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The North Wind

The North Wind

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.
Photo of the Conservation crew at teh Vielmetti-Peters preservation.

TLC on trails, an underappreciated necessity

Peter Smedley March 4, 2021

It is no secret Marquette is home to extensive trail systems and a crowd that loves to be on them. The city is surrounded by trails designed for mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing...

Rachel Haggerty/NW
TRUDGING THROUGH—Despite the frigid temperatures, NMU alum Anthony Cilia enjoys a hike through the Little Presque Isle Songbird Trail on Tuesday, Feb. 4 carefully maneuvering the slippery paths.

North County Trail Hikers host winter trail exploration

Justin Van't Hof February 5, 2020

When it comes to hiking trails, Marquette offers a vast array of different places to enjoy the beautiful nature it has to offer. One of the longest trails, which spans 4,600 miles and eight states, is...

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