Marquette County

Population:64,634 (1st)
Pop. Density:35.49 people/sq. mile (3rd)
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
Salmon Trout River

Salmon Trout River

…on the Yellow Dog Plains Find the Salmon Trout River on Google Maps. A photo by savethewildup on Flickr... Read more

Legend of the Big Boy Graveyard

Legend of the Big Boy Graveyard

UPDATE: For those of you who want to visit the Big Boy Graveyard and for more information visit the latest post here. During the spring of 2001 three friends and I headed out with cameras with a big destination in mind, our mission: find the Big Boy Graveyard. We heard of its existence and even had... Read more

The U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race

The U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race

The U.P. 200 Sled Dog Championship wrapped up on Sunday with Eric Morris from Port Wing, WI taking home first place. Behind him in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place were Ryan Anderson, Tim Calhoun, and Rebekah Chapman, respectively. Each year the race attracts over 15,000 visitors to Marquette and the surroun... Read more

Bed & Breakfast Lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula

Bed & Breakfast Lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula

Depending on where your source there are about 12-15 lighthouses in the entire country that double as a bed and breakfast. Two are in the Upper Peninsula. Having two of these right in the Upper Peninsula is incredible. Of course these re fresh water lighthouses, where as most of the other lighthouse... Read more

NMU Alum, Dallas Drake, Hopeful for Stanley Cup

NMU Alum, Dallas Drake, Hopeful for Stanley Cup

As commented in an earlier post about Jeff Finger, Corey suggested that Dallas Drake should be considered an Honorary Yooper. We couldn’t agree more! he will be playing in the Stanley Cup finals. Drake, who is from Trail, British Comlumbia, played his college hockey at Northern Michigan University ... Read more

Annual 12 Hours of Potluck Mountain Bike Race in Marquette

Annual 12 Hours of Potluck Mountain Bike Race in Marquette

Over 120 mountain bikers came from across the Upper Peninsula, the State of Michigan, and even a few out of staters for the annual 12 Hours of Potluck Mountain Bike Race in Marquette on Saturday, July 19. It’s not a potluck in the traditional sense, however there is still a lot of food, people hangi... Read more

Bunny Bread Sign, a Marquette Icon

Bunny Bread Sign, a Marquette Icon

Our friend Kevin, having spent time in Marquette years ago and being a generation older than me, has done a great job of informing us of what Marquette used to be. He’s mentioned a few things that have gone missing over the years and what he educated me about this afternoon was Bunny Bread. Kevin to... Read more

Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin

Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin

Outside of the Midwest, The Upper Peninsula seems to a mystery to much of the U.S. population, and surprisingly, even to some of those in the Midwest. It’s quite common to think that the Upper Peninsula is part of Canada and sometimes textbooks don’t know what state the Upper Peninsula is in. More t... Read more

Outdoor Life Ranks Marquette 7th Best Town in U.S. for Hunters and Anglers

Outdoor Life Ranks Marquette 7th Best Town in U.S. for Hunters and Anglers

In their April 2008 issue Outdoor Life ranked the top 200 towns in the United States for Hunters and Fishermen to call home. Out of the 200 ranked towns, the Upper Peninsula’s very own Marquette cracked the top ten, ranked 7th in the nation. They labeled it “The undisputed capital of the U.P.” (but ... Read more

Marquette Ranked #1 by CNN Money for Best Commute

Marquette Ranked #1 by CNN Money for Best Commute

Marquette continues to be published as one of the top cities to live in among different categories. Earlier this year we reported that Outdoor Life ranked Marquette the 7th best town in the U.S. for hunters and fishers. Not bad. This time around it’s CNN Money, and they have ranked Marquette the #1 ... Read more