Menominee Michigan the Port of Entry to Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Menominee Michigan was my very first taste of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
This was the first place I lived when I moved to the U.P. back in 1983. I am a proud graduate of Menominee High School (GO MAROONS). I lived here from 1983 till 1985 when I moved to Escanaba, Michigan located just 1 hour north.
While visiting Menominee Michigan be sure to make time to visit the Menominee County Historic Museum. There is an animated miniature circus, where clowns ride bikes and elephants perform tricks. This mini model is a close approximation of the 1929 Cole Brothers Circus.
Part of the museum, the restored 1921, Saint John’s Catholic Church has many areas of interest. Including one dedicated to local artists. Some of the works on display are winter scenes, portraits of local characters, carved wooden animals and a series of significant local buildings. Other areas are Menominee Indian Artifacts, Logging Collection, and a Heritage Display. There is a balcony with a recreated old time shoe store, doctor’s office, and more.
The adjoining building has genealogical newspapers and other archives of the . There archives protect the business records of the Menominee River Boom Company
The Museum is open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Monday – Saturday 10:00am-4:30pm.
If you are looking for some outdoor activity be sure to visit John Henes Park. With 45 acres nestled on the shore of Green Bay, there is something for everyone. 2,600 feet of water frontage, swimming beach, picnic areas, grills, 2 shelters, 2 pavilions, restrooms, nature trails, baseball field and playground. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy.
River Park Campground is located right behind M&M Plaza, Menominee’s shopping center, along the shore of the Menominee River. A total of 58 back-in sites, 54 with full hook-up, 4 with electric only. (20/30 amp). Paved roads, boat launch, playground, showers, restrooms, vending and dump sight on location. They also have data jacks located in the restroom building, and a boardwalk with a shelter, an observation deck with a gazebo. Plenty of places for fishing and even a fish cleaning station. For more information you can call the
Recreation Department at (906) 863-2656 from October – May. For reservations call (906) 863-5101 May 15 – October 15 or (906) 863-1737 October 16 – May 14.
J.W. Wells State Park is located just 23 miles north of Menominee Michigan on M35.
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