The Noquemanon Trail Network will host their Annual Meeting at Lakeview Arena Citizen’s Forum Room on Wednesdat, May 20, 2015, at 6:30pm. The (NTN) Noquemanon Trail Network is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 non-profit  organization dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of non motorized trails. The primary users of the trails include: cross country skiers, mountain bikers, runners, hikers, equestrians and paddlers.  The member supported network receives no governmental support and relies on memberships and charitable donations to do it work. A brief overview of the state of the organization will be followed by a regular board meeting. Refreshments


Easement on Plum Creek land ensures permanent recreation access for thousands of residents and visitors The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) today announced that it has purchased nearly 10 miles of silent sports trail easements plus a 40-acre parcel of land in Marquette County from Plum Creek Timber Company, thanks to funding awarded by the Eagle Mine Community Fund. The 40-acre fee purchase, which surrounds the County Road 510 Trailhead, connects the trail easements including the Ore to Shore route and a bypass trail near the 23K mark to the 18K mark on the Noquemanon.  An additional easement was purchased from the

Statement on Water Situation

We believe fresh potable water is essential for the health of our members and visitors and the future growth of the Network.   Adequate water to drink and operate bathroom facilities is undeniably important. A water storage system that is professionally designed would ease the pressure on our well during peak activities. A water well was drilled at the Forestville facility using all of the currently available technology in 2011. Unfortunately, after more than $14,000 of expense, the maximum flow achieved was 3 gallons per hour. We found early–on that the well would run dry after only small number of flushes

A Thank You from a Community Member

Sharing to all those people out there that help make the NTN trails what they are today. Thank you also to the biker that sent this great letter. It is not every day you get a letter like this.  

Equipment Inventory Manager

NTN Membership: The NTN Events Committee is actively seeking someone that could assist in managing its equipment inventory.  The main events are the Noquemanon Ski Marathon, Ore To Shore Mountain Bike Epic, Marquette Marathon, Marquette Trails Fest and the Marquette Ultra 50.  The job requires checking equipment in and out, and making sure it is in good working order.  Expectation of time is 1-2 hours per event plus another 4-5 hours throughout the year when equipment is rented out.  Please call or email Jon Mommaerts (226-8711 or if you are interested.  Modest compensation will be considered.

Noquemanon Trail Network Spring Update

March 10, 2015 by Laurie Neldberg-Weesen, president Are you ready to emerge from your winter slumber? Tune-up the bikes and find your hiking shoes? Well, so are we at the Noquemanon Trails Network (NTN). Winter started early and is hanging on with plenty of spring skiing and fat biking left to enjoy. Thousands of skier visits were recorded at the Forestville Trails. Cars with license plates from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Vermont are common. Grooming for classical and skate skiing has never been better. Our Snow Bike Route (SBR) has been enjoyed by folks from around the country. Our

Thank You From the Noquemanon Trail Network

Thank you to all the community businesses and citizens for your support in the 10th Annual Snowball Snap Fitness Heritage Hills Missy Whalen Casualties Cycle Soleil Quick Stop Bike Shop Fox Marquette Studio 519 Lakeshore Bike Sports Rack Rivers North Sweetwater Auto Armor Auto Spa Robin Smith Che Bello Sam Crowley Snap Fitness Versatile Horsemanship Marquette Power Sports Brain Potter Spice Merchants NMU Athletic Department Kathy Solka Active PT Getz’s Donckers Aaron Peterson Marquette Food Co-op Beth Milner Jewelry Unions Suits Deanna Koscielny Sarah & Richard Anderson Every Day Wines Gwyneth Harrick Cooper Dendel Ore Dock Brewing Company Compudyne Ron

The Noquemanon Trail Network Plans 10th Annual Snowball Benefit, This Friday Night!

Join us for a night of winter celebration on December 5, 2014 at the Marquette History Museum, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00.p.m. Make your holiday party the NTN Snow-Ball this year, featuring outstanding food from Sweet Basil, silent auction items from amazing community donors, excellent music from the Union Suits and fresh brews from Ore Dock Brewing Company. Tickets are available at the Sports Rack, Downwind Sports, and through NTN Board members, Snowball Committee members and at the door. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Tickets come with drink coupon and a commemorative glass. All proceeds go


Marquette, MI — The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) now has Nordic memberships available for sale at area outlets throughout Marquette County. The Noquemanon Trail Network is a non-motorized trail organization that grooms and operates a variety of cross-country ski trails throughout Marquette County. The trails that it operates are the Noquemanon Trail, which hosts the Noquemanon Ski Marathon, the Forestville loops, Saux Head Trail, on County Road 550, and the Big Bay Pathway. The NTN also has partnerships with the City of Marquette and the Marquette Board of Light & Power with the Fit Strip and the City of Ishpeming

NTN Merchandise

The NTN office is busting with leftover single track clothing–let us know if you’d like one of the listed items! Black button up with green NTN logo — (small medium and large) orange t shirt with NTN logo — (small and medium) Men’s grey t with NTN logo — (small medium large and extra large) Women’s grey t with NTN logo — (medium and extra large) Womens white longsleeve t with green NTN logo (large and extra large) Men’s white t with green NTN logo — (medium and extra large) Blue t shirt with NTN logo — (youth large and