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Distance:
0.7 Miles / 1.1 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Lakenenland
Town:
Marquette, Michigan
Directions:
46.491276, -87.151271
Added:
September 25, 2022
Updated:
October 05, 2022

The Lakenenland Sculpture Trail at Lakenenland in Marquette, Michigan is an easy 0.7-mile loop walk that features 95 unique metal sculptures made by Tom Lakenen.

This is not a hike but rather a slow walk along a walk-able road that features an insane number of metal sculptures that depict everything from spooky metal skeletons to globes, the Little Dipper, and more. As of September, 2022, there were over 95 unique sculptures along this walk. On the eastern side of the walk is a small section dedicated to the "historic Shot Point Iron Mine" which appears to be a collection of old iron mine equipment from the late 1800s. Within the iron mine section are some interesting interpretive displays and slabs of iron that have drawings and depictions of how iron ore was mined and processed.

This walk is definitely a unique experience and probably one of the best way to spend an hour if you're in the area.

Guest Book & North Country Trail Access
On the southern part of the loop is a "camp" area with a fire ring, wood stove, hut with a refrigerator, and more. Note that you can also hop on the North Country Trail by following the signs south from this location. Don't forget to sign the guest book located in the hut.

Also consider hiking the Bog Walk for a different change of scenery.

Rules
Hours: Open 24/7 to the public.

Summer: walking / hiking, ATVs, and cars allowed on the trail.

Winter: Absolutely NO wheeled vehicles during the winter. Walking / hiking, cross country skiing, and snowmobiles are allowed on the trail.

90-Minute Parking.

Parking
If you choose to walk the trail as we did, you can park in the parking lot just before the trail's entrance.

Pets
Dog are allowed if the owner is on a leash (per the official website rules).

Time to Walk
It should not take the average person longer than 20 minutes to walk this trail; however, to truly appreciate the artwork, plan for about 30 minutes or more.

Explore 10 trails near Marquette, MI
  1. Parking

    46.491276, -87.151271
  2. Main Trailhead

    46.491276, -87.151271
  3. Lakenenland sculpture

    46.491342, -87.152214
    Lakenenland sculpture
  4. Lakenenland sculpture

    46.491358, -87.152603
    Lakenenland sculpture
  5. Lakenenland sculpture

    46.490406, -87.152092
    Lakenenland sculpture
  6. Lakenenland sculpture

    46.490456, -87.151633
    Lakenenland sculpture
  7. Lakenenland sculpture

    46.490728, -87.151214
    Lakenenland sculpture
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Hazards

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10 '

Total Change
12 '

Ascent
13 '

Descent

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0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Trail added
September 25, 2022
Hiked on
September 21, 2022
Updated on
October 05, 2022
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
September 21, 2022
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