Mountain Biking


Marquette County is internationally recognized for great mountain biking trails and is designated as a Bronze-level Ride Center by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) because of the more than 50 miles of single-track trails. Courses range from beginner level single-track to extreme expert-level downhill.

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The Upper Peninsula’s rugged, rocky terrain offers nearly endless hiking opportunities at all skill levels! Hikers who are willing to climb are rewarded with spectacular views for miles. Some trails are as close as walking distance from the resort, and many more trails can be explored with a short drive.

Marquette County is home to more waterfalls than any other county in Michigan; 69 to be exact! While some are only accessible from rugged trails, many are only a short hike off the road. Take a day and explore!



Lake Michigamme is one of the largest inland lakes in Michigan, with over 4,700 acres and 27 islands! Maple Ridge Resort is conveniently located near the DNR boat ramp, and has a private protected cove for docking your boat during your stay. We also have a fish house with electric and running water available for cleaning the day’s catch.

Paddle Sports


Maple Ridge Resort has two kayaks and two paddleboards available for guests to use to explore the lake. The varied terrain and warmer waters of Lake Michigamme make it an ideal place for paddle sports. Kayakers and paddle boarders will be sure to appreciate the interesting shorelines and 27 islands throughout the lake. The waters are often calm, making exploring the lake fun and enjoyable. Our shallow shoreline makes launching easy, and if you prefer to bring your own equipment, we have ample space for storing equipment and trailers during your stay.