Top 5 Winter Hiking Trails

Here in Marquette County, we take hiking seriously year-round. Every season has something specific and special to offer. So what do we have in the winter that the rest of the Midwest is missing? Unparalleled snowfall. Whether you’re hiking to

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Noquemanon Trail Network

The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) develops and maintains an interconnected, year-round, non-motorized land and water trail network in Marquette County in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The NTN has created miles of single track trails for residents and visitors to enjoy hiking, mountain biking,

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Noquemanon Cross Country Ski Trails

Each year at the end of January, winter sport enthusiasts from across the country join in Marquette, Michigan to compete in the Nouquemanon Ski Marathon.  Whether by ski, snowshoe, or fat bike, competitors race through some of the area’s most

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Five 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

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Five 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,

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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

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Presque Isle Park

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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

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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.

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Located on West Ridge at the southwest corner of the Park Cemetery, this site contains 1.7 and

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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.

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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

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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.

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Marquette 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,

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