Don’t Miss These 5 Marquette County Hikes

Marquette County has one of the best singletrack trail systems in the continental United States, full stop. There simply aren’t many better places to get out into the woods on your skis, snowshoes or bike. Of course, singletrack trails are also good for a simpler use, one that doesn’t even require specialized equipment aside from a pair of sturdy shoes. Yep,… Read More
A pair of tents glow at dusk during a sea kayaking trip at Chalfant Cove in Lake Superior Provincial Park near Wawa Ontario Canada.

5 Beautiful Places to Camp in Marquette County

The nights (and some days) are still a bit crisp, but camping season is nevertheless upon us again. If you’re looking to leave the cares of the world behind and spread out under the stars, Marquette County campgrounds are affordable, convenient, and of course beautiful camping options. Some are simple and rustic, while others offer modern conveniences. Here are five… Read More

Marquette Trails Fest

The 2nd annual Marquette Trails Fest is taking over Marquette — or at least Marquette Mountain, the festival’s operations center and the starting point for its bike races — on June 26-28. It’s the latest in a long line of bike-friendly outdoor festivals, like Superior Bike Festival and Bike Jam, in our neck of the woods. “Though other festivals have come… Read More
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Check Out These 5 Great Marquette Bike Rides

The return of warm weather, long days and sunny skies means it’s time for Marquette bike rides.  Road and mountain bike enthusiasts itching to get out and feel the wind in their hair will find the following list handy for the first cycling escape of the season. (Of course, the fat bikers have been cruising through snow and mud for… Read More

Noquemanon Trail Network

We develop and maintain an interconnected, year round, non-motorized land and water trail network in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We invite you to join us as members so that we can continue our mission of preserving quiet spaces for us to recreate whether that be hiking, trail running, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing, observing nature, and snowshoeing…. Read More
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Iron Ore Heritage Trail

The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 48-mile, multi-use, year round trail that connects communities and people to the region’s historic sites and human stories. Through a multitude of interpretation methods, we share the story of the Marquette Iron Range and our 160+ years of mining ore that changed the landscape of Marquette County and the United States. Visit Website

Presque Isle Park

Marquette, Michigan: Groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. For trail information call (906) 228-0460. Visit Website As Marquette’s recreational crown jewel, special attention is given here to Presque Isle Park. The popular regional facility is located on Presque Isle (“almost” an island), a 323 acre forested oval shaped headland/peninsula which juts into Lake Superior in the northern tip of… Read More

Marquette City Fit Strip

Marquette, Michigan: Groomed regularly for skating and diagonal stride. New loop groomed for diagonal only. For trail information call (906) 228-0460. Visit Website Located on West Ridge at the southwest corner of the Park Cemetery, this site contains 1.7 and 1 kilometer cross-country ski trails which are lighted until 11 p.m. during the winter months. This trail also serves as… Read More
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Maple Lane Ski Area

Skandia, Michigan: Trail fee $2.00 or season passes for $25. Trail is groomed regularly with X-C Ski and Snowshoe rentals available. Snacks and indoor warming area. For trail and rental information call (906) 942-7662. Visit Website At Maple Lane X-C Ski Center, we have everything you need for a great cross country ski experience.  We have 11 kilometers of trail… Read More

Kawbawgam Ski Trail

Chocolay, Michigan: 5 miles from US-41 Harvey to Kawbawgam Road, 2 miles into Lake Le Vasseur Public Access to Parking area. Note: Snowshoeing permitted alongside of Le Vasseur Loop. Please be courteous and do not ruin groomed tracks. For information, call (906) 249-1448. Visit Website The Kawbawgam Cross Country Ski Trail is located on state land, approximately 2 miles south of… Read More

Blueberry Ridge Trail

Features no trail fee with a donation box at trail head. Blueberry Ridge Trail is groomed regularly for diagonal and skating stride. Diagonal skiing only on Crossroads, Husky, and Spartan. Diagonal and skating allowed on Wolverine, Superior, and Wildcat. Visit Website The Blueberry Ridge Pathway is a popular cross-country ski trail in the Marquette area. This trail is manged by… Read More
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Al Quaal Recreation Area

Ishpeming, Michigan: Groomed regularly. Individual and Family passes available. For trail information call (906) 486-6181 or (906) 485-4352. Visit Website

Noquemanon Cross Country Ski Trails

Monday-Friday 11am to 8:30pm Saturday/Sunday 10am to 8:30pm Visit Website Maps, rental equipment and tour services are readily available. Home of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon, Marquette County has nearly a dozen marked cross-country ski trails and several Nordic skiing events. Experience the natural beauty and wildlife of the Upper Peninsula on trails winding through snow-covered forests along frozen rivers and… Read More

Trails Festival

The Marquette Trails Festival is a multi-day celebration of the non-motorized trails in Marquette. It consists of multiple events, both competitive and recreational, that showcase the many ways that the trails are used. Events include mountain bike racing, trail runs, scenic hikes and a trail tour. Events are hosted on the NTN South Trails Network in the Heartwood Forestlands. Visit… Read More
North Trails

North Trails

Includes: a trip around the park and a view of its beauty. View trails on Trail Genius!
Iron Ore Heritage Trails

Iron Ore Heritage Trails

Includes: Harvey to Pellet Pavilion, Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Neguanee and Jackson Miners’ Park. View trails on Trail Genius!
South Trails

South Trails

Includes: Grom loop, Pioneer loop, Morgan Creek loop and Mount Marquette. View trails on Trail Genius!