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. Towering forests with trails and pathways offer unparalleled year-round opportunities for vacations, day-trips, reunions and quiet breaks from city living. Cedarville and Hessel, historic Upper Peninsula port towns with marinas, have unusual gift and craft-making shops, galleries, an outfitter and guide service, and places to eat within walking distance from docks.

The Islands | Things to See

Aldo Leopold in Les Cheneaux

Aldo Leopold, a legendary giant in the conservation world, is most associated with his work in Wisconsin and the southwest. But as a young boy, Leopold and his family spent their summers on Marquette Island in Les Cheneaux.

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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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March 14-15: Last Chance Walleye Derby, on Munusong Bay, just east of Pickford

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