Mountain Biking is Big Business in Small Marquette | Bike Magazine, 2017

Marquette, MI is a Fat Biker’s Dream Town | Outside Magazine, 2017

Best Paddling Towns in North America | Canoe & Kayak Magazine, 2015

Best Small Cities in America (#8) | NerdWallet, 2015

Best Places for Millennial Job Seekers in the Midwest (#23) | NerdWallet, 2015


America’s Best Hockey Towns (#8) | SmartAssets, 2015


25 Best Places to Travel in 2015 | Gear Patrol, 2015

The adventure capital of the North, Marquette has everything either within city limits or close striking distance. In the summer, there’s world-class mountain biking, hiking and “sweetwater” paddling on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world (one of the best nearby locations for watersports is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, pictured above). In the winter, multiple feet of snowfall make for great Nordic skiing. In town, there’s a vibrant foodie scene with gastropubs, coffee roasters and microbreweries. More

Fat Biking Destination (Feature) | Outdoor Magazine, 2015


Snowiest City | National Weather Service, 2015


Best Shopping Experience for 2014 | Lake Superior Magazine

Downtown Marquette has been named “The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″ in Lake Superior Magazine’s Best of the Lake Awards. More than 1,200 voters from around the region and across the United States and Canada cast their choices for spectacular views, friendly service, family attractions, shopping, boating, toe-dipping beaches, fish dishes and other favorites.

Top Towns for Sportsmen | Outdoor Life Magazine

Outdoor Life Magazine has ranked Marquette in the top ten percent of their “Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen” in their May 2011 issue. The magazine showcased towns that not only offer excellent opportunities for hunting and fishing, but also provide good-paying jobs, a reasonable cost of living, low population density, good schools and overall quality of life. More

The Best Places to Retire | CNN Money

This picturesque town on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offers outdoor fun for all seasons. With an average of 141 inches of snow a year, there’s plenty of the white stuff for cross-country skiing and other winter sports. In summer, you can grab a kayak and start paddling on Lake Superior. More

The Best Small Cities To Raise A Family | Forbes

To pinpoint the best small places to raise a family, we looked at quality-of-life measures that make living easier for families in all Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas with a population under 100,000. We scored cities on commute times, educational attainment, median household income, the rate of home ownership, and the cost of living, for which we used median housing costs as a percentage of income as a proxy. More

National Trust names Dozen Distinctive Destinations | USA Today

Travelers in search of umbrella drinks on warm beaches have plenty of appealing options across the USA. For those looking for a different type of trip, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has just released its 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations list, highlighting “cultural and recreational experiences different from those found at the typical vacation destination.” More


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