2. North Country Trail—Marquette to Little Presque Isle
Distance: 4 miles
Location: Marquette, MI
Just out of downtown Marquette is a 2-mile section of the North Country Trail that skirts along the shore of Lake Superior and heads up to Little Presque Isle, which is a sandy and forested tract of land often referred to as “The Crown Jewel of Lake Superior”. Making your way north toward Little Presque, the trail begins to climb a bit above the lake, and rugged rock outcroppings of various geological periods begin to appear. Once you reach the isle, you’ll be treated to a gorgeous stretch of beach bordered by Superior’s clear blue waters on one side and heavily timbered forests on the other.