The Best Swimming in Marquette

Looking for the best swimming in Marquette? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Marquette. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top swimming spots in and near Marquette

  • Marquette, Michigan

    Cliff Jump at Black Rocks Cove

    4.0
    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 out Black Rocks Cove located on Island's western si...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike to Dead River Falls

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    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 drops over 90 feet. Several of the falls along th...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike to Hidden Beach, MI

    5.0
    1 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 cliffs and massive rocks to stand on to take a step o...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike, Swim and Jump at Rum Runner's Cove

    0.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    Drive to the Wetmore Landing Parking Lot, right off County Road 550 North of Marquette. Park then walk out to the beach- there's 2 routes you can take.  The North Country Trail runs East to West along the coast here, you can hop on that and go right from the parking lot (East) and follow the trai...
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  • Shingleton, Michigan

    Hike Superior's Pictured Rocks Shore to Au Sable Lighthouse

    3.0
    26 mi
    This trip works best with two cars where the first is dropped off at the Twelvemile Beach Parking Lot), and carpooled over to the Miner's Castle Parking Lot. Both lots can be easily found in the Pictured Rocks National Seashore Map, or on Google Maps.Start your day at Miner's Castle by checking o...
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  • Shingleton, Michigan

    Kayak the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

    5.0
    The best place to start a kayak tour of the main section of cliffs along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is Miners Beach, located just outside of Munising. Miners Beach features a good size parking lot, along with a beautiful sandy beach that serves as a great launching point within sight o...
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  • Shingleton, Michigan

    Hike Chapel Loop

    5.0
    10.4 mi / 230 ft gain
    The trail loop from Mosquito Beach to Chapel Rock takes hikers through woods, to the edge of cliffs, and to the bottom of beaches along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The trail head begins inland and contains a 10.4 mile loop to numerous locations and viewing areas.The cliffs tower to hei...
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  • Shingleton, Michigan

    Hike to Mosquito Beach

    4 mi / 200 ft gain
    Start at the Chapel Basin parking lot at the far northwest corner (if you see signs for Chapel Rock, you picked the wrong trail!), and you will be gifted with a great hike downhill at first. The trail will split and you will have to choose to go the falls route, or the direct route. I would sugge...
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