Upper Peninsula Attractions
Quick Area Guide
- Marquette Mountain (About 8 mi from hotel.)
- Cross Country Skiing with 5 Trials (Located close to the hotel.)
- Superior Lake Beaches (About 2 mi from hotel.)
- Van Riper State Park (About 5 mi from hotel.)
- 300 ATV and Snowmobile Trials (Located close to the hotel.)
- 9 Biking Trails (Located close to the hotel.)
- Downtown Marquette (About 2 mi from hotel.)
- McCormick Tract Wilderness Tract
Day or Overnight
This tour will take you on an easy trek of about 6.5 miles on an old logging road to the remnants of the Old McCormick Hunting Lodge on the shore of White Deer Lake. You will walk through a mosaic of sparking lakes, clear running streams, rock outcroppings, and an old White Pine Forest.
- Wetmore Beach/Sugarloaf to Echo Lake
Marquette Day Tour
Beautiful views from Sugarloaf Mountain and then a relaxing trek along the shoreline from Wetmore Beach to Little Presque Isle along a cliff line, quiet coves, Little Presque Island and on through the Boreal Forest to Echo Lake. This tour is and easy day trip of 5 miles.
- Craig Lake Loop Michigamme
Day or Overnight
About a 60 minute drive west of Marquette. Craig Lake State Park is Michigan’s most remote state forest. Consisting of about 7,000 acres the park consists of 2 lakes that have a trail for circumnavigation. It is about 7.5 miles long. Consisting of a mosaic of streams, lakes and quiet forests it is a hikers paradise. Wildlife abounds, Loons, Eagles and even Moose are often seen in this area.
- Huron Mountain/Big Bay Area Waterfalls
Day Tours or Overnight
There are many waterfalls and scenic overlooks in the Northern part of Marquette County. Yellow Dog, Little Garlic, Dead River, Turkey Neck, and Mulligan Falls in the Big Bay to Silver Lake area is a very scenic hiking area.
- Presque Isle Harbor Light
Travel Instructions: To reach Presque Isle Park from the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, continue north on Lakeshore Blvd. for 2.8 miles. The road will become Peter White Drive as you enter the park, and the foot of the breakwater will be on your right.
Latitude: 46.57416 ; Longitude: -87.37463
Located at the end of a rugged stone breakwater at Marquette’s Presque Isle Park is the red beacon that still guides ships day and night into the railroad ore docks. A monument near the breakwater carries the following message “The awesome beauty of Lake Superior’s waves have their dark and tragic side. The tremendous force of the waves and the frigid water can overpower even the strongest swimmers.
- Stannard Rock Lighthouse
Location:On shoal at end of reef, 45 mi. N. of Marquette, mid-lake Superior.
Latitude: 47.1834 ; Longitude: -87.225
The rock here was named for Captain Charles C. Stannard who spotted this more than mile-long dangerous reef in 1835. A day beacon was finally put here in 1868 when the Soo Locks opened, and construction on a permanent light began in 1877 was finished in 1882.
- Iron Ore Dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor also know as the Presque Isle Dock
The dock was built in 1911 and is still commercially active. Each year approximately 7 to 8 million tons of iron in the form of taconite pellets are shipped from this dock. The dock is owned and operated by the Cliffs Natural Resources. This steel-framed dock juts out almost a quarter of a mile into Lake Superior.
- Carp River – Morgan Creek Falls
Located near Marquette Mountain Ski Area. From the US41/McClellan Avenue Intersection, travel west on McClellan about 2.7 miles to an opening in the guard rail with a truck trail to the right. The correct trail is the last one on the right before the river and ski hill. Take this trail about 1.4 miles to a small parking area on the left. Park here and follow the trail down the hill to the creek. Cross the creek on logs either above or below the falls and enjoy the view where the creek meets the river.