Wildcat Weekend Activities
NMU’s Physical Education and Instruction Facility and Indoor Rock Climbing Wall
Location: Physical Education and Instruction Facility, located between the Superior Dome and the Berry Events Center
Time: Friday and Saturday all day and Sunday 11:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
Rock Climbing Wall is open from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Sunday
More commonly called the “PEIF” (rhymes with “beef”), this facility offers an indoor climbing wall, weight room, cardiovascular area, basketball courts, racquetball courts, swimming pool, and dance studios. You can use the facility for free anytime on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Just check in at the information desk and let the worker know you’re visiting for Wildcat Weekend.
Snowshoeing or cross country skiing on the Noquemanon Trail Network
Location: Noquaemenon Trail Network (NTN) Forestville Trail Head, Forestville Rd.
Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: Adult trail passes for $10 per day, juniors trail passes (9-17) for $5 per day, children are free. Rental prices will vary. Check out www.noquetrails.org for details.
For a memorable adventure, try a snowshoe or a cross country ski outing on the Noquemanon Trail Network. Find out what makes Marquette "Someplace Special" on one of the most beautiful trails. Take Wright St. to Forestville Rd. and follow the signs to the trailhead.
Ski Marquette Mountain
Location: Marquette Mountain, 4501 M-533, Marquette
Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: Check out lift ticket & rental prices at: www.marquettemountian.com.
Marquette Mountain boasts some of the best skiing in the Upper Peninsula, so don't visit Marquette without spending a little time on the slopes!
Tube Slide and Skiing at the Al Quaal Recreation Area
Location: 501 Poplar Street, Ishpeming
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $8 per person per day
This wild and natural 300-acre Ishpeming city park is on the north edge of town, overlooking Teal Lake. It hearkens back to the earlier, folksier, hardier style of winter sports brought by Scandinavians. Hot dogs and hot drinks are served weekends in the warming shelter. The 1,200-foot iced toboggan run is great fun. The adjacent downhill ski runs and a slalom run with rope tows is lighted. You can learn more on their website, Al Quaal Recreation Area.
Marquette Regional History Museum
Location: 145 West Spring Street, Marquette
Time: Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: $7 adults; $3 studentsThe Marquette History Museum is the oldest Historical Society in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The museum features a collection that includes artifacts from the prehistoric copper culture through current times. Each year, visitors from all over the world come to use the Research Library and view the museum's exhibitions gallery.
Marquette Country Points of Interest
Location: See website for directions to scenic points in and near Marquette
Time: Friday, Saturday afternoon, or Sunday
Price: Most are free but some do have a minimal cost. Check the website for details.
These are all great points of interest for all visitors to the Marquette area. Check out the Marquette Chamber of Commerce website to find directions to nearby waterfalls, hiking trails, museums and more.