West Shore Fishing Museum

Following M-35 along the Green Bay Shore, 15 miles north of Menominee (or 8 miles south of Cedar River) you’ll find wooden signage to direct you down a shady lane through Bailey Park to the West Shore Fishing Museum.  This well-preserved historical site is an affiliate of the Menominee County Historical Society and a stop along the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail.


The museum property, consisting of a welcome center, the Bailey home, carriage house, twine shed, chicken coop, boat shelters, Green Bay overlook, and nature trails, is developed and maintained by volunteers.  A genial group of men and women donate their time, talents, and effort to keep this historical landscape handicap accessible, dog friendly, and free to the public (donations are welcome).

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Our Mission:

West Shore Fishing Museum, located on the site of Charles and Aurora Bailey’s homestead and fishery, is committed to preserving and portraying fishing life on the West Shore of Green Bay in prehistoric, pioneer, and the modern eras.