Marquette

On the shores of beautiful Lake Superior on Michigan's wild Upper Peninsula, Marquette is filled with tons of outdoor events, activities, and attractions to keep active and plenty of shops, restaurants, and breweries to warm up. A getaway to Marquette is not a vacation—but a celebration.

Top Adventures in Marquette

  • Fat Tire Bike the Noquemenon Trail Network

    The Noquemenon Trail Network (NTN) is an extensive network of non-motorized trails in and around Marquette, MI and has become a popular site for winter fat tire biking. If you haven't fat tire biked before, the benefit of the nearly four inch wide...

    3 miles

  • Hike to Morgan Creek Falls

    Begin your hike at the Noquemenon South Trailhead and follow the markings for the Morgan Creek Falls loop. You will immediately have to cross Hwy 553 to get to the main trail. From there, you have two options to reach the falls. The first and more...

    3 miles

  • Bike the Morgan Creek Loop

    This trail is for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers, and it is recommended that hikers and trail runners find another section of the Noquemanon Trail Network to enjoy.  You can add more descents to the Morgan Creek Loop by climbing the Bens...

    7.1 miles 894 ft gain

  • Hike the Pioneer Loop

    Take the Benson Grade trail to Pioneer Loop part 1 --> Freak N Nature --> Greywalls --> Mossy Connector. There are a variety of trails that connect within the loop, so make sure to grab a map before starting out! 

    7.8 miles 401 ft gain

  • Bike the Mount Marquette Loop

    The Mount Marquette Loop is one of the classic trails in the Noquemanon Trail Network. Starting at the trailhead, the loop is generally ridden in a counter-clockwise direction. Follow the Gurley trail to the Doctors trail, and from there, the trai...

    3.8 miles 642 ft gain

  • Cliff Jump at Black Rocks Cove

    Marquette, Michigan is known for its natural beauty and Presque Isle Park may be the loveliest place of all. Referred to as the “Island” by locals, this oval-shaped peninsula cuts into the crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior.Make sure to check o...

  • Winter Hike to Black Rock Cove at Presque Isle Park

    The locals will tell you that if you go one place in Marquette, MI, it needs to be Black Rocks Cove. A favorite cliff jumping site in the summer, the cove is just as worth visiting in the winter in order to see the impacts of Lake Superior's winte...

    1 miles

  • Hike to Dead River Falls

    If you are looking to see numerous waterfalls without going too far off of the beaten path, the Dead River Falls are for you. Located just a few minutes outside of Marquette, the falls are situated along a half-mile stretch in which the Dead River...

    1.5 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike or Bike the Grom Trail

    The Grom Trail is a side trail of the Carp River Loop in the Noquemanon Trail Network. This trail is perfect for day hikers, families, trail runners, and mountain bikers. The Grom Loop is referred to as the "kids trail." There is also a $10 per da...

    1.2 miles 116 ft gain

  • Run the Noquemenon Snowshoe 5k

    The Noquemenon Trail Network in Marquette, MI puts on a series of races the last weekend of January every year featuring a 50k ski race, skijoring races, and fat tire bike races. Among the shortest of these is the Noquemenon Snowshoe 5k. If you ar...

    3.1 miles

  • Hike to Hidden Beach, MI

    This adventure starts at a trailhead on the North Trail just north of Marquette, Michigan leading you straight to a beach on Lake Superior. Keep going north on a slightly beaten path up the coastline to reach Hidden Beach. The coast is full of cli...

    1 miles

  • Hike Sugarloaf Mountain, MI

    Located just outside Marquette, Sugarloaf Mountain offers stunning 360 views of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The trail is short with two route options: difficult and easy.The difficult trail is still extremely easy, with the distance to the top und...

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