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Adult Ski Happy Hour

Adult Ski Happy Hour Where: Forestville Trailhead When: 4 p.m. Friday March 7 It’s been an excellent winter, and what better way to celebrate the upcoming spring ski season than with a toast to sunny skies, 25 degrees, and fresh corduroy. Join us at the Forestville Trailhead on Friday, March 7th for a casual ski. Stick around afterwards and plan on bringing an appetizer to pass and an adult beverage of choice. Grab a friend and enjoy the excellent grooming and comfortable Forestville Facility. Not a member? Join us anyway! Day passes will be $5 for this event.

2014 Big Bay Relay

Participate in Marquette’s spring tradition! The Big Bay Relay sponsored by Johnsons Superior Shoes and Jimmy Johns is set to take off on Saturday, May 17th 2014. In its 38th year the relay has been a tradition and a challenge. This year’s relay race (five person teams) will start at 8 a.m. and run from Marquette to Big Bay. In the past the race has brought in 50+ teams comprised of elite runners to a team of friends that just like to get out and have an adventure together. Divisions include: All female, all male and mixed team divisions, as

SAVE THE DATES FOR 2014

Funny Honey Bear                         February 15 Marquette Trail Festival                June 6,7,8 ( National Trails Day) Ore to Shore                                   August 8,9 Marquette Trail 50/Ultra               August 15,16 Marquette Marathon                      August 29,30 XTERRA Triathlon                       September 12,13

“Funny Honey” Bear Ski Fundraiser set for Saturday, February 15, 2014

Noquemanon Trail Network and Friends of the Big Bay Pathway will host the annual Honey Bear, “Funny Honey” Classic Ski Fundraiser and Snow Bike “Shnow-Off” in Big Bay on Saturday, February 15th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Skiers of any age will estimate their personal race time for one of several trail options through Big Bay’s featured ‘groomed wilderness’ beginning at the Pathway Trailhead at 11:00 am. Snow Bikers can ride the trail starting at 2:00. Participants will CHECK-IN at the Thunder Bay Inn lobby between 10:00 and 12:00 pm and must be on-course no later than noon. An

“Dogs and Trails” Clinic offered at NTN Forestville Trailhead, Sat. January 18, 2014

“Dogs and Trails” Clinic offered at NTN Forestville Trailhead, Sat. January 18, 2014 MARQUETTE, MI (January 15, 2014)-The Noquemanon Skijor Club is excited to announce the following discussion with Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Dr. Susan Kapla, “Dogs and the Noquemanon Trail Network: Owner Responsibility”. As advocates for dogs on trails, the Noquemanon Skijor Club seeks to educate fellow trail users about responsible pet ownership when their dogs join them on the trails. A round table discussion with Dr. Susan Kapla will take place at the Forestville Trailhead Barn from 1pm – 3pm on Saturday, January 18, 2014. The discussion will

Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan’s Snow Bike Route

Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan’s Snow Bike Route, is a quirky action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and TravelMarquetteMichigan.com that explores the history and progression of winter cycling culture in this small Lake Superior harbor town. Marquette, Michigan’s Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected equipment and techniques used to launch its Snow Bike Route, a 15-mile winter singletrack developed for fat tire bikes. The fast narrow trail features flowy terrain, steep descents and large bermed turns. It’s believed to be the first trail of its kind–but more importantly, it’s pretty fun. Click here to view the full length

Rental Information

The Forestville Trailhead has a wide selection of rental equipment for the winter enthusiast. Rentals hours are from 10 am to 4 pm, with 24 hour and multi-day rentals available with a valid credit card.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Trailhead is staffed from 10-4 by our Hospitality Coordinator Peter Johnson. During the week the NTN relies on volunteers to provide rental equipment. Currently, the Trailhead is staffed Monday and Tuesday from 10 until 4, and  Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-1. If, you plan on needing rental equipment during the times when there is no staffing, or there is no

Fat Tire Bike Guidelines

Winter 2013-2014 What is a Snow Bike or Fat Bike? A bike specially designed with tires that are 3.8-4.5 inches wide to float on snow or soft sand.  Rims start at 65 mm wide and tires than run on 10 psi or less To ride on the NTN trails front and rear tires need to be at a 3.5 width or more No mountain bikes will be allowed on trails. They create deep ruts in the groomed surface. Ride only when temperatures are cold enough to sustain the groomed trail Riders need to be aware of the depth of their

Snow Biking in Marquette!

In addition to the featured snow bike route in South Marquette we have several other places that provide usually excellent bike conditions. Our North Marquette Trails can be easily accessed from several points in town and offer a mixture of singletrack, cross country ski trail and a little road. The singletrack trails here are not snowmobile groomed, so require a little higher degree of skill, but they also give you a more intimate in the woods experience– this is the section of trail that was shown at the beginning of the first ‘Cold Rolled’ video– the trail right along the

Cold Rolled Poster avaliable in print

Trailer for the short film “Cold Rolled” to be premiered in Marquette, Michigan Friday, Dec. 6 then released in five chapters, Saturdays from December 7, 2013-January 11, 2014. The Noquemanon Trails Network of Marquette, Michigan has nearly perfected the creation and upkeep of a dedicated snow singletrack system for fatbikes believed to be the first of its kind. Simply called the “Snow Bike Route”, the 15-mile trail features berms, rollers and fast descents. It’s pretty fun; so we’re making a film about it. Along the way we’ll explore the 30-year history of winter cycling in this adventurous Lake Superior harbor