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
Every Saturday from 9am-1pm, the Down Marquette Farmers Market is at the Marquette Commons. There’s no better way to spend an autumn morning/afternoon than out in the fresh air, supporting farm-fresh local foods and goods.
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.
Dining out is definitely one of the best parts of any vacation. 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 eating out? Enjoying your meal outside.
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.
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
Tracking the Northern Lights takes patience, persistence, and a whole lot of luck — but there’s also tons of apps for that. And around the Spring Equinox (March 20), your chances of catching a light show are heightened. So, now
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
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.
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,
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 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 North Country Trail is the most extensive National Scenic Trail in the United States, spanning 4,600 miles across the nation. Established in 1981, The North Country Trail Association collaborated with the National Park Service to make the
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
With Summer just around the bend, it’s the perfect time to make those Summer plans you’ve been dreaming about all winter. And with over 50 events on our calendar, there’s plenty of awesome opportunities to take advantage of
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
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
There’s definitely a little something for everyone this weekend in Marquette, as we spring into what finally looks and feels like fall. This Thursday kicks-off the Fresh Coast Film Fest, come out for the food trucks at 5:30pm
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
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
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
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,
It’s easy to spot a freighter along the shores of Lake Superior, but have you ever spotted the boat always parked along US-41 in Harvey? We’re talking in this case, about the entrance to the Dry Dock Bar and
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
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
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
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 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)
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
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
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
Spring in Marquette County is also waterfall season. With over seventy waterfalls spread across the county’s rugged and pristine terrain, these majestic natural landmarks carve out a true part of the area’s identity. Not only are these fresh waterfalls enjoyed
As the weather in Marquette County is caught in transition between winter and spring, there’s more than one thing warming up in northern Michigan! The second annual Festival of the Angry Bear, a beer, music, food and costume event, is
Snow piles in Marquette County are dwindling, the grass is beginning to green, and the many species of birds native to northern Michigan are out and about chirping their beautiful calls. Yes, the season is changing in Marquette County, and
Standing proud as one of the very first breweries in Marquette County, Jasper Ridge Brewery opened its doors in 1996 and continues to brew up some of the tastiest beer offerings in the state of Michigan. Not to be
A lot of places can reasonably claim to be at the “top of the world.” The Himalayan Range, for instance, which is the world’s tallest mountain chain, or the Tibetan Plateau, its highest plain. Slightly lower, but still lofty, places
For such a prominent peak, Hogback inspires plenty of uncertainty. Its name is the subject of some confusion: Many visitors, and even some locals, refer to it as “Hogsback.” Most maps drop the ‘s,’ though, so we’ll follow their lead.