There are many things to do in the Les Cheneaux beyond adventuring with Woods & Waters. We're happy to give ideas when you stop in to see us, but if you are a planner — check out the links below. Additional places to explore by walking, pedaling, or by motorized vehicles can be discovered on the UpNorth Trails website. For a look back at this region's land and water histories, we personally love taking our family guests to both the Maritime Museum and the Historical Museum. The Historical Museum also features artwork by artists throughout the summer and the Maritime Museum hosts evening concerts (live music on the weekends can also be found at The Islander Bar in Hessel or the Distillery in Cedarville).
The tourist season kicks off with the Aldo Leopold Festival the first weekend in June with many free/low cost events to whet your appetite for all things outdoors. Fireworks and a parade are part of the July 4th festivities, quickly followed by Frogfest where adults and kids can learn more about creatures, both large and small, in our watershed. The "big" event is always the second Saturday of August — Hessel's Antique Wooden Boat Show. With a fabulous art show and oodles of boats, it's a great day to see "woodies" on the water.
From late May to Labor Day weekend, also plan a meal at the culinary school where current students run the restaurant before graduating at summer's end. Many ingredients are regionally sourced from gardens, farms, and even foraged from our local woods. If you are looking for outdoor dining, Cattails Cove in Cedarville has a deck overlooking the launch area. You can also try the famous Jersey Mud sundae, wake up early for a well-crafted espresso at Les Cheneaux Coffee, or find something to read in a hammock at the library. There's yoga on the beach, boat tours in a wooden boat, Sunday Farmer's Market, fishing charters, unique little boutiques, a local brewery/distillery, and just sitting back and relaxing!
More information on lodging, things to do, etc. can be found on the Les Cheneaux Tourist Association/Chamber of Commerce website.
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