Marathon has recreation activities for all of its active and healthy residents to enjoy on a year-round basis. There is a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities that appeal to people of all ages and interests.
One of Marathon’s main attractions is Pebble Beach, located on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes Heritage Coast. Pebble Beach is said to be a unique geological phenomenon, covered in hundreds of thousands of completely round polished and smooth rocks, which are a result of Lake Superior’s waves polishing the rocks, year after year.
The newly revitalized Penn Lake Park and Campground has enough to keep the entire family busy for the day. This municipally run park has fully serviced and accessible campsites, playground, sandy beach, picnic area, and a hiking trail that winds around the lake.
For a day out in the great outdoors and adventure, residents of Marathon also take a short drive to Pukaskwa National Park. The wilderness site offers modern camping facilities, hiking trails, bird watching opportunities and a chance to admire the area’s natural wonders.
Neys Provincial Park is located to the west of Marathon. The park is a former German Prisoner of War camp. White Lake Provincial Park is also within commuting distance of Marathon.
For those who like to golf, Marathon’s Peninsula Golf Course offers a great game. The Stanley Thompson designed signature nine hole public course overlooks Lake Superior and offers challenging par three’s, four’s and five’s, as well as a licensed clubhouse, pro shop, club rentals, cart rentals, and a certified CPGA Professional.
In addition to parks and golf, there is opportunity to do downhill skiing at Superior Slopes Ski Hill, and cross-country skiing on world-class trails. Marathon also has excellent indoor recreation facilities including the Port Hole Swimming Pool, Marathon Arena, Marathon Curling Club, Marathon Theatre and Marathon Bowling Lanes.