Marquette County

Population:66,017 (1st)
Pop. Density:36.25 people/sq. mile (2nd)
Land Area:1,821 sq. miles (1st)
Water Area:1,604 sq. miles (4th)
County Seat:Marquette
Towns:Marquette, Arnold, Big Bay, Champion, Gwinn, Harvey, Ishpeming, Little Lake, Michigamme, Negaunee, Palmer, Republic, Skandia
Everything You Need to Know About Area Code 906

Everything You Need to Know About Area Code 906

Just in case you didn’t know, 906 is the only area code for the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In addition, 906 is the largest area code in Michigan. On March 19th, 1961, area code 906 was created as a split from what was then area code 616. Currently, according to Wikipedia, the area code is n... Read more

The Shortest Day in the Most Upper of Peninsulas

The Shortest Day in the Most Upper of Peninsulas

Ah, winter in the Upper Peninsula, I love it. Twenty-one days into December and it has been the winteriest December I recall in recent memory. It’s almost on par with this past February, where places like Twin Lakes has already had nearly ten feet of snowfall. Last year we chased the latest su... Read more

The Largest Lake in Every State

The Largest Lake in Every State

As part of our mission at U.P. Supply Co. we hope to instill a sense of pride and wonderment in our natural surroundings, and especially the Great Lakes. They’re breathtakingly enormoous and beautiful, and you know this. They’re also very important to protect. It’s that we want to ... Read more

Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

The Upper Peninsula is full of unique roadways offering scenic views. Some sections are straight as an arrow (lookin’ at you Seney Stretch), one is the longest state highway in Michigan, another is the only state highway in the United States not to allow cars (I’m sure you can guess which). It’s als... Read more

Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Since 1979, there have been 174 hockey games played between Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University, making it one of the most storied rivalries in college hockey. For much of their history, Tech and Northern were in different conferences. Tech has long been in the Western Collegia... Read more

Upper Peninsula Women Every Michigander Should Know

Upper Peninsula Women Every Michigander Should Know

Today is International Women’s Day, which is always a good opportunity to thank your mom (love you, Mom!), but, as she and many others have taught me, women do more than mother – and we should all be grateful to the scientists, athletes, writers, and all around-game changers who haven’t been given t... Read more

An (almost) Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula

An (almost) Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula

Today is Michigan’s 186th birthday! To celebrate we’re giving a bit of history lesson. We hope you’ll learn as much we did putting this together. We’ve compiled highlights from every year since Michigan’s admittance into statehood in 1837. But as we know, this just a small piece of Michigan’s ... Read more

Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, there haven’t been many players who grew up in the Upper Peninsula. However, there have been fourteen MLB players born or raised in the Upper Peninsula, and that’s pretty impressive! Especially considering how short summers can be. As you can see four... Read more

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Upper Peninsula

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Upper Peninsula

All of the events below have been provided by michiganfireworks.com which has done an awesome job of gathering information on all the fireworks shows across Michigan. There are over 25 fireworks shows scheduled in the Upper Peninsula over the 4th of July and throughout the summer. We sorted them by ... Read more