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Fishing museum to open this weekend

CEDAR RIVER — The West Shore Fishing Museum will open this weekend only, Saturday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, July 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. Central Time for a Garden Walk and Trails Day. Participants will enjoy our easy hiking trails, outdoor boat exhibits, and a walk through an amazing garden. There is plenty of room for social distancing and mask wearing is encouraged. This event will go on rain or shine.

Museum neighbor and master gardener Kathy will open her private day lily beds, Leone’s Garden, to the public for viewing and sales. It contains over 600 named day lily cultivars and a bed of seedlings hybridized by Kathy and friends. It also has a bed of mini day lilies along with many perennials.

She will assist you with your choices in her sales bed, which offers a large variety of cultivars. The museum’s perennial plants will be for sale also. They include hostas, day lilies, and other plants from the museum’s gardens. Dividing and thinning our beds at the museum is an ongoing process with new items added weekly.

The museum exhibit buildings, boat displays, and gift shop will be open. The Bailey home is closed this year for renovations. West Shore Fishing Museum is located inside Bailey Park, N5146 State Highway M-35, 15 miles north of Menominee or 8 miles south of Cedar River. Call 715-923-9756 or check our Facebook page for more information.

Bailey Park offers many little secluded sand beaches for public use, so explore both attractions at once. In both areas, friendly dogs are allowed on leashes.

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