Adventure. Learn. Explore. Experience.

Exciting activities are planned for conference attendees. Take a boat cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Go hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing  in the pristine wilderness surrounding Marquette or on a kayaking or canoeing adventure along our gorgeous Lake Superior shoreline.

Conference attendees also receive a four-day NMU recreation pass, allowing full access to Northern's recreation center weight room, racquetball courts, pool and many other specialized training facilities. With the United States Olympic Education Center on campus, you may even workout beside an Olympic athlete.

sail boat in lake superiorBring your family or a guest, as we have activities for companions and children as well.

You also might want to consider making a vacation of your stay here, and extending your experience.

The weekend before the conference the Hiawatha Music Festival will take place in Marquette’s Tourist Park. Each year, the festival features traditional-music styles that include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues and folk— including singer/songwriters —and dance. Main stage acts include nationally known performers as well as regional and local favorites. The weekend after the conference will see the Outback Art Fair opening on the shores of Lake Superior only 1 km from the conference venue.

Whether you want to explore the forests, shop, or relax on the beach, Marquette will have something everyone in your family will enjoy when you visit this summer.