Lodging, Businesses, Campgrounds,
ATV Rentals, Attractions, and Recreation
The cities of Menominee MI and Marinette WI are located at the mouth of the Menominee River where it empties into the Bay of Green Bay, part of northern Lake Michigan and only a one hour drive north of Green Bay Wisconsin on US Highway 41. The Menominee River divides the state of Wisconsin from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with Marinette on the south side of the river while Menominee is on the north side
Menominee and Marinette offer museums, golf courses, sandy beaches, historic districts, boating, concerts, and festivals to enjoy while visiting the area.
Enjoy summer concerts on Stephenson Island mid-June through mid-August and at the band shell located at the Menominee Marina at 1st street & 10th Avenue
ATV Rentals at Cedar River Power Sports, located by the Cedar River Plaza on M-35 in Cedar River Michigan, 25 miles north of Menominee. Polaris Trail Boss 330 ATVs for rent with direct access to the Forest Island Trail System for some exciting riding. Open 8 am to 5 pm (CST). Call 906-424-0455 for reservations. Cedar River Power Sports, N8121 Highway M-35, Cedar River, MI 49887
Coyote RV Park & Campground is located 1 mile west of US-41, near Stephenson, MI, or 21 miles north of Menominee in the south central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 50 spacious sites on 40 acres in the scenic countryside. Nightly, monthly, and seasonal rates. Recreation Room with complete kitchen. Shower house, pavilion, & playground. 3-bedroom rental cottage. Pets welcome. Special Fun Events open to the public. W6182 County Road G-12, Stephenson, MI 49887. Phone: 906-753-4946.
Family Fun Park in Escanaba is a wonderful spot for the whole family to try our fun activities. Drive a Go-Kart on our banked track or cool off on a Kamikaze Bumper Boat ride in our pool. We offer Adventure Golf with waterfalls and other hazards, Batting Cages for batting practice in a netted area with pitching machines, and Bank-Shot Basketball. Lots of fun for everyone. Open at noon during the summer months. Located just 2 blocks from Highways US-2 & US-41. Family Fun Park, 2929 3rd Ave. North, Escanaba, MI 49829. Phone: (906) 789-9386
Northern Michigan Land Brokers offers property in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our office is located in Marquette but we feature a wide variety of waterfront, recreational, preservation, hunting tracks, and commercial properties, as well as cabins, cottages, and residential homes throughout the Upper Peninsula. We are a buyer-seller agency. Contact one of our knowledgeable agents to find that property you have always desired. Northern Michigan Land Brokers, 2552 US 41 West, Suite 100, Marquette, MI 49855. Phone: 906-225-5263.
Rivers North Guided Fly Fishing Adventures with licensed fishing guide Captain Brad Petzke. Fly fish in remote and secluded rivers or lakes for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead. Atlantic Salmon, and Pacific Salmon. Quality equipment supplied. Guided trips for all levels of experience. Rivers North Guide Service, P. O. Box 371, Marquette, MI 49885. Phone: (906) 458-8125
Whispering Pine Lodge Restaurant, Gift Shop, & Rental Cabins, 5058 Parkway Road, Pound, WI. Phone. 920-897-4417. Four newly constructed year round cabins nestled in a secluded wooded area that sleep up to 6. Cabins have one bedroom, a sleeping loft, and a futon in the great room. Complete kitchen. Air conditioned. Weekly and daily rentals. Across the road from White Potato Lake for swimming, water sports, and fishing. ATV trails just a short distance and snowmobile trails leave from the cabin door. The Lodge Restaurant is open from May to November.
Several sandy beaches are along the waterfront and are open to the public.
The Harbor Front Tourist Park is located on 1st Street, just north of the Ogden Street Bridge in Menominee. Relax on the beautiful sandy beach while you enjoy the view of Lake Michigan. There is a picnic area and restrooms.
The Menominee Marina Park is a 5.7-acre park across the street offering 1,100 feet of waterfront, a boat landing, docks, a boat launch, playground, picnic area, park benches, grassy area and a band shell for summer concerts.
Red Arrow Park in Marinette: Located on the shores of Green Bay just south east of the Ogden Street Bridge at the end of Leonard Street. Pavilions, swimming, restrooms, play & picnic area, large sandy beach, and nature walks.
Once busy lumber towns, both cities have interesting historic districts with restored buildings from the late 1800's and early 1900's.
The Menominee Historic Waterfront District is by the Marina at 1st Street and 10th Avenue. Enjoy strolling through the area and viewing the restored historic structures, visiting the quaint shops, galleries, quilt shop, library, or stopping by one of the restaurants.
The Marinette Historic District is located by the bridge on Highway 41. View the interesting River traffic where you will see freighters and other ships docked in the dredged ship channel on the Menominee River.
Marinette County Historical Museum is located on Stephenson Island between Marinette and Menominee by the Highway US-41 Bridge. The Museum contains Menominee Indian artifacts, a miniature logging camp, and an exhibit honoring Queen Marinette who ran a trading post along the Menominee River. Picnic and playground area. Logging Museum. Phone; 715-732-7530
Menominee County Historical Museum: 904 11th Ave., Menominee, MI. Phone: 906-863-9000. Located in the former St. John's Catholic Church, the Museum features exhibits highlighting the early days in the County's history. Open may through September, Monday through Saturday.
Recreation & Attractions
Both Menominee County Michigan and Marinette County Wisconsin offer abundant outdoor recreation. Enjoy relaxing county parks; woodland trails for hiking, biking, birding & ATVing: winter trails for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, & snowmobiling; and numerous lakes and streams for boating, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and fishing along with thousands of acres of public lands for hunting and enjoying wildlife in the north woods.
Waterfall Tour of Marinette County Wisconson. Enjoy these delightful waterfalls. Some are only a short stroll while others are a bit of a hike along wooded trails.
DEYOUNG FAMILY ZOO, 5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49896. Located 15 miles north of Menominee, MI on Highway US-41. Turn west at the blinking light onto CR 342 to the intersection with County Road 577. South on CR 577 to the Zoo. Phone: 906-788-4093. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. Fun for the whole family.
Cedar River Lighthouse. The Cedar River Range Lights have been replaced with a pier head light marking the entrance to the Cedar River. The original keepers dwelling and oil house are privately owned but can be viewed from the road just south of the river. Located 25 miles north of Menominee on Highway M-35.
Menominee North Pier Light is located at the end of the pier on the north side of the Menominee River and is still guiding vessels into the Harbor and the Menominee River. The original light was built in 1877 and replaced by the present light in 1927. On nice days, people can walk along the breakwater out to the lighthouse, but it is not open to the public.
Peshtigo Reef Lighthouse was built in 1936 to mark the treacherous reef 3 miles offshore. Located about 10 miles southeast of Marinette at the mouth of the Peshtigo River, this lighthouse can be seen far in the distance on clear days. It can only be viewed up close by boat.
J. W. Wells State Park on Highway M-35, 23 miles northeast of Menominee and I mile south of Cedar River. MI. A 678 acre wilderness area on Lake Michigan's Green Bay with 150 trailer and tent camping sites, electricity, water, and flush toilets. 3 miles of sandy beach shoreline, bathhouse, large picnic areas, and a 7-mile nature trail. Boat ramp in Cedar River. Campground is closed during the winter but the park is open for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
This area was originally the home of a small Algonquin tribe of the Menominee Indians who settled at the mouth of the river and were known as the "wild rice people" as wild rice grew in abundance along the Menominee River. Later the two cities developed, one on each side of the Menominee River and prospered during the logging boom of the late 1800's and early 1900's.
Photos: Mary Deloria