Presque Isle Park - Color Walking Tour
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Presque Isle Park is considered the City of Marquette's recreational crown jewel. The popular regional facility is located on Presque Isle, a 323 acre forested peninsula which juts into Lake Superior in the northern tip of the City. Featured in periodicals such as the Smithsonian magazine, Presque Isle is known throughout the United States for it natural beauty.

The "Island" as it is referred to by locals, has had many visitors starting with the prehistoric people 3,000 to 7,000 years ago. Through the efforts of Peter White, a bill was passed on July 12, 1886, by the United States Congress deeding the Island to the City of Marquette. Mr. White then contracted with the world famous landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted, Sr. to design the park. Mr. Olmsted recommended to change nothing but let nature be the attraction. Presque Isle today is Marquette's most beloved attraction, offering year-round outdoor recreation, serene settings for nature observation and education, and cultural experiences.

The park supports over 100 species of native plants and diverse landscapes including pebble beaches, rocky cliffs, bogs, and northern boreal forest. The walking tour will take the group to many of the iconic lookouts that will allow all to enjoy breath-taking viewscapes while breathing in pure Lake Superior air. Adding the color of an autumn day, the members of the group are ensured a world-class experience.

Cost Per Person
League Member Communities, $75
Nonmember Communities, $130

Agenda
Check-in 8:30 am; Begin 9:00 am; Adjourn 12:00 pm

Registration
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Start Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
End Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Address: Northern Michigan University
University Center
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855

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