Wis., Mich. Officials to discuss joint rec area

States want public's opinion

Natural resources officials from Wisconsin and Michigan plan to take public comment on how to best manage a new recreational area along the states’ border.

The Menominee River State Recreation Area straddles the Menominee River from Piers Gorge near Norway, Mich., and Niagara, Wis., to Quiver Falls near Faithorn, Mich. The area encompasses about 6,500 acres in northeastern Wisconsin’s Marinette County and 3,700 acres in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The two states will hold a public workshop to gather input on how to best manage the area on Wednesday evening in Norway, Mich.