Living in Marquette

3 students on dock (Lower Harbor)Northern is located in the city of Marquette (pop. 20,000) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The region offers: 11 hiking trails; 96 miles of cross country ski trails; 500 miles of snowmobile trails; 11 accessible waterfalls; and 10 miles of city bike paths.

The city of Marquette combines a dramatic natural wonderland of shoreline, forest and hills with a vibrant cultural community, progressive education, business and healthcare. Residents are known for their can-do attitude and warm friendliness, despite the area receiving over 180 inches of snow each year.

There are restaurants, theaters, art galleries and unique shopping. Want something to do? Year round, the Marquette community hosts sporting events, concerts, art shows and dozens of other events.

Don't take our word for it; check out the sites below for more information about the beautiful town NMU calls home!


General Information
   Visitor information from the Chamber of Commerce
   Economic information from LSCP
  Travel Marquette

Outdoor Activities

Health Care


National Accolades for Marquette, Michigan 

Best Small Town for Adventure, USA Today (May 2018)

Top 10 Universities for Skiers, Powder Magazine (May 2018)

12 Places you Need to Visit in 2017, (Jan. 2017)




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