North of the 45th Parallel
When heading north of the 45th parallel, enter the coordinates 46.5343° N, 87.3968° W to find yourself at a higher latitude. Here, the sun is visible for almost 16 hours of the day during the peak of summer, giving you extra time to squeeze in as many outdoor activities as possible.
Set up a campsite right on the north edge of the city at Marquette Tourist Park within walking distance (2.3 miles) of downtown Marquette and our Dunegrass location. Electric and water hook-ups can be found at most sites, tents and RVs are welcome, and hot showers are also available.
After your site is set up, we recommend a bike ride at Marquette Mountain Trails / Noquemanon Trail Network. Most people know these trails as the “South Trails” or “North Trails,” but no matter what you call them, you’ll have plenty of routes to choose from for a nice day cruising along the coast or finding the path to a waterfall in the woods.
If you’re looking for a more low-key outing, along the shores of Lake Superior sits Hidden Beach. This beach offers amazing night sky views, and summer is a great time to spot shooting stars. Park at Tahoe East Shore Trail, which takes you from Incline Village all the way to Sand Harbor. Enter from the trailhead and make the short hike north to the beach. There is a fee to park, but it’s an incredibly beautiful trail and one of our favorite places to wind down after a busy day. However you like to explore, we invite you to our Dunegrass location as we celebrate our one-year anniversary this weekend. There, you can pick up your preor post-activity provisions while also getting details on some of our favorite local places for an Up North adventure. Visit our website for more excursion planning at dunegrass.co.