While it may seem like the winter that will not end, the steady snowfall does provide a superior spring run-off. As the proud home to more waterfalls than any other county in the state, with 77, Marquette County is celebrating the spectacular scenery that is finally starting to flow.
The inaugural Waterfall Week kicks off April 21-27, visitors and locals alike are encouraged to explore the overabundance of waterfalls in the area. Beyond enjoying an outdoor adventure and beautiful scenery, those who snap a photo in front of one of the waterfalls and share it at any of the four participating watering holes of the microbrew variety will receive a free pint glass when ordering the featured “Waterfall Brew” (limit one per person per visit).
The participating microbreweries in Marquette include Blackrocks Brewery, Ore Dock Brewing Company, The Vierling Restaurant and Marquette Harbor Brewery as well as Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming.
In addition to getting out exploring, enjoying a locally brewed beer and having some fun, there is a Waterfall Week Geocaching Scavenger Hunt that is great for all ages. Offering opportunities to win some great prizes, including an overnight stay in Marquette County.
To pick up your Scavenger Hunt form, visit Switchback at 209 S. Front Street or online at
For more information, including picking up a complimentary waterfall map, visit the Marquette County Visitors Bureau at 337 W. Washington Street or call (906) 228-7749. To find out more, please visit www.travelmarquettemichigan.com.