Marquette, MI, USA

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Marquette, MI, USA

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Marquette buzzes with life all year round

Far away on the edge of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Marquette's neat blocks, rusting tankers, and leafy promenades meet the waters of Lake Superior. Once a hardy industrial port laden with iron ore depots, the place has gone volt-face, emerging instead as an enticing adventure destination with rocky shorelines, sandy beaches, aging harbors, and a budding arts and culture scene – thanks largely to a resident population of students. Marquette vacation rentals range from secluded cabins on the lakeside to stylish condos in the center, making them a top choice for any sort of vacation in these parts.

Marquette offers lakeside magic

There are plenty of reasons why Marquette has become one of America's burgeoning outdoorsy destinations. Hiking and mountain biking around the shores of Lake Superior are real musts for the explorative type, while camping spots and sandy beaches also await close to the water. And talking of water, kayaking excursions between the coves and headlands are another popular pursuit, and trout fishing charters are also on the menu. Meanwhile, the town center beckons with an ensemble of art galleries and theaters, not to mention international food fares and blues festivals in the summer.

Old docks and mountains in Marquette

Once you're done kayaking between the coves of Lake Superior and hiking the trails of the Sugarloaf Mountain, perhaps it's time to get your history fix in the old Marquette Ore Docks, where rusting tankers belie the industrial past of the town. For more info on the shipping boom here, be sure to check off the Marquette Maritime Museum and the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. And if you need something to keep the kids happy, there's always oodles of arts and crafts activities on offers in the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum.

Marquette's perfect in the summer

With such harsh winters in this northern corner of the country, combined with Marquette's wealth of outdoorsy attractions and parks, it's probably worth organizing that vacation on the banks of Lake Superior for the summertime. Search for Marquette vacation rentals between the months of June and September to be in with the best weather, and to ensure that you'll have plenty of sun to complete those hikes up Sugarloaf Mountain and boating trips across the bays. Of course, if you're planning a ski trip to Marquette Mountain, it's best to hold on for the winter snows between December and March.

Between the lake and the mountains in Marquette

Sat in a small fold where the hills of Michigan's Upper Peninsula stoop low before the waves of Lake Superior, Marquette vacation rentals are perfectly placed for those who want to get some outdoor adventure. Around the cityscape, peaks like Sugarloaf Mountain and Marquette Mountain host woodlands that break for the occasional ski run or trekking trail. And on the water, the old harbors give way to rugged coves and inlets, creating the perfect environment for boating around the wooded banks, or exploring winding shoreline nature trails by foot.