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

Motorcycle Guide

Bike Nights    Biking Events    Lodging    Taverns

Plan to stop a lot on your ride along M-28 between Marquette and Munising. Along the highway you’ll be enticed by the wonders of Lake Superior with plenty of beach for your enjoyment. It’s time to take in your human nature, slip off the boots and feel the sand beneath your feet.

Want to stop off and have a picnic? The small inland lake, Deer Lake, has a great turnoff with picnic tables and a summer warmed lake for swimming. If you’re looking for some unique sculptures, Lakenenland Park (Featured on HGTV’s Offbeat America) will definitely peak your interest.

Marquette offers many views for you to wonder at. During the shipping season the ore dock at Presque Isle Park often hosts a “Great Lady”, one of the ships loading iron ore pellets for distribution in the lower lakes and beyond. These ships, when docked are so close you can almost reach out and touch them. But don’t stop just there, Presque Isle Park is a pristine “almost island” opened to foot and motor traffic with loads of picnic spots available. Take a tour around the island and be amazed at the scenic view of Sugarloaf Mountain, Hogsback Mountain and the nearby islands in Lake Superior. Check out the “famous” Black Rocks and watch people cliff jump into Lake Superior.

After Presque Isle I would recommend a drive along HWY 550 toward Big Bay. On the trip up pull into the parking lot at Sugarloaf Mountain and climb to the top. At the top is another one of Marquette’s great vista views of the lake, Marquette, and miles of forests.

For more information on cruising the U.P. of Michigan – upcruising

The map below shows some recommended routes with some great views.

The red line on the map below is highly recommended for scenic drives and fall colors.

Upper Peninsula Motorcycle Map

Motorcycle Shops

Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson
Ph. (906) 228-5330
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2080 US 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

Bald Eagle H-D is the U.P.’s only authorized Harley-Davidson dealership. They are here to serve you with Harley Davidson information, the necessary parts and gear for riding, or with a good conversation. Stop in any time of the year to browse bikes, clothing, and accessories or make yourself at home with a cup of coffee in our customer lounge.

Bike Nights

Tuesday Nights
Up North Lodge – Gwinn
Sturgis Saloon – Skandia

Wednesday Nights
Wooden Nickel (June – August)

Thursday Nights
Full Throttle Bar & Grill

Bike Friendly Businesses (Lodging)

Marquette Motor Lodge
Ph. (906) 249-1404
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5057 U.S. 41 South
Marquette, MI 49855

Features: 31 newly renovated rooms, all ground floor, fax & copy service, pets allowed, kitchenettes, ADA accommodations. Large lighted truck and parking lot. On snowmobile trail, bike path, 1/2 mile to Lake Superior, 3.5 miles to downtown Marquette shopping. V/MC/AE/D, Corp. Lodging.

Landmark Inn
Toll-Free: 888-752-6362
Ph. (906) 228-2580
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230 N. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855

With majestic Lake Superior on one side and historic downtown Marquette on the other, the Landmark Inn awaits you. 62 rooms; 2 restaurants, 2 lounges; banquet & meeting facilities. V/MC/AE/DC/D

Settle Inn
Toll-Free: 888-276-9214
Tel. (906) 228-8100
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1275 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

80 rooms. Easy highway access just minutes from Marquette attractions, restaurants, NMU, MGH, Marquette Mountain Skiing, and Lake Superior. Meeting room, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna. Free high-speed internet access. V/MC/AE/D.

Cedar Motor Inn
Toll-Free: 888-551-7378
Tel. (906) 228-2280
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2523 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

Restaurants and shopping malls nearby. In room complimentary coffee, free HBO, 100% non-smoking rooms, poolside rooms, 41 sleeping rooms, 2 efficiency units with kitchenettes, and 1 conference room available. Indoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna. V/MC/AE/DC/D.

Country Inn & Suites
Toll-Free: 800-456-4000
Tel. (906) 225-1300
Fax.(906) 225-9200
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2472 US Hwy 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

15% Biker Discount.  After a long day of riding, come “home” to the Country Inn & Suites with beautiful, clean, cool rooms.  Water hookup and towels available.  Conveniently located a half mile West of Bald Eagle Harley on US 41 W.

Built in 2006, our award winning property is entirely smoke-free and pet-free with a pool, whirlpool, complimentary deluxe breakfast, free wired and wireless Internet, meeting and fitness room.  We have a variety of room types including studio, one-bedroom and whirlpool suites.  You’ll appreciate the new flat screen HDtvs, microwaves and refrigerators in every room.

Comfort Suites
Toll-Free: 800-424-6423
Tel. (906) 228-0028
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2463 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

HOG Rates – 15% off (We advertise as HOG, but we really offer it to anyone on a motorcycle, not just Harley’s)

Some restrictions do apply (special event weekends).

Our 100% smoke-free, award-winning suites all have a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, sleeper sofa, 37” LCD TV’s with DirecTV, featuring HD Channels and 5 Showtime channels. Free wireless internet throughout, with 20mbps upload and download speeds. Featuring 24-hour Business Center & Fitness Centers, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, gift shop, guest laundry, and room service available until 11pm. Free deluxe “Your Morning Breakfast” with hot features daily.

Days Inn
Toll-Free: 800-329-7466
Tel. (906) 225-1393
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2403 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

HOG Rates – 15% off (We advertise as HOG, but we really offer it to anyone on a motorcycle, not just Harley’s)

Highly rated, Chairman’s award-winning property features Daybreak continental breakfast, indoor pool, sauna and two whirlpools. Room service available until 11pm, sundeck, “Fort Days” children’s playground and gift shop. LCD TV”s with DirecTV featuring HD Channels and 5 Showtime channels. Free wireless with 20 mbps up and down speeds. Suites and Business Place rooms are available. 100% smoke free and K-9 Friendly (fees apply). Meeting rooms, new guest laundry.

Value Host
Toll-Free: 800-929-5996
Ph. 906-225-5000
Fax. 906-225-5096
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1101 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

Cable TV, HBO, recliners in single rooms, free continental breakfast, truck parking, close to shopping, restaurants, and Lake Superior. 52 sleeping rooms and 1 meeting room available. Whirlpool and sauna. V/MC/AE/D.

Holiday Inn
Toll-Free: 800-HOLIDAY Ph.
(906) 225-1351
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1951 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

Conveniently located on U.S. 41. We feature, 191 standard rooms, 8 ADA rooms, 4 two room suites, exercise room, pool, sauna, restaurant and lounge. Exceeding your expectations time and again. V/MC/AE/DC/D/CB.

Best Western Country Inn
Toll-Free: 800-528-1234
Tel. (906) 485-6345
Fax. (906) 485-6348
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850 U.S. 41 West
Ishpeming, MI 49849

Located in Ishpeming’s Country Village Resort, the Country Inn offers comfortable rooms at affordable prices. Meeting room available. Indoor pool, whirlpool, lounge. V/MC/DC/D.

Jasper Ridge Inn
Toll-Free: 866-875-4312
Fax. (906) 485-5176
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In the Country Village, off U.S. 41 West
Ishpeming, MI 49849

The award-winning Jasper Ridge Inn offers 26 spacious rooms, including suites. Continental breakfast included. Near restaurants, shopping and more! Meeting space available. V/MC/DC/D.

Bike Friendly Businesses (Taverns)

Fat Boyz
Ph. (906) 226-3584
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900 Ontario Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

Full Throttle Bar & Grill
Ph. (906) 346-9855
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1971 East M-35
Little Lake, MI 49833

The Up North Lodge
Ph. (906) 346-9815 215
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S. County Road 557 One mile off M-35
Gwinn, MI 49841

Home of the “almost” world famous BBQ ribs!  Beautiful log cabin in a pristine “up north” setting!  Trail #33 trail head. Open Monday 4pm – 10pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-10pm, Sunday 12pm-10pm.  Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials, Kids-Eat-Free Thursdays, Fish Fry Fridays, Rib Night Saturdays & Sundays.

Wooden Nickel
1751 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855

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The original biker bar of Marquette, try a Michigan brewed beer off the tap in a mason jar. We have live music most weekends, no cover charge. You can toss your peanut shells on the ground in this unique bar where the floor si covered in wood chips.