Named a Top 25 Best Adventure Destination in the World, Marquette County offers abundant outdoor recreational and indoor cultural activities: hiking, biking, paddling and beaches; arts, culture and a rich history of mining and manufacturing; six craft breweries, an event-filled calendar and a vibrant food and live music scene. Travel Marquette’s Executive Director Nicole Young is the destination specialist for Marquette County and will help you plan an adventure customized for your group.
It’s in Our Geography
Marquette County is situated on the southern shore of Lake Superior, the largest of the five Great Lakes, and along the Huron Mountain range in the north central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The area’s scenic combination of water and rugged terrain has become a haven for recreational enthusiasts, artists and entrepreneurs.
Services for Tour Operators
• Professional digital photos and video
• Personalized familiarization tours
• Itinerary planning assistance and sample itineraries
• Step-on guide, outfitter and recreational tour services
• Convention and meeting planning services and tours
• Area literature including Adventure Guide and maps
Capture these Unique Experiences
• Explore the communities of Michigamme and Republic with their art galleries, Negaunee and Ishpeming’s antique shops, and the fine dining and nightlife of downtown Marquette.
• Take the must-see Anatomy of a Murder Tour in Big Bay, and visit the historic Model Town of Gwinn.
• Tour the historic Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, and the Marquette County Regional History Museum.
• Walk or drive around Presque Isle Park. Stop to see the iron ore docks and watch the freighters, walk the break wall (weather permitting), explore the cliff walk around the island and climb Black Rocks. End the tour with hand-dipped ice cream from the Presque Isle pavilion.
• Tour the Marquette State Fish Hatchery to learn how watersheds work and how a hatchery operates.
• Learn to cook with fresh farm-to-table foods when you plan a group cooking lesson at the Marquette Food Coop.
• Discover the secrets of fine dairy products and sample the world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge Ice Cream when you tour Jilbert’s Dairy.
• Take a day trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (50 miles one-way). While there, take a Pictured Rocks Cruise or glass-bottom-boat shipwreck tour. This is the place to kayak, too.
• Spend a day in the ghost town at Fayette State Park (90 miles one-way) and pull the raft across the big springs of Kitch-iti-Kipi at Palms Book State Park (additional 20 miles).
The Route to Marquette County
CHICAGO 383 mi, or 1 hour direct flight on American Airlines ORD to MQT
DETROIT 455 mi, or 1 hour direct flight on Delta Airlines DTW to MQT
MINNEAPOLIS 393 mi, or 1 hour direct flight on Delta Airlines MSP to MQT
MILWAUKEE 293 mi