Marquette Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by yooperprof
  • there's no place like home!
    there's no place like home!
    by yooperprof
  • reds and golds - early October
    reds and golds - early October
    by yooperprof

Best Rated Off The Beaten Path in Marquette

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo

    Autumn Leaves on Harlow Lake

    by yooperprof Updated Oct 14, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    reds and golds - early October

    Harlow Lake is one of my favorite places in the fall to catch the all-too-fleeting change of colors. From Marquette, take County Road 550 (the Big Bay Road) north. Continue past the Sugarloaf Mountain parking lot about 2 1/2 miles. There will be a small directional sign pointing off to the left, to the Harlow Lake Cabins. This is a well-maintained hard dirt road under a canopy of trees. About 1/2 mile into the woods there is a small parking area to the left - Harlow Lake.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo

    Namesake of the Town

    by yooperprof Written Aug 17, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    but his mother called him Jim. . .
    1 more image

    The Father Marquette Statue is in the Chamber of Commerce Park, which you could easily overlook as you are driving into town. If you are coming up Front Street (Business Route 41) it will be on the lake side of the road. The statue is back aways, overlooking the town.

    Notice that they have anglicized his name. Pere Jacques Marquette was a French Jesuit, and I would be surprised if he spoke a word of English in his life.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo

    The Lower Harbor Light

    by yooperprof Updated Feb 7, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A Beacon on the Rock

    On a nice summer's day, you can walk all the way out to the Lower Harbor Light - though of course it's not a good idea in any kind of stormy weather. The rocks are often covered with bright orange lichen.

    Parking is available at the Maritime Museum off Lakeshore Drive.

    Was this review helpful?

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo

    Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Oct 24, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Picture Rocks National Lakeshore

    Take the 42-mile scenic drive from Marquette to Munising along highway SR 28. In Munising you may visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore by taking a boat ride along the base of these colorful cliffs. Picture Rocks National Lakeshore contains colorful sandstone cliffs along its 40 mile shoreline, as well as beaches, waterfalls, lakes, and forest. (See my Munising Page.)

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Family Travel
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo

    If You are Interested In Alpine Skiing

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Mar 5, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I have done some cross-country skiing in years past, but I have never taken to alpine skiing, so I have not visited this museum, but if you are an avid alpine skier you may be interested in the “U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum” located in Ishpeming. Ishpeming is the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States, and the National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum pays tribute to Olympic skiers and offers a historical perspective of the sport including an early ski lift and snow-grooming machine. This museum, open year-round every day except Sunday, is the only national sports hall of fame in the state of Michigan. Visit their web site for a nice HTML or FLASH "tour" of the museum.

    Address: 610 Palms Ave., Ishpeming, Michigan.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • Travel out to the Painted Rocks

    by kp1980 Updated Feb 22, 2005

    Take a trip out to the Painted Rocks in Munsing, MI. It's quite amazing. These rocks are full of color. There are lots of hiking trails to explore. In fact, many of the sites require you to venture a little way on these trails.

    There is a boat tour of the rocks from Lake Superior. I didn't go on it, but I'm sure it'd be quite beautiful. I know there was a lot I was missing by being up above these rocks rather then looking at them from that water.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • Visit Copper Harbor to the...

    by drews Updated Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Visit Copper Harbor to the north. It is exquisite in the fall with the changing leaves. Also the Porcupine mountains have great lodging.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Marquette

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

77 travelers online now

Comments

Marquette Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Marquette off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Marquette sightseeing.

View all Marquette hotels