"If you want a summer destination, consider adding Marquette, Michigan, to your list. The Wolverine State is known for its comfortable temperatures and is a popular state for people who want to escape the summer heat. The Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula — offer different climates; the Upper rarely sees temperatures much above 80 degrees."
Marquette remains a major port known for shipping iron ore. But it’s more well known for the outdoor recreational opportunities it offers. Whatever outdoor adventure you want, Marquette, Michigan, has it. View the beautiful blue of Lake Superior, stunning evergreen hikes, and the colorful northern light.
Marquette, Michigan, also has a great brewery scene. Barrel & Beam, the only farmhouse ale brewery in the area, includes a wide variety of fruits like apples, blueberries, and peaches. Blackrocks Brewery offers guests a unique environment to enjoy its popular 51K IPA.
You can bike, hike, cross country ski, or snowmobile on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. And it’s open year-round for exploration and exercise. This 47-mile trail includes paved, crushed aggregate, and dirt/sand surfaces. Marquette has over 160 years of mining history, and this trail captures that legacy.
Besides the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, Bad Dog Loop is one of Marquette, Michigan’s most popular mountain biking trails. The 2.6-mile loop is considered a moderately challenging route and is open year-round. The Ultimate North Marquette Loop is 7.8 miles of beautiful Michigan scenery. It also has a higher elevation gain of almost 500 feet.
Marquette, Michigan, has so much to offer all types of travelers. Whether you want to dive into the art scene or ride your mountain bike for hours, everyone can find something to do. You can experience city life while also escaping to the rugged natural landscape.