The Ultimate Summertime Itinerary
Take on the trails
Marquette County is home to some of the best mountain biking terrain in the Midwest, and with 12,000 ft of elevation and over 150 miles of singletrack—once you ride here we know you’ll be back. But if the mountain biking isn’t your scene we also have excellent paved-paths for cycling, too. >>recommended rides.
Find some waterfalls
With 77 waterfalls, Marquette County has more falls than any other county in the state of Michigan. You can find a map of the most popular and accessible ones online or order a map by reaching us at 906.228.7749.
Make your way to the Farmers Market
If you’re in town for the weekend or a Wednesday evening, don’t miss the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. Every Saturday at the Marquette Commons from 9 am to 1 pm (May 15-mid December), and new to 2019 Wednesday evenings from 5 pm to 7 pm, June 12-September 25. Whether you’re there to enjoy the fresh air or explore the various vendors, you’re sure to have a good time and score some great finds.
Hit up a Food Truck
When you’re looking for food on-the-go, food trucks are definitely the way to go. Not to mention, they’re typically quick, affordable, and delicious. So if you’re looking for a fast bite between breakfast, beach time and your afternoon hike, check out one of these five must-try food trucks.
Attend an awesome outdoor event or festival
The start of summer signifies the kickoff of festival season—which means from mid-June ’til September—both your schedule and glass will be full. Check out the long list of summer fests and events on our >>calendar page.
Lay or play in the sun
From the sandy shores of McCarty’s Cove’s to the ancient bluffs of Black Rocks, when it comes to beaches Marquette County has 83 miles of Superior coverage. So, what are you waiting for? Set up your umbrella and towel and soak it up. >>shoreline finds.
Plunge into the lake from the acclaimed Black Rocks
On a hot summer’s day, the Black Rocks are the perfect spot for a quick cool off. Located at the picturesque Presque Isle Park, these ancient rock formations are only about 10-15 feet high, but you’re sure to catch an adrenaline rush from this chilling cliff jump.
Enjoy a bite or pint on a patio
The only thing better than dining out on vacation is eating out outside. Whether you’re feeling a meal, a couple of beers or a cocktail or coffee, there are over a dozen establishments with patio seating to suit your tastes.
Paddle on an inland lake or the greatest lake of all
If you’re looking for places to paddle, the Cove at Presque Isle Park is a perfect launching spot on Superior—or if you’d prefer something a little less adventurous, there are plenty of cool inland lakes like Harlow or Echo lake to take out a kayak or canoe.