Wildcat Willy on top of Sugarloaf Mountain in MarquetteNorthern is located in the city of Marquette (pop. 20,000) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The region offers:

  • 11 hiking trails;
  • 96 miles of cross country ski trails; 500 miles of snowmobile trails;
  • 11 accessible waterfalls;
  • and 10 miles of city bike paths.

The city of Marquette combines a dramatic natural wonderland of shoreline, forest and hills with a vibrant cultural community, progressive education, business and healthcare. Residents are known for their can-do attitude and warm friendliness, despite the area receiving over 180 inches of snow each year.

There are restaurants, theaters, art galleries and unique shopping. Want something to do? Year-round, the Marquette community hosts sporting events, concerts, art shows and dozens of other events.

Don't take our word for it; check out the sites below for more information about the beautiful town NMU calls home!

General Information

Marquettechamber.org | Visitor information from the Chamber of Commerce
Marquette.org | Economic information from LSCP
travelmarquettemichigan.com | Travel Marquette

Outdoor Activities

Noquemanon Trail Network
Ski Marquette Mountain
Echo Lake Nature Preserve


The Mining Journal
WBUP TV 5/10

Health Care

NMU Vielmetti Health Center
UP Health System-Marquette

National Accolades for Marquette, Michigan 

Best Small Town for Adventure, USA Today (May 2018)
Top 10 Universities for Skiers, Powder Magazine (May 2018)
12 Places you Need to Visit in 2017, Money.com (Jan. 2017)


Google Maps
Sawyer Airport
Checker Transport


Art on the Rocks
Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival
International Food Fest
Marquette Area Blues Fest
Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Ore to Shore Mountain Bike race
Superior Bike Fest
UP-200 Dogsled Race