The best season in Marquette is Winter! We are crazy here over the UP woods with snow laden branches, the quiet trails, the potential for an exciting blizzard, downhill speed, warm boots and gear, fitness in the fresh air with warm tasty food prepped just for this time, the fireplace and the Sauna too.
January and February bring some very cool events to Marquette County. Plan your winter escape and plan to stay here at Nestledown Bed and Breakfast the Scandinavian Lodge located in the middle of everything Marquette.
Noqemanon Ski Marathon noquemanon.com January 22-24 ( Pick the race that's right for you) This is seriously big skiing.
U.P.200/Midnight Run up200.org February 11-15 One of America’s premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races. An Iditarod qualifier that brings mushers from around the United States and Canada. This is a must see.
Downtown is filled with snow and spectators line the street to watch and the teams take off on the 200 mile race to Grand Marais and back. This is a great winter trip especially for families. It provides interesting learning about mushing, the rules of the sport, vet checks, and the sled dogs. Watch how their teams work together.
Especially cool are the mittens on the paws of the sled dogs. They really like to run. You can walk to the race from Nestledown. Check out all the events that coincide with the UP200 here in Marquette.
129th ANNUAL SUICIDE HILL SKI
TOURNAMENT Wednesday February 17 @ 6pm ishskiclub.com World Class ski jumping. Wow. They need spectators to ring the bells and cheer. OK we are in.
Northern Fat Bike Summit February 19-21 These bikes are everywhere and look like an exciting way to be in the woods on a trail in Winter. One guest said" it's like riding a Cadillac" Another recent guest expressed riding his Fat Tire bike on a beach covered with snow was "Ridiculous." Great!
906 Polar Roll is the Fat Bike Race February 20
Downtown Showdown Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam Marquette creates a downtown ski park for this event. Streets are closed and the music is fun as snowboarders and skiers show everyone what they can do on the terrain park built down the Front Street hill. Marquette values their young people and creates this great event just for them. Proud of a city that does that! downtownmarquette.org
For winter sports and activities Nestledown is here to make it easy. We have a warm garage if you need to wax your ski's and we can store your bikes here too. Bring yourselves and your gear and be our guests.
Here we are with our shadows, last winter on a frozen Lake Superior. The lake is open and active this winter so far. It sure feels good being outside in every season and watching Lake Superior is our favorite thing to do. An ice coated Lombardi Poplar after the stormy lake splashed up along Lakeshore Blvd.
We hope to meet you soon. Watch for more blog posts from Nestledown Bed and Breakfast your Scandinavian Red Inn just steps from Lake Superior.
The Innkeepers at Nestledown
Ken and Sue