Marquette to Munising It’s just a 45-minute drive from Marquette to Munising and it’s almost all parallel to the lakeshore. When there are not beautiful blue views of the expansive Superior, there are trees sporting leaves of every color. If your car window just isn’t cutting it, pull off on one of the many roadside scenic overlooks along the way to view the leaves and lake. The waterfalls you’ll find en route, like Scott Falls and Laughing Whitefish Falls, look even better amidst the autumnal array. Imported Image


Imported Image   Iron Ore Heritage Trail This 47-mile, multi-use trail is referred to as an outdoor linear museum where you exercise your body and mind. The trail crosses through the historic communities of Marquette County, including Republic, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Harvey and Marquette. Featuring informational signage and other fun finds along the way, you can experience over 160 years of mining’s rich history in the Iron Range. Our recommended IOHT ride for autumn is Jackson Mine Park in Negaunee, which is one of our favorite backdrops for fall foliage in the county. Powell Township Recreation Area Minutes from downtown Big Bay, Powell Township Recreation Area features over three miles of brand new mountain-bike optimized trails built in the summer and fall of 2020, including the Sweet Pine Trail, a flowy Green Circle with a few features and optional lines and Ladyslipper, which offers a little more backcountry feel as a Blue Square with a challenging rock section and a couple of punchy climbs.


Mount Marquette There’s no better way to see all of fall’s colors than from above the treeline and Mount Marquette places you above 1,000 feet—The perfect point for incredible leaf-peeping. Although you can take a quick drive up, we prefer to hike it since the road’s a little rough. Either way, once you make it to one of the scenic overlooks, you’ll experience Marquette from a different perspective with this all-encompassing view of the city and Superior. Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook has simply been described by visitors as not to be missed. It affords stunning views of Lake Superior and Lake Independence. Park in the designated lot and head up the wheelchair-accessible, crushed gravel trail to Thomas Rock. The trail slowly gets steeper as you pass colorful trees on your way to the peak. Stop to admire the vast views from the top or take a seat at the picnic tables to soak it all up. [caption id="attachment_100513" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Imported Image  [/caption]