Fishtown

Fishtown is a historic fishing village 100 years old. Fishtown was first settled by Native Americans. When white settlers realized what a good fishing port it was, Fishtown developed into a fishing community and settlment. Fishing reached its peak in the 1930s and quickly declined due to overfishing. Although Fishtown is not home to a large fishing community anymore, it is home to a many charter fishermen, Carlson’s fishery, a wide variety of shops, and the only ferries to the Manitou Islands.

Cool things to do: take a ferry to the Manitou Islands with Manitou Island Transit, shop in the old shanties, buy fish from the 5 generation old Carlson family fishery, look for fish in the Leland River, and eat a sandwich from The Village Cheese Shop.

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