The Port of Marinette is a friendly town nestled at the mouth of the Menominee River as it enters beautiful Green Bay. Its downtown reflects the city's boom years from 1880 to 1910 with charming late 19th Century architecture. Water-related activities like boating and fishing are popular in the Port of Marinette.
The Port of Marinette has a humid continental climate with warm to hot humid summers and sometimes severely cold winters. Temperatures in the Port of Marinette range from an average high of 21°C (70°F) in July and early August to an average low of about -8°C (17°F) in January. Rainfall varies from season to season, peaking in June and September at about nine centimeters (3.5 inches) and falling to about three centimeters (1.25 inches) in February. Snow falls in the Port of Marinette from mid-October through mid-May, peaking in December and January at about 33 centimeters (13 inches). Humidity levels in the Port of Marinette range from 90% in August and September to 78% in January.
The Marinette County Historical Museum in the Port of Marinette is located on Stephenson Island. It is a log museum that features artifacts of Indian culture, trading posts and the communities history of logging and lumbering, fishing, and home life. The Evanchek Log Cabin has been restored to illustrate pioneer life. Exhibits include artifacts from the Minominee tribe, a miniature logging camp, and Queen Marinette, the Minominee and partner to William Farnsworth who ran the trading post in the 19th Century. The museum contains furniture and memorabilia that once belonged to city leader and US Senator Isaac Stephenson. The museum is open during the summer Tuesday through Friday from 11am until 4pm. Group tours are also available by appointment.
Stephenson Island is a popular gathering place for Port of Marinette residents and visitors. It has an enclosed stage/gazebo and an open sheltered pavilion that are available for rent from May through September. The pavilion has picnic tables, and electrical outlets are available. A playground and picnic tables are located near the Marinette County Historical Museum. From June through August, the Port of Marinette Area Chamber of Council and the City sponsor a free concert series on Stephenson Island.