Find out why they call Menominee County, “Where the Best of Michigan Begins.” As soon as you cross the border you’ll see all the reasons so many people are drawn here, from boaters and winter sport enthusiasts to antique hunters, history lovers, casino gamers and others.
EASY WATER ACCESS
Launching your boat in Green Bay is easy! There are many launch sites available. Fishing is at its best! The Menominee River is home to many pontoon boats and the marina in Menominee is one of the finest. You will see hundreds of boats (sail and motor) moored here. A children’s park is close by. Downtown Menominee is located in the historic district of the city and across the street from the marina. All of the buildings facades have been restored to their original design. You will find an art gallery, gift stores, unique eateries, a yarn shop, and professional offices with apartments above for the many who enjoy the energy of living downtown.
HERITAGE AND HISTORY
History lovers will find tons to do, too, with our many historic cemeteries, mining ghost towns, old churches and other sites. Of special interest to genealogy fans is Menominee County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum and Michael J. Anuta Research Annex, which house family histories, directories, photographs and other artifacts.
Time stands still at the IXL Historical Museum in Hermansville. Originally built in 1882 as the office for the Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company, it predates the town itself. Original glassware, books, children’s toys, … even the business ledgers and office machines are exactingly preserved, allowing you to inhabit a time when the region was young and timber built the town.
SEASONS IN MENOMINEE
Summer is ablaze of activity with concerts in our bandshell on the water next to the marina. We have a “Brown Trout Derby”, sailing races, “Family Recreation Day”, fireworks on the 4th, “Art for All” and our iconic “Waterfront Festival” which is a 4 day festival with music at the band shell, food vendors, activities for the kids and a grand fireworks display! This all culminates in Sept. with our “Giant Pumpkin Festival”. Winter brings its own magic and snow. Lots of snow! We have iceboating, ice fishing, lots of snowmobiling and a festive downtown Menominee Holiday Parade with free horse and wagon rides, and a visit from Santa Claus. The year would not be complete without our annual Yooper Plunge in January. Menominee is a “hidden jewel” and only you can discover why we love it here!