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Hiker's Guide to Marquette

Discover hikes of all types in Marquette County—all ranging in difficulty, none lacking in scenery. From ‘easy’ and ‘intermediate’ to ‘difficult’ there’s sure to be a trail for whatever pace you’re U.P. for. Factors that helped us assess the difficulty level include distance, accessibility, the…

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First Timer's Guide to Marquette

Welcome to Marquette. Also known as The Fresh Coast, Queen City, 906, or Midwest’s Best Kept Secret. Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Superior, Marquette is the largest city in Michigan’s picturesque Upper Peninsula. From fine food and brews to wallet-friendly shops and stays — Marquette County…

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Marquette Art Week Lineup

The City of Marquette Art Week (June 21-27) brings together local artists, arts organizations, and businesses to put on a week-long series of special events, concerts, workshops, performances, and demonstrations that will immerse visitors and locals alike. Check out the schedule below to start…

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Summer Events in Marquette

Cover photo courtesy of Taryn Okesson From outdoor art exhibits and performances to biking and running races to live music and car shows, these events are returning right in time for summertime. Make your summer more eventful in Marquette County, MI. JUNE First Thursdays Art Walk Thursday, June…

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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 that are typically trickier to reach due to seasonal trail and road conditions, so we've highlighted some of our favorite spring treks that are fairly easy to…

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Five Recommended Bike Rides in Marquette

Ready to ride? Whether you're a beginner or expert, we have the perfect trails or paths for you to choose. Here are some of our top recommended spring and summer bike rides. North Trails Loop If you’re new to Marquette’s MTB trails, we introduce to you - the North Trails Loop. Part of the…

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Spring Hikes for Kids and Adults Alike

From roaring waterfalls to peaceful nature hikes and bog walks, experience the natural sights and sounds of spring in Marquette County with these three fun and easy family-friendly hikes. Presque Isle Presque Isle is the perfect playground for parents and kids alike. The two-mile loop offers…

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Fun Facts About our Favorite Marquette Lighthouses

These five Marquette County lighthouses each offer breathtaking views of Lake Superior with their own distinctive designs and dramatic settings. Marquette’s lighthouses are a shining example of what makes the Great Lakes State so great and why you’ll want to plan your trip today—but before you…

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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 warming and snow melting, spring is prime time for visiting them. You can find maps and info on the most popular and accessible ones on our waterfall page. Try to…

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