Marquette, Marquette County
Hiking Trails | Snowshoeing Trails
The Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve protects 13 acres of wetland that acts as a stopover for migrating birds. It lies directly between two bustling, expanding communities. This 13-acre area carries deep historical significance to the area, having once been the site of the first steam-powered sawmill and furnace in the area. The Chocolay River also signifies the treaty boundary from the 1842 “Copper Treaty” of La Pointe – the human-powered movement of the river channel opens many yet-unanswered questions.