The Bruno’s Run Trail offers a 9-mile (14.48 Km) loop ideal for hiking and mountain biking in spring, summer and fall and snowshoeing in winter. This is an easy to moderate trail with some short steep hills.
Located about 11 miles south of M-28 and the community of Wetmore, the trail may be reached from the north or the south via FH-13. Bruno’s Run Trail may be accessed from both the Widewaters and Pete’s Lake campgrounds as well as from FH-13 at Moccasin Lake and FR-2173 at Grassy Lake. Limited parking is available at each site.
Winding its way past a host of small lakes etched in this relatively new glacial plain, the trail runs over foothills, along overlooks and through valleys. The many lakes and streams in the area and its variety of trees and other plants make it likely that those traveling the trail will spot wildlife or signs of their coming and going. If you are alert, you are sure to have an enjoyable outing. Guided $200 + Rental costs- Un-Guided Rental + $40 transport shuttle
Hiking and mountain biking trails provide wonderful opportunities for day trips and give access via unsurfaced trails to some of the island’s most spectacular scenery. Overnight Camping is also authorized on the island.
Grand Island is located in Lake Superior, about one-half mile from the mainland community of Munising, Michigan. Munising is about 43 miles from Marquette and 55 miles from Manistique. The island’s scenic natural beauty and interesting history make it an attractive place for camping and other outdoor activities.
If you are traveling to and from the island on the passenger ferry, it is important to keep the ferry schedule in mind as you plan your time on the island. There are trips daily, so plan on spending at least 3 hours on the island. Consider your level of fitness and your pace as you make route choices. For instance, a family planning a full day of biking on the island can take a leisurely pace and travel up the southwest shore road, cut across the island to Trout Bay Overlook, travel down to Trout Bay Day Use for a picnic meal and beach walk, and finish the day biking down along Murray Bay to Williams Landing. On the other hand, reasonably fit individuals can mountain bike the 23-mile perimeter trail around the main island in a full day, with time for brief stops and some exploration. Whether hiking or bicycling, the key is to know your pace and keep track of the time.
Currently, hiking-only trails have not been designated, however the Thumb’s travel ways are reserved for hiking-only use. In addition, there are many hiking/biking opportunities along the island’s perimeter as well as its interior, providing a relatively secluded setting for hikers seeking a measure of solitude.
Most of the hiking/mountain biking opportunities, though not officially designated, lie on old roadbeds, cross a variety of terrain and provide shoreline view. Bicycling off roads and trails is not allowed. Please respect private property signs.
Guided- $80 pp includes ferry transport. minimum 4 bikers.
A range of bicycling opportunities for beginners to experts are offered along the Valley Spur Mountain Bike Route. Four separate loops take advantage of both cross country ski pathways and low traffic woods roads to provide a total of 26 miles of marked bicycle routes. The woods roads are shared with other vehicles, though traffic levels are low, ride with the expectation that you might meet other vehicles.
The majority of the 26 miles pass through northern hardwoods forest. However, the routes take the cyclists past meadows, hemlock groves, 40 inch diameter white pine, red pine areas, and several small lakes.
The routes are open daily during daylight hours from May to November. There is no trail fee.
The main trailhead at Valley Spur Day Lodge is six miles from Munising on M-94-west.
Guided $200 + Rental- Un-Guided- Rental + transport shuttle.
Tours include bicycles and all required equipment including helmets.
A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 paying customers are required to run the tours. They may be from different groups. All children require a parent or guardian. Children are considered to be 12 years old or younger.
Marquette Bike Path
Guided tour along the Marquette Bike Path to Presque Isle and back. Ripley’s Rock, Lower Harbor Ore Dock, L’Attitude’s Café and Bistro, Elwood Mattson Park, Marquette Ships Pier, Coaster II Schooner, Isle Royale Queen III, Cinder Pond Marina, Fish Dock,Thill’s Fish Market, Marquette Maritime Museum, U.S. Coast Guard Station, Marquette Lighthouse, McCarty’s Cove, Coco’s Restaurant, Picnic Rocks, Lakeview Arena, Superior Dome, Dead River, Presque Isle Ore Dock, Ore Boats, Presque Isle Park, Chief Kawbawgam’s Grave, Presque Isle Cliffs, Black Rocks, The Cove, Sunset Point, Partridge, Granite, and Gull Islands, Presque Isle Ice Cream Shop, Moosewood Nature Center. Presque Isle Bog Walk. 3 hrs. Adults-$39- Child $18- Seniors $36
Tour highlights Historical Marquette and the Upper Peninsula. Ripley’s Rock, Gaines Rock, Jacques Marquette Statue, Lower Harbor Ore Dock, Elwood Mattson Park, East Marquette, Marquette County Courthouse, Regional History Museum. Fees includes admission to the Regional History Center. 3 hrs. Adults-$39-Seniors-$36
Sugarloaf and Wetmore. “ Bike and Hike”
Tour Starts from Presque Isle with a circumnavigation with stops at Chief Kawbawgam’s Grave, Cliffs Overlook, The Black Rocks, Sunset Point, and the World’s largest Float Copper Display. We then continue on Lakeshore Blvd. Hawley street and out across the Dead River and out County Road 550 to the Sugar Loaf Parking Lot. Easy riding with just moderate hills. After a lunch at Sugarloaf Mountain we’ll like down the North Country Trail to Wetmore Beach and Little Presque Isle. From Little Presque Isle you’ll be shuttled back to the vehicles at Presque Isle. 5 hrs. Adults-$49-Child-$25 –Seniors-$45
Three different tours from 7-10 miles. Easy Riding. 100% flat terrain. Old rail trail. Many bridges, ponds, lakes creeks, rivers, beaver ponds, and bogs. You may see a moose in this area. Make it a great day trip in the UP’s beautiful woodland forests. 6 hrs. Adults-$49-Child-$25-Seniors-$45
Paddle and Pedal
This tour starts with an easy kayak trip on Teal Lake in Negaunee from the east end to Al Qual Park in Ishpeming. Here we’ll pick up our bikes and ride down the trail to the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum and after a tour there we’ll continue through the historical mining town of Ishpeming and down to Suicide Ski Jumping Bowl and then on to Negaunee and our awaiting vehicles at Teal Lake. Shuttling may be substituted instead of driving your vehicle from Marquette for an additional fee. Fee to Cliffs Shaft Museum in included. 5 hrs.. Adults-$79-Child-$55-Seniors-$65
Iron Ore Heritage
Tour through the historical mining towns of Ishpeming and Negaunee. Visit the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum. Features spectacular views of trees and forst hills and Historical Mining and Homesites. Terrain is flat to hilly. Difficulty is East to Moderate. 4 hrs.