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Q: WHEN AND HOW CAN YOU SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?
A: The northern lights are driven by solar events on the sun. You can
Take on these top trails with your best adventure buddy at
Want to make your summer more eventful than ever? Check out this list of can’t-miss summer hits!
Whether it be what you eat, wear or do, we have it for you! Find sustainably resourced goods and/or practices at these local businesses:Marquette Food Co-op
For one, it’s a locally owned grocery store,
Take on the trails
Marquette County is home to some of the best mountain biking terrain in the Midwest, and with 12,000 ft of elevation and over 150 miles of singletrack—once you ride here we know you’ll be back. But if
Spring brings opening day for the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. Which takes place every Saturday at the Marquette Commons from 9 am to 1 pm (May 15-mid December). Whether you’re there to enjoy the fresh air or explore
January 18-19, 2019
Celebrate all things snow and SISU with the Heikki Lunta Festival in downtown Negaunee. Festivities include a parade, firework show, winter sports and games, bonfires, and live music!
Whether you’re hoping for a hangover cure, or just want to start your day off strong, these four brunch joints are sure to hit the spot.
The Delft Bistro
You won’t want to miss the “matinees” (aka brunch) at The
Before you embark on your day’s big adventure, we highly recommend a quick pick-me-up. When it comes to coffee roasters, we’ve got tons of tasty options. With over seven local shops and counting, Marquette County offers so much more than
One of the best parts about the Midwest is the changing of seasons, and winter in Marquette County is no exception. Our chilly climate lends a special, snowy twist to the mix for all of your favorite outdoor adventures and activities.
Five Factors that set Marquette Mountain apart from the rest of Midwest Skiing.Natural Beauty
It’s no secret that Marquette Mountain has a Superior view. Seriously, if you’re on the slopes facing east, you can see the lake from almost any
Summer, 1891. Fredrick Law Olmsted, a landscape architect most famous for his role in designing New York City’s Central Park visits Marquette to work on a design project. To make the most of his visit, the city also directs him
Looking to get into the Halloween spirit? Marquette County’s got you covered. There’s plenty of festivities and frights to go around, but aside from the annual October events and activities that take place downtown, there’s other more unearthly sites and
Celebrate the season with a couple craft beers from one of our five hoppin’ breweries. Check out their websites or stop by their taprooms to see what delicious fall classics they have in store for you and
Nothing quite beats autumn in the Upper Peninsula. The days grow cooler, while the colors get warmer. And although peak season is only a few short weeks, your experience will likely be nothing but sweet. Between the fiery reds, vigorous
September 8th marks the 10th year of U.P. Fall Beer Fest, and after several annual trips to the taps, I’ve compiled a list of tips to help you have the best Beer Fest ever.PRELOAD
This is a 5-hour event
All the events on tap for the 2018 Marquette Craft Beer Week (9/4-9)
While it’s not technically in the fall, this outdoor fest surely feels like an autumn event. With over 600 options of locally crafted beers from over 80 breweries, we recommend you taste test wisely
Looking to find some family-friendly waterfalls? We’ve got you covered. And while these falls are fairly accessible—we definitely don’t recommend rushing.
If there were a difficulty rating for Marquette waterfall access, Morgan Falls would be the bunny hill. But despite its
The weather’s not the only thing heating up in Marquette County for the month of July. Some of the hottest events of summer are coming up quick, so it’s time to start planning your trip!
International Food Festival – 7/2-4
The only thing better than a warm summer day is some cold ice cream to wash it down. Make your visit to Marquette County so much sweeter with these 4 must-stop ice cream shops.Jilbert Dairy
Holy Cow—if you haven’t had a sugar
The Marquette Underwater Preserve is made up of two separate units — the Marquette and the Huron Island Units — which collectively reach depths of 200 feet and cover many miles of Lake Superior Coastline. Five favorite dives in the
From the sandy shores of McCarty’s Cove’s to the ancient bluffs of Black Rocks, when it comes to beaches Marquette County has Superior coverage. So, what are you waiting for? Set up your umbrella and towel and soak it up.
It’s (almost) June. Which for Marquette County, means a few things—more daylight, more nightlife, more events, and more excitement. And if you won’t take our word for it, just take a look at some of the upcoming events this month.
Art Week Kick-Off Concert with The Jimmy Almen Group Sunday, June 24, 6-8 p.m. Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third Street Free Admission More info
Marquette Symphony Orchestra Summer Strings w.s.g. Derrell Syria Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m. Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third Street Free Admission, Donations
Dining out is definitely one of the best parts of traveling. From experiencing different atmospheres and ordering creative takes on your favorites, to trying new dishes entirely—it’s always exciting. But what’s even better than an excuse to eat out? Enjoying
Marquette County has some of the best mountain biking terrain in the Midwest, and most notable in the nation even. With 12,000 ft of elevation and over 150 miles of singletrack—once you ride here we know you’ll be back.North
Whether you’re looking for a place to take a break between daytime exploration or a spot to stop for an evening of relaxation—from breweries to wine bars, you don’t have to search far.Ore Dock Brewing Co.
Come in for a
When you’re looking for food on-the-go, food trucks are definitely the way to go. Not to mention, they’re typically cheap, convenient, and delicious. So if you’re looking for a quick bite between breakfast, beach time and your afternoon hike, give
As the weather in Marquette County is caught in transition between winter and spring, there’s more than one thing waking and warming up in northern Michigan. And the end of hibernation calls for serious celebration. April 14, Angry Bear is
The thing about Spring—you never know what the weather will bring—but for these fun Spring-things, forecast doesn’t matter. Seriously, rain, shine, or snow, just go.
Whether to purchase or merely peruse, there’s a
Tracking the Northern Lights takes patience, persistence, and a whole lot of luck — but there are also a ton of apps for that. And around the Spring Equinox (March 20), your chances of catching a light show are heightened.
Come out and enjoy the hot cider and cool weather. Saturday, February 10, Ski or snowshoe the Noquemanon trails with family, friends, and friendly faces. This event is not a race but there will be
Before you embark on your day’s big adventure, we highly recommend a quick pick-me-up. When it comes to coffee roasters, we’ve got tons of tasty options. With multiple local shops and counting, Marquette County offers so much more than your average
December 14-17, 2017
Adapted from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” you don’t want to miss FRT’s Scrooge, a musical retelling of a miserly old man who detests the holidays, until he’s taken on staggering trip through time amidst ghosts
When it comes to trail running, there’s a multitude of elements to consider that both influence and determine the difficulty. Such as accessibility, maps/markings, distance, experience, elevation, and terrain. When you’re in a new place, it’s hard to know
Before you embark on your day’s big adventure, we highly recommend a quick pick-me-up. When it comes to coffee roasters, we’ve got tons of tasty options. With over 5 local shops and counting, Marquette County offers so much more than
Looking to chase some waterfalls? You’ve come to the right place—Marquette County is home to 77 waterfalls—more than any other county in Michigan. And while we recommend seeing them all, here’s three falls you must see in the fall.
Supporting Farm to Table business’ is not only good for the local economy and Earth, it’s also good for your body and brain. With that in mind, here’s 5 local farm to fork farms, eateries, and shops in Marquette County.
Harvest Fest (Oct. 7) is full of fall fun for all on the 100th block of Baraga Ave. Featuring harvest themed activities from 3pm-7:30pm—food, drink, dance, games and more. Don’t miss out on all of the autumnally
There’s a reason Michigan is known as “The Great Beer State”—we take our beer seriously here. That’s why we have five days (Sept. 5-9) dedicated to sampling and celebrating some of the best beers and breweries Michigan has to offer,
Summer may be simmering down, but September’s event lineup is smokin’. Here are 6 can’t-miss-events coming to Marquette next month.Marquette Marathon & Half Marathon
Why sit around all Labor Day weekend and binge eat/drink, when you could run the Marquette marathon or
What sets the Ore to Shore apart from other bike races in Marquette County? The trail. As the Midwest’s largest point-to-point mountain bike race, most of the Ore to Shore is mapped out on private land. That means the only
Summer’s not over yet. Soak it up while you still can with these 5 outdoor events and activities in Marquette County, Mi.
Marquette County Fair – Aug 10-12
This family favorite is filled with fun for all ages,
Summer adventure doesn’t get much better than sunny days spent SUPing on Lake Superior. Though there are *limited* services with stand up paddle board rentals, you shouldn’t let that stop you from exploring your SUP options. Because endless unsalted adventure is
The start of Summer signifies the start of Festival Season, which means from now until October, both your schedule and your glass will be full.
Here’s the top ten fests you don’t wanna miss in 2017.
International Food Festival
It’s (almost) June! Which for Marquette County, means a few things—more daylight, more nightlife, more craft beer, and more excitement. And if you won’t take our word for it, just take a look at some of the upcoming events. Here’s 5
Spring into the month of May with 5 events that are equally nourishing for your mind, body, pocket, and planet. Because as the grass gets greener, so should we.Garden Extravaganza
A day of gardening workshops, speakers, and lunch
SmartPrize is a 10-day competition that brings the people with the ideas to the people with the money, think ‘Science fair meets Shark Tank.’ The second annual event will be held March 31st-April 9th in downtown Marquette; this year with
It’s officially beach season! From the sandy shores of McCarty’s Cove’s to the volcanic bluffs of Black Rocks, when it comes to beaches Marquette County has Superior coverage. Here are five of our favorite Marquette County gems; so what are
Out on the open trail— you’ll find ultimate freedom. Out here, you have the ability to leave everything but yourself behind and focus only on what lies ahead. The valleys and the peaks, accompanied solely by the sound of crunching
For most of the Midwest, March means the start of Spring, for Marquette County, March is just another month of Winter. And with the rather meek January and February we’ve had, it’s safe to believe that March, though mild, stands
Tucked between miles of trails and trees, Marquette, a city set on the pristine coast of Superior, is a hub for recreation, relaxation, and education. It’s no secret that part of Marquette’s charm is its historic structures and laid back atmosphere,
In the world of Winter sports, Skijoring isn’t a particularly new scene, but this cutting-edge trend is rather recent to Marquette and the rest of the Midwest. Skijoring’s name stems from its Norwegian origin: kikjøring, from the root words ski
Marquette is full of spine-chilling, bar crawling, frightening festivities in the eerie nights leading up to Halloween. Here’s some events that are sure to be Halloween hits & favorites:
10/26: You know what they say about idle hands,
My favorite part of traveling anywhere is the food. And I’m not saying, “Aside from the people,” or, “Except for the scenery.” My favorite part is the food.
I had a Full English in Cambridge, Indian fish &
September 24th marks the inaugural Marji Gesick 100. Sponsored by Border Grill, and The 906 Adventure Team, this 100 mile race sets out from North Marquette to Ishpeming, ascending almost 11,000 feet along the way. Participants have 12 hours
There’s some kind of magic in owning things with a history, a past you know little to nothing about.
Whether you like to research the pieces you find, or prefer a little mystery, it’s undeniable there’s a certain depth and richness
Countless hours of planning and labor have been poured into the Noquemanon Trail Network’s South Trails. This expansive trail system is the mountain biker’s ultimate playground. 72 bridges, 66 berms, and no shortage of tables, jumps, and drops help to
It’s The Weekend In Marquette
The guiding light of our Red Harbor Lighthouse started spinning 150 years ago in Marquette. Three decades later, an annual festival of the Italian culture begun in Ishpeming. 59 years passed, and over 175 artists and 10,000 people
Marquette County Swimming Holes Plug the words Heat Dome into your favorite search engine, and you’ll quickly realize that it may be a good idea to plan some escape routes from the summer sun. With a massive heat wave expected to
We sat right by the window and it immediately felt like we were on vacation. We sipped on a glass of red wine and enjoyed the views of the rabbits and birds playing in the garden space.
To our surprise, we’ve
The perfect summer day takes three types of waves, and standing where you are, wearing your finest summer sweat Glisten, only have the heat kind. Sure, sound waves might be tickling your ear drums from the fax machine that still,
One weekend, every June, hundreds of mountain biking, trail running, and hiking enthusiasts pack their gear and head to Marquette. A three-day long celebration of all things trails, Marquette Trails Fest hosts events for every silent sports enthusiast. This
When the waitress recommends the breadsticks, you say yes.
It’s one of the first things we learn after walking into the Portside Inn, and sailing through time. This nautically themed old-style eatery is full of anchors, propellers and even has part
Why not kick your summer off with a brew, or few, from one of Michigan’s hottest craft breweries?
Along with beer, wine from a few of Michigan’s finest vineyards, Michigan made cider even with live entertainment, The Spring Fermentation Celebration takes place
For years, men and women toiled in the early mines and pioneer camps of Marquette’s Iron Range. Tipping a a helmet to our area’s rich mining history, the Iron Range Roll celebrates the rich history of the area with a
Imagine working in one of the Marquette County Iron Range’s mines in the mid-1800’s.
Upon entry into a narrow tunnel, the outside light begins to fade. Guiding you is only visual memory and the dim, flickering candle fastened to a canvas hat. Eyes
There are worse things to pair a long hike or bike ride with than miles of pristine Lake Superior beachfront backed by tall pine forests. Welcome to Harlow Lake recreational area, a hub for some of the most unforgettable views
Looking to hit multiple falls in a day? Do you have a bit of time between breakfast and the beach, or between lunch and jumping off Black Rocks, or even (because the days will only get longer from here on out)
The hardest thing about going to Congress Pizza in Ishpeming is leaving.
There’s the namesake pizza, of course, in all its flat-crust, secret-sauce, handmade cudighi glory. Cudighi? It’s a spicy sausage originating from Italy, but it’s popularity in the UP rivals
We hadn’t received new snow in at least five days, and what was on the ground had settled into a crust, crisscrossed by animal and human tracks, lain to melt among fallen pine needles and deer poop. The sky was
You’ve probably watched ski jumping on TV, or at the very least gaped at the spandex-clad men and women who have mastered the art of straight-lining it down a ramp and through the air with a pair of cartoonishly-large skis
You may at some point while staying in the Midwest grow tired of going out for a burger and fries.
You may even, at some point, decide that meeting a friend for dinner shouldn’t feel hurried but instead that it should
North of Marquette, a certain corridor of pines is home to scores of secret hiding places. A haven of rivers, rock outcrops, mountains, and beaches—County Road 550 traces the shoreline of Lake Superior for about 25 miles from Marquette to
For a single Saturday in February, cars, trucks, and bicycles are replaced by skiers and snowboarders on the streets of Downtown Marquette. Rather than removing snow, truckloads of snow are brought in to fill the streets with jumps and rails
Unpredictable weather is no stranger to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but when guessing what the weather is going to be like in mid-February, cold and snowy is a pretty safe bet. Another safe bet is that no matter how cold and
Staying in rhythm is Liza’s biggest job on the trail.
Off the trail, it’s much of the same. Imagine feeding a whole team of sled dogs everyday.
For a team of 22, that’s about 45 pounds of food daily. Now consider caring
Getting a photo of the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, or most commonly referred to as Holy smokes, what’s that in the sky? isn’t exactly easy. For starters, they’re largely unpredictable. Next, they’re hard to find, most of the time you need to
Predicting the weather in Marquette is hard. Predicting the weather in Marquette a whole season in advance? That’s just madness. Predicting El Nio in Marquette is no different than any other winter. Does anyone remember Lake Superior ice bergs in
The fall colors are now on the ground and, unfortunately, the white stuff hasn’t quite joined the party yet. Popular belief will tell you that November in Marquette is the blandest of months, but that doesn’t mean you have to
Wake up, make a pot of coffee, shower (maybe), get dressed, drink coffee, eat food, and head to work. That’s my general weekday routine, tried and true, uninspired.
At least four out of five weekdays anyways.
But on that other day, we