There is a part of the human spirit that awakens with the first snowfall in Marquette County, Michigan and lasts throughout the winter season. It comes alive with each snowflake that lands on the tongue, the shimmer of the Northern Lights over Lake Superior, the cheer of the crowd at one of our many winter events.

While exploring the wonders of Marquette County for yourself, you won’t want to miss these unforgettable Marquette County experiences.

The Forestville/Noquemanon Cross Country Ski Trail is a 50K system with point to point and loop features including a range of difficulty from beginner to expert. Day passes may be purchased online or at the trailhead.

Bring or rent a fat bike to ride the popular south trails. With just the right combination of jumps, drops and rocks, this groomed singletrack network has helped make Marquette County, Michigan a fat bike Mecca.

The Iron Ore Heritage Trail stretches nearly 50 miles from the Michigamme area to Chocolay Township. It is host to a variety of popular events (including the Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic) and nationally recognized as a silent-sports destination. But it’s also great for a leisurely stroll through the woods or along the lakeshore.

Put on your snowshoes and make the hike to one of our amazing Huron Mountain overlooks.

The view from the top of Hogback Mountain is spectacular: Lake Superior to one side, deep highland forests to the other, Marquette in the middle distance, and occasional glimpses of the Keweenaw highlands and Pictured Rocks on crystal-clear days. The bare summit of Sugarloaf Mountain is perfect for photos — on clear days, it seems like you can see every building in Marquette, and the Lake Superior views are expansive.

When not on the trails or cheering an outdoor event, enjoy craft beer, artisan cuisine and shopping in the vibrant downtown districts throughout Marquette County. Choose from a variety of lodging that fits your tastes and budget, from full-service to economy.

Embrace your natural identity in Marquette County.