As the largest city in the Upper Peninsula, Marquette has more to offer than a typical city with its breathtaking natural surrounding and tight-knit, hardy community. Marquette boasts miles of Lake Superior shoreline, fellow neighborhoods on either side, dozens of opportunities for outdoor and athletic activity and a culture simply unsurpassed by its counterparts.
Prominent outdoor and athletic spots include the biking, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, walking and/ running trails scattered throughout the county. Sugarloaf Mountain and Hogback Mountain are great for hiking, Marquette Mountain is the go to for downhill skiing and snowboarding, Lake superior and surrounding smaller lakes and bodies of water are crystal clear, perfect for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and boating. Last, but not least, there are numerous area golf courses and prime spots of land permitted for hunters.
Waterfalls, scenic lookouts, trails, surrounding forests and the majestic Lake Superior are great venues for a plethora of activities, but they are also excellent catalysts for artistic inspiration; performing arts, fine arts and design! The arts and culture of Marquette and its surrounding areas combine to create an appreciative aura, not present in every town or city across America. Embracing not only nature, but rich history, local industry and pride, the regional culture present here makes for unique artistic expression. Many people from all walks of live come to Marquette whether it’s for school, work or for a change in scenery. Together with lifelong residents, a diverse community is formed. Make a day trip around the town to view the assortment of art museums, galleries and festivals (dependent on the season).
Small town shops and eateries are always a plus that provide a quaint experience. Marquette is full of them; don’t miss out! Antique, outdoor gear and leisurely finds are right around the corner. Couple that with local cuisine and you’ve got a smile! How does one sum up a place like Marquette? …A diamond in the middle of the forest, of course!