in Marquette County, we are fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful trails to play on year-round. However, these trails aren’t made possible without the hard work and dedication of a variety of local organizations and volunteer groups. How can you support those who make our trails so great…

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7 Ways to Winter Safely

If you harbor the soul of an explorer, a winter adventure in Marquette, MI rewards you with the quiet solitude of frozen landscapes and miles of exhilarating trails to discover. But before you brave the season like a local, familiarize yourself with these 7 ways to winter safely. Plan Ahead…

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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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