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Marquette County

Marquette County Offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.

Visit their website for more resources that are available for Powell Township Residents. https://www.co.marquette.mi.us/index.php

Powell Township is still relatively “small” and more things are handled and controlled at the County Level

The Big Bay Stewardship Council (BBSC) was formed earlier this year by a group of passionate volunteers to facilitate the protection of the unique nature of Powell Township and promote economic development and community improvements. These efforts will be executed through responsible, properly scaled economic development and stewardship of the natural resources and cultural enrichment. Please support these efforts by completing the following questionnaire, which will take 7-10 minutes. You may remain anonymous, and your individual responses will not be shared externally. Data will only be shared in aggregate with other responses.

Your responses will be used to help the Big Bay Stewardship Council create a benchmark for its initiatives in Powell Township, and will be conducted on an annual basis to monitor changes over time.

Your participation is vital to ensure that Powell Township remains a thriving community with a strong sense of place, a supportive foundation for family, and stewardship of pristine landscape and wildlife habitat that is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. For more information about the BBSC, email Sven Gonstead (bigbaypathway@gmail.com), Darlene Turner (supervisor@powelltownship.org), Mark Bevins (mbevins66@comcast.net), or Katie Wilcox (bigbaywilcox@gmail.com).

NTN- Noquemanon Trail Network

Powell Township Parks and Recreation in a major part works with the NTN to establish trails in Powell Township. The following is from the Noquemanon Trail Network’s website: https://noquetrails.org/

Founded in 2001, Noquemanon Trail Network’s (NTN’s) mission is to secure, develop, maintain and promote the use of a non-motorized trail network throughout the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. NTN relies on the support of the community and generous land owners to keep trails open and available to the public. NTN works with over 45 landowners, both public and private, for daily trail access and over 90 landowners for events. NTN maintains an agreement with each landowner and carries liability insurance to protect each landowner above protections provided by Michigan Act 451. Through a variety of  agreements, easements, and ownership, NTN is working towards protecting and growing trail access for the future.

As of 2020 there are 7 trail systems maintained by NTN from Munising to Big Bay including:

  • over 75 miles of single track trail
  • 35 miles of groomed winter single track
  • over 125 km of nordic ski trails
  • 2 pump tracks
  • Forestville Trailhead with 25 site campground

Funds for our work come from membership, donations, sponsorships, grants, fundraising events, and occasional contracted trail builds. NTN does not receive any direct local government funding for development or maintenance but a number of municipalities provide land access.”

Senior Housing Net

“At SeniorHousingNet, we aim to help older adults find housing that will meet their current and future care needs, while allowing the most active and social lifestyles possible. We believe that by helping seniors find the best communities with the appropriate level of care (such as home care, assisted living, or other types of care), they can continue to thrive – both mentally and physically.”

Follow this link https://www.seniorhousingnet.com/seniors/senior-living-us/michigan to learn more information.

Powell Township Offices gain nothing for providing any of this information; nor are we a part of this organization and maintain their website.



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Powell Township Offices gain nothing for providing any of this information; nor are we a part of this organization and maintain their website.