Outdoor Activities in Marquette, Michigan

Explore the Iron Ore Heritage Trail

It may be an urban area, but Marquette's surroundings take you into some truly captivating natural areas. During your trip to our Marquette accommodations, why not enjoy the best of the outdoors surrounding our hotel? Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities in Marquette, and how best to experience them. 

Marquette’s 17-mile Multi-Use Path will take you out into a surprisingly idyllic retreat from city life. With its many things to do including a flat, paved stretch along the city’s entire Lake Superior shoreline, including Lower Harbor, it's a top choice among visitors and locals. 

The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 47-mile, multi-use, year round trail that connects communities and people to the region’s historic sites and human stories. Thirty of the 47 miles are now surfaced with either asphalt or crushed granite or limestone, ideal for multi-use enjoyment. 

Al Quaal Recreation Area, open year-round, is the perfect place for skiers, hikers, bikers, dog lovers and everyone in between. Its Red and Blue Trails are an off-road biker's dream, with rock formations, forested areas, and Teal Lake. 

For avid skiers, there's Marquette Mountain, a skiing destination on the Upper Peninsula. Soar down the Noquemanon Trail Network’s extensive South Trails complex, and experience the area's best slopes, suitable for skiers of all experience levels.