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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

Responsible pet ownership when our four legged friends join us on the NTN.

Marquette, MI–With the Nordic ski season upon us, the Noquemanon Skijor Club is reaching out to fellow dog owners who share the trails the Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) provides. As advocates for dogs on trails, we seek to educate and ensure responsible pet ownership when our four legged friends join us on the NTN. While enjoying the NTN with a dog, we ask that all owners abide by the following rules and regulations to ensure a safe and pleasant experience for fellow dog walkers, and other trail users. A trail pass is required for all dogs on the trails. They

Support your Local Trails

SEASON SKI MEMBERSHIP NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE NOQUEMANON TRAIL NETWORK Marquette, MI — The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) now has Nordic ski 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 MGHS 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

Grooming Report, November 26, 2013

Greetings NTN Members, Forestville:  All trails inside 14k were rolled Saturday  except Bagwagi and the hills on Chiwagi.  5” of dense cold snow packed down to a 3” base.  We pulled the 108 Ginzu behind the Gator on Sunday on the Noque to 14k + Mukwa.  We received several positive comments regarding enjoyable skiing Sunday.   We have kept off the trails until more snow to preserve the cover.  That snow looks like it is on the way.  We will be out grooming as soon as snow permits. Saux Head: Is scheduled to be rolled on Wednesday after the snow. Valley

Snowball Update and Biking Survey in Michigan

Noquemanon Trail Network Plans 9th Annual Snowball Benefit Join us for a night of winter celebration!  Make your holiday party the NTN Snow-Ball this year, featuring outstanding food from Tu Kaluthia, silent/live auction items, excellent music and community friends. The Snow Ball will also be presenting the world premiere of Cold Rolled:  A Marquette Snow biking film produced by Salsa Bike and Aaron Peterson Photography on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Peter White Public Library from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.   Imagine at the same time you are seeing this premier video and celebrating the snow with friends, you are contributing

NTN Recieve Grant to Purchase Trail Easement

Marquette, MI.  – The Noquemanon Trail Network Council (NTN) is entering into an agreement to purchase a 100 foot wide trail easement and approximately 40 acres of land from Plum Creek with local funding received from the Cliffs Natural Resources/Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund. In summary, this easement covers the entire length of the MGHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon and MGHS Ore To Shore race routes, as they sit on Plum Creek land.  In addition, the 40 acre lot is on County Road 510, the western existing trail head for the Noquemanon Trail Network which doubles as the staging area

2013-2014 Membership Year

Dear NTN Family and Friends, We have had a fantastic year of growth and opportunity because of loyal supporters like you. Here are some of the highlights: Membership simplification New events division acting as an umbrella for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon, Marquette Marathon, XTERRA Triathlon, Marquette Ultra Trail 50, Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic and the Enduro. Miles and miles of new Single Track both North and South Trails Recipient of $20,000 USDA grant & $150,000 Cliffs- Eagle  Fund New vault toilets going in at Forestville We groom 50+ kilometers of ski trails at 5 locations including Forestville, Tourist