Experience the spirit of spring in the UP with an array of outdoor activities in Marquette County. Whether you're hiking or biking along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, chasing waterfalls by day, or hunting auroras by night, there's an adventure for everyone.

A couple exploring the rock formations near Yellow Dog Falls in Big Bay, MI

Exploring Marquette's Waterfalls

Discover the magic of Marquette in spring as you explore its many waterfalls, cascading with fresh meltwater. These natural spectacles offer beautiful views and peaceful hiking trails, perfect for any nature lover.

Green aurora and bright stars and constellation over inland lake in Marquette County, MI

Spring Stargazing and Aurora Chasing

As night falls in Marquette, the clear spring skies offer a prime canvas for stargazing and aurora chasing. Whether or not the elusive Northern Lights appear, the stars and constellations offer an awe-inspiring way to end your day.

Friends clinking pint glasses over table with woodfire pizza at Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette, MI

Dine and Drink Al Fresco in Marquette

Between adventures, find a patio and enjoy fresh & delicious food at one of our local restaurants or sit back, relax and sip outside at one of our chill coffee shops or hopping breweries

Before you go

Know Before You Go: Cultural Awareness

Being prepared to recreate outdoors extends well beyond acquiring the proper gear and navigation tools. It is equally important to be... Read More

Spring Trail Etiquette

With the warmer weather comes a lot of excitement to spend time outside again. However, spring trail conditions can be unpredictable, so... Read More

Respect Marquette County

Follow these Leave No Trace principles when visiting to keep our forests, lakes, and natural spaces as special as when you found them.

Keep exploring

Marquette Spring Itinerary

Spring brings new opportunities to explore. From an invigorating stroll... Read More

Eat, Drink & Play like a Local

With a hip craft beer and food scene, a bustling downtown and an... Read More

Marquette's Rich History: Mining, Timber, and Maritime Trades

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Bucket List Adventures

There are so many ways to experience Marquette, that you might be wondering... Read More