On the northern shore of Lake Huron, these two communities and a series of 36 islands are known collectively as the Les Cheneaux area. In Cedarville and Hessel, discover the perfect mix of land-based diversions and waterborne fun. Where else but Hessel can you paddle your way around pristine islands in the morning and take a class on weaving or spinning in the afternoon? Where else but Cedarville can you squeeze in a morning fishing trip before an afternoon of golf? Nature and birding enthusiasts will find forested trails and quiet stretches of beach nearby, while art lovers will celebrate the work of the Les Cheneaux Artisan Cooperative and the galleries of the area. Unique retails shops and charming eateries are also a real presence in the Les Cheneaux area.
People with a passion for boats will find a lot to love in the Les Cheneaux area. For those who dream of owning their own boat, spend one week of your summer at the Great Lakes Boat Building School and leave with your very own vessel. If you are satisfied with admiring the handiwork of others, be sure to put the Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show on your summer calendar.