The Upper Peninsula and winter tourism

MARQUETTE COUNTY — Marquette County has become a destination for many year round, but with winter being the longest season, it’s become a large tourist attraction for the winter outdoor events.



Many tourists and visitors alike come to partake in snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the U.P.

Although many outdoor activities that happen in the U.P. derive from different parts of the culture that the U.P. has to offer.

“The cold weather and the snow is a part of the heritage for the U.P.,” said Executive Director for Travel Marquette, Susan Estler. “So being outside and enjoying those activities is definitely important to anyone who is visiting the area or anyone who will be living here. It is just a part of life in the U.P. and something everybody enjoys.”

Some of these events such as the U.P. 200 dog sled races and the Noquemanon Ski Marathon are great examples of the culture that the U.P. represents.