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Lights at Forestville, Relay Races, Snow Sisters...

Noquemanon Trail Network

Thu, Nov  9, 2006 - By Susan Brian

Superiorland Ski Swap

This Saturday, November 11th is the annual Superiorland Ski Club Ski Swap at the Marquette Mall. Equipment Drop-off is from 9-11am and the swap is from 11:30-1:30pm. Check out the great deals on NEW & gently used equipment! All proceeds help to benefit the SSC Youth Programs! A great community event!

NTN Memberships will be sold at a discount at the ski swap also! This is your last opportunity to purchase your membership at a discount!

2nd Annual Snowball- Tickets on Sale NOW!

The 2nd Annual Snowball will be held on December 1st from 6:30-10pm at the UP Front & Company! This annual Silent Auction event will have door prizes available for all attendee’s to have a chance to win! There will be LIVE Music and fabulous food! The tickets are $25 and are available at the Sports Rack, Down Wind Sports and through NTN board members and the office! Want to donate something fun for the event? Such as an antique item? A weekend stay at your camp? A twilight sail on your boat? WE COULD USE YOUR DONATION! Please contact Susan Brian if you have anything fun to donate!

Lights at Forestville

It’s really happening! The lights are almost completely installed at the Forestville trailhead along the sprint loop! This 1.3KM loop will be lit on a daily basis as soon as we are able to groom the trail surface! The lights were installed thanks to the NMU Apprentice Lines School! These students worked for 3 solid days installing the underground cable and light posts! Thanks to NMU for their support to get the project done!

Light Fund

Now that the lights are up, we need support to pay for the project! Please help by purchasing a cool light fund pin. They are only $5 and can be purchased at Sports Rack and Down Wind Sports of Marquette! The lighting project cost the NTN a whopping $8500, so any donation to the cause would be greatly appreciated! A big thanks to Longyear Realty for allowing us to install the lights on their property!

Renew Your Membership Today

The NTN is now in the process of receiving new members and membership renewals for the 2006-2007 membership year! You can purchase your membership on-line at! You can also purchase your memberships at the following membership outlets: Down Wind Sports of Marquette, Sports Rack Limited, Nordic Bay Lodge & Lake Superior Community Partnership Marquette Office. Memberships help fund the operations & maintenance of all of the trails!

Wednesday Night Relays!

Get your team signed up today! The Wednesday Night relays will be better than ever! They begin December 13th! All relays will be held on the newly designed lit Sprint Loop at the Forestville Trailhead! Not feeling too competitive? Don’t worry…. It’s a great night to get out and ski with others….talk winter and just have some laughs! The entry form will be available shortly on and also on the Superiorland Ski Club’s website! Don’t miss out on this great time!

Sponsor a KM Marker

Help to additionally fund the operations of the trails and leave a mark for all to see! Sponsor a KM marker along the trail network trails! There are many KM markers available along the Noquemanon Trail, also the NEW loops at Forestville and also along the Big Bay Pathway! The annual donation is $500 and it includes a family membership or a 2 Frequent Trails Cards! Call Susan Brian, 228-6182 to see what KM markers are available!

Snow Sisters Celebration

The newly re-invigorated Snow Sisters Celebration is planned for the winter of 2007! Formerly known as the Women’s Winter Tour, but it will be better than ever! Why? Because it is completely being run, planned and implemented by local volunteers! All funds raised will be kept local! We are looking for local sponsors, in-kind donations & help! If you are interested, please contact Susan Brian.

Save these dates:

  • January 18th: Boa’s & Boots Events in Downtown Marquette 4:30-6:30pm
  • January 18th: UP Clothes & Personal Fashion Show @ the Masonic Temple`
    January 20th: Step Sisters Moonlight Snowshoe Tour @ Nordic Bay Lodge
  • February 10th: Girls Gone Winter Health Expo @ the LandMark Inn
  • February 11th: Snow Sisters Slide, Glide & Stride Trail Tour on the Noquemanon Trail w/ a Celebration at the Jacobetti Center!

All proceeds for the Snow Sisters Celebration will benefit the Women’s Center of Marquette and the Noquemanon Trail Network! YOU SNOW GIRL!

Any questions or concerns about the Noquemanon Trail Network? Please contact Susan Brian, Executive Director at (906)228-6182! Thanks for supporting the NTN!