Welcome to beautiful Marquette, Michigan, a quaint town located on the shores of Lake Superior. Marquette is home to a small 21,000 people, yet has all the things that make this a prime destination for visitors and locals alike.
Pristine beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities bring lots of events all year long. There are miles of single-track trails for mountain biking and fat biking throughout the winter months. Marquette Mountain Ski Resort is located within the city and has trails ranging from beginner to expert black diamond runs. Presque Isle Park is a picturesque island with scenic overlooks and hiking trails.
Marquette is home to Northern Michigan University which boasts 8,000 students and keeps the town young and vibrant. NMU has many sporting events to attend including their football games in the worldís largest indoor wooden dome.
Downtown Marquette is the heart of the city and has many shops, restaurants and breweries. There are exciting events that take place at Mattson Lower Harbor Park including the fourth of July celebration, Art on the Rocks, UP200 Dog Sled Races, Blues Fest and more.
- Marquette Mountain Ski Resort
Rippling River Resort sits at the base of Marquette Mountain. Downhill skiers and snowboarders can enjoy one of the many ski runs ranging from beginner to expert levels. For more information visit www.marquettemountain.com
- Mountain Biking
Mountain bikers have direct access to miles of single-track trails located at the Noquemanon trailhead. Trails range from easy (including kids trails) to expert level black diamond trails. Bike wash and fix station located near the campground. To learn more about the Noquemanon Trail Network visit www.noquetrails.org/
There are miles of shoreline and woods to explore in the Marquette area. Some favorites include Sugarloaf Mountain (8.6 miles from Resort), Presque Isle Park (6.2 miles from Resort) and Hogback Mountain (9.2 miles from Resort). Snowshoe rentals and maps available in the main office.
Access miles of snowmobile trails throughout Marquette County directly from Rippling River Resort. For maps and trail conditions visit http://www.travelmarquettemichigan.com/snowmobiling/
- Restaurant, Shopping & Nightlife
Rippling River Resort is located approximately two miles from Downtown Marquette. There are many local restaurants, stores, breweries and more. For a list of local establishments and events visit https://downtownmarquette.org/.
With miles of pristine shoreline to explore, you'll never get tired of the view from the water. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers guided kayak tours, located 45 minutes from Marquette. For more information on kayak rentals and paddling destinations, visit www.travelmarquettemichigan.com.
Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Visit one of Marquette's museums. Marquette Maritime Museumhttp://mqtmaritimemuseum.com/ Upper Peninsula Children's Museum http://www.upchildrensmuseum.org/ Marquette Regional History Center http://www.marquettehistory.org/