Michigan's Land of Water
The name "Les Cheneaux" (pronounced "Lay-Shen-O") is French in origin, and loosely translated to mean "the channels." Our series of 36 islands along 12 miles of Lake Huron shoreline afford many channels throughout the area. The sheltered bays, channels and quiet coves make for ideal sailing and boating as small crafts are protected from the Great Lake's winds
Les Cheneaux welcomes you to celebrate the legacy of Aldo Leopold— one of America’s most influential naturalists— by visiting a place he spent summers in his youth. Les Cheneaux is now home to a historical market honoring Leopold’s time in Les Cheneaux. See the woods and water that surely formed Leopold’s early impressions of the natural world.Read More
Les Cheneaux Area Events 2015-2016
August 24-29: Petrel and Petrel Play SG Kayaks Workshop, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville
August 26: Les Cheneaux Islands Association Book Club, 10:00 am, Village Idiom in Hessel
August 28-29: Slammin’ Salmon Derby, Les Cheneaux Islands-wide, based at the Islander Bar and Hessel Marina, Hessel
September 1-7: Chippewa County Agricultural Fair, Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Kinross. More info here!
September 3: A Tribute to Judy Garland, with Mike Dempsey & Friends, 7:30 pm, Soo Theatre, Sault Ste. Marie. Visit sootheatre.org for more info.
September 6: LCHA Raffle drawings, 2 pm Quilt drawing, Les Cheneaux Historical Museum, 3 pm Canoe drawing, Maritime Museum, Cedarville
September 7-12: Shearwater Kayak (Session II) Workshop, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville
September 7-12: Wood Duck Kayak (Session II) Workshop, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville
September 10-12: 110th Annual Stalwart Agricultural Fair, Stalwart. More info here.
September 12: 5th Annual FREE Plant Exchange by the Les Cheneaux Beautification Committee, 9 am – Noon, Community Center, Cedarville
September 12: Les Cheneaux Historical & Maritime Museums close for the Season – see us during the Christmas holidays for our open house & tree auction!
October 10: Pickford Fall Fest, Glen Gough Memorial Park, Pickford
December 5: Lions Club Breakfast with Santa, 8:00 am- 10:00 am, Cedar Cove, Cedarville
July 1-August 5: Artist of the Week, Noon-3 pm, Les Cheneaux Historical Museum, Cedarville
June-October: Pickford Farmers Market, 4-6 pm, Pickford
July-October: Les Cheneaux Farmers Market, 4-7 pm, 29 W. M-134 Hessel (next to the Wooden Door Antique Shop)
All Year: Story & Craft Time at Les Cheneaux Community Library, 10:30 am, Cedarville
July 3: Whitefish Dinner at Les Cheneaux Community School, Cedarville
August 12: Les Cheneaux Car Show, Cedarville
August 13: Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show & Festival of Arts, Hessel
February 11-14: Snowsfest, Hessel
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