This rock formation is 1.7 billion years old. Known to geologists as metamorphosed igneous peridotite, aka really really old magma flow. These porous rocks are mostly covered by reddish and white Jacobsville Sandstone, but on the north shore of Presque Isle the volcanic remnants jut out over Lake Superior creating a spectacular contrast in the landscape.
On stormy days, the waves crash over the 20 foot tall cliffs and surge up the rock beach. It's a thrill to stand in the splash zone and experience the true power of Mother Superior. Thrill seekers can enjoy calm sunny days too though. People of all ages throw themselves off the cliffs into the frigid waters below.
Where are they?
Black Rocks is located along the northern shore of Presque Isle Park, one of Marquette's most prized natural locations. Less than 10 minutes from downtown, any visitor is sure to have their breath taken away any time of the year by the stunning shoreline. The City has a nice map showing the exact location along with all the other neat features on Presque Isle.
There are plenty of guides to Marquette, Michigan with suggestions about where you should visit while you're here. But, as locals, we've noticed that a few key places are often left off the list! So here are our favorite, little known (or rarely recommended) locations to see while you're here!
We're excited to announce that both our Bonifas Arts Center and Iron Ore Heritage Trail Pendants will be coming out on November first! Below, we'll give you a bit of information about each organization, as well as a sneak peak of the new pendants.
Whether you're just visiting, a recent transplant, or just looking to shake up your weekly dinner plans, there are plenty of great places to eat in Marquette. From dives to fancy dining - there is something for everyone!