With 1,500 acres of diverse habitat and 19 miles of trail, Midland's Chippewa Nature Center is the perfect place to spend quality time in nature.
Hike to the Top of the World for rewarding views of Lake Superior, Marquette, Harlow Lake, and Little Presque Isle. Not as tall or well known as it’s neighbor Hogback Mountain, Top of the World offers a more secluded experience for hikers.
There is nothing easy about Pinnacle Falls. Just getting to the parking area can be a challenge. Winding dirt roads with few to no signs marking the way. But for those with the spirit of adventure, Pinnacle Falls is well worth the trek.
The Yellow Dog River is well known for it’s impressive Yellow Dog Falls. However, it is deep within the boundaries of the McCormick Wilderness Area that the river truly shines. McCormick Wilderness Trailhead Bulldog Falls is one of the many waterfalls along Yellow Dog River and one of the most impressive. With several drops, a... Continue Reading →
When visiting the Porcupine Mountains highest point, Summit Peak, prepare yourself for beautiful vistas. At nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, on clear days, hikers can see the Apostle Islands to the northwest and Isle Royale to the northeast. It is well worth the easy, short hike. During our visit, the heat index reached the... Continue Reading →
Considered Marquette's second most popular summit, Hogback Mountain's rugged terrain, hemlock forests, and stunning views make this an incredible hike. While the trail is well marked, getting to the summit of Hogback isn't easy. It is a strenuous hike across bare bluffs and up steep mountainside. The first half of the hike is easy and... Continue Reading →
Upon approach, the McCormick Wilderness trailhead looks like any other. However, before embarking on your hike, you must leave detailed information about where you are going, how long you will be there, and your emergency contact information. Trailhead Why? Because the trails are unmarked and it is easy to get lost. The isolated area known... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the Huron Mountains. That's the message we received when we crested the top of the Blind 35 Hill. No special platform, no group of people. Just simply the mountains. Since buying the property in the area, we have been eyeing the massive rock face that we have begun to call Odin's High Chair. It... Continue Reading →
Thomas Rock, previously known as Gobbler's Knob, may not have the 360-degree views that the neighboring Sugarloaf Mountain has, but it still offers something spectacular. We discovered this scenic site back in 2013 and it has yet to lose its charm. Visitors follow a paved, interpretive trail to the top where they are greeted with... Continue Reading →
"Welcome to the AAA Walls" The sign that greeted us was dwarfed by the massive rock wall looming before us. Based on topographical maps, we knew that something pretty large sat near AAA Road (Marquette County, Upper Peninsula) but we never suspected it was a solid wall of rock. "With your help, climbing is permitted... Continue Reading →