Things to do in Marquette MI Now! (2021)

You are heading to Marquette and want to find some of the best things to do? Great, because the area is filled with endless activities and always ready for visitors. Whether you’re visiting for an event and don’t know anything else to do or coming to visit the kids at school, here are some of the BEST things to do in Marquette MI.

FULL LIST of the BEST Things to Do in Marquette

Best Things to do in Marquette MI


Marquette has a nationally acclaimed biking system that is made up of the NTN, STN and multiple others. Bring your bike or rent one (2020 no rentals) for endless enjoyment in some pure Marquette fun fashion. There are numerous bike shops in Marquette that can get you set up and rolling around town in no time. MORE info here in my Marquette Biking Guide


If you are visiting Marquette in the winter , make sure to save some time to ski at Marquette Mountain. Seldom do you see see a major city that plays home to a Ski resort just outside the city limits. One of the best deals in town is the, $20 4-8 pm Night skiing lift ticket. Want to see a glimpse of the action? Go here to learn more about the ski hill and video.


michigan surfing

Fancy cold lake surfing? Lake Superior surprisingly creates some good swell that brings out the boys and their cold water gear. Swells aren’t consistent but when they are good, its hard to beat. Swells are more common in the fall and winter, so don’t be expecting overheads during summer.



Marquette is blessed with some unbelievable local scenery that is easily accessible. A fair share of some Marquette’s best outdoor offerings are only about 10 minutes or less out of town. A majority of those are the lovely hiking trails that will undoubtedly give visitors in need of nature, a full recharge.

Brewery Hop


Did you know that Marquette has 4 breweries in town? 4! If you are a beer lover, Marquette has more than enough suds to quench a curious drinkers palette. If you need more, there are a few others in the adjacent city, Ishpeming, that is only a 15 minute drive too. Here is a guide of the Breweries of Marquette.


Looking to catch that next big trophy fish? The region is a well known destination for those anglers looking to pull some size out from down below. Ice Fishing is very popular and if you need a guide or outfitter, check out Superior Outfitter for all your fishing and outdoor activity needs.


Who would have thought that this far north would have a thriving yoga scene? If you’re in need of a class to re balance the body, soul and mind, stop into Rohana Yoga all your needs

Arts and Crafts

Have you made your own plate or ceramic mug before? Have you always wanted to? Hot Plate Pottery offers classes and test your skills for a lovely day with yourself or family and friends. More information on classes and prices can be found on their website


Cold Weather Photography Gloves

This place is a photographers dream! Ice Caves, frozen ice structures, dense forests, scenic viewpoints, and many many more reasons for why a photographer should not forget their camera when coming to this part of Michigan.

Want to ensure you visit the best spots in town? Book a 1 Hour Photo Tour to get acquainted with the city and snap all the secret spots

Bird Watch

little garlic falls hike

With the abundance of wildlife in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, make sure to bring your binoculars if you’re a birder. The plethora of birds will appall you and you might even catch a glimpse or two of some majestic Bald Eagles.

Rock Hunt

The Great Lakes provide rock hunters some of the best possibilities in the world. The diversity at your fingertips are as vast as the lakes themselves. Keep your eyes open and invest in an UV light if you want to discover the elusive YOOPERLITES.

Best Things to Do in Marquette and MORE

Have we covered everything you can do in Marquette? Not everything but we hope this list will help you maximize your time while visiting this pristine and gorgeous area. If you’ve made it this far consider yourself LUCKY! Chase Upper Peninsula Fall Colors this year in Marquette!


Flying in and out of Marquette, MI

Flying in or out of Marquette? Here’s some more information on how to smoothly fly in and out of Marquette. If you need a ride, please contact me for a quote. I don’t need to see any out of towners getting stuck here and leaving a bad taste in their mouth.

Marquette Tour Guide and Photo Tours

Looking for a tour guide for your trip? I run half day tours that highlight the best of the best in Marquette, ensuring your trip here is perfect. Follow the link for a Marquette Tour Guide 

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