Summer Activities in Marquette

Summertime in Upper Michigan is the ultimate time to get outside! Ride or hike 150+ miles of spectacular trails or take to the lake with over 83 miles of scenic Lake Superior shoreline to explore. Whatever level of adventure you're U.P. for, you'll find it in Marquette County, MI.

Choose your Adventure

Paddle boarding on Lake Independence in Big Bay, MI

Dive in

Make the most of summer on the Fresh Coast. From smaller, warmer inland lakes to the biggest, coolest lake of all, paddle, fish, and explore along the shore.


Dig in

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or whenever, with over a dozen restaurants with outdoor and patio seating, fuel up for your ride, hike, or paddle with local food that's fresh and delicious.

Family biking on Iron Ore Heritage Trail in Marquette County, MI

Ride on

With 150+ miles of mountain bike-tailored trails, find the perfect route to suit your level and experience. For a more leisurely ride, check out our self-guided city bike tour, a 12.6-mile route on paved city paths.


Drink U.P.

Whether you're seeking a quick refreshment between activities or to wind down after a long day, we recommend taking a break at one of our many local breweries to grab grub from a food truck, listen to some live tunes, and chill out with a cold brew.

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Your inside guide to hiking, kayaking and biking in Marquette County.