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“A Marquette Michigan Must”
Review of Presque Isle Park

Presque Isle Park
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Marquette
Certificate of Excellence
Grayslake, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
260 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“A Marquette Michigan Must”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Great drive one-way with lots of pull-outs around this isle. Lots to see from a breakwater walk, iron-ore dock view, cliff jumping, rock hounding, swimming a nature center and even the largest piece of copper.

Visited August 2013
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Worth checking out!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Beautiful views, wonderful stops to park and explore the rocks and scenery! Be sure to bring walking/climbing shoes, and clothes to swim or get wet with if you choose! We watched some kids jumping off the lower "cliffs" into the water while we were there!

Visited August 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“no dogs allowed!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had been driving for hours and were greeted with no dogs allowed signs. I had scoped out the place before going and there was no mention of the ban on dogs on the website, so I was kind of pissed. We had been planning on picnicking, but took our lunch elsewhere.

Visited August 2013
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Wantagh, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Fantastic views!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

This park is beautiful. Wonderful views of Lake Superior and the iron ore dock, which is really impressive, especially if a freighter is being loaded at the time.

Visited August 2013
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Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
401 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“The crown jewel of the Queen City”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Presque Isle park was designed by the same firm that designed Central Park in NY. Presque Isle maintains a balance between nature and enough development so anyone can access it. The public roadway is closed for blocks of time 5x a week so you can access the park easier by foot and bicycle. In the winter - you will find a lot of cross country skiers and snowshoers. Lot's of picnic areas, vista's to view the lake, and places to just get away from it all.

A popular stop on the north end of the island is "blackrocks" where people cliff dive into Lake Superior. Fun to watch, even if you not adventurous enough to give it a try.

Final note... please be careful. Typically several times a year emergency services is called out because people don't observe warning signs concerning eroding cliffs. It is nature people, you will get hurt if you act dumb.

Visited August 2013
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