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HIKE AND HANG — One of several panoramic views that can be seen along the hike to the hidden Wetmore Pond. Students from the ORLM department have planned a relaxing, yet educational, hiking event or people to attend.

Students lead hike to Wetmore Pond

Andie Balenger April 18, 2023

As part of the Earth Week festivities on campus, students from the outdoor recreation leadership and management (ORLM) department will be guiding people on a mile-and-a-half loop hike to the hidden Wetmore...

Lake safety refresher

Lake safety refresher

Abigail Faix, Contributing Writer February 27, 2023

The body of an ice climber who recently went missing near Miner’s Castle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was recovered by local search and rescue teams this past week. The climber was discovered...

SNOWBOUND — Visitors admire the Eben Ice Caves, located just north of Chatham, after a brief hike. While more popular in the summer and fall, the outdoor recreation areas in and around Marquette house many winter wonders to be enjoyed.

Opinion – Top 5 winter wonders of Marquette

Abbey Lamb, Contributing writer February 14, 2023

Not only is Marquette home to some of the most fun activities in the summer and gorgeous colors in the fall, but it also has a lot to offer in the winter. If you are a person who is not really into recreational...

Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

North Wind Editorial Board December 1, 2022

Although the snow that fell before Thanksgiving break has melted away, now is the best time to prepare yourself for the next four to five months of cold weather in Marquette.  Winter in the Upper Peninsula...

CLIMB HIGH — A climber scales up Slug’s Bluff, an 80-foot tall quartzite cliff located in the Upper Peninsula. Slug’s Bluff is the first climber-owned area in Michigan, with the Upper Peninsula Climbers Coalition recently being gifted the land.

Upper Peninsula Climbers Coalition gifted Slug’s Buff

Andie Balenger September 26, 2022

The Upper Peninsula Climbers Coalition (UPCC) has become the owner of a climbing area in Palmer, MI, making the property the first climber-owned land in Michigan, according to a recent UPCC press release. The...

WONDERLAND-Although temperatures and wind chill have been extremely cold of late, there are still safe ways to enjoy the outdoors provided you prepare adequately.

Opinion—Outdoor recreation: preparedness, recommendations and rental options

Andie Balenger, contributing writer January 28, 2022
For me, there is nothing quite like the boost of happiness that results from a deep breath of fresh air and the sun shining on your skin. However, the frigid temperatures that accompany Marquette’s winters may discourage many students from participating in any form of outdoor recreation. Thankfully, there are many ways to prepare yourself for the cold so you can enjoy your time spent outdoors.
WINTER WONDERLAND - The Winter UP program provides students with 15 different outdoor locations to explore over six weeks. By scanning the QR code through The Hub, students earn points and can win prizes such as a beanie, gift card and tumbler.

Winter UP program encourages outdoor adventures

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor January 23, 2022

The Marquette area has a multitude of hidden trails and picturesque locations that students, especially freshman new to the U.P., may not be aware of. Exposing students to these wilderness gems is the...

Exercise and recreational resources available at the PEIF

Exercise and recreational resources available at the PEIF

Dallas Wiertella June 2, 2021

The PEIF is NMU’s recreational and physical fitness center and offers many different facilities open to all students throughout each semester. Home to a weight room, two basketball courts, six racquetball...

Photo courtesy of Krista Fletcher

Winter UP series: Leave No Trace fire building

Peter Smedley March 23, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, Campus Recreation will be hosting a virtual event that aims to teach students about Leave No Trace fire building. The event focuses on how to build a fire in the outdoors and follow...

Photo courtesy of Lily Capodilupo
FEATURED FALLS— (pictured) Black river falls, located near Marquette county. Capodilupo visted the falls last autumn as one of the many during her experience visiting all the falls on the Travel Marquette list.

Waterfalls warm-up around Marquette

Nate Jacobs March 15, 2021

Home to over 70 natural waterfalls, Marquette County is the hot spot for adventurers of all levels. Travel Marquette offers a comprehensive waterfall guide to over 12 falls on an easy-to-follow waterfall...

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