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Old 06-10-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Marquette
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Hi all,

Does anyone know where I can find some good, detailed maps of some hiking trails near Marquette? I'm hoping for online maps, but if they're not available (as my searches have been fruitless... no fruit for tl.) I'll buy or pick them up. I'm new to the area, and VERY prone to getting lost! But the husband is working and the dog is bored, so I'd like to get her out on some fairly easy trails (I'm not in super-awesome shape!). We went out to the South Marquette trails (?) off McClellan the other day, and got lost for a couple hours following trails that aren't marked very well. I need a good map, or a place without unmarked trails branching in different directions!

For today, it looks like we're going to Sugarloaf- it's easy enough, even if it IS mostly staircases!

Thanks in advance!
-tl
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Marquette, MI
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did you try downwind sports? The CCVB (Marquette convention visitors bureau) across from Citgo on Washington should have some too.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Have you tried walking the Noquemanon Trail? It's on the way to Sugarloaf. Just as you're leaving town and cross the bridge where they're reconstructing the dam, the parking lot is probably 200 yards past the bridge on the left. Nice wide trail used by a lot of dog walkers during the summer months, so your pup can meet some new friends, too.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Marquette
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Joemits- I will check it out there, see if they have anything detailed. Thanks!

Spaceghost79- I noticed that trail the other day when we went up to Sugarloaf and I was meaning to check it out today. However, the dog is having some behavioral issues and I'm thinking of NOT rewarding her today... she's absolutely killing me since we moved! I swear I can never have kids because a "teenaged" dog is MORE than enough work! But I think maybe by Thursday we'll be out there. Here's hoping I don't get lost!
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Marquette, MI
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I bike that way quite a bit and see lots of people walking/running with dogs
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Joemits- I will check it out there, see if they have anything detailed. Thanks!

Spaceghost79- I noticed that trail the other day when we went up to Sugarloaf and I was meaning to check it out today. However, the dog is having some behavioral issues and I'm thinking of NOT rewarding her today... she's absolutely killing me since we moved! I swear I can never have kids because a "teenaged" dog is MORE than enough work! But I think maybe by Thursday we'll be out there. Here's hoping I don't get lost!
Stick with the main trail and you'll be fine. Nice and wide and you can let your dog walk off leash if you're trusting enough. There are plenty of side trails to explore that can reconnect to the main trail, too. Most people who walk their dog on that part of the Noque tend to walk from the parking lot out to the 5K marker at the train tracks then head back. If you go across the tracks and in to the woods, the trail splits (you can go straight or left) and unfortunately there's no sign at that point to tell you which way to go, but the Noque Trail goes left there.

Check out the bulletin board at the parking lot, too. There might be a trail map there.

Good luck!
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Marquette
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I've been over to the Noque Trails at Tourist Park a couple times now, and I'm pleased to report that the marking system for trails there is MUCH better for me- I have yet to get lost! I spotted the Harlow Lake trails the other day when we took a little trip to Big Bay, and I may need to check that area out soon too. Thanks all!
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