Peter White Drive, Marquette, MI 49855
As Marquette’s recreational crown jewel, special attention is given here to Presque Isle Park. The popular regional facility is located on Presque Isle (“almost” an island), a 323-acre forested oval-shaped headland/peninsula which juts into Lake Superior in the northern tip of the City. Presque Isle is known throughout the United States for its natural beauty.
Situated at the end of Lakeshore Boulevard, the showcase park is easily accessible by either the bike path or automobile. The park supports over 100 species of native plants and diverse landscapes including pebble beaches, rocky cliffs, bogs, and forest. Major facilities at the island include two picnic areas, concession facilities (the Island Store), hiking trails, playground facilities, three drinking fountains, grassy open areas, a historic wood band shell for concerts, two sets of restrooms (serving each picnic area), an open-air park shelter, and custom designed timber gazebo.