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

Neat note: we built 16 wooden structures totaling roughly 220′!!!

With snow in the forecast its time to do our “year in review” photo blast of the past. See Facebook page for the photos, this was too good not to add to the website)   It has been a great year filled with amazing projects! Here are some of them (not in order) : Huge Carp river valley clean-up. Annual spring trail clean-up The annual “Dirt-ball” fun-raiser. Carp bridge install (annual). Carpe Eh Diem xc. New DS course. Marquette Trail Fest. Many FR upgrades. 1 over under xc/fr 2 huck overs, fr over xc. Continuation of Collinsville Cut xc. Smiley

NTN Year in Review Summer 2014

What do you think of when the Noquemanon Trail Network is mentioned? Snow? Ski Marathon? Winter? Well, it’s not just a winter organization anymore. Although some of us called the summer of 2014 the “summer that wasn’t”, the mountain biking team of the NTN was hard at work in the forests around Marquette. A new trail was built near the Carp River in the South Trails System, aptly named “Carp-EH-diem”. In the northern section, near the Board of Light and Power off of Wright St., an extension of the wildly popular Collinsville Trail was constructed. The inaugural Marquette Trail Festival

Two Noquemanon Trail Network Work Bees to choose from:

Two Noquemanon Trail Network Work Bees to choose from: NTN Single Track We are quickly (and sadly) approaching the end of “fall” With this comes the need to clean up the trails so we can ride (no, rip) the trails right up to and into winter.  We are scheduling a MASSIVE leaf clean up for this coming Wednesday the 22nd @ 5:00at the South Trail parking lot. Bring your rake. If you cannot make it at 5, but still want to help, contact the NTN office and we can try to save a section for you! Perhaps your favorite section!!!

“Trail Towns as Recreation Destinations”

Michigan Municipal League workshop on “Trail Towns as Recreation Destinations” Lunch at Elizabeth’s Chop House with an information Powerpoint from LIAA, tour of South Trailhead and Grom, stopped at the Tourist Park Trailhead to end a great afternoon. Thanks to all that helped make it one of the best tours of the day. More information on Trail Towns in Michigan go to

The Noquemanon Trail Network has been selected to participate in the Swick Home Service’s “Gold Star Giving” program.

The Noquemanon Trail Network has been selected to participate in the Swick Home Service’s “Gold Star Giving” program. Gold Star Giving is a month long online voting contest and the winner receives a check for $500.00 from Swick.  No strings gimmicks…just a check for $500.00 if we receive the most votes. Starting at 5pm on October 1st, individuals can visit the Swick Website at On the bottom of the home page is a banner that explains “Gold Star Giving”.  People can click on the “VOTE NOW” button and they will be directed to a page in which they