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EXPLORE - Marquettes Presque Isle is one of the areas many beautiful places for outdoor excursions. Tourists and locals alike go to Presque to walk or bike the forest trail and relax on the beach.

Opinion — Exploring Marquette

Hannah Jenkins, Copy Editor September 15, 2022

Although small, the city of Marquette is a vibrant and active community, set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Superior. Like most Midwestern towns, its people are friendly to neighbors and newcomers...

EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION—The Conservation Crew poses for a group picture. NMUCC continues to prioritizing outdoor sustainability. Photo courtesy of Conservation Crew.

Conservation Crew co-leaders promote Earth Day, their group

Madoline Plattenberg, Assistant Sports Editor April 27, 2022

As the semester winds down students at NMU can participate in Earth week events hosted by Conservation Crew and other sustainability organizations on and off-campus such as EcoReps, Divest NMU, NMU Animal...

CLIMBING ON UP—There plenty of opportunities to climb and be in the outdoors in the U.P., and none might be better than the opportunity to ice climb with this introduction class. Photo courtesy of Hannah Smith.

U.P. offers climbing opportunities year-round

Hannah Smith, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

For most people, frozen waterfalls are something to gaze in glory and enjoy from the base of the falls. However, others will stand at the base with ice picks in their hands, crampons on their feet and...

CATS PULL THE UPSET—This beautiful view overlooks Harlow Lake in Marquette. This is one of many places in the outdoors that the community can visit to take advantage of what the U.P. has to offer. Photo courtesy of Jack Green

Local trails and outdoor adventures provide student fun

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Northern Michigan University is one of few campuses where outdoor adventures are just a couple of blocks away, and even in winter, there are many opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. With options...

THE GREAT OUTDOORS—PEIF Outdoor Rec Center (ORC) student employee Lexi Hagan stands at the ORC window during business hours. Students can get rental equipment here. Dallas Wiertella/NW

Marquette area offers winter equipment rental opportunities

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

Winter in Upper Michigan is known for bitter temperatures and piles of snow, but it also opens up new opportunities for the community to go and embrace the season with outdoor activities.  One option...

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 1, 2021

Marquette is known for its natural beauty, most of which is brought on by its close proximity to Lake Superior. The lake hosts a setting for numerous recreational activities but all who enjoy this...

BEAUTY IN THE FOREST—In the fall, the forest is the best place to be. The sounds, the smells and the sights of the trees are a balm for overwork and burnout.

Opinion—Best places to see fall colors in MQ

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor October 15, 2021
The Upper Peninsula as a whole is known as one of the best places to go to see the fall, and we’re lucky enough to be present here as the trees change and show their full, fiery hues.
Joleigh Martinez/NW

NMU Mycology Club continues to enjoy fall season with foraging

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The foraging season has yet to come to an end here in the local Marquette and NMU community. NMU’s own mycology club has continued to utilize the fall season to study and enjoy the outdoors. Marquette’s...

MOUNT BOHEMIA CLOSED FOR SEASON—Its not snowy anymore like the picture of a ski lift, and that means spring is coming soon. Mount Bohemia is now closed for the season, and will be welcoming new guests in the winter. Photo courtesy of Samantha Tschirhart.

Ski season at Mount Bohemia now closed, but future visits require experience

Dallas Wiertella March 23, 2021

As the skiing season comes to a close, we pack up our ski and snowboarding gear away and get ready for the warmer weather. If you still have snow on your mind for next year and maybe want to change the...

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...

FISHING IN THE YOOP— Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, theres opportunities to get outside and do some fishing while maintaining social distancing. Photo courtesy of Kelby Reichard.

Catching a break during the pandemic

Kelby Reichard October 29, 2020

While it may seem complicated for those with no previous experience, fishing offers students a way to connect with the outdoors and remain socially distant during the pandemic. The age of COVID-19...

Photo courtesy of Micah Carroll
WALK DOWN THE LINE—Each week outside of the Berry Events Center, you’ll find the South Superior Climbing Club’s slacklining group. For beginners to experts, slacklining is available for everyone.

Safe and friendly atmosphere of slacklining group makes it worth trying

Travis Nelson September 30, 2020

From tree to tree on Wednesday nights, hang slacklines of the South Superior Climbing Club. Despite difficult times, the group provides an experience to get outdoors and make new friends. South Superior...

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