Skiing & Snowshoeing

Peek-A-Boo Cross Country Ski Trail

North of M-129 on Blindline Road, West on State Avenue. The trails is off of State Avenue at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools running track, east of the township landfill. Sponsored by the Les Cheneaux Nordic Ski Club. Approximately 4-5 miles of groomed trails.

Search Bay Back Country Ski Trail

Five miles west of Hessel on M-134 at Search Bay. Trail head is marked and accessible from M-134.

Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

An adventerous winter day trip and a drive south to the Harbor Springs area (about 1 hour and 15 minutes) will land you among the Midwest’s best downhill skiing and snowboarding at Nub’s Nob and Boyne Highlands.

Nub’s Nob Website:

Boyne Highlands Website:

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Local Forecast
Tuesday 10/13 20%
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/14 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 54F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 10/15 50%
Chance of Rain
Sunny early. Becoming mostly cloudy with showers developing later in the day. High 54F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Upcoming Events

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 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


Weekly Events

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



2016 Events

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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