Summer



Kiwanis Club of Marquette, Chicken BBQ on Sunday, June 8.

Kiwanis Club of Marquette, Chicken BBQ on Sunday, June 8. Looking for volunteers to help as NTN is a grant recipient.  Thank you to Kiwanis of Marquette and Dr. Don:) The time would be from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM with shifts from 11:00-12:30, 12:30 -2:00, and 1:30-3:00 PM at Lakeview Arena.  People can work the whole time or take a shift or if they need to overlap into another shift time, that is okay too (for example 12-1).   There will be work indoors and outdoors.  It does require standing the entire shift –helping in our food lines, walking around

Invasive Feces Cleanup Moved to May 3rd, 9:00 am.

We have evaluated the trails and are sad to say that it is just too wet to scoop and dispose of invasive feces properly tomorrow. We will cancel tomorrows plans and reschedule for next Saturday, May 3rd at 9 am. Will will be following the original plans. See ya at Dirtball at the Dog booth. The DIRTBALL Trail ride has also been cancelled as snow is still on the trails. More info below. Invasive feces Volunteers to get errant dog poop in group along Noque trail April 18, 2014 CHRISTIE BLECK – Journal Staff Writer (cbleck@miningjournal.net) , The Mining Journal

Dirtball is Saturday, April 26th

Join us for a celebration of trails Marquette style. NEW for 2014: we are moving the event to the Blackrocks Cannery at 950 W. Washington St. Sat 9am – Trail Work Bee Sat 12pm – Casual Mountain Bike Ride (weather dependent) Sat 4 – 8pm – NTN / Blackrocks Dirtball Tickets are $25 Includes: Custom Pint Glass, Live Music (Frank An Da Beans), Food (Border Grill) All proceeds go to trail development. Tickets are available at: At the door (Blackrocks Cannery 4-8pm) All local bike shops NTN Cell (906) 235-6861 Facebook – NTN Singletrack Page Special Raffle: 2013 Salsa Mukluk

NTN Strategic Plan Initiatives 2014-2020

Noquemanon Trails Network Strategic Initiatives 2014-2020 Below is a compilation of bullet points that represent the Noquemanon Trails Network’s strategic priorities for the next several years. To achieve these goals requires collaboration and insight from our partners at local municipalities and development organizations. We hope you will take a few minutes to familiarize yourself and colleagues with the document. It may act as an aide to planning the future of our unique and beautiful region. Please let us know your ideas for how we can work together. Our contact information is located at the bottom of the letterhead. In addition

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

“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

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