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 Festival 2016 – Celebrating the North Huron Birding Trail

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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area maps and information
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
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


 

July

July 25-30 (or June 20-25 choose a date): Shearwater Kayak, 9 am – 5 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville

July 25-30 (or June 20-25 choose a date): Wood Duck Kayak, 9 am – 5 pm, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville

July 25: Kids’ Kayak Days (Ages 10-14), 10 am – 4 pm, Woods & Water Ecotours, Hessel

July 26: Turkish Marbling – Marbled Silk Fan, 10 am – Noon, Heidi Finley, Arts Council Building, Cedarville

July 26: Turkish Marbling – Marbled Silk Scarf, 1 pm – 4 pm, Heidi Finley, Arts Council Building, Cedarville

July 26: Knitting, 1 pm – 3:30 pm, (every 4th Thursday of the Month through September 27) Nancy Opolka, Pickle Point, Hessel

July 27: Porcupine Quill Box, 9 am – 4 pm, Arts Council Building, Cedarville

July 27: Picture Needle Felting, 1 pm – 4 pm, Roxanne Eberts, Pickle Point, Hessel

July 27: Mosiac Frame, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Linda Sattler, Arts Council Building, Cedarville

July 29: Antique Appraisal, Mark Moran, 12 pm, Les Cheneaux Community Library, Cedarville

July 29: Les Cheneaux Community Foundation Cruise, 6-8 pm, through the channels, fundraiser for Community Foundation – departs from Hessel. Tickets are available at the Pine Cone in Cedarville.

July 29: Movies in the Park Presents: “Toy Story,” 9:30 pm, at Cedarville Downtown Waterfront Park, Hodeck Street, Cedarville. Free family movies. Everyone welcome. Bring a blanket or chairs.

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