On the shores of Lake Superior with miles of forested land in every direction, the area offers a unique culture, combining natural beauty with modern day life. From business to recreation, Marquette is truly a city in motion.
Lake Superior offers area residents a wide range of opportunities including sailing, fishing and kayaking. On a hot summer day, it’s not uncommon to find a majority of the community posted up along Marquette’s beautiful sand beaches. Come evening time, sunsets from the break wall are a sight to be seen.
For those that appreciate modern conveniences, downtown Marquette is the place to be. With a walkability score of 95 out of 100, when you live at The Landing Condominiums there is no need to find a parking place. Museums, theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping are just a short stroll away. In celebration of its unique culture, Marquette residents love to gather. From Fourth of July fireworks to the Blues Fest and even the UP 200 Sled Dog Championship, Mattson Park in Marquette’s lower harbor hosts the area’s largest events. Whether you prefer sports related festivals or those that are more indulgent in nature, the Marquette community has an event for you.
Marquette is easy to get to and easy to enjoy. As a resident of The Landing Condominiums you’ll be in the middle of it all.
Marquette Awards and Accolades
- CNN Money Magazine just recently named Marquette as one of the top 25 places to retire.
- Outdoor Life Magazine named the city of Marquette as number seven of the 200 Best Places to Live. Recognized as the source for hunting and fishing adventure, the magazine ranked the top towns for hunters and anglers to live.
- The Weather Channel names the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as a Top 10 Winter Family Getaway!
- America’s Promise Alliance names Marquette and Alger Counties among the “100 Best Communities for Young People” for the third year in a row!
- Sherman’s Travel named Michigan’s Upper Peninsula one of the Top Ten Global Summer Vacation Destinations in 2006.
- Men’s Journal, 2006, named the Upper Peninsula one of the Best Places to Buy Vacation Property.
- Author John Villani named Marquette one of America’s 100 Best Art Towns in 2005.
- Bike Magazine rated Marquette in the Top 5 Best Places to Mountain Bike in the country in 2003 and 2005.
For a complete calendar of local events please visit the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.marquettecountry.org or the Lake Superior Community Partnership calendar at www.travelmarquettemichigan.com/events.
- Marquette Golf Club/Greywalls Golf Course- www.marquettegolfclub.com
Golfweek magazine ranked Greywalls course at #93 in “Best Modern Course”. Nestled in the highlands surrounding Marquette, Michigan, you’ll find Marquette Golf Club, Upper Michigan’s only 36-hole facility.
- Marquette Mountain Ski Hill- www.marquettemountain.com
- Noquemanon Ski Marathon- www.noquemanon.com
The MGH Noquemanon Ski Marathon and mBank Half Noque, both continue to attract cross country skiers from around the nation and around the world. Thousands of skiers have taken the 51K or 25K trek from Ishpeming, the birthplace of organized skiing and home to the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame to Marquette’s Superior Dome, the world’s largest wooden domed stadium along the shores of Lake Superior.
- Ore to Shore- www.oretoshore.com
Michigan’s Largest Mass Start Point-to-Point Race!
- Blues Festival- www.marquetteareabluessociety.org
Check out the annual Blues Festival located in Mattson Lower Harbor Park, just steps away from The Landing Development.
- Hiawatha Music Festival- www.hiawathamusic.org
The Hiawatha Festival is the only event of its size and scope in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Without Hiawatha, local performers and fans would have to travel between four and six hours to the nearest festivals of its size and type. The Festival is held the next-to-last FULL weekend in July, at the Marquette, Mich., Tourist Park. Each year’s event features traditional-music styles that include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues and folk – including singer/songwriters – and dance. Mainstage acts include nationally known performers as well as regional and local favorites.