Motorcycle touring along Lake Superior.
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One of Marquette's 77 waterfalls!
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Mountain bikers on Marquette's south trails
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A Kayaker plunges down Dead River Falls
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Carp River Falls
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Making The Most of Every Season

Whitewater KayakingWe believe in making the most of every season in Marquette County. We offer opportunities to explore beautiful spring in Marquette County through kayaking, biking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, hunting for waterfalls and so much more! Our miles of extensive trails and amazing hikes to magnificent views offer everyone the chance to experience the beautiful spring season unique to the U.P. So what are you waiting for?  This is your invitation to find your human nature in Marquette County, don’t let spring slip by without visiting one of Marquette County’s many magical waterfalls. Contact us at 906.228.7749 and ask for your very own copy of our hike & bike guide or waterfall maps.

Learn more about this spectacular event and others by visiting our calendar for upcoming events.

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The Catch and Cook Program

The Landmark Inn will be collaborating with the Day Break Charter fishing guides to offer a unique opportunity titled “Catch and Cook”. Participants will take part in a chartered fishing excursion, after which the Day Break Charter crew will transport the catch to the Landmark Inn to be prepared by their renowned chefs. The fishing adventures include offshore fishing trips to the famous Stannard Rock which is about 60 miles off shore from Marquette.  If you are more interested in fishing closer to shore  there is also the opportunity to fish for species such as Lake Trout, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout. The beauty of the Marquette area surrounds you and fish are usually found within 5 miles of shore. All fishing tackle and gear is provided for you with every trip and your catch will be cleaned and packed for you upon arrival to land. Read More

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Just for Yoop: Find Healthy, Homegrown Frozen Treats in Downtown Marquette

Here’s a scenario we’ve all experienced before.

It’s a warm, sunny day on a summer weekend. You emerge from a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant, perhaps L’Attitude or Lagniappe, to take the air in downtown Marquette. You’re pleasantly full, but you crave just one more taste sensation to put the finishing touches on your culinary experience. You consider a quick trip to the supermarket to pick up a tub of ice cream – but thinking about all those calories stops you in your tracks.

Are you out of luck? Nope! Since April, Marquette residents have enjoyed the ever-expanding variety of frozen yogurt flavors at Yoop-Phoria, a homegrown, brilliantly branded business that takes a healthy approach to frozen treats. It’s located at the highly visible corner of Washington and Third Streets in downtown Marquette, just across the street from the post office.

Frozen Yogurt Galore

As its name suggests, Yoop-Phoria specializes in frozen yogurt. In fact, that’s the only frozen treat it sells – no ice cream, gelato or sorbet for this place. That’s okay, though: There are 24 flavors on hand here, and the count keeps growing, so it’s likely that you’ll be able to find something that suits your taste buds. But don’t expect only straight-up conventional flavors. In addition to standard fare like lemon and pistachio, the shop offers some eclectic combinations. Some of Yoop-Phoria’s most popular offerings include:

  • Italian cocoa (one of the more straightforward varieties)
  • Vanilla fig
  • Caramelized pineapple
  • White chocolate raspberry
  • Prickly pear
  • Birthday cake
  • Creamy Blueberry

But wait, there’s more! What bowl of frozen yogurt would be complete without a tasty topping or two? Some favorites include:

  • Snickers, Butterfingers and Oreo pieces
  • Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Krispies and other cereals
  • Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and other fruits

The Yoop-Phoria Difference

Yoop-Phoria’s flavorful frozen yogurts aren’t just tasty and novel. Thanks to active cultures and a proprietary blend of ingredients, they’re healthier than your typical grocery store frozen yogurt or ice cream. From Yoop-Phoria’s website:

“Active cultures and healthy probiotics give Yoop-Phoria its delicious signature tart taste, and it’s actually good for you. A word of caution: It’s very addicting.”

We can’t comment on the addicting aspect – that’s subjective, so we’ll leave it up to the judges. But Yoop-Phoria does provide some handy nutrition facts that bolster its claim to healthiness. For a 5 to 6 ounce serving size of most flavors, you’re looking at between 120 and 140 calories, 1 to 2.5 grams of fat, and negligible amounts of sodium and cholesterol.

Bottom line: While any lowfat frozen yogurt is a healthy choice relative to full-flavor (and full-fat) ice cream, not all froyo varieties are created equal.

More Than a Frozen Yogurt Shop

If Yoop-Phoria were only known for its healthy, creatively flavored yogurt, it would still be a welcome addition to downtown Marquette. But the shop distinguishes itself in other ways, too: It’s open until midnight, providing a trouble-free hangout for NMU students and night owls, and it’s rapidly emerging as one of Marquette’s most popular destinations for birthday parties and other events. And event or no, the staff can whip up their own creations – from muffin-yogurt combos and delicious smoothies to the ever-popular acai bowl.

So next time you’re in downtown Marquette, drop by Yoop-Phoria. It’s open 10 a.m. to midnight every day but Sunday.