Downtown Marquette

Northern 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!

Life is better with friends and sunsets

National Accolades for Marquette, Michigan 

Top 25 'Up and Coming' Small Towns, Readers Digest (May 2021)

Best Destination for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Trip Savvy (Jan, 2020)

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, (Jan. 2017)