Things to Do While Visiting the Les Cheneaux Islands

The Hessel Bay Cabins are located in the center of Hessel, Michigan. Within a walking distance you can reach the Les Cheneaux Culinary School for summertime gourmet cuisine, Islander Bar for year round dining, E. J. Mertaugh Boat Works and North Coast Company for ice cream and coffee, Nibblelungen for groceries and bites, and the Hessel School House for classes and Sunday's Farmer's Market

Hessel sits at the west entrance of the Les Cheneaux Islands. The Islands and surrounding communities have unlimited year round activities to keep you busy during your stay. 

Visitor Information

General information on the area gathered by the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce can be found here.

Restaurants and Shops

Details on the amazing restaurants and shops in the area can be found here.


A calendar of year round events and classes held throughout the year can be found here.

Boating and Fishing

The islands are known for scenic boating and plentiful fishing opportunities. Details on marinas and boat rentals can be found here.


Explore the area's lush nature through several hikes which can be found on this map.

Rentals and Tours

Rent bikes, kayaks or SUPs as well as join on land or water tours from Woods & Water down the street from the cabins.

For Kids

Find many activities to keep the kids busy including classes at the Hessel School House, craft and storytime at the Cedarville Library as well as several local playgrounds.

For Groups

The cabins are perfectly set up for large groups celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, etc. Book activities for the group including cooking classes or catered meals from the culinary school

Nearby Attractions

Many local attractions include Tahquamenon Falls (1.5 hr), Drummond Island (1 hr), the Soo Locks (45 min), and a ferry to Mackinaw Island from St. Ignace (30 min).