With nearly 140 inches of snow since mid-November, Marquette County specializes in winter.  Fresh snow means the opportunity to make tracks, whether it is on skis, snowshoes, a snowmobile, fat bike or even a dog sled. Here residents and visitors alike don’t hibernate when the flakes fly, we get moving.

We were meant to be outdoors, to feel the pull of gravity and the kiss of wind on our face. Winter in Marquette, Michigan means lake effect snow, Nordic and alpine skiing, tubing, skating, snow biking, snowmobiling and experiencing winter events. Winter is here.

Journey north. Go outside. Live like it will all melt tomorrow!

What’s your human nature? Whatever it is, you’ll find it in Marquette County, Michigan.

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 Photography by Aaron Peterson

The Ultimate Fat Tire Snow Biking Resource

In the late depths of winter, it’s still possible to get out and rip around on a bike. Marquette County has been getting plenty of media attention this winter due to the ever-booming and ultra-unique niche pastime made popular in the area, Fat Tire Snow Biking. So, what the heck is “Fat Biking” anyways? Well, here are all the “ins… Read More

Marquette Knows Snow

A downhill skier enjoys hitting jumps at the terrain park at Marquette Mountain Ski Area in Marquette. Claiming that Upper Michigan has gotten a lot of snowfall this winter would be a hefty understatement. With snowfall totals hovering around 140 inches, Marquette County as well as neighboring northern Michigan areas have seen some of the most drastic snowfall totals in… Read More

February, 2015 – Beer of the Month – Blackrock’s North Third Stout

In the heart of winter, things tend to move a little slower and the pace of daily life is a little more relaxed. But, there’s definitely one thing worth speeding up for! February is the last month to grab a can (or of course, a mug!) of Blackrocks Brewery’s winter seasonal release, North Third Stout. An absolutely delicious stout offering,… Read More