Hikers on Sugarloaf Mountain in Marquette, MI.

Presque Isle Park—Marquette’s Perfect Playground

Summer, 1891. Fredrick Law Olmsted, a landscape architect most famous for his role in designing New York City’s Central Park visits Marquette to work on a design project. To make the most of his visit, the city also directs him to a large peninsula just north of town in hopes of designing a…

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Dog-friendly Tips & Tricks

Planning for a trip with your pup can be ruff —but it doesn’t have to be with this list of pet-friendly places to stay and play in Marquette County. Trails & Tails Take on these top trails with your best adventure buddy at these scenic locations: Noquemanon North Trailhead Iron Ore Heritage Trail…

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5 Family-friendly Winter Hiking Trails

Here in Marquette County, we take hiking seriously year-round. Every season has something specific and special to offer. So what do we have in the winter that the rest of the Midwest is missing? Unparalleled snowfall. Whether you're hiking to cover distance or ascend elevation, these snowscape…

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Favorite Marquette Mountain Features

Five Factors that set Marquette Mountain apart from the rest of Midwest Skiing. Natural Beauty It's no secret that Marquette Mountain has a Superior view. Seriously, if you’re on the slopes facing east, you can see the lake from almost any peak. Not to mention, Marquette Mountain has terrain to…

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Five Cool Kid-friendly Eats

Five restaurants whose menus and atmospheres cater to kids and parents alike in Marquette County. DELFT BISTRO Dinner AND a movie, at the same dang time. Visit Website 906.273.2455 139 W Washington St Marquette, Mi Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11-9pm DONCKERS Come for the retro dining…

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Fun Fall Festivities for Families

Explore the Farmers Market Every Saturday from 9am-1pm, the Down Marquette Farmers Market is at the Marquette Commons. There's no better way to spend an autumn morning/afternoon than out in the fresh air, supporting farm-fresh local foods and goods. Take a Fall Color Hike Peak season is almost…

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Three Hikes for Kids and Adults Alike

Hiking is a great way to expose your kids to the incredible world of the great outdoors. Science proves that hiking with your kids from a young age can positively affect both their mental and physical health—and since we all know hiking with kids is no walk in the park—we’ve compiled a list of 3 fun…

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Self-Guided City Bike Tour

Marquette is known for its natural beauty and local culture. This 12.4-mile bicycle day tour will take you to breathtaking outdoor scenery, world-renowned architecture, tasty local delicacies, and some excellently crafted caffeine concoctions! BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE AT CONTRAST COFFEE CO. 600 N 3rd…

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Where to Catch the Northern Lights with Kids

Tracking the Northern Lights can be tough, and adding kids to the mix only makes it more challenging, but experiencing the phenomenon as a family—absolutely priceless. It's said solar activity is higher during and around the autumn and spring equinoxes, but here you can catch them year round…

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Awesome Ways to Spend Rainy Days

You can plan the perfect vacation, but you can't predict the weather. However, you can always have an A+ backup plan. Here are 5 family-friendly indoor activities for drizzly days in Marquette County. Solve Mysteries If you’re going to be stuck inside somewhere, we suggest you make it here. So what…

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