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

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Aldo Leopold in Les Cheneaux

BIG NEWS! Aldo Leopold Festival now has its own site!

Visit www.aldoleopoldfestival.com for a complete schedule of events, registration info and more! 

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 formed Leopold’s early impressions of the natural world. An annual festival honors Leopold and the mark he made on conservation and the environment. 2017’s festival will be June 1-4, 2017, based at the historic Hessel School House.

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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

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

 

 

 

 

 


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