Lined with miles of Superior shoreline, Marquette County is home to the largest of the four freshwater Great Lakes in Michigan. With over 1,083 square miles of land, Marquette is the perfect city to explore Michigan’s pristine wilderness filled with the history of Michigan’s diverse community. Join Marquette’s locals out hiking miles of trails, kayaking through our streams and lakes, or share a laugh at one of the many downtown venues brimming with fun and adventure.
Presque Isle Park
A trip to Marquette is not complete without touring Presque Isle Park. This 324-acre peninsula park offers picturesque views of Lake Superior offered nowhere else in Michigan. With something for everyone, the park offers its visitors outlook posts, various hiking and biking trails, and access to the crisp lakeshore. Dive into Lake Superior off the iconic Black Rocks for a thrill, or catch the ultimate sunset with views of the Huron Mountains at Sunset Point.
The largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, Lake Superior covers over 30,000 square miles of land with a depth of 1332 ft. Marquette makes up 83 miles of Superior shoreline, granting its visitors access to some of the best beaches in the UP. Consider beach hopping from local favorites like Little Presque Isle Beach, McCarty’s Cove, and more. With many ways to explore, take a turn kayaking, swimming, or sailing this summer. To find which beaches are the best for your trip’s needs, check out our guide to all things Superior.
As the summer fun comes to an end and the smell of cider and donuts fills the air, the UP transforms into a beauty like no other every fall. With breathtaking hues of oranges, reds, and yellow, biking along the Superior shoreline is an experience like no other. The crisp fall air makes exploring Marquette’s wilderness the adventure of a lifetime. With dozens of waterfalls, species, and trails to explore, you have acres to explore on foot, bike, or ATV. Join the local community and share in the fun at annual festivals and events throughout Marquette County. Head downtown to taste the diverse cuisine scene or to catch a local theater performance. To learn more about how to make the most of Marquette’s Fall, check out our guide here.