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

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.

What's your human nature?

SUP-10764Make a splash into the summer with a kayak or stand up paddle board adventure in Marquette County! Set up your adventure through one of our local outfitters such as Big Bay Outfitters, Uncle Ducky Outfitters, and the new Crestone Adventures. Or if stand up paddle boarding is more your style be sure to check out SUP Brah rentals. Most of these companies also offer guided trips.
To learn more about these great resources to help you get out and enjoy the waters of Marquette County click here.

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5 Fun, Accessible Parks in Marquette

It’s no secret that the city of Marquette is surrounded by pristine forest, beautiful inland lakes, the stunning Lake Superior shoreline, and world-class recreational resources. But what if you don’t have the time or inclination to get out of town and into the wilderness? It turns out that Marquette has more than its share of city parks with great amenities, beautiful views, and fewer crowds than you’d expect.


1. Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park

Located at the “foot” of downtown Marquette, Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park (often shortened to “Ellwood Mattson Park” or some variation thereof) is home to many of the city’s iconic sights. It wraps around Marquette’s harbor, from the old ore dock to the Lake Superior Theater. Much of the park is a simple lawn, but there’s a playground, picnic shelter, waterfront walkway, bike trail, and plenty of landscaping features too. It’s also right by the city’s main marina, so there are plenty of boats to be seen here in the summer. During the warm season, Ellwood Mattson Park regularly hosts festivals and get-togethers, including the U.P. Fall Beer Festival in early September.

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