Marquette County Recreation Guide

Marquette County is the heart and soul of Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. It is the most populated county, and is located on the southern shores of Lake Superior. The area is rich in history and has so much to offer its residents and guests.

Recreation Guide

There truly is something for everyone to enjoy in Marquette County. One of the best things about Marquette County is the abundance of activities that can be enjoyed outside. Marquette County boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States, and it would be a shame to let that go to waste!  Below is a guide to some of the most popular recreational activities in the area.

Enjoying the Autumn Colors

Marquette County does autumn like nowhere else! Take a tour up north and enjoy all of the beautiful colors of Sugarloaf Mountain, Thomas Rock, or the view over Baby Lake. There are several tours that are already mapped out for you; find them here.

Hiking and Biking

Hiking and biking are also extremely popular here, especially since there are more opportunities to enjoy them here than anywhere else on the Upper Peninsula. Enjoy thousands of miles of trails, tracks and paths throughout the county, or take a stroll around one of the beautiful lakes.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding are other obvious favorites in Marquette County. Enjoy the slopes with downhill skiing and snowboarding on Marquette Mountain. Find information on mountain conditions, open lifts, and more here.


One of the most popular courses in the area is the Homestead, where golfers of all skill levels are welcome. This course has a reputation for being the place that many golfers truly fall in love with the game for the first time. Lessons are available in the spring. Other courses in the area include the Marquette Golf Club and the Northern Michigan University golf course, which is open to the public.

Search Marquette County Real Estate

With all that Marquette County offers, you may find yourself wanting to spend more and more time here. If you are interested in learning more about the available real estate in the area, please feel free to reach out to a member of our team directly. We look forward to hearing from you!