Explore the beauty and serenity that comes naturally to Downtown Menominee. Between parks, beaches, lighthouse tours, and walking trails, you can find a fun outdoor experience for everyone. Enjoy this curated list of “must-see” parks and landmarks recommended by trusted locals.
Veterans’ Memorial Park is just north of the City's Central Business District, along First Street. The park contains 2.6 acres of land and 440 feet of water frontage along the Bay of Green Bay with a beach area. It also holds restrooms facilities, a volleyball area and memorial monuments.
John Henes Park is named for the community resident and businessman who developed a unique parcel of land known as Poplar Point and gave it to the City of Menominee in 1907. The park is one of the community’s star attractions and has served as host to school picnics, wedding receptions, graduation parties and family reunions for more than a century. John Henes Park may truly be the one place in town that consistently brings generations of current and former residents together. Although the park has seen many changes over the years in attractions—the deer pen, a zoo, a miniature railroad—the park’s main road and its many trails are solid links to that original gift to the city.
Tourist Park is located in the southeastern corner of the City off of Harbor Drive (behind First Street). The park contains frontage along the Bay of Green Bay. During the summer months, the park is used as a public beach. It is the site of annual events such as the Boy Scouts of America Bay Jammer Festival and Windsurfing Regatta.
"Where the best of Michigan boating begins" A 272 slip, clean, well-maintained marina welcoming boats of all shapes and sizes. The gateway to Menominee's Historic Waterfront Downtown.
In 2008, the City of Menominee took over possession of the lighthouse from the U.S. Coast Guard and, with the help of a private donor, has completed several projects to improve the site’s beautification and public access. The Menominee County Historical Society provides tours of the interior of the lighthouse throughout the summer months.
Participants who gather stamps for the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Passport Program can get their passports stamped at the Menominee North Pier Lighthouse and the Menominee Heritage Museum between Memorial Day and Labor Day. When these facilities are closed, passports can be stamped at the Spies Public Library in Menominee.
OPEN ONLY FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY