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Marquette is the largest town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and in terms of geographical area, Marquette County is the largest county in the state. The city of Marquette is situated along US Highway 41 on the banks of the Dead River, and is a city of natural beauty. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a mix of wilderness and big cities, historical sites and modern day conveniences. There are over 80 inland lakes in the county, as well as beautiful parks, rivers and streams. This means an abundance of water sports, such as swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking. Many of the lakes and parks have campsites, picnic facilities with cooking grills, playground equipment for children, horseshoe courts, tennis courts and restrooms. You will also not be disappointed if you a hiker. There are thousands of miles of backroads, marked hiking trails, national and state park hiking trails, and paved bicycle trails. In fact, Marquette County has more hiking and biking trails than anywhere else in the Upper Peninsula. Marquette is also well known to rockhounders. The highlands of Marquette County are a rock haven that draws rockhounds from all over the country. And yet, this still is not all you will find in Marquette. There are all the wonders and wildlife surrounding Lake Superior, lighthouses and waterfalls to explore and Autumn color tours to delight your senses. Marquette also has specialty shops, art galleries, antiques and restaurants, and a large variety of budget hotels and motor inns, bed & breakfasts and lakeside rooms with breathtaking views.

Surrounding areas: Gwinn, Michigan (18.5 mi), Big Bay, Michigan (24.0 mi), Au Train, Michigan (28.1 mi), Munising, Michigan (37.2 mi)

Marquette Vacation Rentals

Marquette Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Brentwood Motor Inn2603 US 41 WMarquette, MI (906) 228-7494
Comfort Suites2463 US 41 WMarquette, MI (906) 228-0028
Days Inn2403 US 41 WMarquette, MI (906) 225-1393
Econolodge - Lakeside2050 S US 41-M28Marquette, MI (906) 225-1305
Knight's Inn Of Marquette5057 US 41 SMarquette, MI (888) 682-7693
Marquette Super 8 Motel1275 US 41 W 5Marquette, MI (906) 228-8100
Marquette Super 8210 Northland DrMarquette, MI (906) 228-8100
Travelodge1010 M-28 EMarquette, MI (906) 249-1712
Value Host Motor Inn1101 US Hwy 41 WMarquette, MI (906) 225-5000
Village Inn Of Marquette1301 N Third StMarquette, MI (906) 226-9400
Best Western Country Inn850 US 41 WIshpeming, MI13.3 mi.(906) 485-6345
Village Inn MotelChatham, MI26.5 mi.(906) 439-5800

Marquette Weather & Climate

The Northwestern Region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a wilderness area with four seasons - mild summers, cool springs and autumns and cold winters. The climate is greatly influenced by Lake Superior, as well as cold, dry air coming from the Arctic region. The Lake acts as a giant humidifier, increasing the moisture content of the air throughout the year. In the winter, this moisture condenses as snow when it reaches the land, creating heavy snowfall, known as "snow squalls." The shores of Lake Superior are prone to this "lake effect" snow and have recorded up to 350 inches of snow in a single year. However, average snowfall for this area is 177 days per year. In summer, the cooling lake breezes have a positive effect on the climate, keeping it from becoming too hot and uncomfortable. This area has an average of only one-day per year when the temperature reaches 90 degrees F.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 25°F 11°F 2.04 in. -
February 28°F 13°F 1.35 in. -
March 36°F 22°F 2.24 in. -
April 48°F 32°F 2.35 in. -
May 61°F 42°F 2.66 in. -
June 69°F 50°F 2.74 in. -
July 75°F 57°F 2.64 in. -
August 74°F 57°F 3.01 in. -
September 65°F 49°F 3.42 in. -
October 54°F 39°F 3.03 in. -
November 40°F 28°F 2.60 in. -
December 29°F 17°F 1.95 in. -

Marquette Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sawyer International airport (SAW) located about 13 miles south of Marquette, the Delta County airport (ESC) located approximately 58 miles south of Marquette in Escanaba, Michigan, the Ford airport (IMT) located roughly 60 miles southwest of Marquette in Iron Mountain Kingsford, Michigan, and finally the Houghton County Memorial airport (CMX) located around 66 miles northwest of Marquette in Hancock, Michigan.

Marquette Attractions

Golf Courses
Chocolay Downs Golf CourseMarquetteMI 
Marquette Golf & Country ClubMarquetteMI 
Red Fox Run Golf CourseGwinnMI18.5 mi.
Wawonowin Country ClubChampionMI26.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Marquette MountainMarquetteMI 
Pine MountainIron MountainMI59.5 mi.
Ski BruleIron RiverMI67.0 mi.
Porcupine MountainsOntonagonMI93.3 mi.

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