Marquette is located in Michigan’s Marquette County. Marquette is the largest city in the upper peninsula having a population of 21, 335 and was founded in 1849. Marquette is an active city with all the trappings – shopping centers, museums, art galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, and nightclubs. On 10 miles of Lake Superior frontage, Marquette attracts those looking to the lake for recreation and reflection. The Marquette Maritime Museum tells the story of ships that sailed her shores and the many shipwrecks still hidden. The tour to the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse provides a unique perspective of the shoreline. The Upper Harbor Ore Dock still functions as an operating dock for iron ore freighters picking up iron ore pellets to deliver to steel mills. The Lower Harbor Park is the site for many summertime festivals.
Presque Isle Park, the crown jewel of Marquette, juts out into Superior and provides a beautiful wooded setting right in the city. Take in evening concerts and in winter enjoy the cross-country ski trails. The Noquemanon Trail Network is a Bronze-Level Ride Center that provides world-class, year-round recreational opportunities. Miles of single track bike trails and hiking paths are transformed every winter into incomparable, well-groomed cross-county ski and snow bike trails.