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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

Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro is this Sunday, 9/29 at 10am.

The first Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro is this Sunday, 9/29 at 10am.   The race will utilize some of the best trails in the South Trail system and will be headquartered at the Heartwood Trailhead on Hwy 553. Enduro Mountain Bike Racing is a new format that appeals to cross country riders, downhill racers and trail riders equally.  In this format racers ride the course at their own pace, with only a few segments timed.  The best part– the timed segments are usually primarily descents and the most fun parts of the ride and the uphill grinds can be done

Take-a-Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, Oct 5th

The Noquemanon Trail Network in conjunction with the International Mountain Biking Association will be hosting Take-a-Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, Oct 5th at the South Trailhead on M553.  Rain date set for October 6, 2013, same times, same place. Starting at 1:00 there will be games, contests, and prizes. Group rides for varying abilities will begin at 2:30 pm. Parent permission and helmets are required. 1:00- 1:30 Register and free ride time 1:30 -2:30 Games and contest at the trailhead 2:30 -3:30 Group rides on the South Trails (all abilities) 3:30 – 4:00 Snacks and Prizes 4:00 Free riding

Valley Spur Pizza Fundraiser

Hello fellow skiers: We will be working with the Cooking Carberrys at the pizza oven for a fundraiser. We have been given the following dates to fill with volunteer help: August 15th, 20th and 27th. We need help starting at 4:00 pm at Bay Shore Park setting up, rolling out dough, making pizzas, selling pizzas and cleaning up. These are great nights to work the oven during Farmers Market and Music in the Park. The funds that we receive will go towards infrastructure needs (garage for our grooming equipment) at Valley Spur. This is your opportunity to help us out at

Fun Upcoming Events and Updates for NTN SingleTrack

Fun Upcoming Events and Updates for NTN SingleTrack 1) Singletrack Work Bee scheduled for THIS Saturday, 7/27.  9:30am.  Meeting at the NTN Tourist Park parking lot  550 and working on the BLP/North Trail System. A picnic lunch will follow the work session at 12:30. 2) NTN Singletrack is working with the YMCA and KMK Cycling Club to try and come up with youth biking programs.  We have a survey that we’d like people to visit to let us know what kind of programming they are interested in.  The on-line survey is available at:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WX88Q5R 3) NTN Singletrack partners with