Unparalleled. Historic. Authentic Beauty

The Les Cheneaux area lies east of the Mackinac Bridge along the northern shore of Lake Huron. Thirty-six islands provide sheltered channels and bays within the Straits of Mackinac – a historic harbor area for boaters and explorers. Whispering forests with trails and pathways offer unparalleled year-round opportunities for vacations, day-trips, reunions and quiet breaks from city life. Cedarville and Hessel, historic Upper Peninsula port towns with marinas and waterfront vistas, have unusual gift and craft-making shops, galleries, an outfitter and guide service, boat building school, and places to eat and kick-back within walking distance from docks.

The Islands | Things to See

Workshops and Classes in Les Cheneaux

Aldo Leopold in Les Cheneaux

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 marker honoring Leopold’s time in Les Cheneaux. See the woods and water that surely formed Leopold’s early impressions of the natural world.

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The Niagara Escarpment

Les Cheneaux is part of the Niagara Escarpment– a crescent shaped limestone arch that runs from the Niagara region of New York State and Eastern Ontario, through northern Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, to northern Wisconsin.

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Upcoming Events

Summer 2016 Events

Visit the Calendar Page at lescheneaux.net for event dates and times! 

 

Weekly Events:

Saturdays
All Year: Story & Craft Time at Les Cheneaux Community Library, 10:30 am, Cedarville

Sundays
All Year: Les Cheneaux Farmers & Artisans Market, 10 am to 2 pm, Hessel School House, Hessel

Hessel Flea Market at the Marketplace, 10 am to 2 pm, Hessel Marketplace, 2900 W. M-134, Hessel

 

August

August 19, 20, 21: Cedar Cove’s HUGE Annual Garage Sale Weekend, 9 am to 4 pm each day, at Cedar Cove Assisted Living’s Community Room, 266 Mary L. Street, Cedarville

August 20: Red Willow Birch Bark Picture Frame, 2 pm – 5 pm, Bob Causley, Arts Council Building, Cedarville

August 21: Sweet Songs of Summer – Live Music and Desserts, 7-10 pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, Cedarville. Featuring members and community friends of Bethel Lutheran Church, this traditional summer concert will be offered at the church at 217 M-129 in Cedarville. Free and open to the public.

August 23: Knitting Group, 1 pm – 3:30 pm, (every 4th Thursday of the Month through September 27) with Nancy O’Polka, Pickle Point, Hessel

August 22-27 (or June 27 – July 2 choose a date): Kaholo Paddle Board, 9 am – 5 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville

August 24: Locker Hooking, 1 pm – 3:30 pm, Deb Williams, Pickle Point, Hessel

August 27: 15th Annual Slammin’ Salmon Derby presented by Islands Wildlife & the Islander Bar. Mandatory Captain’s Meeting is Friday, August 26, 7 pm, Islander Bar in downtown Hessel. Derby kicks off early Saturday morning, at 6:30 am, from Hessel Marina. The derby is now offering $4,000 in cash prizes, and is introducing a new “trifecta,” offering any boat that catches a legal-sized salmon, steelhead and lake trout a $100 bonus!! (bonuses are limited to 1 per boat) More info at lescheneaux.net

August 31: Tatting, 1 pm – 3:30 pm, Deb Williams, Pickle Point, Hessel

 

 

September

September 2: Beer Fest & Art Auction, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville

Sept 3: Art in the Park, 11 am to 4 pm, Downtown Cedarville

Sept 5-10 (or July 18-23 choose a date): Eastport Pram, 9 am – 5 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville

Sept 5-10 (or July 18-23 choose a date): Passagemaker Dinghy, 9 am – 5 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville

Sept 5-10 (or July 18-23 choose a date): Ultralight Dinghy, 9 am – 5 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville

Sept 5-10 (or July 18-23 choose a date): Cradle Boat, 9 am – 5 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville

Sept 7: Wool Applique / Penny Rugs, 1 pm – 3:30 pm, Sherri Huff, Pickle Point, Hessel

Sept 13: Crochet, 1 pm – 3:30 pm, (every 2nd Tuesday of the Month through September 13) Sherri Huff, Pickle Point, Hessel

September 16: Full Moon Kayak Trip, 7 pm (3-4 hours long), Woods & Water Ecotours

September 21: Needle Punch Embroidery,  1 pm – 3:30 pm, Sherri Huff, Pickle Point, Hessel

September 27: Knitting, 1 pm – 3:30 pm, (every 4th Thursday of the Month through September 27) Nancy Opolka, Pickle Point, Hessel

 

 

 

 

 


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