Central Color Tour

The Central Tour trail length is approximately 165 miles. This tour begins in Shingleton, Michigan. Begin by turning right on to H15 at Shingleton and travel to H58. Turning right you will travel on H58 to Munising and merge onto M28. You will pass through AuTrain and on to Marquette. Munising to Marquette is approximately 44 miles. Approaching Marquette you… Read More

West Color Tour

The West Tour is another scenic fall tour as travelers drive south from Marquette on US-41 and turn in at the entrance of the Nordic Bay. Stay to your left on the Cliff Tower Road and follow the signs up Mount Marquette for a panoramic look of Marquette. The road comes out on County Road 553, where you turn left… Read More

North Color Tour

The North Tour winds along County Road 550, located just north of Marquette off Wright Street, is an impressive drive through cut rock harboring a beautiful array of fall color. This 35 minute ride to Big Bay takes you winding past Sugarloaf Mountain, Hogsback Mountain, past the Yellow Dog River and Lake Independence into Big Bay. While there, you can… Read More

East Color Tour

The East Tour begins as you travel south from Marquette along US-41 approximately 17 miles to the junction of M-94. Seven miles east of this junction is the turnoff for Laughing Whitefish Falls. (To reach these falls, drive north along the Sundell Road approximately three miles.) Return to M-94 and continue east until you reach H-03 located between Chatham and… Read More

Baby Lake View

Directions: In Ishpeming, West of Al Quaal Park, is a great overlook. While traveling west on 41 from Marquette, turn right on N 2nd. Street (opposite the Ski Hall of Fame), N 2nd. street becomes Prairie Avenue, you will see a little brick church on the right hand side at the end of the road. Head toward the wooded area behind the… Read More

CR 510 Bridge View

Directions: This bridge is near Marquette. If you are in Marquette, take US-41 West, and turn right onto Midway Drive, and watch for the CR-510 sign.

Thomas Rock View

Directions: From the intersection of Presque Isle Avenue and Hawley Street (CR 550), go approximately 23.5 miles to CR 510 (about 2.5 miles before Big Bay), turn left (south) onto CR 510, go approximately 1 mile on CR510 for parking on the right. The Thomas Family has donated this favorite outing destination to Powell Township, with the provision that the… Read More

Sugarloaf Mountain View

Directions: Sugarloaf Mountain is 6-7 miles north of downtown Marquette on CR 550. Get there by taking Front to Washington, turn west and go to Fourth Ave. Turn north onto Fourth, which becomes Presque Isle Ave. At Hawley turn west. It turns into CR 550. Look for sign by parking lot. Free. Handicap accessible: no. The summit of this cherished… Read More

Fall Color Tour Guide

Marquette County is at its best in full autumn colors. Make your way north to enjoy them! Order your guide here.