Exploring Pembine, Amberg, & Beecher,Wisconsin

Pembine is located 80 miles north of Green Bay, Wisconsin,
in Northern Marinette County.
Area Lodging and Businesses

The Pembine area has some of the finest public recreation areas in the Midwest. Marinette County is the waterfall capital of Wisconsin. Northern Marinette County has thousands of acres of public hunting land and miles and miles of rivers and streams, including the Menominee River. Fish for trout in the highest concentration of trout streams in Wisconsin. This area is teeming with all forms of wildlife.

Swim, boat, golf, canoe, hunt, fish, camp, hike, ski, snowmobile, and snowshoe to your heart's content. Walk through our dense forests, stop at a cold stream for a drink or to fish, live off the land and then curl up in your sleeping bag beside a glowing fire. In the winter, bring your snowmobile, cross country skis, or snowshoes. Marinette County has 406 miles of snowmobile trails, miles and miles of trails for cross country skiers and snowshoers will have trouble staying in the car until they get to their destination. This area is truly a Sportsman's Paradise.

The Pembine Area is the ideal location for visiting many of the area waterfalls, located only a short distance from town.

A Little History
The town of Pembine was named after the Pemebonwon River. The name means cranberry in the language of the Menominee Indians.

Pembine started as a logging community in 1887. A lumber camp owned by the huge Sawyer-Goodman Lumber Company operated here until 1942.

In 1887 with the completion of the Soo Line Railroad through the Pembine area, a settlement sprung up where the Soo Line intersected with the Milwaukee Road Railway. On Jan 5, 1887, the land for the town of Pembine was bought from the government by James C. Spencer. He then subdivided the land for a town and Pembine was born.

For the 5 years of 1889-1894, Menominee River sawmills cut and shipped more lumber than any other place in the world. In 1893 alone, they shipped enough lumber to build more than 64,000 homes.

In 1915, a land boom developed in this part of Wisconsin. Land was clear cut by the Skidmore Land Company and the land was then sold across the Midwest to settlers looking for farm land. Descendants of these settlers still live in the Pembine area.


12 Foot Falls
 
Located ust west of Pembine on the Pike River. A wonderful place to relax and have a picnic. Go south of Pembine on US-141, take Beecher Road west, and follow the signs.
 
8 Foot Falls is just a short hike of about 245 yards through the campground.


Morgan Park on Timms Lake

This County Park is northwest of Pembine and has a swimming beach, picnic area, playground, boat launch, and campground with electricity. A delightful spot to spend the day.

Stream or lake fishing. Scenic overlook


Old Iron Bridge

This 100 year old railroad bridge crosses the Menominee River between Wisconsin and Michigan, 8 miles east of Beacher and 1/4 mile south of County Road Z.

Formerly a railroad bridge for the Wisconsin & Michigan Railroad that brought guests to an Island Resort, this three span bridge is now open for automobile traffic to Michigan


Boating on the Menominee River
The Menominee River is located about 10 miles east of Pembine and offers wonderful opportunities for boating and fishing.

 

If being in a sportsman's paradise appeals to you,

You Belong in Pembine, Wisconsin

Pembine & Amberg Lodging & Businesses

The Pembine Area includes the town of Beecher, just south of Pembine and Amberg, 10 miles south of Pembine. Both towns are located on Highway US-141. Be sure to stop at Dave's Falls County Park in Amberg and take a short hike to beautiful Dave's Falls and visit the very interesting Historical Museum Complex in Amberg 

Winter Recreation in the Pembine Area

Waterfalls of the Pembine Recreational Area

 

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Top Photo: Pemene Falls on the Menominee River  

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